How To Know When to Quit Your Job

How To Know When to Quit Your Job Chances are you’ve heard of The Great Resignation, and you might be wondering if it’s time to quit your job too.  There are many reasons behind the movement, but burnout and suppressed career movement during the pandemic are significant contributors. Right now is a great time to be a job seeker. Companies … Read more…

Getting a New Job During a Pandemic

Congratulations, you’ve decided to start looking for a new job! You might be feeling nervous, excited, overwhelmed, or all three. The good news is that people are actively getting jobs right now, in the middle of the pandemic. With the Federal Unemployment rate at 6.3%, the job market is pretty competitive, so might take a bit longer. As a job … Read more…

Setting Career Goals

New Year, New Career Goals I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to welcome a new year in my life.  Lately I have been thinking about my own personal goals for 2021, because 2020 sure brought a lot of challenges. January is a big month for setting career goals, personal goals, and New Year’s Resolutions.  As we move towards … Read more…

How To: LinkedIn Connection Requests

If you’ve been looking for a job, chances are you’ve heard the infamous statistic that something like 70-80% of all jobs are gained through networking.  As a job seeker, that can be a scary number, especially for introverts.  In a perfect world, you know someone who can connect you to someone at that dream company in what we’d call a … Read more…

Write an Awesome Interview Thank You Note

Write an Awesome Interview Thank You Note A well-crafted interview thank you note could be the tie-breaker that sets you apart from your competition and helps you get the job. If you’re even remotely interested in the position, I strongly recommend sending a note. While it’s standard interview advice, most applicants still skip this step for some reason. Here are … Read more…

How to Prepare for Virtual Interviews

These days, more and more interviews are happening over Zoom and Google Meet.  Virtual interviews are unchartered territory for many job seekers, and the etiquette is still mostly undefined.  One of the most common questions we’re seeing from clients right now is how to get ready for these virtual interviews.  So, we’ve gathered up some of our best tips to … Read more…

Should I Go Back to My Old Company?

One of my clients, frustrated with the job search process, recently asked me about the pros and cons of going back to their old company. Deciding to return to a former company is a pretty individualized question, and there are many factors to consider when making that decision. Here are a couple of questions to ask yourself and some tips … Read more…

Answering Strengths and Weaknesses

What is your biggest strength?  Tell me your greatest weakness?  Answering the strengths and weaknesses questions in an interview can be difficult, especially when they catch you off guard.  I am not convinced about the value of these questions in job interviews, but since my responsibility is to help people prepare for interviews, this is often one of the areas … Read more…

Phone Screen Tips

Getting Past the Phone Screen It’s Tuesday morning; you are driving to work and your phone rings.   “Hi, it’s Mary from ‘Your Dream Company,’ do you have a few minutes?”  Oh, the dreaded phone screen!  It’s great news that they’re calling, but it’s been a few weeks since you applied, and you’ve been caught completely off guard.  So, now what? Make sure … Read more…

Job Search Tips: Networking 101

Job Search Tips: Networking 101 Searching for a new job can be intimidating, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve been in the market. I often hear about how overwhelming it can be, and it is hard to know where to even begin!  One approach the job search like any other internet search – type some keywords into Indeed or … Read more…