Sunday, April 5, 2020

Don't send your resume on Sunday (for that matter, at night or on Saturdays as well.

As tempting as it might be to send your resume today (Sunday), don't do it. Wait until Monday. Many ATS systems or signal a note to the hiring managers via email that an perspective employee as submitted an application (there will be a ton of notifications) as well as resumes submitted via email and other business correspondence.

In short, you are in the electronic pile and if you believe that the hiring managers read all the email, the answer is no. It is impossible.

Organize your thoughts and job strategy during this period of "working from home (WFH), and send out M-Th between 10am and 4pm local time to the recipient.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020



There is so much information available for public consumption that it baffles me that job seekers do not spend more than five minutes to learn about their job targets, job classifications of interest, competitive companies, salary ranges and names of hiring managers.

Since most of us are now WORKING FROM HOME (WFH) during the pandemic, time shoulld not serve as a deterrent.

A job search takes time and effort. You need to make the effort and do some "homework". If you do not do the homework, it will show up either in the interview process or the salary negotiation phase, should you get that far. So, do yourself and your family a favor - do some research before the interview.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Job Search Preparation - Tip #4

Job Search Preparation Tip - Do not lose sight of the factor that your employee benefits are part of your compensation (as much as 25% - 26% not including stock options). Therefore, when factoring in the amount you will need to be compensated, be certain to factor in the benefit package (esp. healthcare) that you will need to be satisfied as part of an job offer.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Job Search Preparation Tip #3 - Background Checks

Job Search Preparation Tip #3 - Background Checks

As you are preparing for your job search, be certain to check your credit score as well as pay for a background check. Make sure everything is accurate. DON'T DISMISS THIS ACTION. You do not want any surprises - 99% of which will be negative and could well be a determining factor to your candidacy.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Job Search Preparation - Tip #2

Once you know what you want, it’s time to find out what the companies you’re applying for want. A great tip for finding a new job is to investigate a company’s Glassdoor page. It will help you get a feel for their company culture, figure out what questions they commonly ask in interviews, and even discover what salary you’re likely to be paid. Your resume is still one of the most critical tools of a job search. 

One of my best tips for finding a new job is to have an achievement-oriented resume that includes quantifiable achievements that are relevant to the job you’re applying for. 


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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Job Search Preparation - Tip #1

If you are in a position where you must find a new job (pandemic-related or otherwise), you need to gather your composure and build a plan of action. Decide on your direction, begin the networking process, re-review / update your resume and start reading quality print / online publications (i.e. The Wall Street Journal, Forbe, Financial Times) and your preferred local newspaper / online publication of choice to identify quality companies, industries and local economic trends. Remember to put yourself on a budget and inquiry about unemployment insurance / severance package from your old employer.

In any case, unless you are retiring, take these steps and you will shorten the job search cycle.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Work From Home (WFH) - Professional Development

During this time where most of us are required to WFH, it is a good time to enroll in a professional development course. There are a ton of online courses that you can complete. I am going to learn WordPress and perhaps Photoshop. What type of course are you thinking of taking? 

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