Beat Back Age Discrimination

Beat Back Age Discrimination

There are a number of things that job seekers in their 50s and 60s can do to sideline concerns about their age and get work. Here are a few quick-and-dirty ideas…think of them as wrinkle cream for your job search:   Your Resume, Cover Letter & LinkedIn...
Hate your Job? Here’s How to Move On.

Hate your Job? Here’s How to Move On.

According to American vocalist Bobby McFerrin: “When you worry your face will frown, and that will bring everybody down. Don’t worry….be happy!” Hey, Bobby…ever had a job that made you want to claw your own eyes out? Ever been so bored at work, or had a...
How to Impress at a Job Fair

How to Impress at a Job Fair

Job fairs are so often mishandled by job seekers who throw on a suit, grab a pile of resumes and, once there, try to shake hands with every recruiter in the room. By spreading themselves too thin, they wind up going nowhere. Or worse, they just make a terrible...
Job Search Advice for All Races

Job Search Advice for All Races

A recent story on WNPR about the US unemployment rate’s drop below 7.5% in July of this year—a four-year low—focused in on joblessness among African Americans, which currently stands at nearly twice that of the rest of the population. The piece refers to the case of...
Cover Letters: Paragraph by Paragraph

Cover Letters: Paragraph by Paragraph

Oh, the poor neglected cover letter. So often left in the shadow of the mighty resume (or left out altogether). Yet, writing an effective, targeted cover letter is perhaps the single best way to stand out from the crowd and land yourself an interview. By way of...