Cover Letter Confessions

Let me have a confessional moment here first: I hate cover letters. My clients hate cover letters. Some employers don’t even read them (probably because they hate them, too.) (and many (even most?) recruiters don’t want them, though always check) Sometimes, they can make a difference in getting noticed though.  And it’s IMPOSSIBLE to know how much the cover letter (and it’s style and content) will, or will not, matter to any given reader/company. That THAT’S why we all hate them. All those unknowns. (and they are a lot of work for all that unknown impact, too!) They’re a lot Read More

Why you can’t start your job search by updating your resume

Career Clarity: Getting Clear & Plotting the Course for Where You’re Headed Next So many job seekers think their resume was the first step in preparing for a new job search – but – they don’t quite know what they wanted to do next. An effective resume **has to be targeted** to a specific job goal. So – if you don’t know what type of work you want to do now, it’s not effective (in time, energy or money) to (pay someone to) work on your resume. Knowing what you want – and don’t want – and having a guide Read More

VIDEO: Career Change – Your Ideal Environment?

  This video is one of several I’ve posted on my YouTube channel with some great ideas about how to get more clear on your next career direction. Not sure where you want to go?  Does this sounds like you? “I’m not sure what I want to do now, but I DO know, I need to get out of this job, it’s killing me, I’m so unhappy here!”   Then you’ll want to get more ideas and check out the excavation exercises to support your career exploration and inspire job changes in this 70-page Career Clarity Guide. Click here to access it on Read More