Discouragement Leads to Discouragement in Your Job Search


I’ve written much about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude during a job search. It impacts every step of the process, from networking, to writing a resume, to interviews and follow up. One aspect of a poor attitude I have not discussed before, however, is how particularly destructive discouragement can be to the process. [...]

Introvert Leadership Ain’t Sexy: If You Aren’t Managing Your Career, Who Is?

Managing Your Career

OK, I get it.  Talking about managing your career isn’t the sexiest thing to talk about, but someone has to.  You spend more time working than anything else other than sleeping.  Isn’t it worth it, to spend that time feeling good about what you’re doing? And where you’re headed? You can go back to thinking [...]

Great Networkers Don’t Need Great Resumes

Great Networking

So often, people agonize over creating a dynamic resume, one that will make the difference in getting the attention they need for the job of their dreams. While I’m a proponent of having an effective resume, it’s often unnecessary if the job seeker is doing a great job of networking! That’s a startling thought to [...]

Job Search Myths Debunked

Job Search Myths

I have been involved in the Career Services field in various capacities for the past 3 decades and I can tell you that there are a great many myths out there that are just that -myths – an idea that is believed by many people but that is not true. Here are four I find [...]

Introvert Leader: Knowing When It’s Time to Leave Your Job

Time to Go

There comes a time in every career, where you have to contemplate leaving.  Introvert Leader or not, it’s a tough decision to make. You’ve invested your time and dedication to your company and to the job.  You may be emotionally tied to the outcome of a project that isn’t done.  You could make a list [...]

Face-to-Face Networking Works Best

Face-to-Face Networking

Everyone likes being efficient. And most people feel somewhat awkward in meeting new people. So, most people in a job search try to do their “networking” online and over the phone. It seems more efficient in being able to get to more people faster, and it’s less intimidating to send someone an email than to [...]

5 Career Limiting Things Introverts Do to Sabotage Their Career and How to Avoid Them [WEBINAR]

Career Limiting Moves

Do you want more for your career? Not sure why you’re not there now? Got passed over for a promotion? You can’t blame your lack of progress on the economy any more. It may be you. There may be things – simple things – that you may not even realize you are doing to harm [...]

What Should a Resume Look Like If You Want Results?


I apologize but this is really a trick question because there is no clear cut answer that applies across the board. A lot will depend on your occupation and your career level. This said, merely updating your pervious resume may work for some of you but will be disastrous for others depending on the job [...]

Defining Your Value Proposition?

Personal Brand Value Proposition

A newly coined term that has become ubiquitous over the past decade in the Job Search sphere is Value Proposition. You’ll read and hear about it in association with networking, writing a resume and conducting an interview. The first step in defining your Value Proposition is also where many go wrong; they fail to understand [...]

Resumes: Trust But Verify


“Trust, but verify” is a Russian proverb told to President Ronald Reagan by Suzanne Massie, a writer on Russia, during the final days of the Cold War. This is also something job seekers and career changers should consider when preparing a resume and LinkedIn page. RESUMES: Prior to being a featured SME guest this past [...]