05Nov 2017

It is no mystery that the job search process can be very stressful. It takes a great deal of inner strength, dedication, planning and self-control to be successful in your job search. Regardless of the struggles you face in your job search, it is up to you to go above and beyond to ensure your success!  Playing the victim or giving up at the slight sign of a challenge or struggle is unacceptable, and will surely guarantee your failure.  People all around the world struggle daily with wide-ranging visible and non-visible challenges, so that cannot be the excuse or reason you fail. A truly committed job seeker, always views the glass as half full, with endless possibilities.  A true champion stays attentive and committed to ensuring his or her success.  If you find yourself always coming up with excuses as to why you can’t meet deadlines, follow instructions, keep appointments, and just always have an excuse for everything, then you may want to rethink your attitude.  Here are bad habits to watch for in order to prevent self-sabotage: Continue reading

17Sep 2017

With the recruiting process being conducted with the assistance and use of social media platforms and vast online sources, job seekers are finding an abundance of unethical sales people disguised as recruiters offering non-existent jobs in an attempt to build a pipeline for their own benefits. These “recruiters” are basically salespeople with sales goals in mind and quotas to meet, not actually a plan to help job seekers with finding actual jobs. Typically working for staffing agencies throughout the U.S. and around the globe, these questionable recruiters are aggressive in gathering job seekers’ info, scheduling phone calls, meeting in person, and even prematurely gathering references to make their process look legitimate. Continue reading

03Sep 2017

Resume format is all the buzz.  Many clients rant and rave about all the online research they have done, but still feel confused as to which resume format may be best for their particular situations.  It is wise for job seekers to have all the facts and industry knowledge before settling on or committing to a particular resume format. Continue reading

13Aug 2017

Having a professional and optimized LinkedIn profile is great for your personal brand, as it is one of the first places prospective employers and colleagues go to learn more about your background, education, skills and qualifications. Your profile should sell you well as a viable candidate and qualified professional who has something to offer any company you choose to join. Here are some steps you can take to make a good impression on LinkedIn: Continue reading

23Jul 2017

It is very important that candidates do everything within their power to ensure job search success. Many job seekers take this process very seriously, even going above and beyond to improve their resumes, practice their interview skills, and network to gain access to more job openings. Unfortunately, that is not always enough, as candidates realize it often comes down to who you know… and who will give you a chance. Many employers are fair and ethical, but there are some that use unfair, unethical and downright discriminatory practices they know are very difficult for candidates to prove. Continue reading

09Jul 2017

It’s easy to become frustrated or discouraged during the job search process, especially if the job search has been long and uneventful. Your personal attitude will make a difference in how the job search progresses, so make sure you stay positive and optimistic throughout the process. It is important that you stay positive and motivated so you get your desired results. Your positive energy will not only help you while searching for jobs, but will also resonate with recruiters and hiring managers. Remember, you only get one chance to make a first impression, so your positive attitude and energy is everything.  The tips below will help you stay positive so you put your best foot forward. Continue reading