Frequently Asked Questions
How to Update Your LinkedIn Profile Without Sending Updates to Your Network

How to Update Your LinkedIn Profile Without Sending Updates to Your Network

“Soandso just updated their profile” appears in my LinkedIn Updates feed. If I know them, I might click to see what’s new. That’s the point of letting your network know you’ve updated your profile.  To get people to visit your profile and refamiliarize themselves with your skills, background, face. That’s great if you want people... ...Continue Reading
How One Recruiter Views Applicants aka Market Research

How One Recruiter Views Applicants aka Market Research

The other day, I asked a recruiter of senior-level staff for high profile non-profits what she is looking for in candidates. Here are a few nuggets from that conversation: Candidates must submit a cover letter that shows some kind of knowledge about and enthusiasm for the organization. Otherwise, she tosses the resume without looking at... ...Continue Reading
Job Search Basic: Connect to Get Advice on Your Search

Job Search Basic: Connect to Get Advice on Your Search

Connect! Below are a couple of sample emails my clients use to get advice and help in their job search. In some circles, these are called “networking” emails. But let’s keep it simple and just say it’s an message asking someone you know for help with your job search. (Color coding will be explained later... ...Continue Reading
My Top 5 Job Search Resources

My Top 5 Job Search Resources

Information gathering is probably the single most important strategy for a successful job search. To find the job that’s right for you – and LAND IT! – you need information about: Yourself – your skills, talents, abilities, expertise, preferences, work style, measurable results and impact, passions, what you love to do and do well Jobs... ...Continue Reading

FAQ #5-6: Working with Your Must Have List

Job seekers can get specific about what you really want from a job through your Must Have List. The Must Have List allows you to specify your bottom line requirements for your “right fit” job – those things that will make it possible for you to take and stay in a job happily. Once you’ve... ...Continue Reading

FAQ #10: How to Get Interviews

Question: I’ve sent out so many resumes and never get an interview. What can I do differently? While there is never a guarantee that you will get an interview, people who do these things have a much better track record of getting interviews: Apply only for jobs for which you are qualified, using the job... ...Continue Reading

FAQ #7: Why LinkedIn?

Several people have asked “Does it really matter if I have a LinkedIn profile? It seems like a repetition of my resume. Do employers even look at it?” Yes, it really matters to have a LinkedIn profile. And the best profiles are factually the same as your resume. More and more, employers DO check your... ...Continue Reading

FAQ #1: Specificity Breeds Success

The most frequently asked question I get is this: Why do you recommend being specific about the job I want? Many people tell me I should be more general. Being specific about the job you want allows you to look more effectively at the job marketplace, and it enables other people to help you. You’re... ...Continue Reading

Frequently Asked Questions

As many of you know, I have written an e-book called Your ‘Right Fit’ Job: Guide to Finding Work You Love. In it, I lay out a step-by-step process for identifying the kind of work you really want to do and then preparing the marketing plan and materials to secure that work. Over time, I’ve... ...Continue Reading