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3 Tips for Success with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) for Executive Job Seekers

Even executive job seekers do not escape the reality that applicant tracking systems (ATS) are used by companies and recruiters for all levels of potential candidates. Because of their efficiency to track keywords and phrases, these ATS systems have an...

Throwaway Comments and Your Job Search

Maybe I'm amazed at some of the ‘stuff’ people tell other people -- other people such as the population I love working with: job seekers. Take, for instance, some of these one-liners my clients have been told by their circle...

The "R" Word and Your Job Search

When you hear the word r e j e c t i o n, what comes to mind? Are your thoughts positive? Are your thoughts negative? How would you define rejection as it applies to looking for a job in...

"What Is Your Excuse for Not Having a Job?"

In a recent interview, one of my clients was asked this question: “What is your excuse for not having a job?” Have you ever been asked this question in an interview? Here are some reasons (some people call them excuses)...

Five Things to Expedite Job Search Success in 2013

The following question from a recent client prompted this post: If there were but five things you could share with today’s job seeker, what five things would they be? Looking for a job in 2013? Think you might lose your...

On the Road Again

86 degrees. Full tank of gas. 315,000 + or – miles on the F-150 odometer. All systems go for departure from The Windy City. Not far from O’Hare, the air conditioning decided to stop conditioning. No worries. Windows down –...

10+ Job Search Tasks to Complete Before September 3rd

Traffic is less conjested, your favorite TV shows are doing reruns, and you can't count on reaching business people in a timely manner. Yup, it's mid-July and people are on vacation. But Labor Day is just 42 days away, and...

Top industries to find jobs in 2013

No matter where you are in your career or job search, these statistics are worth your attention. Jobs cut in March 2013 were 30% higher than a year earlier according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a job placement company. The length of periods of unemployment between jobs is also on the rise.

Executive Job Seekers: Top 4 Things Recruiters Will Check

Where do recruiters go today to get a well-rounded view of an executive job seeker? Before you are even considered as a candidate, a recruiter wants to see that you look competent online. How do they determine that? 1) Reading your....

Car Picks and Career Picks

Over the long holiday weekend, a conversation arose about vehicle preferences. One person picked his favorite as a built Ford tough F-150. Another said Beamer. Yet another mentioned Honda. The conversation reminded me of job search. One person will tell...

Coachable or Not?

Recently, I asked my client for five words that best described him. He thought for a while and started sharing some adjectives. When he stated the word: coachable, we chatted about its value and significance in life, work and even.....

Wrongfully Terminated? Should You Sue?

You may feel that you were wrongfully terminated from your job. And you may be correct. You can’t be fired for being a whistleblower (filing a compliant about a company’s illegal activities), or for not being willing to commit an...

Boomers, Helicopters and Job Searches

In my practice, I have observed an increasing number of parents accompanying their recent college graduate son or daughter to an appointment with me. A few days ago, I had a colleague ask me about this "helicopter situation." When I...

Gallup Reports 70% US Workers Unengaged - Enter: Personal Branding

Courtesy: Gallup Gallup's 2013 State of the American Workplace Report came out a few days ago and finds that between 1010 and 2012 only 30% of workers report being actively engaged at work, 50% are unengaged, and 20% are actively...

Successfully Transition to a New Position After Being Fired

Whether you think you might be in danger of losing your job, or you’ve already been terminated, this blog may help you make the successful transition to your next job. What’s important to remember is that you can be great...

How To Bake A Pie and Find A Job While You Are At It

In our family, everyone knows I prefer flower gardening to cooking. That said, I can cook, I do cook – I simply do not find it as enjoyable as creating and tending a beautiful flower garden, or writing a poem,...

Your Secret Cover Letter Weapon - 5 Tricks to Pass the Initial Screen

There have been volumes written about cover letters, but has anyone really addressed the following crucial question and what to do about it? WHO READS IT? That's right, how you write the letter should depend on who's going to read.....

Have you ever turned down a job offer? 7 things you need to know!

Executives in job search are generally good evaluators of job offers extended by potential employers. However, sometimes reasoning and decisions can become clouded by prolonged unemployment, financial crisis, or other stressors that become important when in job search mode. Charles...

26 Reasons To Hire a Competent Professional Résumé Writer, Now!

As a career management professional in the trenches for 25-plus years, I have coached, counseled, and trained hundreds and hundreds of job seekers, entry to executive level. I have counseled and collaborated with hundreds more regarding their specific résumé needs....

How to Create a "Win" Book to Sell Yourself in the Interview, Pt II

This is the second and final installment in a two-part series on how to create a "win" book to sell yourself in a job interview. If you missed the first piece, you can read it here. Take your “win” book...

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