Let’s be honest, we’ve all heard some serious horror stories from candidates who have had bad experiences with recruiters – maybe you’re one of them. Maybe you’ve had a recruiter misrepresent an opportunity, misrepresent you, or even misrepresent themselves. In any of these cases, the fragile trust relationship that is...

Hiring senior marketing and communications leaders can be tough. Posting a generic job description doesn’t work at this level. HR execs, and likely the internal recruiters, typically don’t have the targeted network to rely on strong referrals for every niche. That leaves you with crossed fingers and an empty desk,...

Being selected as a speaker is both an honor and a privilege. But before you pick your flights and pack your fabulous footwear, ask yourself, “What value can I bring to this audience?” Last week I wrote about hearing so many successful marketing and communications initiatives when I interview candidates. I encourage you...

When you have the great pleasure of working with someone who makes you a better leader, inspires you and is just darn great at their job, it’s hard to say good-bye. But for Linsey Careers, we must do just that as we say farewell to Christine Pierson. In her next...

For every profession, there are many conferences that provide you the opportunity to learn, meet others in your field, and of course, have a little fun along the way. It can be tough to select which conferences to attend, and more importantly, which ones to target as a potential presenter. I’ve...

It’s conference season and I’m gearing up for the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) World Conference. I’ve had the great pleasure of speaking at this conference multiple times and I always enjoy seeing people I’ve only met over the phone, listening to great presentations and celebrating with fellow communications...

If you are actively seeking a new role, chances are, you have spent a significant amount of time on your resume. And while it’s an important document, it’s only a small part of how you must effectively tell your story. Let’s put it in perspective. Your resume is initially reviewed for...

March Madness had an exciting weekend leading up to the Final Four. Interestingly, the standout interview with the South Carolina head Coach Frank Martin came from none other than Max, a 10-year-old reporter for Sports Illustrator Kids. ...

I’ve been having a lot of conversations lately about networking. Did you just cringe at the mention of the word “networking?” So many people do at the thought of having to network as part of their job – or even worse – their job search. I wish I could come up...

I’ve been invited to join a panel during this year’s Jumpstart half-day career development conference for aspiring PR professionals put on by the Puget Sound PRSA. This is an excellent annual event geared toward new or newly graduating communicators who want to, well, jump start their career by learning all...

Today I scrolled through my Linked In feed in hopes of getting caught up on professional updates and snippets of career inspiration from my network. Instead I was bombarded with political commentary from multiple contacts. To the credit of many of my connections, I saw the comment threads wagging a finger...

I must confess, when I decided to create a website that wasn’t like every other search firm site, I was both excited and nervous. Excited because I believe we are a bit different than other recruiting firms, so why not portray that energy and personality within the website? And nervous because...

re·sil·ience(rəˈzilyəns)/noun The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness “Given how important resilience is, it's surprising we don't hire for it,” Seth Godin so wisely stated in a recent blog post. And that got me thinking, this isn’t a characteristic we pinpoint when talking about the ideal traits of a candidate –...

We’re already half way through January. Have any of your resolutions already fallen by the wayside? Or maybe you haven’t even started that one thing you promised yourself THIS was the year to achieve. If one of your resolutions for the year is to seek opportunities outside of your current company,...