Ageism is a reality of today’s job search for mature professionals. Discrimination in hiring based on age is illegal, but let’s face it, it’s happening out there, so it is an issue that mature job seekers must be aware of and learn how to strategize against. As the Great Resignation marches … [Read more...] about Showcase Your Value Instead of Your Age During a Job Search
Great professional references can make or break your job search, yet they are often the most overlooked part of an otherwise strong career campaign. Many people assume anyone they have worked with would speak about them in a positive manner, but this is not always the case. Even with the best … [Read more...] about How To Get The Most Out Of Your Professional References
The hidden job market is the term used to describe jobs that are available to be filled, but for one reason or another, the employer has chosen not to advertise them to the public. Leading industry surveys indicate the number of jobs not posted to the public range between 50-75%. The higher level … [Read more...] about Is Your Dream Job Hiding in the Hidden Job Market?
While many people know that networking is necessary to meet more people, develop new relationships, and often convert acquaintances into clients, they frequently still resist it. As an adult, meeting new people in unfamiliar situations can often transport us back to the fifth grade school lunch … [Read more...] about Bust Your Networking Nerves: How to Talk About Yourself with Confidence
LinkedIn released its Open to Work banner in 2020 in response to the record number of workers let go from their jobs because of the pandemic-related economic shutdown. Intended to give job seekers an edge in their job search by informing their network of their availability to work, it is … [Read more...] about When to Use the Open to Work Banner on Your LinkedIn Profile
With over 800M people on LinkedIn, creating a LinkedIn profile has become second nature to most working professionals. The expectation of having a profile on this platform to network, gain industry knowledge, build business, close sales, and be found for employment opportunities is often a … [Read more...] about When to Update Your LinkedIn Profile