Archive for 'Dear Cassie'
Posted on17. Oct, 2014 by Cassie Sturdevant.
Dear Cassie, It’s Janice again. Thanks for answering my last question regarding what I should know as a new consultant. I’m writing to follow up and ask, what about taxes? I’ve heard a lot of different things about how taxes work as a traveling consultant. Can you clarify? Thanks, Janice (again) Hi Again Janice, I’m […]
Posted on15. Sep, 2014 by Cassie Sturdevant.
Dear Cassie, I’m a new consultant out on my first contract. What are your top three tips for new consultants? Thank you, Janice Dear Janice, Congratulations on making the big leap into consulting. I hope you are enjoying it so far, though without doubt, there are challenges that accompany the freedom. Welcome to life, right? […]
Posted on25. Aug, 2014 by Cassie Sturdevant.
Dear Cassie, There’s so much out there about LinkedIn. What are your top three tips to maximize LinkedIn as a job seeker? Thanks! LinkedIn Novice Dear LinkedIn Novice, Your question is excellent and I agree there is an overwhelming amount of information related to LinkedIn out there. In fact, I myself have written about […]
Posted on02. Jul, 2014 by Cassie Sturdevant.
Dear Cassie, I’ve been in talks with one of my former employers about returning to their organization in an executive leadership capacity. These discussions progressed well last year, but have slowed tremendously in 2014. At this juncture the owner of the company has said we’d follow up in “summer” and “it’s not a matter of […]
Posted on16. Jun, 2014 by Cassie Sturdevant.
Dear Cassie, Sometimes I see several positions posted by the same company that interest me. Should I apply to each of them, or just to one and hope I get a chance to discuss the others? I don’t want to appear desperate but don’t want to miss out, either. Thanks! Cory Dear Cory, If you […]
Posted on09. Jun, 2014 by Cassie Sturdevant.
Dear Cassie, What’s the best way to handle references? Should I put “References Upon [sic] Request” on my resume and wait for a request, or should I just include them with my application? I have some great references that I think will help land me an interview, but I don’t want to appear too forward. […]
Posted on02. Jun, 2014 by Cassie Sturdevant.
Dear Cassie, What’s the difference between a resume and a C.V.? Just Curious Dear Just Curious, Wow, great question, and I have no idea. But don’t worry, I wouldn’t leave you hanging there, though at first glance I had that sinking, “oh my gosh I don’t know” belly feeling. Our friends over at the Merriam […]
Posted on25. Apr, 2014 by Cassie Sturdevant.
Dear Cassie, Do recruiters still expect a written resume, or is a link to my LinkedIn profile enough? It’s basically the same information and it seems redundant to create a resume. Thanks, Tim G. Dear Tim G., Yes, a written resume is an absolute must and is still expected by recruiters. I actually have a […]
Posted on07. Apr, 2014 by Cassie Sturdevant.
Dear Cassie, You give a lot of career advice. What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received? Just Curious Dear Just Curious, Wow, that’s a good one especially because I’m stunned at how difficult I’m finding this question especially when I dole out career advice all day long. Even today a candidate was telling […]
Posted on17. Mar, 2014 by Cassie Sturdevant.
Dear Cassie, For the first time in 15 years, I’m getting ready to start a new job search, and I’ve heard horror stories about what a jungle it is out there! Things have changed quite a bit since my last time out, and I want to be as prepared as I possibly can be. Could […]