LinkedIn – How Do Recruiters Find Candidates? 

Who cares?  If you want a job more quickly, you should.  Think about it…if you know how recruiters search for candidates, don’t you think you could reverse engineer your resume and LinkedIn profile so when they conduct searches, there is a greater chance of finding you?  Okay, how do recruiters find candidates?  Glad you asked. Recruiters and Talent Acquisition Managers have a …

Stop Obsessing About Having the Perfect Career Plan  

That was the headline that captured my attention in a Wall Street Journal article from 9/17/23. Basically, the premise is that while people for decades have pursued the mysterious “perfect career”, the reality is false advertising. Multiple global factors, coupled with the speed of technology and change, reinforce this point. The author ended with a great point, “Even though this (a …

Starting a New Job?

I recently saw an article entitled, “The 80-95% Rule: Why not giving your all in a new job could actually make you more successful.” A viral TikTok video argues: “You teach people how to treat you.” At the time I’m writing this article, the video has captured over 340,000 viewers.  The author states, “If you are pulling extra hours, saying yes …

What’s Worse Than Being Unemployed?

If I asked you to describe the emotions you experience or associate with unemployment, what would your response be? If you’re like most people (myself included), words like frustrating, overwhelming, anxious, fearful, angry, exasperated, confused, stressful, tiring, and debilitating may come to mind. Some optimistic folks may include hopeful, optimistic, and even ‘exciting’ (yep, there are those crazy ones among …

Do The Work You Need To Do

Have you ever done work, on a sustained basis, that you didn’t like or perhaps at which you weren’t that skilled? Or maybe even you didn’t mind it, but you knew it wasn’t what you were built to do?    Perhaps you had to do the work to provide for your family? Or you had to do it as the job was …

Make Bad Work Better

Let me tell you about my friend Ray… On the one hand, a nice guy, quiet and soft-spoken, married with a sweet wife and a couple of well-mannered teenage boys. He worked as a mechanical engineer in product development for an equipment manufacturer. As far as I could tell, he was doing a good job. On the other hand, he …

Me, Inc. Part 5: Thriving in the New World of Work

  The rules have changed – and to get ahead in today’s job market, you have to think outside of the box. It requires a change in thinking, a change in approach and, sometimes, a change in direction. Read about our other Me, Inc. blog posts that detail this change and explain how you can adapt. The Mindset Shift explained: How do …

Me, Inc. – Part 1: Survival in the New World of Work

This is the first installment in a series focused on helping workers adjust their attitude about the changing relationship between employers and employees and the important implications for you and your career. Above all, workers must change their self-perception from “company employee” to “free agent.” But before we explore the difference between those two concepts, let’s look more closely at the changing trends …