Job Search Planning

6 Surprising Reasons Why People Get Hired In December

When I was a search firm recruiter, I found getting hired during December was very feasible and often it was close to my top billing month for the year. Yet all I hear from job seekers and corporate recruiters this time of year, “December is slow for hiring.”  Well, don’t believe it!  If you are […]

Job Search Planning

How Long Should I Wait For a Job Offer?

“I had an interview two Fridays ago and it went really well! But now I haven’t heard anything. Does it mean I am out of the running? I have followed up twice… Should I follow up again? How long do I wait?” Chris asked this multi-faceted question during a training session. I am going to […]

Job Search Planning

Job Seekers: Be What They Need, Then Play Hard to Get

Too many job seekers are contorting themselves into a pretzel to desperately please a hiring manager – longingly hoping to be hired. This suck-up-please-approve-me notion is even worse with experienced job seekers. Nothing more nauseating than an experienced person groveling for love from an employer who doesn’t appreciate what they offer. When you seek approval, […]

Job Search Planning

Get Off My Lawn! Fighting to Prove Ageism Exists

I have one reader who strongly insists that ageism exists. He told me about one particular interview he had where he was very credentialed and extremely qualified for the role. He said the company told him after the interview, “I don’t think you will fit in wit And if the company said it exactly this […]

Job Search Planning

7 Straightforward Reasons You Weren’t Hired

Am I overqualified? Is it my age? I get asked all of the time by job seekers why they weren’t hired for a job they applied for. I heard the story: You’ve been on a number of interviews and sent out more applications than you can count, but still no luck. If you hear back […]