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March 19, 2013

Job Search: Casting A Wide Net Gets You Nowhere

Imagine for a second going into the supermarket and trying to select a salad dressing – you would be overwhelmed by the large number of varieties and options available to you. What if you decided […]
March 6, 2013

Job Search: What’s the magic number

A client recently asked me “How many job applications would it take to land a new job?” It’s a good question and certainly a valid question, but unfortunately, a successful job search comes down to […]
January 31, 2013

Are There Really Hidden Jobs?

I recently had a conversation with a client who was exploring new avenues to advance his job search. “Should I stick to recruiters? Is an agency my best choice? Should I make the investment and […]
January 11, 2013

Do You Have Your Job Search Armor?

As I made my way to an appointment this morning, I was a little surprised to see rain drops as I emerged from the Metro station in downtown DC. As the rain drops were light, […]
October 11, 2012

Executive Job Search: What do you really know?

October is my birthday month and as I look forward to celebrating another milestone, I can’t help but reflect on my development and growth over the past few years. Not all my growth came through […]
September 28, 2012

Executive Job Search: Renew Your Mind, Land A Job

I have been thinking a lot lately about how negative or restricted thoughts and beliefs stifle and “kill” our personal and professional success. I meet so many executive job seekers who have launched a job search for […]
September 27, 2012

Executive Job Search: 5 Steps To Getting Re-Charged

Wow…how did we get to the month of the September? I swear, it was just March and I was busy planning my father’s 80th birthday party..while I hate to see the summer go, fall is […]
September 25, 2012

Executive Job Search: Too Many Cooks In The Kitchen?

Recently, one of my clients sent back her executive resume with a sea of red marks, deletions, and changes and also included comments from five different people. My first response was “whoa” as it was very challenging […]
September 20, 2012

Executive Job Search: Show Me Your Value

Recently, a mid-level marketing professional contacted me about getting assistance with his career marketing and job search process. I was not surprised to hear the frustration, worry and concern in his voice; often a successful, fruitful job […]