Job Search & Career Management

  • Networking 201: the Referral Meeting: Gathering Information

    It is my experience that people don’t like bad news. People looking for a job really don’t like bad news! Because of this, most people, consciously or not, avoid bad news to the extent possible.
  • Networking 201: The Referral Meeting: Close

    The meeting is about to end. How are you going to handle that?
  • Networking 102: The 3 Deadly Sins, Part 1

    These are three enormous mistakes that people typically make when looking for a job, presented in the context of “Bud’s Rules.” Break any one of these rules and you are toast! Read all three parts of this informative thread.
  • Networking 102: The 3 Deadly Sins, Part 2

    Stop approaching people the way you do now. Find a better way to find leads and get your resume in the right hands.

  • Networking 102: The 3 Deadly Sins, Part 3

    Don't cause a person to commit to doing something for you to get your job, or you'll be left waiting for a call that will never come.

  • This Uncommon Courtesy Will Set You Apart From 98% Of All Job Seekers

    There is one required item after every job interview that 98% of job seekers do not do, and that is sending a simple Thank You card to the interviewer. Learn why this is so effective and why you MUST do this after every interview, every time, no doubt about it, no questions asked.

  • Thank you: What’s the point?

    Thank you cards are all about building relationships not just to get the job you really want, but to keep the job after you get it! I explain here why a simple card can solidify great relationships right from the beginning to help you build relationships that affect your career.

  • Learn The IT Resume Secret That Lands Interviews

    The only purpose of a resume is to get you that job interview. I show you what every IT professional MUST have at the very top of their resume.

  • You’ve gotten a great job! Now What?

    You've landed a job and want to just enjoy and relax for a bit, but let me explain here why that should not be an option. Landing that great job is just a starting point. Parlay that into putting your carreer onto the fast track of success.

  • Track 5 simple things to achieve INSANE career success

    One client of mine increased their salary by 40% and got the job she REALLY wanted at her company. What did she do? She tracked her acheivements with quantifiable numbers and stunned her boss at her annual review. I'll show you how to do this.

  • Is your Resume selling SUCCESS?

    The resume litmus test: Does it help me get interviews by selling my successes or does it prevent me from getting interviews by listing all of my job duties just like everyone else's resumes? Read more to see why you aren't landing interviews from your current resume.

  • Why Your Resume May Not Actually Be A Resume (but you still need it!) Learn About "The Profile"

    Many applicants have created something like a Profile thinking it is an actual Resume. It is NOT! And it will not get you hired, because you'll be overlooked from the very beginning. You NEED a Profile AND a Resume, but they are completely different documents.