Friday, May 26, 2017

Cart Before the Horse...

I had a conversation with a potential client yesterday. She wants to change careers but had no clue what she wants to do. I told her I would not take her project until she made her decision. She got agitated and told me another writer was willing to take her project... 

Point of the story - With employers seeks employees with specialization, hiring managers are gearing the candidate search in a specified direction. In addition, scanning tools are geared to ID key terms that directly relate to to desired qualifications of the position. In short, if the resume does not SCREAM your specialization, you probably will be disqualified from that particular role. 

Therefore, BEFORE you write your new resume, make a decision what you what to pursue, not the other way around....

Monday, May 1, 2017

Simply Stated

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” - Bruce Lee

Translation: Try different things in your job search process. Don’t just sit in front of the computer and apply to jobs online. Get out and meet people and do things to make the search a more diverse process.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Keep Your "Business" and "Personal" Separate

A little humor here in response to a bad situation that I client of mine had in a management training program at a VERY prominent company.  23 yo told a colleague that he may have to move home to be with a family member who was having issues.  The colleague told a colleague...if you guessed that the Program Director found out and dismissed him today, you are correct.

Morale of the story - keep your "business" and "personal" separate