Category: Business

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 […]

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” […]

So, You Want to Switch Industries. Now What?

It’s true that you don’t have to work at the same job for your whole life.  In fact, now more than ever, the impact of the pandemic has led to an increase in those considering a career change – with a recent Washington Post-Schar School poll showing that nearly 1 in 3 U.S. workers under 40 […]

How Better Performance Reviews Inspire Better Performance

As seen in LocalBiz Magazine! It’s human nature to want to know how you’re doing, especially in business when you may expect to find out only during the performance evaluation and review process. Sadly though, it’s a time that’s often ineffective and counterproductive. According to a SHRM study, 87 percent of managers and employees found […]

Creative Ways to Find New Talent for Business Owners

Covid has resulted in long-term unemployment rates we haven’t seen since 2014. It’s also forced workers to reevaluate their priorities when it comes to work. For forward-thinking employers, this is an ideal time to attract great talent for your organization

Strategies to Tackle Employment Gaps in Your Job History

If you look online, you’ll find tons of advice for explaining gaps in your employment history. The reason this is so often discussed is that employment gaps can signal that you are unreliable to hiring managers. However, you can employ plenty of good strategies to overcome this obstacle as you establish the game plan for […]

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 […]

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, […]

So What is With the Name Post Up Careers?

People sometimes wonder how I came up with the name Post Up Careers. Well, the truth is, I didn’t. My wife did. Those that know me know I am an avid fan of basketball. For a 5’9” guy, I certainly don’t have the build of a typical basketball player, but that’s never stopped me. I […]