The Secret Bypass Around Applicant Tracking Systems

The Secret Bypass Around Applicant Tracking Systems

“I want to shift my career from tech support to software sales, but I don’t have any experience,” my client told me. Seems like a dead-end, right? Of course, if you submit to jobs where you’re woefully lacking in qualifications against the other applicants, you’re...
How to Write an Ignite Talk

How to Write an Ignite Talk

I recently presented an ignite talk at the Portland Digital Marketing Conference, and putting it together provided valuable lessons to me as a presenter and as a business owner. An Ignite talk is a unique format of presentation. You have a strict five-minute limit,...
Everything You Need to Know About Job Stressors

Everything You Need to Know About Job Stressors

It’s important for job seekers to be aware of what they’re walking into when they apply for a job. Stress is a major contributing factor to all types of employment. And while stress is expected — and even healthy at times — there are some common job...