Author: F Buchanan

Should You Quit Your Job During the “Great Resignation?”

Like moving, marrying, or making another major life change, the decision to quit a job is one that most people take very seriously – and for good reason. Their finances may dwindle, they might have to relocate, or they might find that their “dream job” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But as a […]

Understanding Outplacement

Downsizing. Rightsizing. Decruited. Redirected, reshuffled, selected out. “Outplacement” might sound like one more fancy way of saying “you’re fired” if you’re going through a job loss – but that isn’t the case. In fact, outplacement services are meant to help you smoothly transition into your next role. So, What is Outplacement? As frustrating as being […]

How to Build a LinkedIn Profile That Actually Gets Results

Did you know that 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn? It sounds like the odds of being found are in your favor – until you realize you’re one of 740 million other users. Long gone are the days of just setting up a generic LinkedIn profile. If you want to be scouted by your top-choice companies, […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Phone Interviews to Help You Nail the Call

Few things are more exciting than getting the call (or email) from a recruiter that says, “Thank you for submitting your application to Company X. We would like to interview for the role of Y at your earliest convenience” – especially when you’re comfortable in a conference room or over Zoom. But then you read […]

Painless Ways to Network

It’s no secret that networking is one of the best ways to advance your career. According to one study from LinkedIn, 85% of jobs are filled through networking. But we get it – when your calendar is already overbooked with meetings, appointments, and family obligations (or you can’t imagine telling one more person “about yourself” […]

Resume Grammar 101

It takes the average recruiter only 6 seconds to size up a resume (6 seconds!) which is why it’s critical that every word counts. And when you’re writing in succinct bullet points, what you’re saying is just as important as how you say it. Uniform and error-free writing not only makes your resume easier for […]

Four Possible Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Hired (And What to Do About It)

We get it – the job search is tough. Sometimes it takes dozens of applications before something sticks, and even then, the initial interview might not go as planned. You might start to wonder, why won’t anyone hire me? Am I the problem? Before you resign yourself to a jumbo bag of Doritos and a […]

Addressing the F Word: How to Talk About Getting Fired in Your Next Job Interview

Remember that time (two months ago) when you were called into your jerk-of-a-boss’ office (who you could swear had it out for you since day one) and were asked to kindly pack up your cubicle, return your employee ID, and leave immediately? Yeah – saying “that sucked” is putting it mildly. But after 6 weeks […]

How To Handle Multiple Job Offers

For those who have never had more than one job offer in hand simultaneously, this topic may make your eyes roll. After all, who doesn’t want to be courted by multiple companies at the same time?   But those who have been there – or are there right now – know that juggling competing offers […]

Forget Everything You Heard Before – Here’s What You Really Need To Know About Writing a Cover Letter

  We get it, writing a separate cover letter for every application is hard. The bulk of your experience is on your resume anyway, so is it really worth writing a personalized cover letter for every application?   The answer: yes and no. If the job posting doesn’t specifically ask for a cover letter, there’s […]