Job searching can feel like a never-ending quest. The seemingly unending polish of your resume and cover letter, and relentless searching for position postings that match most (if not all) of your career must-haves. It can be exasperating to not hear back from the companies you originally thought would call you within minutes of your
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." So wrote William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. The meaning of the phrase is simple: If something we know had another name, it would still be what we know. But this isn't always true, is it? Take the word recruiters,
If you have been conducting a job search recently, you know how incredibly competitive the job market is right now. To really stand out from the masses, to win interviews, and to get the job offer, you have to give yourself every available edge possible. For those job searchers truly interested in conducting a fast,
// For most job seekers, conducting a comprehensive job search includes—at least to some degree—interfacing with recruiters (a.k.a., headhunters). But, for many people, this is also one of the most misunderstood aspects of a job search. Here are some quick tips and “must-knows” to demystify the process of contacting and working with recruiters, and to
// // I frequently talk to potential clients who tell me they have been conducting a job search for X months without any success, or that they have sent out X number of resumes with virtually no response. When I press for more details, almost invariably, I hear stories about resumes posted in online resume
// // Job searching is a numbers game. The more contacts you make, the more resumes you put into the hands of hiring authorities, and the more face-to-face interviews you go on, the faster you will achieve your job target. Even if you don’t see immediate results you must persevere. But, if after a reasonable
// // Unfortunately, with unemployment at the highest rates that many of us have seen in our lifetimes, the average length of unemployment is currently many months. And if you are currently employed, your job search will often require weeks or months of additional time simply because you have less time to devote to it.
// // Why is it so important for professionals to have an updated resume at all times? In working with the clients of my resume writing firm, I'm asked these two questions fairly often. Many people simply don't understand. They prefer to wait until they actually need to use a resume. The trouble is, if