Are You Telling the Truth on Both Your Resume and LinkedIn?

Telling the truth on resume

There has been a lot written about people lying on their resumes and LinkedIn profiles, exploring why people lie and what they lie about. Sometimes, however, these lies aren’t actually malicious. Sometimes, resumes and LinkedIn profiles don’t quite match up. Maybe there are only minor discrepancies between them, but these can stand out to a … Continued

Are You Being Pushed or Pulled Out of Your Job?

Pushed or pulled out of your job

Have you ever wanted to change jobs, but you are not clear on how to actually think about doing this? You don’t want to make a bad decision in your career.  But there are two basic reasons why people usually move on from their current job. They are either being pulled from their job by … Continued

Were There Red Flags in Your Interview with a Company?

Have you ever left an interview with a feeling that something was not quite right? For the last 20 years, starting as a recruiter and now as a coach and resume writer, I have coached hundreds of people to get ready for their interviews, and then heard back with stories about what happened. These stories … Continued

Do You “Have Your Act Together” to Start Your Job Search?

Start a job search

Have you ever heard the expression “getting your act together?” Do you know how to get your act together when it comes to starting a job search? It was originally from Hollywood, but the concept can be a useful one for your job search. You need to mentally, emotionally, and physically make a clean break … Continued

Do You Have an Avocation AND a Vocation?

Avocation and a vocation

When job hunting, what we do in our spare time can be almost as important as what we do at work. Our careers and jobs can take up much of our life, but we always need some way to blow off some steam and enjoy ourselves. Our passions in life can say a lot about … Continued