High School Motivators

Most of my articles are written for adults with experience.  This article is about high school kids. Most of us have kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews who might need our help. Does this sound like your high school kid? "I HATE SCHOOL OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD," Olivia Jade Giannulli, daughter of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannullio, said back in 2017, [...]

By |2020-10-23T17:59:13+00:00October 15th, 2020|

What Works with Recruiters

Here's common messages sent to recruiters and you will find out what works (and doesn't) and why they work (or don't). This approach takes more time on your part but the pay-off is much better. "CAN YOU TAKE A LOOK AT MY PROFILE AND SEE WHICH JOBS I'M A FIT FOR?" This is too generic. What [...]

By |2020-07-24T14:48:11+00:00July 24th, 2020|


According to Amy George of By George Communications, there are some trendy words in use these days. You want to engage your audience, not distract them. Here are a few of them. Bespoke: This term is overused and misused. According to Webster’s Dictionary, bespoke means "custom made -- a bespoke suit; dealing in or producing custom-made [...]

By |2020-01-21T00:22:41+00:00January 15th, 2020|

The Dirty Dozen

  The Dirty Dozen The interview is over. You are told to expect the results in two weeks. A letter arrives two weeks later, and you open it and read the following: We regret to inform you that we are unable to offer you a position at this time. Although your background is impressive, your [...]

By |2019-10-17T01:33:54+00:00October 17th, 2019|

Tips to Consider Before Leaving Your Job

Tips to Consider Before Leaving Your Job If you’re thinking about leaving your job, research whether your company has a policy or guideline about resignations — in particular, how much notice you should provide. This policy may be detailed in your employee handbook. Prepare your work computer for your departure before announcing you’re leaving. Save [...]

By |2019-07-17T20:41:51+00:00July 17th, 2019|

Buyer Beware

Job seekers can be a target for unscrupulous companies. Recently I told you about one scam. Here is what another company was doing. In this case, a recruiter, Nick Corcodilos, took them to court. FTC Halts Fake Job Opportunity and Resume Repair Operation  Alleges defendants tricked consumers into paying advance fees of up to $2,500 [...]

By |2019-04-17T23:41:34+00:00April 17th, 2019|

What to Do Next with Your Résumé

What to Do Next with Your Résumé There is an old saying that a résumé thrown in a drawer will not work. Now that you have your résumé, what should you do with it? Apply for Positions They simply use the résumé to apply for positions they see advertised — on job boards and company [...]

By |2018-10-18T22:11:42+00:00October 18th, 2018|

Employment Law in a Nutshell

Employment Law in a Nutshell When applying for a job, what most candidates say they want is a hiring environment free of discrimination. There are a number of local, state, and federal laws that employers must follow when hiring employees. Generally speaking, these laws prohibit discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, [...]

By |2018-07-14T13:50:05+00:00July 16th, 2018|
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