Author Archives: Susan P. Joyce

Get Noticed: Here’s How to Build a Resume Customization Cheat Sheet

resume customization

Customizing your resume for each opportunity is not optional these days. Resume customization will help your resume escape the dreaded “black hole” where resumes disappear. Resume customization also demonstrates your interest in the opportunity, which will impress the employer.   

Posted in Resumes | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Knock Their Socks Off: 5 Ways to Ensure Job Interview Success

knock their socks off job interview success

Unfortunately, an invitation to interview is not a guarantee of a job offer. Not even close. Instead, it is an invitation to demonstrate what a great employee you would be. Think of it as an audition for the job.

And to win the job… you must win the audition…   

Posted in Job Interviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

New Ways to Use Job Boards for Success in the New Year

job boards

While job boards are obviously still valuable resources, they can often be a big waste of time. Job boards are not the only source of jobs, and they are not the best way to find a job today. According to recent research, only 12% of jobs are filled via job boards. Think beyond using job listings to find your next job.   

Posted in Job Search | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Boomerang Employee: Haven’t We Been Here Before?

boomerang employee

A boomerang employee is one who has left (usually quit) an organization to work somewhere else, or to drop out of the workforce for a while. Then, later, they return to work for that employer again, like a boomerang returns to the person who threw it. Many of us have former employers we could work for again if we wanted to…   

Posted in Job Search | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Is Your Job Search Hampered By a Deadly LinkedIn Mistake?

linkedin mistake

A deadly LinkedIn mistake can be very damaging. These errors make a job search more difficult and career success more challenging than it should be.

Avoid being one of these unfortunate people by avoiding these 5 common LinkedIn mistakes…   

Posted in LinkedIn | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Understanding Today’s 5 Best Job Search Strategies

best job search

Because they don’t understand today’s five best job search strategies, many job seekers are struggling. Many end up searching for jobs for many months. The reason? They focus all their efforts on applying for jobs on job boards. My advice is to stop applying for every job you find on every job board! Fewer than 15% of jobs are filled through job boards. So job seekers face the most intensive competition on job boards. So to concentrate on today’s best job search strategies, begin with the following: Become Easy to Find Being easy to find is essential for the best job search, today. If you aren’t visible online, presenting a coherent professional image, you aren’t going   

Posted in YouTern | Leave a comment