Back to Basics with Top 10 Common Search Questions – Part II of II

6.     Are cover letters outdated? More and more we are seeing the replacement of cover letters with emails. That’s good news for those of us who dread writing the tedious CL. That said, remember, the cover letter is the best tool for directly connecting the job to your experience. Unless expressly …

Back to Basics with Top 10 Common Search Questions – Part I of II

1.     How long should my resume be? Length and breadth of work experience will dictate that answer. Most of the resumes we write are two pages, with one-pagers primarily for new graduates and young adults, and three-pagers for those 55+ with scads of experience, Board memberships and quite simply a lifetime …

The Behavioral Interview Part I

Developed in the 1970’s by industrial psychologists, behavioral interviewing asserts that the most accurate predictor of future performance is past performance in a similar situation. While some employers conduct strictly behavioral interviews, others will mix traditional and behavioral questions to make more of a balanced interview experience. Where traditional interview …

Planning for My What’s Next Part II

What Do I Want To Be… It can be called your “Authentic Work,” “Passion,” “Niche…” Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios calls it “Finding What You Love.”  As Comedian Paula Poundstone jokes “Adults are always asking children what they want to be when they grow up …