Category: Interesting Stuff

“I hate talking about myself!”

Some non-cringey tips for easing into the spotlight. Little kids announce their accomplishments so easily and charmingly (maybe because they’re so dang cute). They’re matter-of-fact and completely unselfconscious. Most grownups, on the other hand, shun the spotlight . “Oh, it wasn’t just ME, it was a team effort.” “Interviews...

Be (a little) Charming

6 Recruiter-Tested Tips for Standing Out A handful of the people I get to interview absolutely shine. What are their secrets? Amazingly, it boils down to using a little charm ~ taking authentic interest in both the job opportunity and the people with whom they’re interviewing. What they do...

Is there a ‘hiring season’?

Minnesotans appreciate warm weather, especially after (the long. dark. cold.) winter. Which just ended.  We spend as much warm weather time as we can … outdoors. Oh, you do this in winter too? Sure you do.  In winter, I still spend time outside daily (I own four horses that need...

Kryptonite Thinking

Maybe you just need to change your mind There are times when life flows: appointments synch up, green lights beckon, bank accounts balance perfectly, and interactions with people of all kinds are a delight. And then BAM! the rose-colored glasses fall away. What was flowing smoothly becomes an oozy quagmire....

Search 101

24 recruiter-tested Tips for Job-Seeking Success A fortunate few never actually look for jobs: they’re recommended by superiors or recruited by former co-workers. For the rest of us, here’s a toolbox of best-practices to make job-hunting easier and more productive. On your professional brand: DO have a recently-updated resume....

Need a Fast Start?

a Recruiter’s Advice for Today’s Job Search Are you arriving on the search scene after a hiatus?  Some of my clients have spent a decade or more with their companies (some thought they’d spend their whole career there).  It’s easy to get focused on day-to-day life, with job+family overriding...