Increased competition for jobs means there is a growing need to stand out to hiring managers and have a Job Search strategy. Generic resumes and cover letters don’t cut it. Each application needs customized application materials that speak to the specific needs of that company. Researching jobs and companies plays a much bigger role now … Read More »
Gap Year. Recently these two words have been used, thought about, and planned around more than ever, but what is a gap year actually? Most people understand a gap year to be time spent post-graduation before pursuing more schooling, jobs or other exciting opportunities. In some cases, it may mean traveling, getting a job … Read More »
So you’ve found a pretty good possibility for a job and you’re excited because not only do you tick all the boxes for the skill-set the organization is looking for, but you’d just love to work there! So when you’re invited to interview, you are very pleased indeed. Except… you hate the whole assessment process, … Read More »
They just didn’t work out.
The hardest part of selecting a new hire is figuring whether or not they will fit into your organization. A strong resume and skill set are impressive but most hiring managers would agree that long-term employee success depends on whether a new hire adds or subtracts from the energy in your … Read More »
Naturally, everyone wants to be more successful by reaching their goals. Whether you want more money, more customers, more profits, better health, or whatever result you’re looking for—what you’re really trying to do is create a new reality for yourself.
Let’s illustrate that by saying that you want to go from your current reality to a … Read More »
“No one can teach anyone anything of significance,” wrote the famed psychologist Carl Rogers in his classic book, On Becoming a Person. This philosophy is the foundation of effective mentoring.
I learned a lot of insignificant things in grade school. Even today, I can name the capital of every state; I can tell you that the … Read More »
We all know being an older Job Seeker is just a state of mind. Most of us are ready to contribute right now, regardless of our birth generation. However, it seems there is continuing bias against workforce veterans… and that relevancy as a candidate is perhaps determined in large part by their age.
So, how can … Read More »
Local, regional and even national public policy brings both opportunity to grow and evolve, and on occasion, a related opportunity to step back to a previous position or place if a policy doesn’t work. Two excellent illustrations of ‘the choice after the choice’ I have learned from come from two very diverse settings.
Consider that in 1984, … Read More »
How Can flawed thinking help your career? Professor Veronica Van Heyningen is a world renowned geneticist. She is at the cutting edge of scientific discovery. Identifying human disease genes and mutations can reveal how normal biology works and also how it can go wrong in disease. Find the flaw to understand what works. What has … Read More »
In the 3rd part of our Fire Service Resume series, you should have begun to get a feel for the process of creating a comprehensive Fire Service resume. As you recall from part 1 and part 2 of this 5 part series our objective is to help you create the absolutely very best written representation … Read More »