Tag: Networking

When Your Job Quits You

3 Insights to Help You Maintain Balance You’ve been let go: your company eliminated your position, your performance wasn’t up to par, layoffs happened. Most of us prefer being the one to decide to leave, but sometimes it happens: we get dumped. It’s impossible to control the exact timing...

Hope is Not a (Job Hunting) Strategy

The old ‘post-and-pray’ model (where Talent Acquisition publishes a job on the company ‘Careers’ page and HOPES that the right candidate applies) doesn’t work well. We still post, of course, but we’re also reaching out to candidates and actively recruiting them. ‘Apply-and-pray’, the job seeker’s equivalent to ‘post-and-pray’, doesn’t...

To Cover (Letter) or Not?

The real scoop on using cover letters today QUIZ: use a cover letter (pick one): a) always; b) never (they’re old-fashioned); c) to hammer home why you’re a perfect fit for the job; d) a and c; e) b I know, right? Back when resumes were snail-mailed, a cover...

Networking for the Rest of Us

5 Non-Cringe-y Ways to Get Yourself Out There You’re ready: you’ve got your professional brand tightened up.  Your resume is fine-tuned and your LinkedIn profile represents you well. You’re ready to take the next step in your search: putting the word out. One of the most cringe-y activities I...

For the happy-hour averse

start right where you are :: INTERNAL NETWORKING   A few weeks ago, while prepping for a Genesys Works training session, I was pondering the program: these interns have a stunning opportunity to start building their professional networks while they’re still in high school. They learn new skills, showcase...

Recruiters: Friend or Foe?

Chances are, at some point you’ll have the opportunity to work with a recruiter, either as a hiring manager (for a fee, they help you find the right candidate) or as a job-seeker (they recruit you for one of their searches or generously share their network with you). Two...

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....

Behind the (agency) curtain

Some tips on engaging more effectively Love ‘em or hate ‘em, agency recruiters and search firms are a fixture on the job search (or hiring) landscape. But they’re not interchangeable and they do need some cultivation. Here’s a roadmap to save you some time and potential heartache. PART 1:...

I got an introduction. Now what? 

Some thoughts on how to bridge the (awkward) gap. “What do I do when someone in my network DOES make an introduction?” Someone asked this recently. She was in a bit of a panic, wondering how to behave, what to say, and of course, whether she’d actually get to...

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...