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Career Curb-Appeal: Job Search Lessons from HGTV

I’ll be the first to admit it, I’m a sucker for HGTV. I love settling in for marathons of House Hunters, Property Brothers, Fixer Upper and scores of other house-related shows. There’s something strangely appealing about watching people search for their dream home in Malibu or renovate their mid-century modern in Kansas City.

I won’t call it a guilty pleasure,...

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What's Career Santa bringing you this year?

When I was a little kid I got so excited when Christmas was coming. I would lay in the middle of the living room floor flipping through every page of the Sears catalog circling all the things that I wanted and then I’d faithfully transcribe each item into a letter to Santa. Some years, my parents would take me to the mall to visit Santa and I'd whisper in his ear the one big thing I...

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Shape up your resume for the job search marathon

It’s easier than ever to search for a job today, but sadly it's probably harder to GET a job than it was 20 years ago. There are a plethora of online job boards like Indeed, LinkedIn, The Ladders, Zip Recruiter and more. With little effort on your part you can opt to receive an inbox full of job alerts each day.

Some of the openings even allow you to apply with “one click” --...

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5 Steps to a Great LinkedIn Photo and Why It's Critical to Your Success

 

Updated: Sep 18, 2018

 
The old adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” is more revelant than ever on Linkedin. According to Linkedin expert Blair Decembrele, profiles with a photo get 21 times more views and up to 36 times more messages than profiles without a photo. No matter how great your Linkedin profile, it's not going to be viewed if...
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9 Tips for a Great DIY LinkedIn Headshot

Last week I wrote about how important it is to have a professional looking photograph on your LinkedIn profile. If you're looking for a new job or in a sales role, it's worth the investment of a couple hundred dollars to ensure hiring managers and potential customers see you at your professional best.

Though the pro photographers know how to light and pose their subjects for the best...

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