Hidden Obstacles Hindering Your Success At Landing That Job


With all of my talk lately about changing rules, changing paradigms, and changing jobs, readers might be feeling lost, out to sea, afloat at the mercy of the currents to destinations unknown. This post is not going to help alleviate that situation. It should come as no surprise that companies are out for themselves.  Not … Continue reading

The Mystery Of The Interview


In this brave, new world of the 21st century job hunt, there is no milestone more crucial than landing that all-important interview. Of course there are many milestones in the process – from tweaking your resume to the final negotiations – but more attention is being given to the interview than any other area.  Why … Continue reading

Rules, Rules and More Rules


The rules in searching for a job (or landing that promotion, for those who already have gainful employment) continue to get more difficult.  Sure, the United States is seeing a supposed resurgence of employment in the first part of this year.  There’s been talk that the manufacturing industry even has a surplus of jobs – … Continue reading

Back In The Hunt – A New Approach To The Job Search


As you may have figured out from my last post, I have again entered the job search, but this time while I am gainfully employed. In a lot of ways, it is much harder to search for a job while you are working. Not only do you need to find the time to search the … Continue reading

Six of One, and Resolving Ambivalence


Just another update on Doug’s professional situation

A Bird In Hand


Just another update on Doug’s professional situation.

Just Be Yourself? A Middle-Ager’s Approach to the Job Search


It is a well-known marketing phenomenon that it doesn’t matter what your brand actually is, when compared with what your brand is perceived to be.

Personal brands are increasing in importance for the job seeker – the best wisdom says to construct your own personal brand. But why? And what should that brand be?

A Hopeless Romantic on the Job Search


Just another update on Doug’s professional situation.

Resume Collateral, or Here’s Doug!


This new resume collateral piece designed wholly by Doug is intended to supplement Doug’s resume and raise interest levels of prospective employers.

Good Hunting! (or Resumes, Reach and Rejection – Oh My)


It can be tough for the job hunter – the woods are filled with countless other orange-vested job seekers, all jockeying for position to trap their prey: the elusive creature known as fulfilling employment. And the longer one spends out in the woods, more cold and alone he or she begins to feel. But there are steps the job hunter can take to maximize their opportunities.

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