I recently held a Q&A Session on career development in an online forum for some members of the Burning Man community. If you’re not familiar, Burning Man attracts a colorful assortment of participants, but skews heavily towards tech, creativity, and entrepreneurship.
Over half of my clients are age 40 and up – and I’m not far behind. As you can imagine, we spend a lot of time talking about age discrimination. If you’re an older job seeker, you know that you face some real challenges, and there’s no point in pretending otherwise.
Many people make a conscious decision to put their job search activities on hold, usually with the intention of starting back up, refreshed and renewed, in early January. The rationale is that there won’t be any major hiring activity in November and December, and it makes sense to take a break.
Last week’s post covered basic principles of resume writing, and this week I’m going to share some nitty-gritty details for resume structure and content. These tips account for your resume being reviewed by a real, live human being (that still happens!), as well as an applicant tracking system (ATS).
In elementary school we learn how to write essays. In college or the workforce we learn about formal business writing. Letters, memos, research papers, sales proposals, grant applications, and white papers all have elements in common: complete sentences, paragraph structure, normal grammatical rules.
Welcome to my blog! I’m going to use this space to address a wide variety of career related topics.
Some posts will be focused on practical advice for job seekers, while others will explore more unconventional concepts.