Tips on Networking

Jim’s Daily Awakenings The best jobs are never found through an online application process.  The better jobs are never posted.  They are acquired through person-to-person networking.  Some good jobs are created because a person with a unique skill set becomes...
Counter Offers – Should you or should you not?

Counter Offers – Should you or should you not?

Should you accept a counter offer? We recommend you carefully consider not accepting for these reasons: Companies present counter offers to keep their intellectual property from walking out the door. This is about THEM, not you. It’s considered by most...
Put the “X” factor in your Job Search!

Put the “X” factor in your Job Search!

Looking for your first job, laid off, or just looking for an improvement?  Have you had a passion to change to another industry but didn’t know where to start?  Do you want to know the most powerful way to transition into that perfect position for you?  As a...
How to Handle Common Interview Questions

How to Handle Common Interview Questions

Every interview has a unique focus, but some questions are asked so often, it makes sense to do all you can to prepare for them. In order to be successful, you need a strategy — not scripted answers.  Your goal should be to emphasize the experiences in your...
Resume Writing Tips

Resume Writing Tips

In my daily interactions with job seekers, I am amazed at the inability that most people have in writing effective resumes.  Although, many times it is not really their fault.  Either they have been forced into the job market for the first time in many years and/or...
More Interviewing Tips

More Interviewing Tips

Here is a quick summary everyone should review thoroughly before going into an interview: Relax – Think of the interview as a social setting.  If offered coffee or water – take them up on it.  Making them feel more comfortable will also make you feel more...
How to Handle Common Interview Questions

How to Handle Common Interview Questions

Every interview has a unique focus, but some questions are asked so often, it makes sense to do all you can to prepare for them. In order to be successful, you need a strategy — not scripted answers. Your goal should be to emphasize the experiences in your background...