OMG LOL! Embarrassing and Hilarious Resume and Job Search Bloopers

I’ve collected a lot laugh-out-loud hilarious resume bloopers over the years, and whenever I feel down, they’re always good for a chuckle. Some I’ve experienced firsthand, most I’ve been told about, and a few may just be the stuff of urban legend in the hiring world, but they’re all a hoot, so here you go. […]

What Makes a Startup Superhero? These Five Things.

Here are a few qualities of people who are cut out to work for a startup.

As you may know, I’m an executive recruiter (okay, go ahead… call me a headhunter if you must). Most of my clients are startups and early-stage technology companies, and I help them find the kind of awesome candidates who will help their new company succeed. I get resumes every day from people saying they want […]

Resume Personal Section Advice: When to Include Outside Interests Like Burning Man or Politics

When does personal information like Burning Man or church work on your resume make you look like the perfect candidate... and when does it target you for rejection? Good question.

I often get asked whether it’s a good idea to include a resume personal section, or if it’s just offering unnecessary information that might risk  hiring discrimination. Should you mention your annual trek to Burning Man where you manage a team building a huge art project? What about the years in college organizing the Young […]

How to Rock Professional Networking Events

I’m a recruiter, coach and speaker, which means I make my living by talking to people, but I really don’t like professional networking events and schmoozing. It often feels awkward and uncomfortable to me because I’m actually pretty shy. Go figure. But meeting strangers is a fact of life when you’re building a business or […]

New Grad Jobs: The Best Job Search Approach for Grad Students

Looking forward to finishing grad school? The best job search advice I can give you is to start building knowledge and connections now so you are competitive for the right graduate job opportunities.

Dear Job Search Guru, I’ve gone back to school to finish my master’s degree in health care management. My field of study is very different than what I did before, so I’m aiming for a career change, and I don’t really know what I’m qualified for based on my experience and my recent education. What […]