Posts Tagged 'Elevator Speech'

New Job Search Skills = New Job

It was a dark and stormy night. Actually every day seemed to be a dark and stormy night as the weeks turned into months and the months progressed without a job. The monster that I called Mr. Laptop ate my resumes and sent them into a black hole where no one ever responded with a call inviting me to interview. Despite being totally competent after 20 years in my job as a human resources professional, I was getting ZERO responses, other than an occasional rejection post card. At least the post card assured me that somebody actually received my resume!

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“Only the Currently Employed Need Apply”

That’s how the advertisement begins.  After you pick yourself up and dust off your bruised ego, you wonder if such a statement is legal, or even moral.  Whatever it is, you are seeing it more and more in employment ads these days. Continue reading ‘“Only the Currently Employed Need Apply”’

Blind Dates and Interviewing

Workforce SolutionsHow much time do you invest in researching prospective employers before an interview? Or, to put it another way, how well do you get to know a prospective employer before you interview with them?

Knowing something about an employer before an interview shows the employer you’ve done your homework. Just think of it this way: A friend has arranged a blind date for you. Before you prepare, isn’t it natural to at least try to find out as much as you can about the person? Continue reading ‘Blind Dates and Interviewing’

Using Super Bowl Strategies to Land Your Super Job


Those of you who have read my past blogs are aware that I have a serious passion for sports. As I prepare to watch the Super Bowl this week, I am considering the keys that helped both teams advance to this year’s big game and how using those same keys can be applied to job searching. Continue reading ‘Using Super Bowl Strategies to Land Your Super Job’