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, […]

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 […]

4 Things to Do Now to Set You Up for Job Search Success in January

The holiday season is stressful enough without the added burden of handling unemployment, underemployment, or general dissatisfaction with your job, career, or job search results. Many of us are overspending, overworking, overplanning, and under-relaxing. I’ve never been a supporter of the idea that you should slack off on managing your career during the weeks leading up […]

How to Get HR to Notice You When Changing Careers

An article published by The Balance Careers examined how the average professional is likely to change careers up to 7 times in their lifetime, as reported by the US Department of Labor. How you define “career change” can vary. From switching employers or industries, to focusing on an entirely different specialty. Even changing to a […]

How to Follow Up on an Interview or Resume Submission

Effective communication is a key component of the job search process – from how you present your qualifications on the resume, to your performance in the interview, to following up after the interview process Timely Follow Up After the Interview is Critical How you communicate with your peers, customers, and managers can impact your job […]

What’s Taking So Long to Hear Back from HR?

One of the biggest frustrations I hear from job seekers is what’s taking so long to hear back from HR after submitting their resume to a job posting. The job search process can be a lengthy one, full of variables, scheduling considerations, and multiple parties involved. This causes a lot of anxiety for job seekers […]