Why Your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities No Longer Make the Cut

—Why your skills, knowledge and abilities will help you less and less. For decades hiring professionals have relied on knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs, also known as SKAs) to determine whether a candidate should be moved forward in the hiring process. Definitions: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: This article by Sharlyn…continue

The Hidden Reason You Aren’t Selected for an Interview

Many jobseekers get frustrated at what they call “the black hole.” They apply for jobs with certainty that they can perform the activities as outlined in the job description. When they read the qualifications, they are certain that they match each one to perfection. The missing link: Very few jobseekers…continue

Critical Points to Assess a Job Offer

Employers are careful when they make job offers today. And some, for a variety of reasons are also crafty in their process. Novice jobseekers may find that they are at a distinct disadvantage if they are unprepared when assessing the job offer. Especially when a jobseeker is unemployed, it is…continue

How to Beat Long-Term Unemployment

The media coverage has been frustrating because unemployment has been dropped from their coverage. The focus of international news focused on the Middle East, the lunar eclipse, and the Nobel Peace Prize. Domestic news included worries about new terrorist attacks, the Ebola virus, the upcoming elections, new concerns about the…continue

Will you ever get back to work at your former salary?

Under-employed? Under-paid? Working? Uh huh. You have a job? …kinda. Perhaps it’s part-time, or maybe it’s in a different industry doing something you really don’t care to mention and at a salary that is embarrassing when compared to your former position. But you’re working. How did it feel on LinkedIn—…continue

Jobseekers, do you feel abandoned?

The recent news has included ISIS, Iraq, Gaza, Israel, Russia and the Ukraine. Here in the U.S. we read and hear about the tragedy surrounding James Foley and Michael Brown…as the world watches. As for the Ebola virus and illegal immigrants at the border—they have quickly become old news. What…continue

8 Steps That Will Get You Hired

The Job Seeker’s Success Formula Success is a process Athletes will likely agree with me that developing skill, building technique, taking care of their body and mind requires daily care. Proper routine becomes a critical factor in their success. Professional musicians are no different and each one can relate unique…continue