What are recruiters and how/when should you use one?

The other day I had the opportunity to interview an agency recruiter associate on my “Get Yourself the Job” podcast as to what an agency recruiter is and is not. A lot of people are confused on whether they should utilize an agency recruiter as part of their job search strategy, as well as how/when…

Do you know how to “Future Talk” your way into your dream job?

One of my dear friends, Joey Primiani, who also happens to be a very successful entrepreneur, was just on my Podcast and shared with me how he “Future Talked” his way into his first job at Google. So what is “Future Talking” and how can you use it to land the job of your dreams?…

I am a recovering @#$hole

Some people are uncomfortable with using the “@#$hole” word. In fact, I am not sure if I am allowed to use it, so let’s call me a jerk. Yes…it is true! For many of you who know me, you might be asking, how is this possible? You are one of the nicest people I know. Well guess…

How do you negotiate a raise in this market?

I have exciting news for anyone out there who is currently in the market for a new position. The market has flipped. That is right! For the first time in over eight years, the market has flipped from an “EMPLOYER” market to an “EMPLOYEE” market. So what does this mean for job seekers? It is…

How can you tell when your career has passed its expiration date?

In 2009 when the market first crashed, I remember being interviewed by ABC News in San Jose on Labor Day about what a job seeker should do after having been with a company for 10-20 years and then getting laid off? The answer I gave them then, still holds true now. You have two choices:…

Great “Juanism” from my favorite Sage

Day #166 of 365 days of gratitude: is grateful for her wise sage Juan (her parking attendant) who offers the most beautiful stories each week about life. A perfect example is today’s story: A man once spoke ill of his enemy and said so many bad things about him that one day that man lost…

How can you tell if your current job is hurting your overall career?

How can you tell if your current job is hurting your overall career? When you think of your career as playing a hand of poker, sometimes you need to know when to fold so that you can win the overall game. Many of us play bad hands that we are dealt, which can hurt our…

My Accidental Conan O’Brien “Appearance”

My accidental appearance on Conan by Jennifer K. Hill (the audience lady). CLICK HERE TO VIEW One might ask, how do you accidentally wind up on the Conan O’Brien show and then go on to have over 135,000 hits on YouTube?  A charity auctioned off ticket to the Conan show and I won them.  …

Career Poker for Recent Grads

I was recently asked by one of our team members whether or not it is a good idea for someone who has recently gotten their BA or BS to go back to school immediately for a JD/Masters/MBA program OR if they are better off to get some work/life experience before pursuing a higher education. This…

Career Poker

How should you play your professional hand when it comes to career poker? First you need to know what type of “hand” you are holding.  For the sake of this example we are going to pretend that you are playing “Texas Holdem Career Poker” where you are dealt two cards with the potential to pair…