Things You Should Know for an Interview

By Monday, December 17, 2012 0 Permalink 0

It's been a little while here, but check out my most recent article at EBONY: Applying for jobs in a down economy has to be one of the least enjoyable tasks out there. You know you’re competing against the world. You’re praying that your résumé is optimized to appease the Applicant Tracking System gods. And once you’ve ...

Lessons on Negotiation from @SharkTankABC

By Thursday, November 8, 2012 0 Permalink 0

I had the opportunity to write an article for Brazen Careerist, a popular career and lifestyle site for young professionals. Below you'll see an excerpt from my article, titled Lessons from the Shark Tank: How to Lose an Offer in 15 Minutes or Less. Hope you enjoy and find it useful! -- We can learn a lot of ...

Four Mistakes to Avoid When Requesting an Informational Interview

By Friday, November 2, 2012 7 Permalink 0

To: rjones@dreamjob.com Date: Mon October 1, 2012 9:45AM Subject: Informational Interview Request From: Aaron Levington Hi Rich, I found your info on the company's website and wanted to reach out because I'm very interested in working for your company. I left you a couple voicemails (past two Mondays) and figured it'd be a good idea to reach out via email ...

4 Easy Wins: How to Write a Professional Summary That Gets Results

By Monday, September 24, 2012 20 Permalink 0

There's a big difference between an objective statement and a professional summary. Unfortunately, a lot of people still go with the former. They lead with an objective like "To contribute to the company's bottom line by applying knowledge gained through coursework and struggle," or "To continue developing professionally and to apply what I've learned as ...

Three Reasons Why You Should Have a Blog

By Monday, September 17, 2012 14 Permalink 0

Blogging ain't easy. It's time-consuming, requires a good command of English, and forces you to put yourself out there for public consumption. Quite frankly, it can be scary. But when you compare this to the job search, it's not much different. You have to spend time reviewing job descriptions, doing research and submitting your application. ...