Five Times You Should NOT Hire a Career Pro

I know the title of this post may seem strange coming from me. You may be thinking, ‘Shouldn’t she be encouraging people to sign up for her services?’ I definitely believe there are numerous benefits to finding the right career professional to help you navigate your career. But there are some circumstances when, frankly, hiring […]

What Is HR Thinking During Your Interview?

This is a topic that has been percolating for a while. It was initially sparked earlier this year when I visited with a teen group that I am mentoring about job hunting and early career management. We were covering job interview skills, and some of them had been game enough to be taped prior to […]

Authenticity and Success

Regarding personal branding success, a lot has been said about authenticity — and for good reason. Getting wrapped up in a façade can be very tiring, and can lead to a complete collapse when it becomes impossible to sustain it. I had the honor of being interviewed by Media Shower about The Job Quest and […]

Do This One Thing to Make the Photo/No Photo Question a Moot Point

A very common query that brings people to The Job Quest is, “Should you put a picture on your resume?” This leads them to a guest post that was written in 2010 and provides three reasons to keep a photo off a résumé. Best practices in most all fields change a lot in five years, […]

Getting Asked Clown Questions in Your Interviews?

You know when you get those really annoying interview questions that you just can’t stand? “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?” “How many ping-pong balls can you fit inside the earth?” “What do you think of garden gnomes?” (This is a question actually asked by Trader Joe’s. You’ve been […]

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