• A Personal Website For Job Seekers

    Finally, a Forbes article says what I have been saying – you should have a personal website.  I wrote two blogs on this subject: You Should Have a Personal Website and Like an Email Address, You Should Have a Personal Website. In Why Every Job Seeker Should Have a Personal Website, And What It Should Include,… Continue Reading

  • Pull Approach FAQ

    I have written many blogs/articles about the idea of adding a “pull approach” to employment seeking – where you “pull” potential employers to your professional website. You can read more about this concept by clicking here (scroll down to see the blogs). I wanted to write a blog about some of the questions I have fielded along with… Continue Reading

  • Evidence a “Pull Approach” Is Effective

    In a previous blog, I introduced a “pull approach” to employment seeking – where you “pull” potential employers to your professional website to find employment (Pull Approach, Employment Seeking). The effectiveness of this approach hinges on whether potential employers seek employees. For many reasons, I think this is where the landscape of finding employment is going… Continue Reading

  • Push Approach, Employment Seeking

    The traditional approach for seeking employment is to find a job listing and apply to it by email or filling out an online form. We call this a “push approach”, where you “push” a resume to a potential employer. Within this approach, there are two different strategies: applying to a few positions with unique resumes… Continue Reading

  • Pull Approach, Employment Seeking

    Companies are increasingly using web services to find talent for employment opportunities; for example, drawing from my own personal experience, I have recently been contacted by hiring personnel from three companies based on my LinkedIn profile. Having potential employers find you can take some of the onus off of you to search (and apply) through… Continue Reading

  • Badge Concept: Professional Website

    Professionals often have to verify their proficiency in a technology, language, or skill; we will refer to the presentation and validation of this proficiency as a “badge”. Visually speaking, a badge could be a background image with overlaying content about the proficiency and perhaps a link to a third-party verification. A professional website currently promotes… Continue Reading