What do Good Shoes and Your Resume Have in Common?

I saw Mayor Michael Hancock the other night. An old friend from our days from when we attended Manual High School, we noticed that we happened to both be wearing blue leather loafers. I joked with him that I had recently told my step son “When buying clothes, never skimp on the shoes!” Later that evening, […]

Viewpoint: Low wages, high costs trump Colorado’s low unemployment rate

This appeared in the May 26 edition of the Denver Business Journal As a third-generation Coloradan, I wake up every morning feeling blessed to live and raise my family in such an amazing state. Recently, however, those blessings have been turning into anxiety. Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the country. Remarkably, […]

The Ideal Candidate: How to Search for Clues in the Job Description

Understanding from the employer’s perspective what the ‘ideal candidate’ looks like requires searching for the secret ‘codes’ that employers embed in job postings.  It also requires digging deep and searching for clues above and beyond the obvious and well-defined job requirements.  Finding and understanding these clues then allows you to focus your efforts to specifically target […]

Job Seeker’s Challenge: Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone Through Networking

Let’s state the obvious:  job seeking is tough. But here’s something you won’t hear often from someone who makes his living posting jobs on a job board:  Online job boards give you a false sense of hope.  What I mean is that it is easy to become too reliant on job boards as your only […]

Positivity and Confidence Goes a Long Way in Job Seeking

Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to go wrong? You wake up in the morning and find out your car battery is dead. It throws the whole rhythm of your day off. After the hassle of having to re-schedule an important meeting to deal with your battery, you then are […]

Moving to Colorado to find a job? Here’s how.

Take it from a  4th generation native: Colorado is an amazing place to live, work and raise a family! There is so much to do!  Incredible museums, mountains, ski slopes and diverse communities are thriving all throughout our state!  The people are laid back and friendly and the politics are pretty middle of the road.  But […]

The Salary Question

Andrew: The one area of the job search that aggravates me more than any other is the question relating to salary. I see job postings that require me to put a salary history or a salary expectation and I immediately start to think that if I put what I really think I’m worth, I won’t […]

Yep.  You need a cover letter.

The jobs you see on www.ahjobslist.com are real.  Companies are actively searching for professionals to fill these positions and are anxiously awaiting resumes and cover letters to find the best candidates for these jobs. Cover letters are one of the best opportunities for you to differentiate yourself and in fact, a well written cover letter […]

Before You Write Your Resume, Do These Things First

I often get calls from job seekers who have been at the job search for a while. They are frustrated because after months of sending out resume after resume, they are still not getting any traction. There are few interviews and they don’t seem any closer to landing a job. A common misconception in job […]

Internships: Paths to Careers

I met recently with one of my former interns from back when I was the Director of Communications at Denver City Hall.  He told me the story of how his internship with me changed his life. I had no idea what an impact his internship had on him. He shared with me that as a […]

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