Archive for August, 2009

Going Green

 

will-s-0209Greening your job search to include environmentally-conscious alternatives.

Being the sports-driven enthusiast that I am, the word “Green” triggers memories of past grid-iron greats– Mean Joe Green, or the maniacal pass-rushing dynamo, Kevin Greene. Retired gold-medal sprinter Maurice Greene also comes to mind.  Like many other Americans, I have come to realize the power of “Green” is also important to a growing sector of today’s workplace. Continue reading ‘Going Green’

Don’t Let A Barrier Be Your Barrier

danny-0509How to market yourself when you have challenges in your work and personal history.

Tell me, is this you? Are you having a hard time finding a job because you have a criminal charge in your history? Do you find it hard to look for a job because you have three children that are not yet in school? Have you worked for a number of employers in the past couple of years and can’t seem to shake the job hopping? Continue reading ‘Don’t Let A Barrier Be Your Barrier’

Don’t Bite the Hand that Feeds You

aleesa-0509Who needs a recruiter anyway? 

I gather many ideas for future blog topics from my esteemed co-workers and career office staff. Today’s new blog topic is inspired by a conversation I had recently with a job seeker. (For blogging purposes let’s refer to this job seeker as John Wayne.) Continue reading ‘Don’t Bite the Hand that Feeds You’

An Eye on Fitness – Part 2

 

will-s-0209Staying in Game Shape between Jobs

 

During a recent networking outing, I had an engaging conversation with a job seeker (for the sake of this blog, let’s just call her Eve). Eve had recently received her third layoff notice in five years. Faced with escalating bills, a mortgage, and a twenty-something recent college graduate under her roof, Eve needed to find a job soon. She wanted to transition into another field, bringing along the host of skills and key professional attributes that made her a successful commodity in the workforce the past 25 years. Continue reading ‘An Eye on Fitness – Part 2’

Your Resume is Not a Slab of Meat and Does NOT Get Better with Age

danny-0509Tips for Maintaining an Attractive Resume for Experienced Workers

This blog goes out to a special group of people that I like to refer to as “experienced workers”. No, no, no…you’re not old, but you may have been on the job market for 5, 10, 20 or more years and now have a resume with some depth. Continue reading ‘Your Resume is Not a Slab of Meat and Does NOT Get Better with Age’