How to Build a Strong Personal Brand

In today’s digitally-driven job market, it’s more important than ever to build a strong personal brand presence that communicates your story across all relevant social and online profiles. And your personal brand isn’t limited to just the online space – it also includes your resume, cover letter, and any other materials you might be using […]

4 Job Search Tips to Stay Competitive During the Holidays

Next week is the Thanksgiving holiday for those of us residing here in the US. Right around this time each year, the impending holiday season prompts the conversation, “Should I press pause on my job search during the holidays … or keep looking?” Does hiring slow down after late November? Yes – hiring does traditionally […]

3 Tips to Ace the Job Interview

A solid resume is the foundation of a successful job search, but your ability to ace the interview will really determine whether or not you receive the offer. Interviewing is challenging for so many of us because we are not used to talking about ourselves and our strengths. As a recruiter and resume writer, I […]

Q&A: How Many Years Should I Stay at a Company?

Q: How long should I work for this company? Is it better to gain experience – and potentially promotions – working for one company, or would my resume benefit from diversifying my experience and working for a number of different organizations? Will I be considered a “job hopper”? A: It depends. In my experience as […]

Should I Hire a Professional Resume Writer?

The decision to hire a professional resume writer presents a multitude of benefits versus writing your own resume. For one, it’s incredibly time-consuming. It is helpful to offload the task to an expert who is up-to-date on the latest hiring trends and resume standards. But beyond that, professional resume writers are specifically trained to excel […]

How to Spend the 4 Weeks of Your Pre-holiday Job Search

As we head into the final stretch of 2018, we’re also coming up on one of the busiest hiring seasons of the year. For many corporate and for-profit organizations, hiring budgets renew at the start of the fiscal year on January 1, making the New Year prime time for filling job openings. If you want to […]

Do Employers Value Freelancing & Consulting Experience?

Q: I’ve worked for myself for 5 years as a freelancer or entrepreneur. Will employers value freelance and consulting work as real experience? A: My client Tony has an impressive background in digital marketing and social media, much of which is entrepreneurial. But since most of his experience has been freelance, he’s concerned how it will be […]

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 […]