“How do I begin a job search these days?”

“How do I begin a job search these days?” That’s the text a friend just sent me. As a recruiter, it seemed the opposite of my recruiting world where the job finds you. (See yesterday’s blog for getting your resume interview ready.) What next? Here are a few quick tips to turn this mountain into a molehill. Make a list of what you want…

Be Kind

I have to admit, I am struggling to be inspired this week. With all the current events going on in the world, affecting every one of us in different ways, I thought I would keep it simple and spread a message of kindness. One of my favorite sayings is “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about….

Boston = Fashion????

Growing up within retail, spending most of my time in Boston, our city has never been given many props for being “fashionable”. Known for brutal northeast winters, we have been a city rated worst dressed often trading our heels and high-boots, for salt-stained Uggs and comfortable “athleisurewear” incorporating the easy breezy looks into our daily lives, no matter what we have going on. But…

Lessons learned (or reinforced) at a party

As I was attending an event hosted by one of my firm’s top clients yesterday, I was gratified to be surrounded by not only managers and senior executives that I had placed in the company, but my strategic partners within the group. To see the founder, president and other executives working closely with my placed candidates to celebrate a new store…

No Surprises

We all love surprises: unexpected gifts that show up at our door, friends that drop by – the good surprises. But surprises during the job search process aren’t always a good thing. I often say to both my client companies and candidates that a significant part of my job is to minimize surprises on both sides. By consistently engaging in a dialogue about…

Summertime and the Living is Easy….

Aah..summer—-the time of year that many of us dream of days by the water or our favorite mountain retreat and slowing down a bit. And enjoy it we should! So many times we will speak with candidates in July or August who “want to wait until fall” to consider interviewing or exploring other opportunities. Surely, the job market must slow down in the…