Behind the Curtain – Secrets of the Job Search from a Corporate Recruiter

This post is courtesy of Amy Oviedo. Job Seeker’s Life: You applied for the role. Spent hours on the perfect cover letter and this is the 301st edit of your resume. You meet all the qualifications. You wait. And you wait. And you get discouraged. And you rewrite your resume. You worry that your cover letter isn’t quite right. You keep refreshing your email and... Keep Reading »

Interviewing in the Age of Zoom

This post is courtesy of guest blogger, Alison Henderson. Interviewing is one of the most stressful communication situations you will ever encounter. As the interviewee, you feel like the interviewer has all the power. If you have been job seeking for more than a few months, it may be difficult to feel confident. The voice in your head tells you this interview is... Keep Reading »

Demystifying the WIOA Process – Finding Funding for Job Training

The following is an anonymous guest blog post by a greyzone client. In this post, my client has shared her experience finding funding for training during COVID-19. Her story is specific to Illinois, so if you’re seeking this information for a different state, perhaps look for a similar training vendor near you. When I was first laid off in the fall of 2019 I joined... Keep Reading »

Interviewing During a Pandemic

This post is courtesy of guest blogger, Kristi Czapiewski. It might surprise you to know that interviewing during a pandemic is not all that different than before. Yes, of course, the way you interview may not be the same and the process may be unusual for the employer, too, but the overall flow should seem familiar. Employers may have difficulty navigating this new... Keep Reading »

Five Tips for Managing a Job Search – While Working Full-Time and Running a Household

I’m going to make an assumption: In our dream world, we would all quit jobs that no longer serve us and take a long break to recharge and intentionally look for our next role. If you have the financial runway to afford this – and the emotional capacity to handle what could become a bit of a work hiatus – this is a terrific option. Our culture could benefit from... Keep Reading »

How to Fully Activate Your Network – Advice for the Sluggish Job Search

Are you struggling to gain traction with your job search? Do you feel like you’ve reached out to all of your contacts and no one has any leads? You’ve probably started with the low-hanging fruit, people in your network with whom you stay in touch and are thus comfortable reaching out to when needs arise. When our closest contacts know of opportunities, that’s great.... Keep Reading »