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

Simple networking tips to make it stashing a few business cards behind your name tag.

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 […]

Resume Tips: Nine Qualities of the Perfect Resume

There is no one right way to make the perfect resume, but follow these resume tips and you'll get pretty darned close.

If you’re like most people, you really have no idea how to write a resume for a job, and therefore no idea if your resume is cutting it. Am I right? Well, I have some bad news: your resume probably sucks and it’s probably working against you. How do I know? Because as a headhunter, […]

Salary Offer Not Enough? 10 Situations Where a Salary Sacrifice Might Be Worth It

Sometimes it's a good idea to consider a salary sacrifice. Here are ten times when the dollars in the salary offer aren't the whole story.

When you’re looking at new jobs, there’s a lot to consider, but the salary offer and the total compensation package are top priority for many people. Some people believe that taking less salary is always a bad move, but money really isn’t everything… and in many cases, it’s not even near the top of the […]