Entries by Kelly Donovan

How to contact a hiring manager

Reaching out directly to a hiring manager when a company isn’t advertising an opening is a great way to network. You can position yourself as the candidate of choice for the company’s next opening. Also, if the hiring manager likes you, he can possibly create a job for you; this happens more often than you […]

How to Avoid Recruiter Scams

Unfortunately, there are always going to be con artists who will try to prey on job seekers who are eager to land their dream jobs–and even the savviest of executives have been hoodwinked by slick, sophisticated recruitment cons. Many of us are trusting people, and if someone approaches us with a well-written LinkedIn message or […]

Am I the right fit for you?

One of the most important aspects of finding an executive resume writer, LinkedIn profile writer, and/or career coach is making sure that you and the provider are a good fit for each other. That will ensure that you both enjoy the experience and will greatly increase the chances of the outcome you’re hoping for.

Are You Being Reactive on LinkedIn?

Stop Being Reactive on LinkedIn, and Start Being Proactive! While many job seekers focus on applying for advertised jobs on LinkedIn, a more effective approach is to use LinkedIn to contact decision makers at companies of interest when they’re NOT advertising an opening. Use LinkedIn’s “advanced search” feature to identify people who currently work at […]