Search for a Fit, Not a Job

May 29th, 2013

If you’re a job seeking “circle” you’re not going to fit into an employer “square”.  It’s all about a snug fit—and as a job seeker, your mission is to convince employers that your skills and experience match all or most of their increasingly specific needs. This point was very well illustrated in a New York…

When Necessity is the Mother of Your Re-Invention

April 18th, 2013

Reinvention can sound like a luxury for the wealthy and secure. There’s a misconception that reinventors are the chosen few who can take lots of time to dream up jobs that will make them happy– whether or not the compensation “pays the rent”. Many reinventors, though, are frustrated job seekers forced to think out of…

Close the Wage Gap at the Starting Gate

April 18th, 2013

All reporting on the wage gap makes it sound like companies have one pay scale for women and another for men. Though many things in Corporate America aren’t “fair”, I’m sure this is not true—and I certainly did not see any evidence of this institutionalized, across-the-board discrimination during my many recruiting years. As I read…

Follow-Up: The Job Search Magic Wand

April 18th, 2013

When you’re new to the job search game and your first resume is not filled with impressive jobs or internships, it can seem like employers are on pedestals as high as the presidency of the United States. As a result, new college graduates often lack confidence and wait for jobs to land on their laps….