Should You “Apply Down” for Jobs?

The ups and downs of a fallback position.

With a finance degree and five solid years as a financial analyst, Tamara did not picture herself working as a restaurant server again. “Times are tough right now, you do what you have to do in order to pay the bills,” she says with a shrug. Continue reading “Should You “Apply Down” for Jobs?”

Artistic Puddle-Jumpers

danny-0509Lessons learned from ingenious job seekers.

I want to share two of the great things I’ve seen on a resume and experienced in interviews recently.  The job market is indeed tough, but these people have made the challenge surmountable.  I’ve edited names of people and businesses for privacy. Continue reading “Artistic Puddle-Jumpers”

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

Who 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”