Tag Archives: jobs

  • Seven LinkedIn First-Time User Mistakes

    Recruiters are just as discriminating when reviewing LinkedIn profiles as they are when they review resumes. Those using LinkedIn for the first time can be in a rush, make minor or major mistakes, and don’t realize they have set themselves up for failure. Here are a few mistak… more

  • Getting Great Job Search References

    Don't be afraid to ask the right people for references. The right people are your former bosses. Tell your references: 1. I'd like you to be a reference in my job search. 2. Why you're asking them to be a reference. "I remember what a great boss you were," or "I learned … more

  • We Wanted to Help Your Job Search but You Blew It

    Recently I was at a meeting with military folks transitioning to the civilian work world. Several asked for my card. Not one has contacted me in the weeks since. An old friend has been looking for work for a year. Many people who know him ask me about his progress. And then sa… more

  • Too Soon Old – Are You A Job Seeker Over 40

    When I give career development seminars, there are often questions about age discrimination. Yes, discrimination is illegal. And yes, it does still occur. There recently was a job posting on a professional group’s email list for an entry-level position which also included th… more

  • Interview with a Recruiter, Bill Lewis, L-3 Communications GSES

    [caption id="attachment_4358" align="alignright" width="100" caption="Bill Lewis"][/caption] From time to time we bring you Q/A sessions with recruiters, who provide insights on their company, its hiring practices and job search tips. Bill Lewis, L-3 Communications GS&E… more