9 ways to improve your job search in 2018

The mantra I deliver to my workshop attendees at the beginning of January is that this is the year they’ll land their job. And I believe this. That’s if they don’t lose sight of the prize and stay on course. But even as I’m saying it, I know it won’t be an easy journey. On […]

There is no excuse for not selling yourself. 2 areas in which you must succeed

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “I can’t sell myself. I just can’t brag.” Coming from job seekers in my workshops, I understand their consternation yet can’t feign empathy. This would be a disservice to them, to all job seekers. There are two undeniable truths. First, if you don’t sell yourself, no one will. […]

Hope and 4 other attributes necessary for a successful job search

Job-search advice is available to job seekers from pundits, friends, family, and other well-wishers; but the most important factor to success in the job search is the internal fortitude that keeps job seekers going. Without this inner strength, advice about résumés, interviews, networking, LinkedIn, etc., doesn’t amount to a hill of beans. To achieve success, one must understand […]

5 steps to connecting with LinkedIn members

But first the proper ways to connect. How do you connect with people on LinkedIn? Do you indiscriminately click the button that says “Send now”? Do you do take the time to add a note? Do you ask for an introduction to your desired contact? Or do you first send an email to your desired […]

4 ways for HR to hire a diverse workplace

As a human resources leader for a municipality, are you directed to hire people of diversity? Have you given it much thought? Further, how would you use LinkedIn to accomplish this? In this post, I’ll address the challenges human resources might face using LinkedIn to achieve the goal of creating a diverse workplace, and suggestions to […]

Does your HR department use LinkedIn to hire a diverse workplace?

As a leader in human resources, are you directed to hire people of diversity? Have you given it much thought? Further, how would you use LinkedIn to accomplish this? In this post, I’ll address the challenges human resources might face using LinkedIn to achieve the goal of creating a diverse workplace, and suggestions to make this […]

4 steps to take—at minimum—to ask for a favor on LinkedIn

Very recently I received an invitation from someone to be in their network. At first I was pleased to see “See more” below the person’s Headline. This was promising, as it means the person had taken the time to personalize the invite. In some cases the personalized invites are flattering, telling me how much they […]