Video resumes were first introduced in the 1980s for use and distribution on VHS tape, but the laborious technology dampened the idea and it never took off. However, with the modern capabilities of transmitting streaming video via the internet, video resumes aka visumés are taking on new popularity. Continue reading Tips for Adding a Visumé to your Job Search Branding Package
The Beverly clock is the closest anyone will ever see to a “perpetual motion machine.” Invented in 1864 by Arthur Beverly and located in the foyer of the Department of Physics at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand this clock has yet to be wound and dependably keeps running on atmospheric pressure and changes in the temperature. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 16 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the last three weeks and, for those still working, the ways we work have changed dramatically. And, while economists expect a hard hit to the economy and the timing of the subsequent recovery remains uncertain, companies are still hiring and that means keeping your job search in perpetual forward motion. Here are 10 tips: Continue reading Keep Your Career Search in Perpetual Forward Motion During COVID-19
COVID-19 has made working from home an inescapable reality, especially challenging for straphangers, rail riders, and road warriors who’ve made commuting to and working from an office part and parcel of their daily work life. The new distractions and absence of familiar job routines can be especially daunting. Continue reading Working from Home without Losing Your Mind
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
Having a successful LinkedIn profile means being findable and searchable by recruiters and hiring managers. That means having and maintaining the mindset that your profile is a “behavior,” not a “place.” Continue reading Your LinkedIn Profile is a “Behavior,” not a “Place”
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
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