It is amazing how we have grown so reliant on technology and how we consult an app before completing a simple task. We live in an era where distraction is allowed and even encouraged. How about giving yourself a break from all the distractions? As you pause and reflect on the achievements and learnings in… Continue reading Unplug and Make Your Career Resolutions
A sad story about a woman who died from sleeping in her car while waiting for her next shift at a Dunkin' Donuts. Carelessness aside, her struggle to make a living wage was real. Because many store owners don't want to pay full-time benefits, many employees in the service sector have to work short shifts… Continue reading Why Paying Above The Minimum Wage?
If you're one of the general users (not in recruiting or sales) who only spend five minutes per week on LinkedIn, you probably get frustrated or lost on the site one of these days. You're not alone. As a recruiter, I see a lot of mistakes people make when it comes to using LinkedIn. Since… Continue reading Idiot’s Guide To LinkedIn
Unpaid internship is sadly an accepted form of employment in the US. Younger generations are paying a lot more for career preparation than ever before. "U.S. companies have been cutting money for training programs for decades, expecting schools and workers to pick up the slack." College students have to pay for school, training, and internships.… Continue reading Modern Wage Slavery: Unpaid Internships
Integrity. Innovation. Excellence. Respect. Diversity. Teamwork. Customers. Wait...what other buzzwords did I miss? Of course you can try those espoused values that everyone else uses and wait to see if they work for you. Or, you can be humble. Humbleness is truly an underrated and misunderstood quality. Being humble doesn't mean you're selling yourself short.… Continue reading The One Thing That Helps Your Business Last
It is unfair that employers judge your knowledge, skills and ability on a piece of paper. On the other hand, it is scary for employers to hire someone based on the information on a piece of paper. Would you pay $100,000 for a piece of paper? No. So if you're shooting for an annual salary of $100,000,… Continue reading What You Didn’t Know About Your Resume
LinkedIn is one of those things that you either want to do it right or not at all. The benefits of having an All-Star LinkedIn profile: You can be easily contacted by your network (and beyond) for any of the following: career opportunities job inquiries expertise requests reference requests getting back in touch consulting offers business… Continue reading To LinkedIn or Not?
Most employers still expect you to submit your resume even though they are accepting online profiles as official applications. So what exactly do employers look for in a resume? The Holy Trinity. These are the three key elements to demonstrate your qualifications for the position on a piece of paper. Sounds daunting but it's not… Continue reading The Holy Trinity of Resume Writing