How to Ask for a Recommendation on LinkedIn

Many people gloss over the importance of recommendations on LinkedIn as a key component of building a solid profile and attracting hiring managers’ attention. Asking for endorsements of your work can be a challenging process, and awkward at times. Fortunately, LinkedIn’s functionality lessens the difficulty and turns it into a streamlined method for leveraging your […]

The Freelancing Alternative to a Full Time Job Search

While a full-time job may be the target of your job search, freelance and consulting work can offer a great way to get a foot in the door, build your resume, or navigate a career transition. Self-employment comes in many forms, whether you’re working on retainer or onsite for a single client, dividing your hours […]

Soft Skills That Will Get You Hired

Most job descriptions are peppered with all the skill sets and experience requirements that make up HR’s fantasy candidate. You know that one – the graphic designer with award-winning web design skills who can also code every programming language known to man. Oh, and did I mention that he’s also an incredible negotiator who can […]

3 Different Ways to Approach Your Job Search

There are multiple ways to approach your job search, and they don’t necessarily have to start with a clearly defined job description. Job seekers often tell me that their biggest challenges are around establishing their starting point and strategy – What am I looking for, and how do I find it? While everyone’s career goals […]

Those Who Get Hired Know How to Be Entrepreneurial in Their Approach

I take a big interest in small business and entrepreneurship. I thrive on understanding what breeds the entrepreneurial bug in people, what pushes them to make the transition from employee to entrepreneur and how the actions we take early-onset some people up for success, and others for, well, not the success. It’s so heavily about […]

How to Make Common Resume Skills More Marketable

Us career gurus often tell you to veer away from those “overly common” skills that everyone puts on their resume: creativity good communication skills team player independent thinker goal-oriented …and the list goes on. Here’s the thing. Nobody ever gets hired because their resume states that they’re “creative”. The ironic thing about that is that […]

What is Digital Literacy? How Can the Skills Gap Affect My Career?

What is Digital Literacy? Digital Literacy refers to a person’s ability to identify, evaluate, and compose clear information and messaging across online platforms. These include internet applications, software, search tools, and even smartphones. In today’s digitally-driven job market, understanding how to effectively utilize digital technology has become a critical skill in nearly all industries and […]

How Long Should I Wait to Follow Up After a Job Interview?

Q: How long should I wait to follow up with a potential employer after a job interview? A: You’ve just aced the interview. Whether a phone conversation or an in-person meeting, your immediate priority should be to follow up on a job interview with a thank you letter to the interviewer(s) thanking them for their time, […]