[INTERVIEW 101] Are you asking about the “Love Contract”?

 Recent surveys show that workplace romances are at a 10 year high. And even though most cases don’t make the headlines, sexual harassment has become a major concern for employers and job candidates across many industries. Many employers are choosing to implement “Love Contracts” to protect themselves from lawsuits and workplace scandals. Related: What is a “Love Contract“? But do “Love…

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[BRANDING 101] Would you hire yourself?

In the new economy “You” are the product and the job search is an effort to market your brand and your reputation along with your skills and experience. Understanding the importance of developing, caring for, and communicating your personal brand is critical for an effective Job Search or Career Transition. To put this in perspective, 24/7 Wall Street just published…

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[NETWORKING 101] Focus on Face-To-Face networking!

In a digital world, Face-To-Face networking remains the most important aspect of your job search. According to Forbes, personal interaction can generate stronger results than responding to posted ads. Research also indicates that, among professionals, 60% to 70% of jobs are found by networking. As a Career Coach, I am constantly looking for the most effective networking opportunities to connect…

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[RECRUITMENT 101] How not to get a job!

To be effective with your job search, you need to know what to do. Beyond the Resume, you will also need to improve Networking, Interviewing and other job search related skills. And even then, there are no guarantees. The job search process can be more complicated (and frustrating) than you expect. To ensure your transition, you also need to know…

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[RECRUITMENT 101] Are you in a growing industry?

What do goat farming and IT have in common? They are both growing industries in the US! Are you currently working in a growing industry? If you are not, this would be a good time to start your job search and transition to a growing industry to ensure your continued employment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics this is the…

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[RECRUITMENT 101] Are you in a dying industry?

Every industry has a life cycle: a limited period of time when its products are useful to consumers. Advances in technology are reducing the life of many industries. Employees in the photofinishing industry had to quickly change jobs or pursue a career transition. Are you in a dying industry? Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. this is the…

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