Covering Your Cover Letter

If your resume is the first impression the employer has of you, then the first impression of your first impression is your cover letter. Whether it is a formal document sent with your resume or how you write the email that delivers your resume, a cover letter, in any form, is still a vital part […]

How to Discuss (and Negotiate) Salary in the Interview Process

One of the most challenging, questions during your interview is when the employer asks for salary requirements. It can be extremely stressful when you are face to face with your potential boss who will be paying you for the foreseeable future. You could be feeling the job is a great match, but if you have […]

Successful Job Searching: Planning is Everything

Since we will spend nearly one third of our lives at our job, it is easy to understand why our career can be either one of the greatest sources of life satisfaction and happiness, or a source of unhappiness, stress, frustration, and even illness. With the stakes so high, it doesn’t make sense to put less […]

New Year, New Team, & Putting More Job Seekers to Work

As a consultant, strategic advisor, and creative partner to my clients, my work is all about helping them construct and design an impactful story around their professional journey, and the unique value they bring to the table. My goal was always to help as many people as possible – and in 2015, that goal was […]

Tips for a Successful Long Distance Job Relocation

Q: I’m considering relocating for work. How can I conduct a long distance job search and generate results while still employed in another market? A: Focusing your job search on a new city brings the added challenge of competing with qualified local candidates, and it can be difficult to convince hiring managers to give you […]

Why Does it Take HR So Long to Respond?

This post originally appeared on the Brooklyn Resume Studio blog. . Having spent more than a decade in recruiting and hiring, I get a lot of questions from a lot of folks as to why the hiring process takes so long, why hiring managers never respond to applications they don’t choose, and what happens to […]

How to Discuss Relocation Plans in Your Resume

Q: I’m actively searching for a job in another state. How can I mention in my resume and cover letter that I’m open to relocation without getting overlooked?  . A: I would position the relocation aspect as such that you’re already in the process of planning.  This doesn’t mean you have to be packed and […]