All posts by: Steven Steinfeld

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It’s Not You When people ignore your connection requests on LinkedIn, it likely has way more to do with their lack of openness, their priorities, their attention to LinkedIn — than it does with you. And when a potential employer rejects you, its likely it has more to do with them — their most important […]

I recently posted two articles on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter explaining that this is a great time of the year to ramp up your job search. One main reason is that employers do more hiring in January and February than any other time of the year. Another reason is that many of your competitors for […]

Factors that have intensified the job search challenge for Over 40 professionals over the last several years include the following: Traditional job search methods rarely work. Of the 10 million job applications submitted to a job board that were recently studied, only a small fraction of 1% resulted in a job offer Up to 80% […]

I recently spoke to a group of business analysts at ComEd about the value of mentoring. Since I had a few extra minutes, I preceded my talk by quickly laying out 6 ways to advance your career. 1- Personal Branding Establishing your value in the eyes of your team members and management is the first […]

1. Take the time to identify the tops strengths of each of your team members and put them to the best use possible. 2. Give the same respect to your employees that you would like them to show to you; including sensitivity to their work/life balance and personal issues. 3. Set high goals, but do […]

When I worked in a university career center, most students stopped by only when they needed a resume update for an upcoming job fair. On the same token, when I hold a series of workshops at a university or career center, it is inevitable that the best attended one will be the resume workshop; much […]

Networking comes naturally to some, but not to everyone – and especially not to introverts and people from different cultures, such as international students. An invitation from your co-workers to join them at the end of the work day may be one of those situations that make you make up an excuse to to avoid […]

At this writing, there have been thousands of views of my post, 5 Ways Boomers Hurt Their Job Search Chances – so I continue the conversation with 5 more ways on this post. If you have not read the original post with the first 5 ways, you can find it under the Blog tab on […]