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Interview Series - Career Experts - Brian Howard - The Howard Group | CareerMetis.com

In this interview series, we caught up with Brian Howard from The Howard Group who shares his expertise and insights about job search, career change, etc. in today’s marketplace.

Tell us a little bit about your company

The Motivated Job Search is a series of job search books. It is from those books that I coach job seekers.

How did you get started in this path?

Career coaching is a natural component to my career as an executive recruiter.

Is this something you decided early on in your career?

No. It developed over time.

What is the Best Career Advice You’ve ever received?

Do what you like, be passionate about it, become very good at it and the money will follow.

What is the most exciting part of working in this industry?

The Ah-ah moments when a client learns something new or connects something together to advance their job search.

How do to stay abreast of the industry as an expert?

Mostly by interacting with candidates.

What are some of the things that you see job seekers struggle with the most?

LinkedIn profile optimization and actual job search strategies

What are the common mistakes that you see them do?

Relying on posted job openings.

How should job seekers approach job search today?


What is the biggest trend(s) you see that job seekers will face in the next 2-3 years?

There will be a continuing demand for candidates with strong skills.

What is one advice you would give someone just out of college today?

Learn how to conduct an effective job search.
The college experience and a college degree taught the skills to succeed. Now learn how to get a job so you can use those skills to make a living.

What is one advice you would give someone who is switching careers?

Learn to sell transferable skills and professional character traits.

How should job seekers get the most out of LinkedIn?

Choose keywords wisely then properly repeat them through out your profile.

Unemployment is at the lowest levels, why do you think that is? 

A very strong economy.

What is the biggest trend(s) you see that hiring managers will face in the next 2-3 years?

The war for talent.

What are the best resources you recommend to job seekers?

For a job search – The Motivated Job Search, Second Edition.

What is the best way for our audience to reach you?

Email – [email protected]

Connect with or Follow Brian Howard on Social Media:

Additional Resources:

Check out the 4 Podcast interviews –  Brian Howard has done with us, on the topics on job search, networking and Resume writing:
Brian Howard is also a regular contributor & columnists on CareerMetis.com on the topics of job search:

Brian Howard and The Howard Group have also been featured in our recent compilation of the most resourceful career experts and career blogs –  Top Career Advice Websites.     

Written By
Nissar Ahamed is the Founder & CEO of CareerMetis.com. He is also the host of The Career Insider Podcast and the co-host of The C.A.R.E. Podcast

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