I'm very happy to announce that I've recently started writing articles for the Jobs Section of Philly.com! Check out my first piece on employment background checks, which may be conducted by employers in-house or outsourced to a consumer reporting agency.
If you're prepping for an interview, you're probably spending some time in advance researching the employer, practicing answering difficult questions, and choosing what to wear. But when you're down to the last 10-15 minutes before you shake hands with the prospective interviewer, you should be doing some of the things I discussed with Business Insider in this article.
In November 2013, I participated in the Career Thought Leaders Brainstorming Day discussing current and future trends in the hiring market. While I was meeting with some of my colleagues in Philadelphia, other career professionals were attending 14 other events across the US, Canada, Russia, Australia, Italy, and the UK, as well as online.
The CTL has just released its white paper that includes details on our findings and predictions related to the present state and future of job searching. Some of the topics include career marketing communications, job search, career planning and management, and the global employment landscape. It's so interesting to see what career professionals are saying about the increasingly diverse workplace, personal branding, handling applicant tracking systems, and other hot topics.
There's also a (much shorter!) US News and World Report article on 10 Emerging Job Search Trends, Tips and Tactics that offers a nice little snapshot of some of what was discussed.
If you find yourself engaged in an office grudge match or keep butting heads with a coworker, check out some of my advice as quoted in the February-March 2014 issue of Working Mother magazine. These few quick tips could help you improve the situation and recover a sense of harmony.
This month has been a fantastic start to the new year! I'm so happy for and proud of all my clients who have started new jobs, and am excited for everyone who is starting (or getting serious about) a new search.
You can listen to the interview I recently did with Alex Jensen on tbs eFM This Morning - a radio broadcast featuring the latest news from Korea and the world. Alex and I spoke about the Monday Morning Blues and how to set yourself up for a stress-free workweek.
...tune in to TBS eFM This Morning on 101.3 at 9am local time Monday, December 9th, to hear my interview regarding the Monday Morning Blues - causes, symptoms, and cures!
In the time since my last blog posting, lots of exciting things have been happening! I've worked with some really great clients who have gone on to get new positions they love, even though the unemployment rate has continued to hover above 7% (and went up to 7.6% for the past couple of weeks). I also attended the Career Thought Leaders annual Global Career Brainstorming Day to discuss "the now, the new, and the next in careers". One of the things we all agreed on was that even though the surface may appear still, underneath there are so many changes happening in the job market and so many new ways to work. As we head into the winter holiday season, and people start slowing down a little, it's actually a very good time to stay focused on the next - to develop a plan and put it into action. How will you become the best choice for your dream job?