Archive by Author

Friends Hiring Friends. For Pay.

Back during the turn of the millennium craze, it seemed that every company around had an employee referral program and was offering big bucks to their staff members to refer potential candidates along for hire.  In fact,  I remember routinely meeting individuals who embraced this alternative revenue stream and were pocketing an extra $5-15K each […]

Continue reading

Networking Strategy, Continued…

In response to the article I posted the other day entitled 5 Tips for Acing a Networking Event, I received several nice notes from individuals who found my suggestions helpful — and said they’d take them to heart as they continue their own networking activities, both personally and professionally. One individual, however, went the extra […]

Continue reading

5 Tips for Acing a Networking Event

Given that I’ve got a sizable networking event coming up, outlined here, I was giving some thought to a set of tips I could share with the people coming to help them get the most possible mileage out of this meeting — especially since I know a lot of my clients, like me, aren’t entirely […]

Continue reading

The SEO of You: Know Your Keywords!

At one of my networking events not too long ago, a recruiter advised the audience of job seekers in attendance that the most important element of resume preparation was to ensure all the right keywords were contained somewhere in the document so that the resume would come up in a relevant database or applicant tracking […]

Continue reading

LinkedIn Tip: New Premium Account Features

While LinkedIn is notorious for tinkering with their website on an ongoing basis, and I routinely experience “wow, that’s different than it used to be!” moments in working with the tool, the latest round of changes they’ve made bears calling out — since some of the latest tweaks they’ve made are fairly significant. For those […]

Continue reading

Volunteering: A Smart Career Move?

Of all the different things that professionals today are looking for in their careers, the chance to do “meaningful work” is right up there near the top of the list.  Time after time, I’ve had individuals from the for-profit sector express the desire to take their careers in a new direction that would allow them […]

Continue reading

Notes on the Networking Scene

While I’ve been waiting for a “unified theme” to emerge that would allow me to elegantly tie a bunch of my random observations together related to networking , I’m afraid one has eluded me for weeks.  So the heck with it.  Let me just dump a collection of observations on the table for consideration… •  […]

Continue reading

Time to Run a “Professional” Job Search?

Between the passing of tax day, the looming Easter holiday, and the predictable onslaught of April showers, there’s no question about it —  spring has definitely arrived. As part of the seasonal ritual, both my son (who started Kindergarten this year) and my wife (who works for a school) got to enjoy a week off […]

Continue reading

The Horrible, Wonderful Truth About Social Media

While I’ve always considered myself reasonably up to speed in terms of technology, I’ll confess I can no longer keep up with the constant onslaught of new tools, apps, and messaging systems.  And if you’re able to do this, yourself, my hat’s off to you. For example, a friend of mine recently asked if I […]

Continue reading

The Value of Second Effort

We’ve all heard the saying “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.” Have you heard the alternate version, attributed to WC Fields? “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.” Personally, I’d submit there’s a third version needed for […]

Continue reading
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 107 other followers