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If Prospective Employers are using AI, Why Aren’t You?

You don’t need to be a programmer to use AI for streamlining your job search, cutting through the complexities of job applications, and making the job search less of a full-time job. These statistics should boost any reluctance you have to put your toes into the AI waters: 7 in 10 job seekers who use ChatGPT saw a higher response rate from hiring managers (78% secured an interview, and 59% went on to get hired). Continue reading If Prospective Employers are using AI, Why Aren’t You?

Job Search and Career Lingo

When I produced and hosted DINERS for Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and wrote Classic Diners of Connecticut for The History Press, I immersed myself in diner lingo, the light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek and even sometimes risqué phrases could be heard in wide use in busy diners during the 1920’s continuing on well into the 1970’s. Diner lingo was a spontaneously developed mnemonic means of making orders easier to hear and remember above the conversational din of the busy diner.

But, did you know that the career marketplace has a language all its own, beyond such terms as resume, cover letter, LinkedIn Profile, and job application? See how many are familiar to you: Continue reading Job Search and Career Lingo

January & February: Best Job Search Months

January and February are the best months to seek out a new job and make a career change. Hiring budgets for the year have been approved and employers are motivated to jumpstart the year by filling open positions. Hiring activity that was delayed in November and December can now move forward and the backlog of unfilled 2022 jobs are out there. Many companies pay annual bonuses in December, so a lot of people wait until January to change jobs. Companies expect this so they look to make lots of new hires in January. Continue reading January & February: Best Job Search Months