Cover Letter Advice to Help You Land an Interview

Employer-Focused Cover Letters Do people read cover letters? It depends whom you ask. Some recruiters say no. As a hiring manager, I read every cover letter. Your audience for the letter is not the recruiter; it’s your potential manager. I reviewed each cover letter because I wanted to make the best hiring decision possible. Why ignore a piece of available …

Questions for Interviewers

The candidates who have impressed me the most are those who come prepared with good questions, and those who seem to be most interested in the company…and me. The candidates who fail to make much of an impression rarely have good questions. In addition to impressing an interviewer, I believe you owe it to yourself to find out as much …

Working Remotely in Times of Crisis

Have you ever had an experience that has been seared into your memory? For example, I remember where I was on January 29, 1986, when the Challenger exploded, and when the World Trade Center was attacked on September 11, 2001.

Time: Your Most Valuable Asset. Spend it Wisely.

There are 5 main pressures that derail people. Time, or lack of it, is a big one. (The others are relationships, money, health issues, and expectations).

Money Talks

  Money, money, money- MONEY!  Everyone likes to have money, but many people feel awkward when it comes to the salary of a new job.  As a job seeker prepares for an interview, money is an area that needs to be thought through before you get there. Well a few good points from our Crossroads Career Workbook in Step 6 …

Used, Abused, Refused?

  I can remember all too well when my boss lost his temper, yelled and said: “How can you be so stupid?” Actually I was wondering the same thing. I messed up. The project I had been given had not gone as we all hoped, taking more time and money than planned. I had done my best, but it wasn’t …

Career + Calling = Maximize Your Career

  The unique combination of career plus calling is the only way to really maximize your career.  What do I mean by career and calling?

How do you hook the great-for-you job you find online?

Here’s what you don’t do Immediately click ‘Apply.’ Fill out the form. Attach or paste your resume. Then you wait, and wait, and wait, and… well, you get the idea. Instead, try these 3 job-landing tips: #1 Do your homework Be an A+ candidate! Just 15+ minutes could pay you big bucks in a new job. Start by going to the …

How to Make More Money

  If you make more money FOR your employer or customer, then you will make more money FROM your employer or customer. There are 3 strategies to make-more-money: Be an Expert, Be in Management, Be in Sales. Be an Expert

How to Get a Better Job Faster

  Smart planning and weekly commitment are required to get a better job faster. Finding the right work is hard work! Invest time, money and effort in you.