Author: Franklin

Use the “Small Things” to Give you Big Advantages in The Gameplan For Your Career

The entirety of my basketball coaching tenure was spent learning. I studied all the big names. Wooden, Coach K, Frank Martin, Jay Wright, Calipari, Pitino; if they had a book, I read it. Eventually, I came across Basketball Manitoba on YouTube and their “Super Coaches Clinic.” It has some great stuff, but Brian McCormick’s “SABA […]

What’s in a (File) Name? A Lot When It Comes to Your Resume

As we’ve written about before, so many simple and small things can make all the difference in your job search. One example is the file name you use to save your resume (and any related application documents). In the video below, you’ll hear me talk about why your resume’s file name is so important when […]

Preparing for the Technology Side of a Virtual Interview

Are you actively searching – or interviewing – for new jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic? Or looking to work for a company in a remote position? If you answered yes to either of these questions, chances are you may be asked to do a virtual interview. In-person interviews are awkward enough; virtual (read: video or phone) […]

The Importance of Writing a Thank You Note

Writing a thank you note has quickly gone out of fashion. It’s, unfortunately, something we’re just not programmed to do anymore. If we’re lucky, we remember to send a text or email to thank someone. In the age of social media and constant virtual connections, a handwritten note is quickly becoming a lost art. Whether […]

An Expanded Venture

I’ll never forget the first resume I ever wrote professionally. It was for a man named Jamie who was a delivery driver. Only a few short weeks after starting my first job in the world of talent acquisition, I interviewed him for a similar position at another company and he got the job! First resume, […]

Dress For Success

I saw a post a few days ago on LinkedIn asking whether or not you should wear a suit to your next job interview. There were plenty of people answering yes or no, but it isn’t that simple. My short response is that you should dress one level up from the organization’s customary dress code. […]

Love the Job You’re With

What does this have to do with your job search? Everything! Finding a new position can be a full-time job itself, but if you already have a full-time job, do not let your search interfere with your performance. Whether you are testing the waters or are completely miserable, the worst possible thing you can do during your job search is to mentally check out of your current job.

How to Stay Motivated Through a Job Search in Today’s Economy

Job hunting can be an emotional roller coaster and a drain on your time. It’s easy to get discouraged and lose your motivation. That’s especially true in today’s economy where long-term unemployment, which is defined as 27 or more weeks (6 months or longer), has reached levels that we haven’t seen since 2014.

Translating Military Service to the Civilian Workforce

One of the reasons I first became interested in the career coaching and resume writing business was to help our military veterans successfully transition into good-paying civilian roles that reward their years of dedication, experience, and discipline. Frankly, I think every organization could benefit from having military veterans on their team. Unfortunately, this is easier […]

Job Interview Tip: Accept the Water

An in-person job interview is almost like a blind date. The interviewer is judging everything from your timeliness and appearance to how and what you say. There’s one simple thing you can do to make yourself more comfortable while talking for so long and at the same time show off your confidence to your prospective […]