‘Tis the Season for Working the Room

Networking tips for most of us I had the pleasure of speaking at an industry event last week to an incredible group of technology executives.  We spent some time talking about networking and the benefits of being prepared for holiday cocktail parties.  One of the members told a story of receiving a job offer as a direct result…

Is your resume ‘clickworthy?’

As a Talent Acquisition Consultant I spend a great deal of time talking with people about their careers and companies about their hiring practices. Every month I review hundreds of resumes and professional biographies from a single page to an 8 page chapter.  I also am asked regularly what a ‘good’ resume looks like and how to get noticed by potential…

Sustainable Career Success

Thoughts on increasing your ‘employability’ factor I was talking with a friend last week and we happened upon the topic of what distinguishes people who rise to the top of their chosen profession and those who seem to struggle through their work life (and maybe even their personal life).  As you can imagine this quickly…

For the Rookie Job Seeker

Make sure you’re fishing in the right pond  This month’s article focuses on helping those individuals who don’t have a lot of experience being a job seeker.  Maybe you are getting ready to graduate, looking for an internship, returning to the workforce after an extended absence or newly transplanted to a new geography.  This one…

Are you a driver or a passenger in your career?

I have the privilege of working with amazing people every day. Since we are in the business of finding and hiring talent for our clients, we spend between 4 and 6 hours each day talking with people about their careers. We spend an equal amount of time combing thru resumes. Without sounding too Black and…

Let’s talk about money

How to address the salary question  The one question that trips EVERYONE up when I talk with them is compensation.  I talk with hundreds of job seekers every year – from entry level to senior executives – no one nails this question.  So, it’s time to talk about it.  Seriously, it’s not an elephant in the room.  I’ll assume…

Bad job seeker behavior

These tactics will damage your reputation  In my position I have a unique vantage point.  Daily, I work with hiring managers to help them hire great people and with job seekers to help them navigate their next career move.  I’ve handled more hiring transactions than most people do in their entire working life.  I’ve observed some pretty cool…

Keeping them is cheaper than replacing them

Low cost loyalty programs show the love If you’ve been trying to hire experienced professionals this year – especially in the engineering space – I don’t need to tell you this is a tough market.  Colorado is on solid ground and gaining momentum.  There simply isn’t enough talent to fill all the open positions. As…

Get Happy at Work!

Taking charge of your career direction I was on the phone last week with an individual who asked this question: “I’m at a pivotal point in my career.  Do I take a technical path or do I begin to move toward a management role?” Great question!  I’ve given this a lot of thought since that conversation.  I applaud…