NAIL that Job Search Cold Call!

This morning, a client asked me for a few ideas about a sadly under-utilized jobsearch tactic: dropping in, unannounced, on a prospective employer (say, "AlphaOmega Technologies").  Some may consider this too aggressive (or even rude), but I beg to differ: the surprise drop-in is a brilliant manoeuvre because most of your competitors would prefer to … Continue reading NAIL that Job Search Cold Call!

Reapplying = Job Search Magic!

I was SHOCKED to read this morning that in a recent poll, almost 40% of job seekers said they wouldn't bother reapplying to a company they hadn't heard back from! These are missed opportunities, because the time needed to reapply is usually much less than that required for the initial application. Reapplying demonstrates self-motivation, tenacity, … Continue reading Reapplying = Job Search Magic!

What Exactly is Personal Branding, and Why Should You Really Care?

Since the turn of the millennium, the field called "personal branding" has gathered momentum and is now causing major buzz amongst both entrepreneurs and traditional employees (in other words, everyone who's out there earning a living).  More and more people are realizing its tremendous power for enabling career success. So what exactly is personal branding? Personal branding how … Continue reading What Exactly is Personal Branding, and Why Should You Really Care?

Be a Jobsearch Star : Learning More from Mock Interviews

Although I've specialized in résumé strategy and development throughout my career, many of my clients have queried me on how to really shine during job interviews. The maxim "practice makes perfect" is as true for interviewing as it is for any other important activity.  And although my clients know this, I've heard more than a … Continue reading Be a Jobsearch Star : Learning More from Mock Interviews