Don’t Judge a Person Because of an Employment Gap

I once talked with a man who had been a stay-at-home dad for seven years, but wanted to go back to work. Prior to this, he had been the Chief Financial Officer at a company. His wife died in childbirth, leaving him with two special-needs twin boys. As he was in a good financial position, … Continued

Are You an Executive or a Manager?

Sometimes when you are working to a client, even a client who you get along great with, it can feel like you’re speaking two different languages. I once had a client who was working in the construction field come into my office to develop his new resume. He very much enjoyed the construction business, but … Continued

Writing Your Own Job Description to Get an Offer

I cannot overstate the importance of written job descriptions. They are necessary to set clear expectations for both you and a company considering hiring you. Believe it or not, sometimes taking the initiative to write your own job description can lead to an offer.  THE OPPORTUNITY A woman once came to me because she had … Continued

How His Dinner Made Him Reconsider a Job Offer

Sometimes, it’s the small things that can make you reconsider a huge “opportunity.” There are always some obvious things that people consider when thinking about accepting a new job, such as the salary, benefits, job duties, commute, and career growth potential. But sometimes, the reasons NOT to take a job are not as obvious. As … Continued