How to Follow Up with a Potential Employer

Following up with a potential employer can be one of the greatest challenges in a job search. Most jobseekers anguish over the timing and the frequency of checking in with recruiters, human resource professionals, and managers. Many jobseekers prepare and leave numerous phone messages and send emails—trying to show diligence…continue

How to Cut Your Jobsearch in Half

Are you applying for the right jobs and are you credible to the hiring professional who will decide to bring you in for an interview? Yes? Are you sure? The fundamental concept that all Forward Motion programs emphasize is the importance of finding employment that is a good fit. This…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

The Two Greatest Job Search Challenges

The most difficult challenges: The most difficult part of a job search is that you don’t know when it will be over. The second most difficult part of a job search is that there is very little, if any, recognizable feedback to improve your success rate along the way and…continue

How To Finish Strong in Your Job Search

It’s your full time job now. As a jobseeker, you’ve heard that “Finding a job is your full-time job!” and “You are a business and you have to market yourself that way.” I relate to both of those. Seven years ago when I started Forward Motion, I knew how to…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

The ATS Work-Around…Maybe Not Such a Good Idea

There are several schemes being advertised through the Internet, including classes and workshops, to encourage and guide jobseekers to find a work-around to the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). I have several concerns about this approach for jobseekers. First, these programs lead jobseekers to believe that if they can just "work…continue