• How to Manage Job Search Fatigue in the COVID Job Market in Posted inJob Search Advice
    While overall unemployment rates are trending down from a high of nearly 15 percent in April 2020,[1] long-term unemployment – people who have been out of work more than 6 months – remains high.[2]  Recently a graphic design professional shared about her own six-month job search that included hundreds of rejection letters and countless interviews …
  • Why you should embrace multigenerational teams in Posted inGeneral
    As business owners, we need the diversity of our workforce to be representative of the diversity of our customer base. That’s the easiest way to identify our customers’ needs. Companies that have grasped this concept are thriving.  Too many large corporations are focused on years of experience when filling roles, instead of looking at each …
  • How to Format a Resume – Help Us Help You! in Posted inCareer Advice
    We talk to hundreds of great IT professionals every month. We also spend a tremendous amount of time on resume positioning. Not all consulting firms do that, but we do it because we want to effectively pull out your experiences and career interests. We do it to help a hiring manager see how your experiences …
  • Tips For the Job Seeker of a Certain Age in Posted inCareer Advice, Career Pointe, Experienced Consultants
    Age….I was highlighted in the paper recently and the first thing mentioned right behind my name was my age.   I winced.  I work in an industry interviewing people and age isn’t something I can ask candidates about.    I couldn’t help thinking about the relevancy of putting it in the paper.   And just like the candidates …
  • Interview Preparation – Risk Mitigation in Posted inCareer Advice, Recruiting, Interviewing
    If you are a consultant you know that all planning includes Risk Mitigation.   You give significant thought to all the possible things that can go wrong and plan to ensure they don’t.  Consultants have real strength in this space by experience and training.  Ironically, those skills don’t always translate to their personal interview process.   Over …
  • Spring-Time to Take Stock in Posted inCareer Advice, Career Pointe
    Those in the upper Midwest know the struggles of a long cold winter and appreciate every green bud, ray of sunshine and flower breaking through the earth; we take stock.   We rake and clean up what has been left of winter and dispose of the accumulated debris.  We check for winter’s damage and losses.   …