February 23, 2018

My Resume Is Gluten-Free. Read It! (Part II)

I hope you found the information in Part I helpful. Although there are articles out there suggesting that CEOs don’t care about resumes anymore, how many […]
February 9, 2018

Elevate Your Career in 2018

I recently spoke with a career-minded individual who walked me through his decision-making process when it comes to selecting a job. Greatly sought after by headhunters, […]
January 29, 2018
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Tips On Controlling Your Nerves During a Job Interview

  Feeling anxious before a job interview is entirely reasonable. However, for some people, this anxiety can become so overwhelming that it affects their performance during […]
January 12, 2018

My resume is gluten free. Please read it! (Part I)

Disclosure: This blog article does include some affiliate links.  The tools included in this article are all tools I use regularly.  If you click through and […]
January 5, 2018

The Most Frequently-Asked Interview Question – And How To Answer It

As a job seeker, you might have heard this question asked in various ways: “Why are you looking?” or “Tell me why we’re talking right now?” […]
November 6, 2017

3 Simple Ways To Reduce Workplace Stress

In an article published in the American Institute of Stress (AIS), 80% of the workers interviewed felt stressed at work. Out of the 80% of responders […]
October 6, 2017
Work-Life Balance Revisited

Work-Life Balance Revisited

When I interview candidates, they always ask about work-life balance. I proceed to share with them what time people arrive at work, the makeup of people […]
July 7, 2017

Job Search Myths Revisited

I wrote an article last year about job search myths, and I’d like to provide additional insights on some of these. 1.) Perfect resume A perfectly […]
May 17, 2017

Three Steps For Breaking The Glass Ceiling

The idea of a glass ceiling at a workplace is not a myth—except that not everyone hits it. So, I took it upon myself to attend […]
May 17, 2017

Three books to read this quarter for professional growth

Many of us have chosen goals to pursue in the new year. I hope professional growth is not only one of your goals to start, but […]
April 17, 2017

Keys to building limitless opportunities

During my journey to learn as much as I can about job interview success and building an enviable career path, I was able to meet numerous […]
September 14, 2016

How you are sabotaging your chance of getting a great job

There’s something about the job search process that puts people in an emotionally vulnerable spot: asking people from within your network to do you a favor, […]
August 3, 2016

Four Easily Correctable LinkedIn Profile Mistakes

July 25, 2016

How to be a better storyteller

We are all storytellers one way or another. Do you often present to a group of people? Do you sit behind the computer and give webinars? […]
July 11, 2016

The Golden Circle – Interviewing and Getting Hired

Simon Sinek illustrated the key to leadership using three circles – What, How and Why – in his TED talk several years ago. He started his […]
June 29, 2016

Tips for finding a perfect job

Vivi Fenwick is a human resources consultant for small to medium-size businesses. She mostly helps with processes, policies surrounding everything from employee relations to staffing, recruiting, […]
June 28, 2016

Examples of over-asked questions in a job interview

Just because something is popular does not mean it’s good. On the contrary, it can mean it is being overused. When it comes to a job […]
June 22, 2016

Most interesting interview responses

“Why do you want to work for us?” the hiring manager asked a candidate.  The candidate said “My current job is about seven stop lights away […]
June 14, 2016

Three important interview blind-spots everyone should know

Growing up, I got “the look” from my parents when I forgot to say “please” and “thank you,” so I seldom forgot. I suppose that most […]
June 1, 2016

Three telling signs you should start looking for a new job NOW

Not knowing what I wanted to do fresh out of college, I decided to try anything that came my way. And that is how I spent […]
May 4, 2016

What do recruiters look for – Part II – with Amanda Wowk

In my latest Smart Career Planning podcast, I interviewed Amanda Wowk.  Leveraging about a decade of her recruitment experience, Amanda launched her own career coaching business called Amanda Wowk Creative.  […]
April 21, 2016

What are you looking for (as a recruiter) – Part I

I recently recorded a podcast titled “What are you looking For,” which you can download by visiting my podcast link here.  The article below is the “written” […]
February 23, 2016

How To Create Strategic Alliances

Strategic alliances are simply relationships that will benefit your career in the long term.  Those relationships can be useful when it comes to landing a new […]
February 16, 2016

Make-Up Of A Winning Resume

There is no such thing as a bad resume, as a resume only provides insights as to how you organize your thoughts, sheds light on your […]
January 31, 2016

4 Career Myths You Should Know

Outside of work, I receive quite a number of resumes via LinkedIn. Very often someone with over a decade of experience sends me a one-page resume. […]
January 3, 2016

To Travel or not to travel – Findings from a recruiters’ survey

As a headhunter, as early as October of last year, I started receiving emails from the soon-to-be graduates about job options and request for career advice. […]