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Ready. Set. Work! Job Fair

March 9th, 2016

Year after year the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Ready. Set. Work! Job Fair has been providing employers and potential employees the opportunity to meet face to face in an effective job fair environment. The Ready. Set. Work! Job Fair provides job seekers of all skill levels and backgrounds the opportunity to introduce themselves and their skills to potential employers and to begin the hiri...Read More >>

Components of a GREAT resume

November 17th, 2014

MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT!!!Everyone’s got a resume, and they all seem to wind up in the same huge pile when there’s a job posted.So the big question is...How do you make your resume noticeable, readable, and memorable? In other words, how do you make your resume stand out in the crowd, the very large crowd?Here are the eight absolutely essential components of great resumes.1. Summary, Obj...Read More >>

Using social media in your job search

October 20th, 2014

More questions have been coming in about using social media in job searching than about any other subject. That means two things:Social media is all over the place, andIt’s overused!So it’s important to think – and to use social media in smart ways. But remember, like any other tool: if it’s used right, it’s effective; if not, it’s deadly.Here are seven basic rules for USING SOCIAL ...Read More >>

Interview Readiness Checklist

October 10th, 2014

OK, you think you’ve prepared for the interview. Maybe you have, but are you READYfor the interview?Interview READINESS goes beyond interview preparation.Interview preparation, for the most part, refers to the interview you’re about to have (usually the next day).Interview READINESS really means, “Will you execute what you’ve prepared?” Here’s your …… INTERVIEW READINESS CHECKL...Read More >>

Open the door to jobs with internships.

October 6th, 2014

INTERNSHIPS AS A DOOR OPENER FOR JOBSThe importance of an internship as a step toward ultimately landing a job, can’t be overemphasized. The two most important reasons for this are so intertwined, that they’re basically one reason:You gain valuable experience that makes you a better candidate.Employers love better candidates!In a job market that is creating jobs but is still very competiti...Read More >>

Making a great first impression in the interview

September 30th, 2014

You never get a SECOND chance to make a great FIRST impression.Making a great first impression in the job interview is an absolute must.  When it comes to interviews, there are no “do-overs” like there were when you were a kid on the playground.Most people think you’ve got about two minutes to make that great first impression, but that’s only true for when you show up.Actually, the fir...Read More >>

LOOKING AT CAREERS IN WRITING?

September 29th, 2014

What do these professionals do?Technical writers produce instruction manuals and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. Typically, they:Determine the needs of end users of technical documentationStudy product samples and talk with product designers and developersWork with technical staff to make products easier to use, and thus needing fewer ins...Read More >>

"Cover" your resume

September 25th, 2014

Cover letter with your resume?ALWAYS!Never send your resume without a cover letter. Never.HERE ARE THE TOP TEN REASONS TO SEND A COVER LETTER WITH YOUR RESUME (and there’s no reason NOT to).10.  Introduce yourself. When you walk into a room, or a party, or whatever, don’t you first introduce yourself? Same thing. 9.   Explain why you’re writing and sending your resume. Let the reade...Read More >>

The Zen of Job Searching

September 25th, 2014

Since time immemorial, or at least since the very beginning of career advice columns (which, it sometimes seems, go back just as far – archeologists are working on that, I think), you have read – over and over again– advice on strategies, tactics, methods, and approaches of job searching. Here too. After a while the words all start to sound the same. Believe me, I know.Of course, that won...Read More >>

Perseverance pays off. Ask Mark.

July 7th, 2014

From time to time I anoint a “new favorite person.” It’s time once again.Please read this email from Mark (name changed). With the exception of changing some details to preserve anonymity, this is verbatim.First, a quick aside: some of my articles take considerable effort to write, some seem to write themselves, and some get handed to me on a silver platter. With the exception of a few co...Read More >>

What are the two most important letters?

July 7th, 2014

This is no trick question. Linguists might say E, T, or A – the most oft-used letters in English; egotists will choose I or their initials; and philosophers will insist on A and Z, alpha and omega.But your career coach – yours truly – says your two most important letters are cover and thank you. (You knew that was coming.)Amazed that people still ask whether to send cover letters, I thoug...Read More >>

Be careful when you take advice

June 16th, 2014

It’s amazing what passes for advice sometimes. And it’s sad that so much of it is accepted without any further thought or challenge.Before I give you examples, let me be crystal clear about something. I don’t claim that everything I’ve ever said here was carved in stone on Mount Sinai or that this is a one-size-fits-all arrangement. For sure, some of my advice will not work for some re...Read More >>

Start your networking affiliations while you’re young

May 19th, 2014

Perhaps the most agreed upon concept in the whole world of job searching and career management is that networking is the most effective, far reaching, and long lasting of all approaches. In fact, I know of no one who disagrees.There is still far less than unanimity, though, when it comes to exactly what constitutes good networking – and what activities and affiliations should be engaged. Howe...Read More >>

Career fair this week. What about it?

March 14th, 2014

Often – very often, in fact – I am asked about career fairs. Are they important? Should I go? Should I spend all that time? Do people really get jobs by going to career fairs?Yes, yes, yes, and yes! And if you come up with any more reasonable questions, the answers will be the same. Attending career fairs is an exceptionally good job search strategy – it’s another tool in your bag, anot...Read More >>

Where NOT to look for work, no matter what

February 19th, 2014

Over the last decade, hardly a person in the workforce hasn’t been tested in some way or another. Whether a newcomer to the job market or a thirty-year veteran, you most likely were challenged by the most extenuating circumstances we’ve seen since the Great Depression. That’s no news: we all know it and we’ve read our share of articles and blogs about it. Enough already, especially in l...Read More >>

The baseball player and the job seeker: a parable

February 19th, 2014

The baseball player stepped up to the plate in the first inning. He struck out, swinging at a curve ball. He came up again in the fourth – struck out again on another curve. In the seventh inning, it was the same story: down swinging for a third time. Another curve!Long game. Interminably long to our batter, y’know? The pitcher had his number, for sure, and wouldn’t relent. Long game.He w...Read More >>

Hola! Regreso de los “Cinco Amigos!”

February 19th, 2014

Three years ago this month, I asked six friends – career professionals – to offer career advice. Readers around the country liked my “Six Amigos” so we did it several more times since. We are five now (one changed careers), but we persist in collaborating to offer advice. So it’s time again for my amigos to return: “Regreso de los CINCO Amigos.”We agree unequivocally that the job ...Read More >>

Mid-life crisis? Mid-life is NOT a crisis!

February 19th, 2014

Two months ago I got a new car. That’s really no big deal: the old lease was up so I drove the old car in and pulled the new one out.The car, though, is red. That could be a big deal because I’ve never had a red car before, and every little boy likes a red car, right? So, after a half century of driving, I have a red car.However, that’s about as big a deal as I make out of cars. I’m not...Read More >>

Your resume’s regular “maintenance schedule” – Encore!

January 27th, 2014

More than once, I’ve discussed the urgency of regularly updating your resume. Looks like it’s time to do it again because one behavior pattern that remains widespread and unchanged is that most people don’t do it. Truth is, though, keeping your resume up to date is just as important as writing a good one to begin with.But how many people do this? Honest now, when was the last time you upd...Read More >>

Welcome to the rest of your career...everyone!

January 27th, 2014

If you could gaze into a crystal ball and see the rest of career right now – even if it will look completely different from what you’ve experienced so far – so different, in fact, that you’d also realize how unprepared you are for it – would you: (a) Look into it and act on what you see? (b) Refuse to look at all? (c) Look but not heed what you see, and just try to keep on keepin’ o...Read More >>

And now, the 2014 word of the year: “AND”

January 27th, 2014

          In the last column of 2011 and the second one of 2012, I emphasized a concept which I believed was central not only to job searching and career development, but to self-development as well: self-definition, creating an identity – solely yours – based on as many elements and  dimensions as possible. The idea is to fashion yourself into someone that only you can say you are, t...Read More >>