Thursday, August 6, 2020

Work From Home

As more employers realize the benefits to pandemic-induced remote work, more employees realize they'd like to continue—or begin—remote work, which has grown more than 159% since 2005. Because of the crisis, 51% of employed Americans transitioned to remote work.

Flexjobs (the leading resource for Work From Home (WFH) jobs) has compiled a list of the top 20 most common remote titles, as well as the average expected salary for each; of the 20, seven are tech-related: engineer, program manager, consultant, project manager, web developer, data analyst, UX/UI designer.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Networking during the Pandemic:

Networking during the Pandemic:

Rekindling connections with one to two people per week with a check-in to see how the pandemic has affected their work life. Ask about the challenges he/ she is facing and ask how you can help. Also, be proactive - reach out and write a recommendation on LI without being asked. Your initiative will reflect on you in a positive way and keep you top of mind.

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Hate your Boss...Read on

Perspective - Your experience working for a company is predicated by the business relationship you have with your boss. If your boss is a great manager, you will have opportunities to develop / grow your career. Conversely, if your boss is a poor manager, a player of politics, etc,, then your experience will sour.

My point is - if you are having a bad experience, do not panic and make a decision about changing your career. Instead, go out and find a new job but stay in the same occupation. Do not make a hasty decision that may set your career in reverse.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

ATS - Your Profile on a Company Website

ATS - Your Profile on a Company Website

Maintain one candidate profile per company. Once you apply to a company that uses an ATS, the organization saves your personal information. While you should tailor your resume and/or cover letter for each job submission, maintain one master profile for all of your applications for that company. Submitting one profile per company, eliminates the odds of the wrong profile being disqualified by the gatekeeper.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Avoid the Spam Filter

As crazy as it may seem, totally innocent words can create problems for spam filters. Consider the alternate meanings of these words (as examples) and how spam filters would likely block your resume if it contained them:
  • Free
  • Expand
  • Trial
  • Mortgage
  • Cum (like cum laude)
  • Unusual fonts or colors
  • Dollar amounts
  • HTML formatting in your e-mail (vs. flat text)


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Professional Development

Never sit on your laurels.  Professional development is important for the obvious reasons but even more important for older workers, who must demonstrate that they understand that they must build skills to remain competitive in the market.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Resubmit Your Resume

While the hiring cycle for the vast majority of companies as stalled, the trickle down effect is that you may have applied for a job at a particular company and did not hear back.

Do not stress, be proactive.

While at home, make it a point to check the company website for status reports about job postings. Make good use of your time to network, concentrating on finding the right person to connect with for the opportunity.

Take advantage of this opportunity to get "your house in order" as related to current or perhaps a future job search that you have been thinking about.

When the time is right, you always can resubmit your resume for a position that you have applied. If you would like language to use, please respond to this posting or, for privacy reasons, message me via IM or

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