Simple Strategies to Maintain Your Job Seeking Motivation

If you are like most people, you’ve had some job seeking starts…..and some stops. It’s common to get that initial burst of motivation and then in the normal course of living your life you fall back into routines and bad habits. ALWAYS PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS Apply for jobs where you feel strongly that your […]

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 […]

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 […]

Working for Stock Options: What You Need to Know

I’ve had several friends who have taken jobs with privately held startup companies where they’ve agreed to lower salaries in return for stock options they can exercise in the future (when the company has hopefully increased in value.)  If you are considering taking a job where you are offered stock options as part of your […]

Why don’t I get a call back when I send in my resume???!!!

Andrew – It happened again.  I saw the most perfect job!  I had all the right qualifications, experience and skills and the company was exactly where I saw myself working.  I was so excited as I wrote my resume and cover letter! I waited and waited and I didn’t hear a peep!  Not an email, […]

Is Your Job Posting Gender Neutral?

Does the language in your job posting reflect an unintentional gender bias?  If so, you could be steering qualified candidates away from  applying for your job. A recent article in the New York Times outlined how men shy away from what are considered traditionally women’s health care jobs (home health nurse, occupational therapist, nurses, etc.) […]

Employers: Improve your candidate response with these simple tips

Employers: Improve your candidate response with these simple tips From time-to-time, I hear from employers who are concerned their job posting is not attracting either enough candidates or the right kind of candidates for the position. Denver’s unemployment rate has reached record lows which also presents challenges to employers trying to attract candidates for open […]

Job seeking is hard: here’s a few strategies to keep you on track

Let it be said. Job seeking is difficult. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with feelings of despair and frustration. It’s a constant challenge to not second guess yourself and maintain your confidence when your thoughts are hijacked by those self-loathing voices that creep into your head from time-to-time. As a job seeker, you need to […]

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