Top Career Trends, Mid-2012

Posted by on June 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Well, here we are, already kicking off the sixth month of the year. Now, as we reach the midway point of 2012, it’s time to take a look at where your career is at. Are you where you hoped you would be when the year started? Are you managing the changes in the market? Before […]

Double Feature Career Session Tomorrow

Posted by on June 4, 2012 at 11:31 am

I’m excited to be speaking about not one, but TWO Career Coaching topics tomorrow for GO! Network. Session 1 is “From Desperation To Deal,” where you will learn negotiation techniques to get all you deserve during the interview process. Session 2 is “Ringmaster,” in which I’ll share 8 strategies for becoming a star performer amidst […]

The Future of Networking is in the Palm of Your Hand

Posted by on May 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Did you know that, on average, people spend more time using Facebook and Twitter on their mobile phone than they do on computers/laptops? As this article and report point out, it’s true. Now, we’ve looked at how Twitter and Facebook can play into your networking approach before. But as I’ve pointed out, Linkedin is still […]

Meeting in Person Is Key For Managing and Networking

Posted by on May 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm

In the day and age we live in, email, text messages and phone calls are the norm in professional communication, be it a management relationship or a networking relationship. While this is a current reality, shifting your approach could make a major impact on your career and separate you from the rest of the pack. […]

If You’re Job Searching, Don’t Do It Alone

Posted by on May 9, 2012 at 11:03 pm

When you hit roadblocks in your career search, how are you going to respond? I tell my clients that not getting there is not an option – that we’re going to figure out how to get there and reach their goal. And from my experience, it’s easier to reach those goals when you surround yourself […]

Branching Out Your Network With Facebook

Posted by on May 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm

It’s true: some people network better for their careers on Facebook than on Linkedin. While that may defy logic (after all, Facebook has established itself as THE social network for friends while Linkedin is clearly THE social network for career contacts), I’ve had more than one client who found more success networking on Facebook. Here’s […]

Job Interview Tips In Chicago This Week

Posted by on April 29, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I’m very excited to present “From Hi to Hired…How to Simplify and Ace The Interview” this Thursday at the Executive Network Group (ENG) in Chicago! If any of you (or someone you know) is in Chicago, I hope you’ll join us! Here’s what ENG sent out to attendees this week: Your resume gets you the […]

How To Use Twitter In Your Job Search

Posted by on April 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Twitter continues to be a polarizing social media channel when it comes to the job hunt. So many people tell me, “David, I don’t get Twitter. I think it’s overwhelming and I don’t see how it could ever help me find a new job.” I get why they say this. Twitter has its own language. […]

A Shocking Recruiter/Resume Statistic

Posted by on April 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Per this article and a new study from TheLadders, recruiters spend an average of six seconds before deciding whether a resume is a “fit” or “no fit.” The study analyzed the eye movements of recruiters, revealing their visual patterns. Per the article: In the short time that they spend with your resume, the study showed […]

Say Goodbye To “The One That Got Away”

Posted by on April 17, 2012 at 11:52 am

If you’ve ever gone fishing, you probably have a story about “the one that got away” – the fish that, had you been able to reel it in, would be mounted on your wall, proudly boasting your achievement as a fisherman (or fisherwoman!). But by some stroke of poor luck, it simply slipped away. Most […]