The Unspoken Reason Why Employers Struggle to Fill 6 Million Jobs

  The Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that there are 6 million job openings currently, and this open jobs number been consistent for the last five months. With unemployment at a record 17-year low at 4.1%, The Washington Post recently cited that employers are engaged in the “biggest scramble for workers in decades.” Yet I […]

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Is Your Need for Social Media Privacy Hurting Your Job Search?

    I have a friend, a high level HR executive, who hardly uses Facebook (and only for personal stuff), is barely present on LinkedIn and sees no value in Twitter. Now I know having a vibrant presence on social media is not a requirement to live fully in this world, except that he is […]

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Get Off My Lawn! Fighting to Prove Ageism Exists

  I have one reader who strongly insists that ageism exists. He told me about one particular interview he had where he was very credentialed and extremely qualified for the role. He said the company told him after the interview, “I don’t think you will fit in with the millennials.” He insisted it was clear […]

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Temp Job Rut: How to Handle Short Term Jobs on Your Resume

  Do recruiters think you’re an unstable employee because you have a few short term jobs on your resume? Are you told you are jumpy since you had to take some temporary, contract or consulting work to pay the bills while looking for the long-term, direct hire job? Is it assumed you won’t stick around […]

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4 Signs You Have an Old Fart Resume

  A client of ours asked us to review their resume because he wanted to make sure he didn’t have a resume that made him look like an old fart. Yeah, I would say that’s a worthy goal: Making sure your resume doesn’t make you look like an old fart. In a three second glance […]

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14 Strategies to Maximize Your Next Pay Raise

  Effectively asking for a raise and negotiating a significant salary increase is no easy feat in today’s uncertain economy.  Frankly, how to negotiate a salary increase is a professional skill everyone needs to master. When you want a raise, the best way is to plan for the raise…don’t just ask out of the blue.  […]

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