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You Have to Thrive, Not Simply Survive, During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty in every facet of our personal and professional lives. It’s quite easy right now to live in survival mode. And, while it is necessary to take care of ourselves and our significant others, when it comes to managing your career you have to not just survive but thrive. It is precisely in the face of challenge that we can find the greatest opportunity. You just need to look for it. Continue reading You Have to Thrive, Not Simply Survive, During COVID-19

Cracking the Code for Hidden Job Market Opportunities

The “hidden job market” is where recruiters are actively searching for candidates to fill job openings that are not publicly advertised. While most of these opportunities are filled internally through employee referrals, a significant number of them are not. And, that means you have a shot at them…so long as you know how to be searchable and found. Here are seven tips: Continue reading Cracking the Code for Hidden Job Market Opportunities

5 Questions to Ask Yourself about Remote Work

1. What are the differences between remote work, distributed workforce, work from home, virtual job, work from anywhere, telecommute, and agile workforce? Your answer is crucial to targeting your job search and using the right keywords.

2. Does my concept of remote work allow for business trips and meeting clients in person? While COVID-19 has reframed much of the way this is done, take nothing for granted and get clarification. Continue reading 5 Questions to Ask Yourself about Remote Work

Know Your Job Candidate Value and Keep It “Above the Fold”

Job security is not a “thing.” It’s a person: YOU. And your experience and achievements are your brand story that your resume needs to convey. It should answer the hiring manager’s question, “Why is this candidate the ideal person I’m looking for and how can she or he solve the challenge I have?” 
Don’t get bogged down with creating a laundry list of “stuff” you’ve done. Focus on achievements, promotions, accomplishments, take charge opportunities you seized upon, skills, education, and certifications relevant to the position and industry you want to go after. And, quantify them whenever possible. In the early days of publishing, ‘above the fold’ was a term used for content that appeared on the top half of the front page of a newspaper. The same positioning applies to resumes. Be brief. Recruiters average 6-11 seconds looking at a resume so make sure your value is communicated “above the fold.”

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Prepare for Your Video Job Interview

Video interviews have become an increasingly common part of the hiring process. With the transformational influence of COVID-19 on the job market and economy, video interviewing is already an all-pervasive social distancing and interview engagement tool. Here are 10 tips to quickly help you master the medium. Read the full article Continue reading Prepare for Your Video Job Interview

Job Searching During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While the world comes to terms with the COVID-19 pandemic, the job search landscape is being redefined and redrafted in real time. There’s no YouTube “how-to” manual for dealing with this all pervasive new challenge as it impacts your career search. However, I can offer you some constructive feedback from my most recent conversations with hiring managers and recruiters. Read the article here.

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