5 Steps to Keeping Your Job Search Toolkit Up to Date

If you’re on the hunt for a new position, you know how important your job search toolkit is to your success. The key components of your toolkit include updated documents (resume, cover letters, etc.), a polished online profile, and an extensive professional network. These pieces work together to give you the best shot at landing your next role.

However, you shouldn’t wait until you’re actively seeking a job to update your …

5 Things CEOs Should Do During a Business Model Transformation

All businesses, even the most stalwart enterprises, operate in a sea of constant change. Lately, many firms have found themselves navigating complete business transformations. Whether brought on by digital disruption, economic shifts, mergers and consolidations, workforce upheaval, or other factors, business model transformations can be very choppy.

So a The key is transforming the company culture to fit the new mission. That improvement starts with communicating effectively — and listening. Here are five ways CEOs can make this happen:

1. Make Your …

Underqualified? You May Want to Apply Anyway

Most people have had the experience of coming across a job they really want but are unqualified for. This is especially common when you are searching for your first job out of college or making a big career change.

Think back to a time this happened to you: You read the ad and loved what you saw — but then you realized you didn’t meet all of the requirements. Did that stop you from applying?

For many job seekers, the answer is …

How to Get Inspired in Your Job Search When You’re Out of Work

I was speaking with a business friend of mine, a CFO who had been out of work for several months due to a company reorganization. He was looking for advice on how to approach a job opportunity. It was a position in which he could hit the ground running and save the company a considerable amount of money.

After the first interview with the COO, my friend was advised he would be brought back to meet with the founder and CEO …

3 Keys to Developing Daily Disciplines

Article by Todd Duncan

Time is your greatest resource. If you struggle with managing it, you likely have not yet harnessed the power of daily disciplines.

As the biblical book of Proverbs says, “He who neglects discipline despises himself.” The most powerful decision you will ever make for your productivity is the choice to build rhythm and routine around doing what matters most. When you …

7 Quick and Easy Resume Hacks You Need to Know

In an ideal world, we’d all have hours on end at our disposal to learn how to write a resume and tailor it to each position we apply for. In reality, nobody has that kind of time, so we have to strike a balance between working efficiently and creating attention-grabbing job application materials. Sometimes, the best option is to make use of simple solutions to get the job done …

If You Want to Get Hired Faster, Look for Ways to Be Different

As a recruiter, I’ve spoken with hundreds of job seekers. Along the way, I’ve noticed a pattern: Most people want to do what everyone else is doing. They don’t want to stick their necks out, take big risks, or do anything “crazy.”

Here’s the problem with this line of thought: Many companies get hundreds of applicants per job, and …

10 Moments When a Career Coach Can Help

Over the years, career coaches have grown in popularity. Once seen as a luxury only top executives could afford, they are now thoroughly mainstream.

The shifting perception of career coaches may have something to do with the increasing complexity of the workplace. Professionals are switching jobs more frequently, and companies are searching for ways to empower and retain their top talent in this job-hopping-friendly climate. As a result, some organizations

Can You Get a Good Job With a Bad Credit History?

When you have bad credit, it can feel like you’re a second-class citizen. The only debt products available to you are typically predatory and high interest, while a mortgage is pretty much off the table entirely. You may have trouble being approved for a rental, and utility companies might require a deposit to set up your account.

As if that weren’t enough, bad credit can also affect your ability …

4 Tips for Your Small Business Job Interview

Believe it or not, small businesses accounted for two-thirds of all net new jobs in the US last year, according to data from the Small Business Administration. Working at a small business can provide numerous benefits, from the chance to …