According to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits during the last week of March this year, a new record. The global pandemic has placed the working class in impossible financial positions, with many dreading the start of any month, when their bills come due. Losing your job is … Continue reading 5 Steps to Help you Bounce Back from a Layoff
States are opening up, and companies are retooling their workforce. Some workers might not be returning after the pandemic, for health reasons or simply because their priorities have changed. You’ve probably put your traditional job search on hold during the time you spent socially distancing at home. If you’re feeling ready, it’s time to get … Continue reading A Fresh Start for Your Job Search
(Guest post by Resume Genius) Before you write your resume, you need to pick an appropriate resume format. The best format for you personally will depend on your work experience, relevant skill set, and target industry. There are three main resume formats for you to choose from, and they are the: Chronological format Functional format … Continue reading Guest Post: Choosing a Resume Format
I’ve written many times that interviewing is very much like dating. You go through the same phases: attraction, flirtation, getting-to-know-you meetings, and finally, a proposal and moving in together. And as in dating, the early days of the hiring process are when recruiters and applicants are on their best behavior. That’s why red flags during … Continue reading Red Flags in the Interview Process
A great blog post by LinkedIn talks about the most-requested skills in employer job postings. I’ve re-posted it here. The post includes links to LinkedIn’s training courses. (available through a free 30-day trial; you can subscribe by the month after it ends.)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at least according to Andy Williams. For some of us, not so much. Here’s a list of resources to help you navigate the holiday season at work or in your job hunt.
He starts out by saying “I’ve lost count of the number of times I really wanted to halt an interview and provide coaching to a job candidate.” He’s seen too many candidates blow their chances at great jobs, not because of their skills, but because they haven’t mastered the basics of interviewing well.
You may think that charisma, like good looks, is something you’re born with – you either have it or you don’t. But like good looks, it can be learned and improved through practice, and the results are worth the effort.
Brené Brown is a researcher who has specialized in studying shame for most of her career. Her recent book, I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough” covers the topic of shame and how to develop resilience. She writes about how empathy … Continue reading Sympathy Won’t Help You
Brené Brown is a researcher who has specialized in studying shame for most of her career. Her recent book, I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough” covers the topic of shame and how to develop resilience. She writes about how shame … Continue reading Practicing Empathy