Feedback: An Important Job Search Tool

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Gerry Valentine. When you’re in a job search, the impression you make on other people is critical. It determines which opportunities you’ll gain access to—i.e. which interviews you’ll get—and ultimately how successful your job search will be. But, how do you really know what people think? More importantly, how do you... Keep Reading »

How to Beat the System with Glassdoor

This post is courtesy of Guest Blogger Joy Poli. By now you’ve likely heard of Glassdoor, the “Yelp” for job seekers. You’ve used Glassdoor to find jobs, research companies and to find out how other employees got the job you now want. You’ve used the employee satisfaction overall rating to help you decide if you should apply for an opening. Maybe you’ve even been... Keep Reading »

The Art of the Thank You Note

People often ask for etiquette guidance on how to handle the thank you note process. What should notes convey? When should they be sent? What format should be used? I dispense this advice frequently. Read on with my hopes that it will help you stand out in the crowded interview landscape. First, a note about great leadership skills. In my talk, Be Bold, Not Bossy, I... Keep Reading »

5 Critical Steps for an Out-of-State Job Search

As a job search coach who works with people across the country, the concept of out-of-state career moves comes up frequently. Whether it’s moving from Chicago to Colorado or Connecticut to San Diego, I’ve supported many job seekers in their cross-country quests. Along the way, I’ve learned a lot. Here’s a collection of some of the best advice I have to offer job... Keep Reading »

How a “Returnship” Can Help You Restart Your Career

This post is courtesy of greyzone Guest Blogger, Tami Forman. Internships aren’t just for college kids. A new kind of internship, designed for experienced professionals, is increasing in popularity. Learn more about how these programs work and how they can help you restart your career. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 36% of prime working-age women... Keep Reading »

Why LinkedIn is the Most Important Tool in Your Job Search

Of all the job search tips I have in my bag of tricks, nothing comes close to teaching people to leverage the power of LinkedIn connections. If I have 15 minutes to coach a job seeker, this is the piece I spend time on first, even before critiquing their résumé. An effective job search comes down to networking – and nothing empowers you to network better than... Keep Reading »