5 Social Networks to Disrupt the Job Application Process

Online job applications are yesterday’s tool. It’s like fax machines. We use them if there is no other way to send a message. Today’s modern job search is about standing out, and not complying with old processes where you appear as one of the crowd. To succeed, you have to disrupt the normal flow of … Continue reading “5 Social Networks to Disrupt the Job Application Process”

10 Softer Skill Sets Employers Desire to See from You

In a recent study by Payscale, employer respondents indicated soft skills is a major factor new college graduates lack. Although the lack of soft skills is not exclusive to graduates, it is a concern as the skills gap continues to widen the gap in hiring talent. In my discussion with Rich Thompson, Chief Human Resource … Continue reading “10 Softer Skill Sets Employers Desire to See from You”

9 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp During Unemployment

I am surprised how many job seekers become dull during unemployment. Now we can discuss how he or she becomes dull while working a job, but that is for another time. Dull people miss opportunities passing under his or her nose. WAKE UP! Is this you? Working a temporary or contract position is the ultimate … Continue reading “9 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp During Unemployment”

10 Job Search Lies You Shouldn’t Get Sucked Into

You can’t seem to get out of your own way when it comes to moving forward with your job search. We’re talking about getting interviews, not just effort. No one pays you for effort. Not in 2016. People who know little about finding a job will get sucked into taking advice from anyone who shares … Continue reading “10 Job Search Lies You Shouldn’t Get Sucked Into”