Archive for September, 2009

Is This A Good Time?

When a recruiter or hiring manager calls you and asks if this is a good time to talk, be honest. If it’s not, it’s much better to reschedule the call for a more ideal time than to attempt to have a conversation with chaos going on in the background. Yes, potential employers want to feel […]

Doors NOT Corners

Just for the sake of discussion, advancing your education is supposed to open doors for you. Too often I find individuals turning the tables on that notion and allowing the knowledge they’ve gained to push them into a corner. What do I mean? It’s the belief once you have a degree in ‘XYZ’ it becomes […]

Take Me, For Example

It’s been over a week since my last blog. Naughty, naughty, naughty on my part. In the blog world that kind of absence can dramatically affect your following. I could have mind blowing blogs, but by neglecting to stay in front of my readers with fresh content, I am at risk of losing their interest […]

Bart Simpson University

At the risk of sounding like a Bart Simpson groupie, I have to tell you about my favorite episode of “The Simpsons.” Of course, I’ve only seen three or four. Here goes. The show begins with Bart’s sister Lisa trying to come up with a science project for a school report. She decides on a […]

She’s Got Instant Like!

A colleague of mine was talking up a woman he was hoping I could help with her job search. He didn’t know much about her work history and skills, but he was able to offer up “she’s got instant like!” He said it with a smile and a wink. He wasn’t discounting the value of […]

Resume File Names

Are you sending your resume to potential employers via email? If so, please pay attention to the document name you are using for your resume. You certainly don’t want a hiring manager’s chuckle for the day to come at your expense. When we save documents on our computer, we give them names that will help […]