Category: Get the Job

How To Find The Perfect Job

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Today’s tip is about how to find the perfect job. The perfect job. Ah, the “perfect job.”  Does such a thing exist any more? It seems like people don’t stay in their job very long these days. People in my generation thought we’d be in the same career for our entire life. After all, our [...]

Why This Is a GREAT Time To Look For A New Job

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

I keep hearing news that so many people hate their job. I’m here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can have a job you love, working with people you enjoy, doing things that make a difference. I know this because I know one little tiny secret — November and December [...]

How To Write A Professional Summary Statement for Your Resume

Monday, October 31st, 2011

The Professional Summary Statement found at the beginning of your resume focuses your Unique Value Proposition. It should contain 2 or 3 concise statements to draw the reader’s attention on the most important qualities, achievements and abilities you have to offer, and encourage the reader to say, “Hmm, I want to know more about this [...]

It’s Not About YOU!

Friday, October 14th, 2011

I recently had someone with a background in Advertising and PR tell me that she has sent out over 100 resumes and gotten no response. ZERO. ZILCH. NADA. Actually, that doesn’t surprise me.  Here’s what I told her. . . “It’s not your age. It’s not your cover letter. It’s not even your resume. For [...]

Job Searching with Social Media (for Dummies)

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

In his just released book Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies (For Dummies (Career/Education) offers TONS of helpful tips for finding a job using social media tools like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more. In my opinion, Joshua has hit this one out of the park! The first 2/3rds of the book focuses on how [...]

How Effective Is Your Resume?

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

As a job seeker, you have a resume and you send it to every possible job opening you can find.  You make sure every recruiter in town has at least one copy on her desk. It’s posted in 6 places on and 4 places on You hand it out like those guys hocking [...]

On Getting Ready To Get Hired

Monday, October 26th, 2009

A recent Gallup Management Journal article encourages hiring managers and HR recruiters to begin “courting” qualified talent now for jobs that aren’t even available yet.  That’s because, even in a deep recession with so many people unemployed, recruiters have a tough time finding good candidates to fill important positions. How can that be? Well, here’s [...]

Free Resume Writing Tips

Friday, October 16th, 2009

A good resume is one of the most important tools you will use in your job search. A good resume will get you in the door so you can ace the interview and negotiate for a higher salary. A good resume is important, but its not the ONLY tool you need. . . but we’ll [...]

“Just Any Job” is a Bad Idea . . .

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

I hear it all the time. Unemployed people tell me that because of the current economy they are willing to take any job just to get by. They write their resume to fit every job posting that comes along. They are willing to expand their job search to cast the widest net possible. They search [...]

Getting the MOST Out of a Job Fair

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Thank goodness for spring! You are looking for a job, and spring is Job Fair time.  But before you head off to your next Job Fair adventure, there are a few things you should know: There are going to be LOTS of people there and very few jobs . . . if any.  You may [...]