Tricks of the Trade

23
Jun

11 Ways to Nurture Your Network (and Boost Your Career!)

๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ก๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ (๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ!) ๐ŸŒŸ As a career coach, I know how important it is to build and maintain a strong professional network. Here are 11 ideas to help you nurture your connections and take your career to the next level: 1๏ธโƒฃ Pick Up the Phone and Call ๐Ÿ“ž: Sometimes, a quick phone call can be a welcome surprise. Try calling your contacts at different times of the day

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17
Jun

Happy Fazzah’s Day!

Happy Fazzah’s Day from the 124th US Open Championship in Pinehurst! Got to take my son yesterday and now hangin’ poolside with my girl too! These are the good ‘ole days so stay in the moment and get your squeeze hugs in! And call your dads!

10
Jun

How to Manage Your Weight During A Stressful Job Hunt

๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐——๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜ Job hunting can be a rollercoaster, right? ๐ŸŽข From sleepless nights to anxiety, itโ€™s a tough ride. But guess what? You CAN turn things around! ๐Ÿ’ช When I was deep in the job hunt, stress took a toll on my health. I turned to WeightWatchers and not only dropped over 100 pounds but also saw a HUGE boost in my mental outlook and overall happiness.

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3
Jun

The Art of Backdoor Job Hunting: Networking

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด: ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด Look, we’ve all been thereโ€”scrolling through job listings, feeling like just another face in the crowd. But here’s the thing: you’re not. You’ve got skills, stories, and a spark that’s all yours. So, how do we turn that spark into a full-blown fire? Two words: connections and know-how. First up, networking. I know, I knowโ€”it sounds like a chore. But forget stuffy events and business cards. I’m talking

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27
May

The white font resume trick sucks!

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ด! โŒ ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ “๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ด” ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ’๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ! Hey job seekers! Seen that “white font resume” trick floating around? Yeah, it’s about as effective as a chocolate teapot. Let’s break down why this influencer “hack” is a major misstep: Myth Busted: Sneaking Keywords Past Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) The idea is to hide keywords in white font, hoping the ATS picks them up but human eyes don’t. Here’s the

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