Why You Should Remove Half the Stuff on Your Resume Right Now…

There’s tons of advice out there about how exactly to answer interview questions, what to wear to that interview and how to follow-up afterwards, but what if you’re having trouble even getting your foot in the door? For many people, it isn’t a lack of experience, education or training that is keeping them from getting a call back — or these days, an e-mail back. Instead, it often comes down to how you’re presenting yourself via your resume. Read more…

Job Interview Advice for Veterans: Practice

While finding a new job can be difficult for anyone, it can be especially hard on veterans transitioning into the civilianworkforce.

A new study from Military Benefit Association revealed that half of the veterans recently separated from the U.S. military and are currently unemployed have not had a full- or part-time job since leaving the military. Among those 40 percent have been out of work between four and 12 months. Read more…

Embracing the Millennials’ Mind-Set at Work

Are millennials — those born from roughly 1980 to 2000 — about to fundamentally change companies for the better? Yes, if companies dare to listen.

Older generations of workers are sometimes annoyed and perplexed by millennials, many of whom want to take on big projects and responsibilities right off the bat, whereas earlier generations expected to pay their dues first.  … Read more

Changing Jobs: A New Beginning

A simple failure to communicate the task clearly in the beginning had almost resulted in John’s termination three weeks after he started his new job.

Fortunately, we were all able to dodge a bullet. After my call to the employer, John and his boss sat down to discuss the project. The assignment was quickly clarified, and John went on to complete the documentation needed to meet the deadline.

John was lucky that my intervention helped save his job.

If you’re working with a recruiter, make sure he or she keeps in touch with the company, to monitor your progress.

You owe it to your career to sharpen your task clarity. Ask for a weekly review for the first month or so of your employment, and try not to let things get set on automatic pilot, especially in the beginning.

With a little bit of planning, it’s possible to make a smooth transition from one job to the next.