Searching for the Job

A Job Winning Cover Letter

New Rules and Proven Strategies for the 21st Century Job Market. It is often said that a cover letter rarely gets read. I beg to differ. As the Director of Career Services for a career college for 8 years I collaborated with HR...

All I Do Is Win: Your Resume Should Reflect Your Achievements

Once upon a time, in my hijinks as a hiring manager, I would put ads out for new staff. Inevitably, I would end up drowning in resumes, many of which did not even remotely fit the qualifications I needed. Many would be complete...

3 Follow-Up Steps to Land the Job

Do Call Us. We Won’t Call You.  It would be nice if it were a standard practice among companies to follow up to let candidates know that they were not selected. It sure would make the process a whole lot easier and less...


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The Job Search Instinct That Could Be Killing Your Chances at Employment

My father’s mantra to me when it comes to my career is always the same: “Remember, every job is a roller coaster.” You might be down now, but you can always go up. And you might feel up today, but don’t ...

For the Millennial Career Girl: Managing an Online Presence

As Millennial Career Girls, We grew up with social media and the Internet, and we most likely handle multiple online accounts. Most Career Girls already know the basics about strictly professional sites like LinkedIn, but what ...

Curveball Interview Questions: Why They’re Asked and How To Handle Them

With the plethora of information in books and online, there really is no excuse to head into interview anything but 100% prepared – knowledgeable about the company, ready to talk about your experience, how it applies to the o...


4 Innovative Tips To Stay Sharp While Unemployed

  It’s not just about who you know anymore. It’s also about who knows you. This is the reality in today’s employment market, said Rich Feller, Ph.D., President of the National Career Development Association in his k...

Prepare for the Career Fair: The Specifics

Last Thursday the University of Wisconsin-Madison held their annual Fall Career and Internship Fair. As a senior at this university I, along with many of my peers, attended the fair to talk to various companies and put my face ...

Changing Jobs: Finding What’s Next (And What You Want)

Last week I wrote “We Suck At Dreaming”, and pointed out how we often focus on what we don’t want rather than what we do want. We take our dreams and put them in a box so they are practical or realistic, or we gut stuck f...


Mom, Dad, and Your Interview

I flipped the first time I learned of the new interviewing tactic some twenty-somethings were employing in their job search: Mom, or Dad, or both were accompanying them on their job interviews. HUH?? My first thought jumped to ...