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Tips to Land a Job in 2014

One of my colleagues asked six experts and prolific bloggers in the career resource/recruiting industry a simple question:

“What are your top 3 useful tips that a job seeker would need in 2014 to land a job?”

Here’s what he collected:

Article: Career Expert Roundup: 3 Tips To Land A Job in 2014

February 18, 2014 Posted by | Careers, Interview with Jeff, Job Search, Personal Branding, Resume Writing, Social Media, Working with Recruiters | 1 Comment

Tips for Information Technology Interviews

Recently I was interviewed by Peggy McKee, career coach and the CEO of Career Confidential, regarding the challenges of interviewing for an IT-related job.  A great deal of what we discussed applies to all interviews, but IT interviews have the opportunity to dive deep into tool knowledge and project experience.  In this audio file, you’ll hear our thoughts on technical interviews, specifically:

  • Preparing for the interview
  • Typical questions to expect
  • How to approach the interview and present the right information

Link to audio: What You Need to Know to Get an Information Technology Job


A while back, Peggy and I generated a video discussing proper format for resumes, too. 

Link to video: Formatting Your Resume to Be Read!


Peggy’s Web site dedicated to helping job seekers find and get the jobs they want.  Career Confidential coaches job seekers through every stage in the job search and interview process, from resumes to interviews to follow up.  It specializes in providing job seekers with powerful and customizable tools and techniques through blog articles, training videos, templates, and Webinars.

February 1, 2013 Posted by | Audio, Guest Post, Interview with Jeff, Interviewing 101, Resume Writing, Working with Recruiters | 1 Comment

Are You Social Enough?

USNews Cover I was recently interviewed regarding Social Media/Job Search by U.S. News and World Report for the How To Make Money Now 2013 Edition.  One observation I shared was on how differently job seekers view Social Media than non-job seekers. 

An obvious fact, I know.  But in today’s economy, do you know when you might be starting a job search?  It’s usually a good idea to manage your Social Media profile before this happens.  Certainly, you don’t have to put the effort into overdrive until necessary, but establishing a professional presence early in the game is a good strategy.  I have many other tips on this within the Social Media subject on this blog if you’re looking for more advice on the topic.

Other tips you may need to think about are also included in the U.S. News article.


 USNew Article

November 28, 2012 Posted by | Interview with Jeff, Job Search, Social Media | 3 Comments

Compassionate HR podcast with Margo Rose

MargoToday I had the opportunity to be a part of Margo Rose’s Compassionate HR program.  She has periodic podcasts focused on helping job seekers, business owners, and recruiters.  The recorded episode is available on her BlogTalkRadio channel–click this link and scroll to the 12/8/2011 timeframe in the index to find my podcast.

We covered topics such as:

  • How I got into recruiting.
  • How the economy has effected the industry.
  • What job seekers can learn from recruiters.
  • What is the most appropriate way for job seekers to market themselves to recruiters in their industry.
  • Anticipated accomplishments in 2012, both professionally and personally (Margo is a cyclist and couldn’t help asking me about my cycling goals)

If you have a question stemming from the podcast, leave a comment on this blog, and I’ll do my best to answer it.

December 8, 2011 Posted by | Audio, Careers, General Musings, Interview with Jeff, Job Search, Personal Branding, Recruiting Industry, Social Media, Working with Recruiters | 2 Comments

Money Magazine Article on Working with Recruiters

Betsy Goldberg of Money magazine wrote an informative article in the March 2010 edition for job seekers who wish to work with recruiters (Titled: Get a Leg Up on Your Job Search).  She interviewed me as part of her research. You’ll find a lot of advice in the article I agree with (including my quote below).

Strategies discussed:

  • Finding the Right Recruiters
  • How to Make Initial Contact
  • Maintaining the Relationship

My quote on making contact:


March 10, 2010 Posted by | Interview with Jeff, Job Search, Working with Recruiters | 1 Comment

Interview with Jeff: Daisy Wright’s Show ~ Discussing Working with Recruiters

I had a great opportunity to be on Daisy Wright‘s BlogTalkRadio Career Tips2Go Show this week along with Sarah Welstead (both in Canada!).  Sarah and I answered questions from callers that covered a lot of ground in the job search.

Link to the show:  All You Ever Wanted to Know About Recruiters, But Were Afraid to Ask.

Topics covered:

  • What makes a recruiter take notice of your resume.
  • Contacting a recruiter directly.
  • Managing your references and professional reputation.
  • Importance of “fit” with a company.
  • Dealing with a “hiccup” in your history during the interviewing process
  • Being honest and forthcoming with a recruiter to build a stronger relationship.
  • Checking backgrounds on candidates using Social Media.
  • Managing your Social Media brand.
  • Answering the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question
  • Making a recruiter your champion.
  • Approach to interviewing.

Related previous posts:

An Interview with Jeff- Answering the Question Why Should We Hire You-

Interviewing is Easy…if Done Right!

Tele-Seminar Recording- Working with Recruiters

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Audio, Interview with Jeff, Interviewing 101, Job Search, Resume Writing, Social Media, Working with Recruiters | 2 Comments

Interview with Jeff: Being Marketable While Job Hunting

I was recently interviewed by Kristi Daeda on the topic of marketing yourself in the job search. 

Here’s the link to the short article:

How to get a job in IT, Project Management and More – Interview with Jeff Lipschultz

Topics covered include:

  • Current job opening trends and types of roles
  • Common traits of successful candidates
  • Certification and training

November 18, 2009 Posted by | Careers, Interview with Jeff, Job Search | Leave a comment

Will I Find You in the Social Mediasphere?

So many job seekers tell me they are doing everything they can to find a job.  But when I ask them how much they’ve done to brand themselves using Social Media, I get a blank stare or a sigh.  Or I hear questions such as:

  • Isn’t that a waste of time? Or too much work?
  • Isn’t Social Media only useful for finding Web-related jobs?
  • Isn’t it just a fad?

Social Media is not a waste of time if you manage it carefully. It absolutely can used to find job, and more importantly, have the hiring team find YOU.  And this world evolves every day, constantly adding more ways to be leveraged.

Last week, I was interviewed by another recruiter on this subject. Stephen Hinton asked me all about Blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  For those who are just starting out in branding themselves in Social Media, it may be a good starting point.

Listen to the interview.



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October 31, 2009 Posted by | Audio, Careers, Interview with Jeff, Social Media | 6 Comments

An Interview with Jeff: Answering the Question "Why Should We Hire You?"

Recently, a career coach in Barcelona spoke with me about interviewing and the addressing the question, “Why Should We Hire You?”  Speaking with him reminded me how the process is very similar around the world and we all face similar challenges.  You can learn more about Sergi Mora by clicking this link.  You can also read his blog.

To listen to our discussion on topics covered below, click on this link.

Discussion topics during job interview

  • Types of qualifications to be ready to discuss in the interview
  • Unwritten qualifications
  • “Fit” with hiring company
  • Functional Requirements versus Soft Skill Requirements

Expectations of the interviewee in the interview process

  • Preparation and taking ownership of the interview
  • Creating the checklist of key items to discuss
  • How to leverage the checklist during the interview
  • Conveying your strong interest in the job
  • Direct answer to the question, “Why should we hire you?”

October 18, 2009 Posted by | Audio, Interview with Jeff, Interviewing 101 | 1 Comment

Q & A with Jeff on Working With Recruiters

Unlocking the so-called mystery of working with recruiters has been a popular subject this year.  Many folks I work with in the job search industry have asked me to shed some light on the in’s and out’s.

Meg Guiseppi, an Executive Resume/Branding specialist, recently interviewed me and covered a lot of ground on:

  • recruiting the recruiter
  • personal branding
  • social media
  • interviewing
  • executive resumes

You can see the article with all the insights on her site.

August 20, 2009 Posted by | Interview with Jeff, Interviewing 101, Personal Branding, Resume Writing, Social Media, Working with Recruiters | 1 Comment