April Tips: The New Normal

April 3, 2020 Things are tough for everyone these days, and most of us are struggling to figure out either how to adapt to working from home (often while getting kids to learn virtually) or we’re looking for some way to make enough money to tide us over until… whatever is next.  So, with that…

Getting a job in a bad economy

  How can you find a job during this coronavirus anxiety?   While there are lots of thoughts about the state of things out there, as of March 10, the primary US recession tracker puts us at a 53% chance of recession.  But we all still need money coming in the door, and we all…

Cover Letter Basics, Part 2

Now that you’ve taken some notes on a few things you really want to be sure to have on your cover letter, it’s time to write that sucker up.  I recommend writing down what you want to cover, even if it’s rough, and then stepping away for a little while so you have time before…

Surviving if you’re a service worker

I know a lot of people are facing very hard times from layoffs, self-isolation, and just plain slow business.  I have friends who are hair dressers, massage therapists, food service workers, bartenders, and retailers.  And many of my friends are now finding themselves out of work, either because of indefinite closures or through layoffs from…

How-To: Video Interviews

How-to series: Video Interviews Public places are closed in a way I’ve never seen before, but business still needs to get done, so whether you’re in the middle of your job-search or you need to hire people, this info will help you navigate the video interviewing process so you can accomplish what needs doing.  …

Resume Basics, Part 2

  Your resume is your primary marketing document, and it also serves as a mini version of you when you’re not in the room.  On Tuesday, we looked at some resume rules to get you started.  Today, here are some more advanced tips: Make sure that contact info is correct. At a minimum, you’ll want…

Resume basics

It’s important to keep your resume updated even if you’re not looking for a new job.  After all, you never know what’s around the corner.  It might be something terrible like layoffs or the sale of the company, or it might be something fabulous like a possible promotion or really great offer from another employer. …

Help, I hate my job!

This is something I hear all too often from my clients.  By the time most of us are uncomfortable enough to take action, things on the work front are pretty grim.  They’re stressed all the time, Mondays feel like poison, and they have to sit in the parking lot and talk themselves into those last…