Career Branding, Job Search, Job Search Strategies, Networking

Have you been told that you’re overqualified for a position when you’re the perfect fit? Recently, I wrote an article,


In a word, “yes”. There may be two reasons that employers aren’t calling you even though you have the qualifications.


“Overqualified?” How Simply Delightful!

Dumont | December 10th, 2012

    “I’m concerned that you’re overqualified for this position.”  Too many of my mid-life job seeking clients have heard


My First Group Interview: What a Shocker!

Dumont | November 20th, 2012

I can still remember my first interview.  I was competing for one of four secondary school residencies offered in Florida. 


Employers are looking for employees that have the specific skills sets required for a position.  The best way to demonstrate


LinkedIn can offer rewarding professional networking opportunities…or not!   What if you could maximize the responses to your invitations?  Have


“Happy Feet”, the movie, stars a most unusual penguin named Mumble who was ostracized by his family and colony for


I just watched Happy Feet, a movie about a brave little penguin named Mumble who in the face of adversity chose to


Each day of unemployment or underemployment can be an opportunity to make significant progress in your job search or career


Many people who want to transition from their current career to a new job or career field have put their


Boomers’ resumes have changed over the last two years. In the past experts advised including all of your qualifications on


Each interview is different but almost all will ask these questions in some form.  This article describes five difficult questions


National surveys identify networking as the single most effective strategy for professionals currently considering a career change. A recent Wall


Savvy job seekers and career transitioners know that LinkedIn is an invaluable search tool for building a network of contacts.


I know I’ve said this before, but perfectionism is the first cousin of procrastination. Nowhere do I see this more


Recent national surveys identify networking as the single most effective strategy for professionals currently considering a career change. A recent


It’s easy to get overwhelmed when faced with a long term  job search.  Most job seekers experience times when their


New Trends in Resumes

Dumont | August 12th, 2011

The rules for writing resumes keep changing.  It is of vital  importance to keep up with the tools of your

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Pop Quiz: What is the sole function of resume? To get an interview. How many resumes do you need?  You


Did you hear the one about the two men who met on a park bench? The first man asked the


  Many people who want to transition from their current career to a new job or career field have put


When I was directing a career center, one of the most common complaints I heard from recruiters was that the


Is FEAR Derailing Your Job Search?

Dumont | June 14th, 2011

FEAR is often defined as False Expectations Appearing Real. Many of or our greatest fears are self imposed.  Fear comes


What is a Gremlin? He or she is the one that whispers negative messages in your ear:  “You’re too old,


Temp Your Way to a Permanent Job

Dumont | June 8th, 2011

One of my clients who is job searching suggested this topic.  According to a recent article by KForce, Inc. seventy


In past articles I have evangelized the necessity of being the best prepared candidate to land the job.  The second


Networking is the major way that most jobseekers or career-transitioners find new jobs or careers.  It is also a daunting


How is it that even when the times get really tough in the job market, there are always individuals who


Is Your Curb Appeal Losing you Job Offers?

Dumont | April 17th, 2011

Are you dressed appropriately?  No not your Sunday best, dress for the job you want. Do you arrive a few


To build an effective job search, you will need to master the art of business correspondence.  The tips below are


Are you like me?  I’m one of those people who are directionally challenged.  I can get lost anywhere, so I


One of my clients asked me today what it means when an employer expresses concern that you’re overqualified. The answer


Goal setting is integral to any successful job campaign.  Goals must, however, be very specific to create and implement a


For experienced professionals, one of the most dreaded questions is “What are your salary expectations?” 
There is a lot of


If you haven’t conducted a job search in the last few years, the rules are very different.  Although interviews come


By the time many of my clients reach 50 or above they have experienced a lay-off, extended unemployment, intermittent work


Coaching is often likened to recruiting. However, there are distinct differences between the two approaches, and it’s important to recognize


Even in the worst economies, the best-prepared candidates still get jobs.  Are you prepared for success?  Take this quiz to


Are Your Job Search Fears Self Imposed?

Dumont | March 8th, 2011

An extended job search often results in internal pressures.  Some of them are self-imposed and some are the result of


Research on occupations and related industries is vital to the success of job seekers and career transitioners. To find industries


Virtually every career professional emphasizes the importance of research to career/life planning, career transitions and job search success.  The question


The key to a life-long career that ignites your passions, maximizes your skills and is personally rewarding is to commit


Here are a few interview ‘gaffs’ that can cost you the job. You didn’t ask for the job.  Recruiters are


A client recently asked me “What is networking”? In terms of a job search, networking can be defined as a


According to Wikipedia, The Kübler-Ross model, commonly known as the five stages of grief, was first introduced by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


Step-By-Step Guide To Researching Careers

Dumont | February 7th, 2011

Every once in awhile, I find an article by another career expert that says it all.  This week’s guest author


What salary are you seeking (or how much did you make at your last job)? What is the best time


Behavioral interviews are often dreaded by job seekers but they present you with the opportunity to demonstrate your capabilities in


Tough Interview Question Two: What one characteristic is your greatest strength? Many of my clients feel uncomfortable with this question.


Are you getting responses to you resumes but flubbing the interviews?  Could your answers to the “tough” questions be the