Getting ahead with your headshot

I can understand the reluctance to work with a photographer to get your headshot taken. I am a photographer and personally hate having my photo taken. But in today’s job market (and life in general), it’s imperative to put your best “face” forward. Think about it: the first thing anybody does after they meet you is Google you. These days, first impressions aren’t just in person. The first time a recruiter, brand, or client likely will see you is on the interwebs because of your headshot. Your image matters. Yes, that means you need a headshot in your arsenal that looks professional and, most importantly, reflects you. Play with creativity in space and color, but always keep in mind that you

3 ways for a higher return from your job hunt

You're pushing your resume out there like a sidewalk salesperson pushing an iPad in your face to donate to ASPCA. Maybe you set a goal for yourself to send out 30 resumes per week, and you're not letting up steam until you can hit that quota. But few people are biting. What's the deal with that? I'm going to share an overused but very true piece of advice: work smarter, not harder. Here are three ways to get your professional self out there without peddling on the street waving your resume in everyone's face. 1. Budget more time. We've all heard that it's better to apply for jobs when you already have a job, but a 9-to-5 makes it challenging to find the time to apply for a new position . Tim

A lifetime of work is equivalent to climbing Mt. Everest 187 times

I have some shocking news for you, and I'm going to give it to you straight. The average person spends 8.8 hours per day at work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its most recent 2015 study. (And let's be honest, many of us work more.) We start working at about 21 years old and keep at it until at least 65. That's 44 years of work. Translation: you will spend nearly 93,000 hours at work in your lifetime. It's difficult to comprehend just how big that number actually is. Let me break it down for you. The amount of hours you will be at work in your lifetime is equivalent to: Attending 23,250 professional football games Flying around the world 2,162 times on a Boeing commercial je

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