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Job Search Checklist: What Factors Employers Use In Hiring Decisions

– Posted in: career coaching, overall job search skills

When I blogged previously about the importance of thank you notes (including five real job seekers whose thank you notes hurt or helped them get a job), I meant to showcase an often-overlooked by powerful job search step. This isn’t to say, however, that for any of the job seekers I showcased the thank you [...]

Jobvite Confirms It: Social Media For Job Search Is Critical

– Posted in: career coaching, marketing yourself

This post on social media for job search originally appears in my career column for and Here is the unedited version: Jobvite is an online recruiting platform and surveys recruiters on their hiring strategies. Jobvite’s annual Social Recruiting Survey was conducted in August 2014 and surveyed 1,855 recruiters and HR professionals across industries. [...]

Job Search Turnaround: A Real-Life Client Success Story

– Posted in: interviewing, Success Stories, troubleshooting

An attendee at a recent workshop sent this update about her job search turnaround:  I wanted to thank you for sharing your insights on "Ace the Interview" webinar through Columbia's Center for Career Education a few weeks ago. I used your insights immediately after that webinar, during a phone interview with a market research consulting [...]

When A Recruiter Calls, Part 2: Surviving The 10-Minute Phone Interview

– Posted in: career coaching, interviewing

This post on optimizing your next phone interview was originally published in my career column on and This is the unedited version: I have written about how to maximize that unexpected call from a recruiter and put yourself in the best light, regardless of whether or not you’re actively looking. However, sometimes you [...]

Lucky Career Breaks: Increase Your Odds – Life Reimagined

– Posted in: career coaching, marketing yourself, motivation

In my latest career advice column for Life Reimagined, I talk about the role of luck in job search, career planning and business-building. Luck does matter, but you can make yourself luckier by staying open and observant: Pouncing on serendipity can be a game changer for your career. Richard Wiseman believes lucky people generate their [...]

10 Easy Ways to Make Yourself More Hireable – and

– Posted in: career coaching, marketing yourself

This post originally appears in my weekly career column for and In today’s competitive job market, it is not enough to promise you’ll get the job done. You need to already have a track record of accomplishment. With smaller headcount, employers are gun-shy; they’re wary of making a hiring mistake when they do [...]