Job hunting on LinkedIn? Get caught by recruiters—not your boss

By |2020-05-29T12:50:03-07:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Career Advice, Job Search Tips|

Your LinkedIn profile is the cornerstone of who you are as a professional. It’s your public platform for informing your professional community about your education, skills and accomplishments. LinkedIn offers you the opportunity (if you take advantage of it) to network with and become visible to the most influential people in your industry. LinkedIn is also the go-to resource for most recruiters looking for talent to fill their open job requisitions. If you are employed and open to job opportunities, you may wonder what you can do with your LinkedIn profile to make sure you attract recruiter attention without alerting your current boss. The best time to land a better job is when you are still employed. With a little know-how, you can accomplish both stealth and success in your job search. What You Need to Know About LinkedIn’s “Recruiter” Setting You might have heard there’s a LinkedIn setting that [...]

How Coachable Are You?

By |2020-04-24T16:48:40-07:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Career Advice, Job Search Tips|Tags: , , , |

Who, exactly, seeks out a coach? . . . Winners who want even more out of life—Chicago Tribune  In this era of job insecurity, you may consider hiring a coach. Is the investment in coaching worth it? More to the point, how coachable are you, specifically?  What is coaching? Coaching is a professional service to help individuals achieve their personal or professional goals and objectives. is a collaborative partnership built on taking action. Provides clients with feedback, insight and guidance from a third-party objective perspective. What a coach isn’t A coach is not a therapist or mental health professional and does not provide mental health services. A coach may be friendly, but their role is not to provide emotional support or coddle their clients. A coach will expect clients to seek their own personal support by relying on friends, family and their own inner strength. When to reach out to [...]

Covid-19: No excuses because now you have the time.

By |2020-03-18T16:24:57-07:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Career Advice|

When it comes to your coronavirus and your career, Ladders’ CEO Marc Cenedella offers some sage advice: “Like most pandemics… you need to be aware it can take a toll on your career.’ “This time around, put whatever feelings of panic you might have to good use. Use them to spur yourself into action now.”  7 Covid-19 Career Essentials: Mastering Your Virtual Presence for Your Job Today & Tomorrow For many of us, as social distancing shifts rapidly from optional to required, what work is getting done is likely to happen remotely, whether that’s virtual or work from home (WFM). If your career aspirations at end this pandemic go beyond knowing the best sit-com lines from binge-watching, here’s your action plan.  What You Need to Know About Working from Home Or –scoring points means more than binge-watching “Stranger Things.” Do you want to keep your job? Or is this the time to [...]