“Gen Eric” Is Killing Your Job Search

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About Tina Nicolai

Tina Nicolai is an HR Business Consultant and Professional Interview Consultant. She founded Resume Writers’ Ink in 2009 and works with clients and corporations throughout the United States and internationally.

Website: http://www.resumewritersink.com/contractworkforhire/

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“Gen Eric” Is Killing Your Job Search

Posted on April 9th, by Tina Nicolai in Career Advice. No Comments

Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, Millennials, have one thing in common that causes hiring leaders to hand slap their heads—it’s the use of a “Gen Eric” resume.  Generic products are fine if you’re pinching pennies, but a “Gen Eric” resume is causing you lost time and salary.

Generic resumes  (Gen Eric) continue to flood the … Read More »

10 Reasons to Walk out of an Interview

Posted on September 10th, by Tina Nicolai in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Walking out of a job interview may seem unorthodox or even career sabotage, however there are numerous reasons when ending a phone screen or getting up and leaving in the middle of an interview is not only appropriate, but recommended.

Since 2008, we’ve been careering in an employer’s market.  There are an insurmountable number of earnest … Read More »

6 Tips to Hire a Professional Resume Writer

Posted on April 8th, by Tina Nicolai in resumes/cover letters. No Comments

Being at the top of your game in your current profession or position is fantastic. In fact, it’s the best to seek new employment. After all, your confidence is soaring, your results are spot on, and your successes are easy to reference.    Having a balanced and realistic perspective of seeking your next opportunity is much … Read More »

Job Search Strategies Are as Unique as Fingerprints

Posted on December 13th, by Tina Nicolai in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Job search techniques are as unique as a fingerprint. Every aspect of preparing oneself for the job market is customized towards strengths while minimizing opportunities. Many people wrack their heads making their job search more complicated than climbing Mt. Everest. What once was the norm, send your resume and you’ll receive a call or turndown … Read More »

Einstein’s Theory of Career Search

Posted on June 5th, by Tina Nicolai in Career Advice. No Comments

Inspired by Albert Einstein, there are three fundamental lessons that you are encouraged to start, stop and continue where your resume and career overhaul is concerned. Sure, it’s easier said than done. The key is breaking down the steps to simplicity as you shift gears from government to private sector, military to civilian, or corporation … Read More »

Retaining Employment in a Tumultuous Economy

Posted on January 20th, by Tina Nicolai in on the job. No Comments

Looking for a new position is challenging as we know it, however, retaining one’s position in the perpetual fluid workplace can be just as tough.  Fortunately, there are strategies that you can put into place, starting today, that will offer you increased value to your organization while simultaneously building your marketability for potential new opportunities.  … Read More »

Successfully Transitioning From a Military to Civilian Career

Posted on October 22nd, by Tina Nicolai in About the Public Sector, education/training, Trends. No Comments

In recent months, there has been a noticeable increase of former military leaders flooding the job market.  They are either returning from duty or deciding to make a change in careers.  If you fall into either of these scenarios, knowing your transitional career title may help improve your success rate in securing permanent or new … Read More »

4 Steps to Reinventing Your Resume

Posted on August 26th, by Tina Nicolai in Career Advice, resumes/cover letters, Trends. No Comments

Storytelling is making a comeback! Most everywhere we look these days we are seeing the question…”What’s your story?” From advertisers selling their products to talk show hosts featuring segments surrounding storytelling. Why, even the career space is falling in line advising candidates to pitch “their story” to hiring leaders. But before you embark on this … Read More »

6 Social Media Tips to Elevate Your Public Sector Job Search

Posted on July 15th, by Tina Nicolai in Innovations, Social Media. No Comments

Making your mark with social media in the public sector can be overwhelming with the number of options available combined with tight schedules, commitments, and commutes. There are however, quick and easy top to-do’s that will button up your social media presence without breaking your time management bank.

With minimal effort you can maximize your results … Read More »

How to Seek Out the Right Work Culture

Posted on May 31st, by Tina Nicolai in Career Advice, personality assessment. No Comments

“Birds of a feather, flock together” as the saying goes is also very well and alive in today’s workplace.  If you are considering a change in your job, career, or company, be sure to shop around carefully to determine if the organizations culture is a good fit for you.  Much like shopping for a new … Read More »