I often get asked by new clients, “How is the job market?” My response begins with, “Which one of the three?” Knowing the differences is key to your job search. Continue reading There’s not 1 but 3 Job Markets
One can’t help but be unsettled by announcements of major layoffs in January 2023: Google (12,000, 6% of workforce), Microsoft (10,000, 4-5% of workforce), and Amazon (18,000, 1-2% of workforce). But despite the wave of layoff announcements at major tech companies, it’s still a good time to get a job. Continue reading Good time to job search in spite of layoffs
If the most recent version of your resume is on a floppy disc in that lower drawer of your desk that you only venture into when it’s the place of last resort for finding something you’ve lost, it’s definitely time to update it (as well as save it on the Cloud!).
If you’re like most professionals, you only update your resume when you choose to or have to begin a new job search. When you’re at one job for several years, you can become comfortable and forget what areas of professional growth were important to you as a job seeker. Updating your resume regularly can expose the gaps in your skills and experience and reinvigorate your desire for career self-improvement. There are compelling reasons to regularly review your resume to ensure it’s ready to use at a moment’s notice. Here’s why: Continue reading Here’s Why You Should Update Your Resume Now
T-shaped skills are referred to in job recruitment to describe the abilities of candidates. The vertical bar of the T refers to expert knowledge and experience in one particular area. The horizontal top of the T refers to an ability to collaborate with experts in other disciplines. Immensely empathetic T-shaped individuals can see through others’ eyes, walk in their shoes, listen actively, and create solutions that build on their ideas. They shine in diverse, collaborative teams and standout among recruiters and hiring managers compared to I-shaped job applicants. Continue reading ARE YOU A T-SHAPE OR I-SHAPE JOB CANDIDATE?
Follow my daily career quest to prove that whether you’re 50, 60, or even 70 you can take charge of your career, find meaningful work, and be audacious at any age. Read Day Three