How To Land A Job By Impressing A Recruiter

Every week job seekers ask me how to land a job by impressing a recruiter. Sometimes it may seem mysterious how recruiters evaluate talent, so recently I decided to go straight to the sources and get specific answers from the recruiters and employers themselves. This is one of the longest blog posts I’ve ever written […]

From Self-Employed To Salaried: Success Stories

When I tell career coaching clients that self-employed freelancing or consulting can be good paths toward landing full-time salaried employment, many people express skepticism that this strategy ever works. Perhaps because many recruiters are unenthusiastic about self-employed job seekers, there is a persistent myth in the workplace that once you are a freelancer or consultant, […]

10 Ways a Job Search Coach Can Help You Land A Job

I am asked all the time how a job search coach can help you land a job, so I decided to blog about the answers I always give. First, as a job search coach, I am often mistaken for a recruiter, so one of the most important things to clarify is what I don’t do: […]

What To Do If You Are Over 50 And You Can’t Land A Job

Recently I published two success stories about a marketing executive and a web editor who are age 50+ and landed new jobs. While I believe ageism is real and problematic, I also wanted to illustrate that there are people who successfully land employment even in their 50s. However, the U.S. Dept. of Labor says that […]

Job Search Stress: How To Conquer It

No doubt about it, most people hunting for employment experience job search stress. “I would rather have steak stapled to my body and be thrown into shark-invested waters than have to go through a job search.” – Lilith L., happily employed Senior Computer Specialist, in a posting to a networking forum. Perhaps you feel like […]

10 Ways A Career Coach Can Help You Prepare For A Job Interview

Recently I realized that many people aren’t aware how helpful an hour or two of job interview coaching can be, so I decided to write down 10 ways a career coach can help you prepare for a job interview. In an interviewing coaching session (conducted via Skype or telephone), a career coach can… 1. Evaluate […]

Job Search Tips for Age 50+: New England Executive Becomes CMO

In my exploration of job search tips for age 50+ job seekers, I interviewed New England marketing executive Tom Hart. Tom’s job search is a success story and his career advice is excellent. Tom, what is your current job? Since October of 2012, I am Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Staffing Business Development Leader for […]

Job Search Tips for Age 50+: Austin Writer Lands Web Editor Job

Because of the tidal wave of news stories discussing the challenges of landing a new job when you are age 50+, I asked Austin resident Margaret Miller to share her strategies for job search success. In 2012, Margaret and her husband moved to Austin from El Paso because his project-based work in El Paso was […]

Don’t Job Search Full Time!

If you are unemployed and you are looking for a new job, you’ve probably heard the advice that you should job search full time, just like if you had a full time job. Despite the grief I get from many career coaches, I disagree! Despite the plethora of career advice experts and well-intentioned family and […]

“Help Me Find a Job Fast”

Dear Dr. Civitelli, Can you help me find a job fast? I hate my job so much, I am depressed when I wake up on Monday morning and I stay that way until Friday evening. I’ve used up all my sick days and vacation time and it is early in the year. I don’t like […]