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Thursday’s Thought: Being Different Is the New Normal

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on February 25, 2011 in Job Tip |

Just about every aspect in our society today has changed from what the “norm” was about 20-30 years ago to a new and different “acceptance” on the street. I won’t even bother to try an list all of them, but to give you an idea of where I am going: Tattoo’s were hidden, hair color […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: The Interviewer is Nervous as Well

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on February 22, 2011 in Job Tip |

Most Hiring Managers are not very good at interviewing (and they know this). Thus, they are just as nervous as you are in the interview. They are nervous because they are thinking, “Will I represent my company well?”, “Will I ask the right questions”, “Can I sell this opportunity”, and “Will I be able to […]

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Thursday’s Thought: Discrimination Against the Unemployed

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on February 17, 2011 in Job Tip |

Recently, it’s been in the news that companies are discriminating against those job seekers that aren’t currently unemployed. They would rather interview employees that are currently working at another company, than bring in talented individuals that have valid reasons for being on the job market. This mentality just further proves the incompetence of many recruiters […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Asking For & Writing Social Recommendations

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on February 15, 2011 in Job Tip |

We all know by now that receiving social media recommendations (especially for LinkedIn), is crucial to your online significance. Although I personally feel that recruiters do NOT pay as much attention to what is said about the individuals, as the “media” reports, I still would rather you have a well polished and “clean” online record. […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Introducing Yourself In Networking Situations

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on February 8, 2011 in Job Tip |

In a networking environment, we may meet 20 people in one night. My question to you is: Did you impress those 20 people to the degree that they would remember you a month later? If most of us answer that honestly, we would fail. Most of us would say that they would remember my face […]

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Thursday’s Thought: The Job Seeker’s World Is Turning Upside Down

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on February 3, 2011 in Job Tip |

The landscape is changing. The idea of lifetime employment with one company is all but extinct. And staying in one career for your entire work life is not as prominent as in the past. The trend is also moving towards more contract/consultant short-term “project work”. People will not be restricted (nor expected) to carry only […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: When You Use Social Media… Be An Open Book

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on February 1, 2011 in Job Tip |

Why do job seekers want to keep their information private? As a recruiter, if we can’t find you, there is no magic lamp that we can rub for you to appear. Here are 3 reasons that I have heard why some people are not comfortable providing their contact information, address, and other personal information, followed […]

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