You are a multi-faceted human being… and yet you only get one LinkedIn profile. The question “Who am I?” is an important one for job seekers and professionals, and it’s not always easy to answer. This article will give you tips on how to focus so you don’t look like you’re trying to be all things to all people.
If you find yourself lamenting that you are “just not a good writer,” consider whether you have the time and motivation to learn to be a better one. Read this article for some inspiring stories and suggestions for how to bring your writing up a notch.
Perhaps what drives job seekers crazy more than anything else is that if they ask 7 people to review their resume, they will get 7 different opinions about what is working and not working about the document. Read this article to get the truth from the people who matter!
LinkedIn presents job seekers with a dilemma: The site requires an “up-to-date current position (with a description)” for a 100% complete profile; and according to LinkedIn, 100% complete profiles are 40 times more likely to be viewed. But if you are a job seeker, you might not have a current position other than “job seeker.” Should you create a “filler” job description to be 100% complete? Or should you hope that 95%-or-so complete is enough?
When you are job seeking, or running a business, or possibly both, you might put a lot of pressure on yourself to keep working; take the next action step; schedule your life better; stop procrastinating; or some combination of all these things. But no matter how much we might like to think we can keep going and keep doing, sometimes we just need a break.
The privilege of writing for people’s lives One of my loyal clients (I will him call Dan) came to me last week with a personal project, a letter expressing his love to a dear friend that he needed edited the same day. Dan suggested a price point of $40-$60. Since he is a valued client…
What risks are you willing to take in your job search…? A few months ago, one of my clients (I’ll call him Adam) got a graphic design job he was very excited about. This job was at a company that works with government and military contracts (aptly for Memorial Day). It was officially an internship,…
In today’s market, you don’t even have to be an active job seeker to be a job seeker. How will you manage your online reputation?
“I can’t even see it.” In a Facebook chat with a friend of mine, we were discussing his college-aged daughter’s posts to her Facebook profile. I won’t share the details, but let’s say what she was writing could easily prevent her from being hired if a prospective employer were to see it. I commented to my…
If you are a job seeker, where are you getting stopped? Are you letting reasons keep you from applying to jobs you are qualified for? Are you using a mediocre resume in applications for your dream job because you don’t want to hire someone to bring it up a level or two? Let this success story inspire you.