I Want to Move!

Tips for conducting a job search in another market I get to talk with talented professionals every week who are interested in moving to another city but want to do so with a job in hand.  Making the decision to move could be based on the desire to be back in their hometown, to have

Never look for a job again!

How-to Guide for sliding seamlessly into each career move I was talking with someone the other day who was unbelievably unhappy and unfulfilled in her current job. She has been with the same company for 13 years and although she’s moved around and been promoted, she feels very stuck.  I asked her why she didn’t

A Story about Reputation Management

How one startup successfully managed their employment brand I am fortunate to work with some of the smartest and most innovative startups in Colorado.  One of the hardest things for a startup is getting noticed.  Justifiably, entrepreneurs will spend a whole bunch of time building their company and product brand – after all – revenue is what makes the difference

‘Tis the Season for Working the Room

Networking tips for most of us I had the pleasure of speaking at an industry event last week to an incredible group of technology executives.  We spent some time talking about networking and the benefits of being prepared for holiday cocktail parties.  One of the members told a story of receiving a job offer as a direct result

LinkedIn Tips

Whether you’re happily employed in your current position, looking around for a switch or unemployed, Linked In is one of the key tools in your in your professional toolbox.  It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do as a professional, an up-to-date profile is going to serve you well.  Why?  Here are a few of the 100

For the Rookie Job Seeker

Make sure you're fishing in the right pond  This month’s article focuses on helping those individuals who don’t have a lot of experience being a job seeker.  Maybe you are getting ready to graduate, looking for an internship, returning to the workforce after an extended absence or newly transplanted to a new geography.  This one

Are you a driver or a passenger in your career?

I have the privilege of working with amazing people every day. Since we are in the business of finding and hiring talent for our clients, we spend between 4 and 6 hours each day talking with people about their careers. We spend an equal amount of time combing thru resumes. Without sounding too Black and

Bad job seeker behavior

These tactics will damage your reputation  In my position I have a unique vantage point.  Daily, I work with hiring managers to help them hire great people and with job seekers to help them navigate their next career move.  I’ve handled more hiring transactions than most people do in their entire working life.  I’ve observed some pretty cool

Get Happy at Work!

Taking charge of your career direction I was on the phone last week with an individual who asked this question: “I’m at a pivotal point in my career.  Do I take a technical path or do I begin to move toward a management role?” Great question!  I’ve given this a lot of thought since that conversation.  I applaud

A True Story of Success

A lesson in staying the course This article is based on a true story.  The names have been changed to …..you know the line. Robert spent over a decade with a blue chip technology company in the Midwest.  He enjoyed a progressively fruitful career, being recognized, promoted and applauded for his work.  In 2009 he