Tricks of the Trade

24
Nov

10 Quick & Easy Ways to Age-Proof Your Resume for the 2021 Hiring Season (Slideshow + Examples)

Let’s be honest, ageism exists and it sucks. People with a ton of experience and ever more wisdom face the harsh realities that some companies will want to hire younger. And cheaper. However, understand that it’s the interview that can dictate your outcome. In the interview room, you can take control. You can grab them by the arms (not physically of course) and shake their belief in you as a viable candidate. As someone that

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20
Nov

Hiring Managers Are Busy People, People!

π™‘π™žπ™¨π™ͺπ™–π™‘π™žπ™―π™š π™©π™π™žπ™¨… I’m a hiring manager who just lost another employee to poaching, in the process of losing a key customer because of the lack of headcount, and am behind on 3 concurrent projects. It’s 4:00 PM on a Tuesday and I have to stop what I’m doing to sift through resumes. Frankly, I do not like doing this part of the job. I rely on my recruiters to do the heavy lifting here and

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20
Nov

πŸ’™ I’m In The Human Services Business πŸ’›

❌ A lot of people mistake resume writers and career coaches as part of either HR or general business services. We’re in the human services. I know, it struck me when I first heard that, but boy did it resonate. It got me to thinking, just what sort of tangible, real value could I mention that pushed this point through? 😴 Without boring you or seeking some sort of acquiescence, allow me to leave you

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18
Nov

Don’t Be A Weirdo On Your Job Search!

⚠️ You guys, please don’t be the weirdo on a job search. Don’t stand out in a negative way because you’re in a hurry, or feel the hiring company owes you something. Put yourself in their shoes. Help yourself! πŸ‘‰ Some quick ideas to help: βœ… Be professional in your communications, hiring managers do not know you, and your first impression can dictate the outcome sometimes βœ… Don’t be desperate βœ… Be about them, not

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16
Nov

πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’Ž Want To Stay Relevant During Your Job Hunt? πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’Ž

When I worked in agency recruitment, I would present candidates to my clients who I felt were a good fit for their open role and organization, regardless of their current work status. If you’re a candidate who is out of work, I would still recommend contacting recruiters in your industry or field of expertise. I think everyone has an opportunity to raise their appeal on LinkedIn whether they are currently working or not. This can

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