The Cold Networking Email that Opens Doors

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Just find out about a really cool company you'd love to work for but aren't sure how to contact them? Share a passion with a speaker you just heard and would really like to discuss his ideas more? Or perhaps you'd like to ask someone you admire from afar for career advice? If can think

Hiring Differences Between Startups and Big Companies, Part 3

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

This is the third and final post of a three-part series about the differences between startups and big companies. The first post was about differences in company culture; the second focused on differences in interview practices.  Today's topic is the hiring differences between startups and big companies, with a focus on compensation.   8.  Hiring Process First, some things

Interview Differences Between Startups and Big Companies, Part 2

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

In Part 1, we talked about the differences between startups and big companies in terms of their company culture. I compared startup and big company lifestyles, role definitions, teamwork, and the dramatic differences in their systems and processes. In this post, the conversation shifts to interview differences between startups and big companies. This includes the

Difference Between Startups and Big Companies, Part 1

Monday, July 30, 2018

My career found me in all sized companies, from barely-funded startups to Fortune 500's. I loved the well-rounded business education I got, but also learned that the behaviors that were rewarded at startups weren't always valued at larger companies. In fact, they often worked against me. There is a huge difference between startups and big companies.

Why Fall is the Best Time to Job Search

Monday, July 16, 2018

Ah, summer vacations, endless outdoor activities, impromptu get-togethers and beautiful weather! It’s hard not to kick back, slow down the pace and enjoy. Find a new job? Not now! But the slower summer pace is the perfect setup for a fall job search. Why fall? Fall is the best time to job search for three

6 Strategies for Beating Job Search Burnout

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Every job search is filled with emotional ups and downs. Rejection after rejection can do it to anyone. And if you're who defines yourself by your employment status, you'll likely feel it especially hard. Burnout sets in when you take it personally. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Following are six strategies for

Social Professional Networking on LinkedIn

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Networking! A word that causes most of us introverts to shiver in our shoes! But it doesn’t have to be that way. When my clients hesitate, I show them a new path to professional networking on LinkedIn that is social, not socially overwhelming. The great news about this approach is that you no longer send

5 Tips to Kickstart Professional Networking

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

STEM careers tend to run in families: an estimated 70% of STEM grads have at least one STEM parent. And it's also well known that 80% of all jobs are found through professional networking. So doesn't it make sense to approach family and friends first when it comes to building your network? The people closest

How to Use LinkedIn to Find A Job

Monday, January 30, 2017

Fourteen years ago, just having a LinkedIn profile was considered cutting edge. Today, with almost a half-million users and growing, LinkedIn has become the #1 Web Site for finding a job. But even with infinite LinkedIn job search opportunities, how you present yourself is going to define your success. Learn how to use LinkedIn to

Realities Behind Working with Recruiters

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Even if you're not actively seeking employment, chances are your LinkedIn profile says a lot about your background and your resume is still posted at a variety of job boards. Then the email or call comes: a recruiter has an opening that appears to be a great match for your background. Are you interested? Probably --