Preparing for the Job Hunt

I used to have a love/hate relationship with cooking. Unless it was a recipe that I had made many times before, I found myself struggling with it. Forgetting steps. Not having some ingredients on hand. Despising the prep work involved. Why couldn’t it be as easy as it was for the chefs on TV? And […]

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, […]

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