Job Rejection

We all know that feeling: You found a company or an opportunity you were really excited about, spent lots of time preparing, and maybe even met the team, only to receive that "we regret to inform you" email breaking the news that you won't be moving forward. It always stings, but it can sting even [...]

By |2023-07-19T04:08:59+00:00July 19th, 2023|

Liar, Liar. Career’s on fire.. It’s flamed, torched, over

For years I have heard about people who have lied on their resumes and been caught. Now I have the names of some of them. One way to torch your career is to lie on your résumé. We’ve seen the careers of high-profile professionals burst into flames by misrepresenting their educational accomplishments. When their mistruths [...]

By |2022-11-30T04:25:09+00:00November 30th, 2022|

Network Your Way To Your Next Job

  The people you know can be the best way for you to find your next job. The “tried and true” path of networking is still the most successful way to find your next position. According to Jobvite’s 2021 Job Seeker Nation survey, most workers find out about job openings from friends (45%) and professional [...]

By |2021-04-19T13:15:07+00:00April 15th, 2021|

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|
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