Category: Careers

When Your Job is Literally Killing You

When your job is literally killing you, it’s time to pay attention. Cases in point: I was at a conference this past week providing career coaching advice, and three separate individuals sat down in front of me with two very different stories about how their job was hurting them.   One person was in a… Read more »

Profile-Killing Headlines on LinkedIn

Profile-killing headlines on LinkedIn abound. ((Warning: I am about to go on a well-intentioned rant!)) The WORST possible profile-killing headlines are ones that lack substance. They don’t indicate value. They don’t even tell the reader what field or job target that you specialize in. Want examples? Easy enough: Unemployed Available Looking for new opportunity Leader… Read more »

One Page Résumés Need to go Away

One page résumés need to die? Stop the presses! Did that headline just say what I thought it said? YES. ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY. And unequivocally. Unfortunately, this one-pager myth keeps getting perpetuated by well-intentioned yet hopelessly outdated career centers advising people to keep it short and sweet. But the real problem lies in the fact that… Read more »

Human Resources Networking: How to do it right

Recently, a friend emailed and asked if I knew anything about “courting” human resources folks during the initial job hiring process. Great topic and, of course, a splendid blog post idea. Too many times, external candidates look at human resources as the ENEMY who is tasked to weed the pile down. The truth, actually, is… Read more »