Progress - Perfection

Still Looking For The Perfect Career?

Some careers seem to maintain a powerful allure Many people fantasizing about leaving their jobs for careers that seem to offer deep meaning, like teaching or non-profit work, or apparent autonomy, like entrepreneurship. Others are attracted by high-status, high-pay occupations such as law and consulting. Still others want to work in broadcasting or publishing, for example, which maintain a glamorous …

Why no call back for the interview?

It’s natural to wonder the reasons you didn’t get an interview – or perhaps make it to the second round – for a job you thought was a perfect fit. Related: 5 Tips To Ace The In-Person Interview While I always feel it’s best to ask the hiring manager what went wrong, do a little self-analysis first. Didn’t get a call …

Proactive-Reactive

A Proactive Job Search Strategy

There are two kinds of job searches, proactive and reactive. Most people use reactive job search strategies, which means they look for job openings and then apply to ones that interest them. So, when you send your resume to recruiters and respond to job board postings, you are really at the mercy of what comes up.  In a proactive job search, you pick the …

Colorado employment oulook

Denver a top 10 city for IT job growth

Denver is ranked among 10 “hot cities for IT pros in 2015” by InformationWeek. The business-technology news outlet used data for the year ending in January from tech jobs site Dice.com to compare markets with at least 500 information-technology job listings. “Recruiters at both Eliassen and Mondopicked Denver among their hottest IT hiring markets so far in 2015,” the report says. “It’s one …

A Great Resume

Resume Essentials for the New Year

It’s no secret – writing your own resume is hard! In only a few seconds, you need to engage and intrigue the hiring staff, and prove you’re worth an interview. But how can you do that? Related: 3 Tips To Get Your Resume In The ‘Yes’ Pile If you feel like you’re in a resume writing rut you may be too …

Unemployed

Get Out Of That Unemployment Funk!

Unemployment is not easy… Especially when you’ve been out of a job for more than six months. You don’t know what day it is, you don’t have to wake up early (at least not for work), and you’ve developed a not-so-friendly relationship with your computer. Related: The 3-Step ‘Beat Unemployment’ Plan In the more extreme of cases, your bills may be …

Winning at Work

Consistently Winning at Work

There is a right way to win at work It is always important to maintain a friendly workplace environment.  Your co-workers are the people you are going to see for most of your waking hours, so it would be a good idea to get along with them.  But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to win at work and accelerate …

Break all the job search ‘rules’

Our client Christopher knew something was wrong. “It just didn’t make sense,” he said. “I job-hunted for six months as a full-time job. I customized my resumes and cover letters. I followed every instruction to the letter. I took over thirty online tests in that time, and I got no interviews. My background is a perfect match for at least …