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A 2010 Call to Action: STOP Your Aimless Job Search

Phew, 2010 is here, and its  time to call for an END to Job Searching. Yes, that is what I said.  An interesting statistic was brought to my attention this week by my blogger friend, GL Hoffman: The average unemployed person spends 18 minutes a day hunting for a job. Gleaned from the current issue of Harper’s Index, this Labor Department research …

Updating Your Resume: It’s Not Just About Words & Phrases!

It’s September—and that means it’s “International Update Your Resume Month,” as proclaimed by one of the professional organizations I belong to, Career Directors International (CDI). The idea:  To prompt professionals to keep their resumes fresh.  Why?  Well, there are some obvious and not so obvious reasons. First, what’s top-of-mind: The job market no doubt, and if you are a job seeker, I…