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When social media reputation was becoming a component of our professional image, I wrote an article to advise job seekers to monitor and manage their social media behaviors.  Recently, Job-Hunt.org asked me to update this article to address how hiring companies currently view this “aspect of your character.”  The simple truth is social media reputation is here to stay, and companies can use it in their hiring decisions–if they follow some simple guidelines.  Take a look at this article to get the bigger picture.

Article:  How Your Social Media Reputation Impacts Hiring Decisions

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February 9, 2018 Posted by | Job Search, Job-Hunt.org article, Personal Branding, Social Media | Leave a comment

New Year’s Resolutions and the Job Search, Part II

A few years ago, I wrote an article for job-hunt.org about New Year’s Resolutions as they pertain to a Job Search. It has become an annual tradition to share it on Social Media every January as the content is still relevant.  This year, a colleague of mine, Jacob Share, took this article a step (or two) forward.  Please have a look at both articles if you’re entering 2018 with sights on a new job!

My original article:  New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers

Jacob’s article:  Awesome New Year’s Resolutions Ideas for Job Seekers

January 5, 2018 Posted by | Careers, General Musings, Guest Post, Job Search, Job-Hunt.org article | 1 Comment

Staying Focused Throughout Your Job Search

There is no doubt that finding a new job is hard most of the time.  There are going to be ups and downs and moments when you’re not sure you will ever find the right position.  The key is to remain positive and analyze your process continuously to look for opportunities to refine your approach.  My latest article for job-hunt.org also addresses how to rationally think about the challenges facing you during this important stage in your career.

ArticleStaying On Track and Optimistic in Your Job Search

November 27, 2017 Posted by | General Musings, Interviewing 101, Job Search, Job-Hunt.org article, Personal Branding | Leave a comment

Managing Career Change

The majority of the working population alter their career path at least once in their professional life.  It could be minor and within their own employer’s walls.  Or, it could be a life-changing event, like leaving consulting to become a high school literature teacher.  Typically, it’s a little tougher to get buy-in from potential employers that you can adequately handle a new role utilizing new skills (as compared to the competition who may have had that role before).  My latest article for job-hunt.org discusses many aspects of managing this leap.

Article:  How to Transition to a New Career

September 19, 2017 Posted by | Careers, Job Search, Job-Hunt.org article, Resume Writing, Working with Recruiters | Leave a comment

The "Pre-Interview": Informational Interviews

Most know the value of professional networking.  Whether you need a new job now or later, continually building your network with decision-makers and leaders can only help your career in the long run.  I’ve talked with countless colleagues, friends, and job seekers who have told me stories about finding a job (or a job finding them) through a contact they connected with months to years ago.

One of the key ways to establish a strong network and learn about career opportunities (present and future) is to have face-to-face meetings with hiring managers, company owners, or well-connected professionals.  There is a bit of etiquette and approach to doing this.  My latest article for Job-Hunt.org walks you through the process.

Article:  The Hidden Value of Informational Interviews

February 27, 2017 Posted by | Careers, Job Search, Job-Hunt.org article, Personal Branding | Leave a comment

Job Search in 2017

As has become tradition on my blog, I’m sharing a great annual collection of job search articles put together by a colleague.  From interviews, to resumes, to LinkedIn profiles, to personal branding.  Take a look at these if you’re going to be searching for a new job in 2017.

Article:  The Top Job Search Articles of 2016

December 15, 2016 Posted by | Interviewing 101, Job Search, Personal Branding, Resume Writing, Social Media, Working with Recruiters | Leave a comment

Career Planning & Adult Development Journal

The latest edition of this journal was guest edited by the Editor of job-hunt.org, Susan Joyce.  So naturally, she asked me to be a contributor, along with a large slate of experts in job search.  Access to the Journal is free to you below.  Enjoy.

Journal:  Volume 32, Number 2 Social Recruiting, Personal SEO, and Personal Online Reputation Management

September 29, 2016 Posted by | Careers, Job Search, Job-Hunt.org article, Personal Branding, Recruiting Industry, Social Media, Working with Recruiters | Leave a comment

Conducting a Job Search in 2016? Start here!

Handy set of articles for those conducting a job search:  The Top Job Search Articles of 2015

And, as always, leverage Job-Hunt.org

Good luck!

December 31, 2015 Posted by | Guest Post, Job Search | Leave a comment

Finding a New Job While You Still Have One

We all know there is a balancing act you must perform when searching for a new position while you have a full-time job.  In many cases, it does not reflect well if your boss finds out.  Although, I’ve always contended that there is nothing wrong with doing some “comparison shopping.”  Just like when thinking about buying a new house or car, you first compare what’s out there with what you’ve got.  Perhaps you should be happy with the status quo because it really is better than alternatives available to you.  But how would you know if you didn’t do the research?

The problem is that although the research might be just a cursory look, management may not see it that way.  Best not to “advertise” your efforts.  My latest article for job-hunt deals with the tenuous balance of being “available to talk” and keeping your research “off the radar.”

As always, feel free to add your comments or experiences within this article’s Comments section.

Article:  How to Find a Job While You Have One

October 9, 2014 Posted by | Careers, Job Search, Job-Hunt.org article, Working with Recruiters | 2 Comments

Leveraging LinkedIn Groups in Your Job Search

As discussed in the past on this blog, LinkedIn serves as one of the most important networking tools on the Web.  It allows us to connect with all types of people for advice, insights on company activity, and of course, job search assistance.  However, LinkedIn is not Facebook.  There is a bit more protocol and professionalism required while interacting in this community.  One way to keep things focused on work-related topics and also make a good impression is to interact with others within the thousands of LinkedIn Groups.  My latest article for job-hunt.org shares some tips on how to approach this.

Article: How to Be a Successful LinkedIn Groupie

June 20, 2014 Posted by | Job Search, Job-Hunt.org article, Social Media | 2 Comments