220 – Over 50? Exploring your Ideal “Encore” Career

What jobs might an over-50 job-seeker be looking for or be interested in as an “encore career?” What should mature job-seekers think about before embarking on this next chapter in their career? What available resources might an over-50 job-seeker use when researching “what to do […]

219 – Planning Your Move To The Second Job In Your Career

You’ve been working at the first position in your career. Now, you want to find another lateral or upward career move. How do you articulate your professional experience on a resume that has clear value-add? What is the process for deciding lateral or upward mobility? […]

218 – First Time Job Seeker? What You Need To Know

What do you need to know about your resume and other job search documents? What job listing and job opening research should you have ready and how do you find your first job using this information effectively? Fred Coon, CEO, Stewart, Cooper & Coon, interviews […]

217 – “Your Second Act” – At 55+ What’s Next?

What might a person do in a second act that was meaningful, gave them a sense of well-being and help them financially? How are “Baby Boomers” repurposing corporate skills, working part-time, pursuing new passions or even starting a small business?

Today’s labor market is stretched, and […]

216 – Overcoming Job and Career Transition Barriers

What are common barriers for today’s workers. What changes are now important in the way resumes are scanned and viewed? Graphs and charts are visual and grab the reader, but how does a job seeker get past the ATS using graphs and charts. Fred Coon, […]

215 – Challenges Facing Job Seekers Today

Don’t know what you want to d but hate where you are now in your job or career? What are the stages one moves through after experiencing the trauma of job loss? How can one overcome those challenges? What is the one important thing you […]

214 – How To Create An Impactful LinkedIn Profile & Why It Matters

I’m looking for a job so why do I need to have a LinkedIn profile? How do I catch the attention of recruiters? What are hiring managers seeking from my LinkedIn profile? I am on LinkedIn but don’t use it much and I know I’m […]

213 – Job Search Communication Strategies

Resumes are important. But, are they all you need for a proper job or career transition effort? What role does the cover letter play in the search? What is the key to personal brand integration, including building a value- driven LinkedIn profile, personal website, and other Social Media […]

212 – Practical Resume Strategies

How should your resume be organized? Do you need a resume summary or resume objective? Should it be a functional resume or a reverse-chronological resume? What formats are most easily digested by ATS – Applicant Tracking Systems?

Fred Coon interviews career and resume expert, Frank Grossman, on these questions and […]

211 – Your Personal Brand – The What, The Why, and The How

A personal brand is the difference between priority consideration and being another “also ran”.

What are the five components of a personal brand? When the personal brand is developed, how does a job seeker use their personal brand effectively? Andrew Ko, an executive recruiter with the Lucas Group, and […]

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