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The curse “may you live in interesting times” could apply to this year’s college graduating class. Unemployment is at its lowest point in decades and new technology has disrupted nearly every major industry. But the curse may actually be a blessing in disguise.

August 29, 2018

 


 

 

July 10, 2018

 

 

Like everything else in our ever-evolving world, the process of selling yourself through your resume is always changing. As young HR pros, we get so much advice on the “right way” to write our resume that it can sometimes be overwhelming. The whole goal of writing your resume is to find that perfect first job that we spent so much time in college studying for. The last thing you want to do is get missed in the shuffle.

May 31, 2018


 

Q: What do you think about offbeat interview questions such as “Tell me a joke” or “If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be? I think we can learn some good things from these types of questions.  What do you think?

March 21, 2018

 

 

The internet has revolutionized the job search, but it hasn’t really changed job seekers’ attitudes about privacy. People share many details of their lives on social media, but looking for a job remains intensely personal. In an age of oversharing, job searching could be described as the last taboo of the digital age.

January 18, 2018

 

If I can sum up the top three things learned in the military, it would be: attention to detail is essential, recon and preparedness is everything, and chow hall food builds character. 

Questionable food aside, the first two are important and life lasting skills which will help you find and excel at your next job.

September 28, 2017
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Do you ever feel like your job applications have gone into a black hole? If so, you’re not alone. It’s frustrating not to hear back from a prospective employer. However, for employers, it is frustrating to sort through numerous applications in the hopes of finding a needle in a haystack: the candidate who best fits their needs.

September 27, 2017

 

 

Q:  I have been job hunting for about three months with little luck. I‘ve had a couple of interviews but afterwards,  I never heard anything back.  The most frustrating part is that I don’t know why.  I wish there was a way to find out what I’m doing wrong.

August 14, 2017
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Tools are amazing things.  Having the right tool for the job can make all of the difference, but using the wrong tool can be a huge headache.  Hammers are one example.  Using a hammer with a nail is great, but using a hammer to drive a screw is not so good.  Likewise, saws can be helpful, but in the hands of someone who is untrained or inexperienced, a saw can lead to damage or worse.

August 11, 2017

 

 

Social media can be the key to landing a job. Best-selling author Martin Yate, a career coach and former HR professional, takes your questions each week about how to further your career in HR. Contact him at the e-mail address at the end of this column.

July 12, 2017

 

      

 

Despite a century of speculation by managers and scholars, we know very little about whether certain cues or signs exhibited by employees can predict whether they're about to quit.

June 19, 2017

 

No matter where you are in your career, it’s important to regularly take inventory of your skills and develop learning action plans. A new way to think about learning action plans is the idea of creating a “portfolio.”

May 25, 2017

Leaving school and entering the wide unknown of the workforce is a big change for any college or high school graduate. For job-search newbies, knowing what employers want and how to navigate the hiring process can be about as confusing as a Yogi Berra quote. And sifting through conflicting advice from well-meaning friends and family just adds to that confusion.

November 14, 2016

 

Naturally, as a full time recruiter I spend an exorbitant amount of time pursuing LinkedIn profiles. It’s a recruiter’s most frequent online destination when being charged with filling a job opening. While not all profiles are created equal, it never fails that every couple weeks I run across a real doozy. These are profiles that have all the right endorsements and employment experience but are hamstrung by a truly cringe worthy profile photo.

October 28, 2016

 

  

 

Are you looking for a way to prepare for the future?

August 12, 2016

 

Do you get the Sunday night blues because the reality of Monday morning is approaching?

Do you find yourself pushing the snooze button a third time because you don’t want to go to work?

Do you have to fight the urge every morning to call in sick?

Are you in survival mode by 8:30am and by 5pm feel drained dry?

August 9, 2016

     

Ready or not—here they come! Graduates of the Class of 2016 are ready to enter the workforce and will be preparing to start their careers over the next several months.

June 6, 2016