Smart Phones and Foolish Interview Mistakes

Almost everyone has a smart phone. Don’t let it be your number one interview mistake. This means you can be in constant touch with everyone and everything just by looking at your phone.  It’s tempting to do that all the time. In fact some people are truly...

Emailing a Cover Letter and Resume

Basic Information for Emailing a Cover Letter and Resume You definitely need a cover letter. Even a short cover letter is better than nothing. Email has become one of the quickest and easiest ways to submit your resume. I know it is often seen as a casual method of...

Artistic Expression and First Impression

How does what you consider an artistic expression come across as a first impression during an interview? Tattoos, non-traditional hair styles, non-conservative dress and body piercings; it’s important to know your audience. If only the entire world did not judge a...

Considering a New Job Offer

Are you considering a new job offer?  While, it’s not in my job description, I find myself advising people on how to make a decision on a new job offer, or deciding between two. There are so many things to consider when you get a job offer: Where are you now?  Are you...

Be Yourself

I’m often asked for job interview advice. “ Be yourself ” sounds trite, but it means so much more than that. Show your passion, show your enthusiasm. Don’t go over the top, but if you are interviewing without a smile or any level of excitement in your voice…is that...

Your Resume Kept in Confidence

I include the expression “your resume will be kept in confidence” on my web site and try to remember to put it on all of my job postings. Honestly, I think it should go without saying when you are working with a professional recruiter or a professional human resources...

Resume Format

Most job postings request a specific format for your resume submission. Personally, I prefer a Word version and request that in my job postings. As a recruiter, there are many reasons why I ask for a Word version and I find I have to explain that, sometimes at great...

Job Search Etiquette

In an attempt to help guide some job seekers through the job search and resume submission process, perhaps a few key job search etiquette points would be helpful. When submitting your resume for any position; following the directions in the job posting is vital. If...