LinkedIn — Are You Using it “Right” in Your Job Search?

The title of this post is really a trick question. I think there are many ways to use LinkedIn in your job search, not just one “right” method. However, there are also at least several ways of using it “wrong”–which is to say, badly or not at all. Now I’m not going to “beat you […]

How’s LinkedIn Working for You?

Occasionally I still run across a client who doesn’t have a LinkedIn profile at all or has one that’s barely a skeleton of what it should be. Sometimes it’s because they don’t understand or don’t agree that it’s necessary. But it is. At least it is if you want to be taken seriously as a […]

3 New Job Mistakes to Avoid

In a perfect world, your new job would be challenging but not overwhelming and you would move forward with no obstacles during the first 6 months to a year. Unfortunately you probably don’t live in a perfect world. At least no one I know does! Challenges undoubtedly will occur on your new job, and some […]

Technology & Your Job Search–Some “Gotchas”

No one is likely to deny that we live an an age suffused with technology. Unless you live on a deserted island, you’ll probably encounter some aspects of technology every day. Your job search is no exception to that “rule.” These days, even not-too-savvy job seekers are probably using some form of technology in their […]

National Career Summit, Nov. 4-15

In lieu of my usual blog post, I’m highlighting the National Career Summit, which begins today and runs through Nov. 15. Registration is free, and the sessions will be recorded–you can listen to the recordings for a “small fee” if you can’t catch the sessions live. Summit Information (Overview): Learn How to Compete in Today’s […]

Job Search–Pay for Higher Ranking?

I’ve been a fan of LinkedIn as a job search tool for years, although occasionally they do something I’m less than wild about. However, the latest wrinkle–reported in a recent “Ask the Headhunter” column–struck me as a really sour note. In case you might run up against this situation, I thought I’d spend a few […]

LinkedIn Doesn’t Mean You’re Job Searching

Because I have frequently advocated using LinkedIn as part of your job search planning, you might be surprised at the heading of this post. After all, a robust online presence is essential to being found by potential employers, and LinkedIn is recognized as a key element of building and maintaining that robust presence. Right? Certainly, […]

Job Search Tip: Network Thoughtfully

Sometimes people just do not understand what networking is about–or not about, as the case might be. If you abuse the process, you will probably pay the penalty and not reap the rewards you can gain from thoughtful networking…that is, networking that respects the rights and time of others. A post I read recently on […]