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Boston-Area Professionals are Getting Back to Work Faster This Year Than Last Year

Local professionals are finding jobs more quickly this year than last year. During the last six months (February – July), individuals in a career transition in the Greater Boston area who worked with ClearRock found new jobs in 12.6 weeks. This is an improvement of 2.6 weeks from the individuals working…


How to Overcome Ageism in the Job Market

By Susan Peppercorn, Senior Consultant ClearRock, Inc.   By the time you get into your 50s, you may feel that you deserve to rest a bit on your laurels having worked for 25 years or more. The reality is that no matter your age, your career is in your hands,…


How to Answer The Most Terrifying Interview Question

By Susan Peppercorn, Senior Consultant ClearRock, Inc. There are a number of interview questions that strike terror in the heart of a job seeker. The one that evokes the most dread is “what is your greatest weakness?” For those of you in career transition, take heart. This question is not…


Don’t Apologize For Your Diverse Career Experience!

By Susan Peppercorn, Senior Consultant ClearRock, Inc.   Landing a new job or making a career change is harder if your career has zigged and zagged and taken some unexpected turns. Having a nonlinear path isn’t a showstopper, but it does mean that you have to take control of your…


Behavioral-based Interviews… Your Opportunity to Shine

Behavioral-based interviews can be a dream or a nightmare depending on how prepared a candidate is to answer these often intimidating questions.  ClearRock offers tips on making these specifically-designed interviews work successfully for both parties.   What are behavioral-based interviews? Behavioral-based interviews are a structured set of open-ended questions based on…


Laura Poisson – Career Advice Video

Laura Poisson of ClearRock, interviewed by Stephen Burke, HR Consultant, discuss Career and Job Search Advice.


Career Transition Seminars – 2017 Schedule

Schedule of ClearRock’s 2017 Two-Day Career Transition Seminars


Is Your Mindset Stalling Your Career?

By: Susan Peppercorn    Senior Consultant, ClearRock / Career Coach /  Resume and LinkedIn Consultant /  Career Blogger for the Huffington Post   Just because some people can do something with little or no training, it doesn’t mean that others can’t do it (and sometimes do it even better) with…


Social Media Profile Becoming as Important as Your Resume

Your online social media profile may be as important as your resume if you are looking for a new job or to change careers.  Employers are more frequently using social media networks to find candidates for employment, rather than going through resumes or searching job websites.  People who have neglected…


Summertime Social Media Job-Search Strategy

About half of all job-seekers will either slack off or put their searches on hold during the summer. However, people who continue to be active can have an edge over others, and those who adapt social media to a summertime job search will have an even greater advantage.  Now that…


Six Steps for Getting Employers to Take a Second Look at You

Want to ask a prospective employer to take a second look at you – even if you have interviewed with the company before and did not get the job the first time?  Numerous job-seekers are successful after the second or third time they apply to or interview with a potential…


13 Ways to Improve Your Job Search

The difference between landing a job and not hearing back from a potential employer can come down to a matter of details. These factors can include not following up quickly or effectively enough, failing to perfect your telephone interviewing skills, over-reliance on the Internet, having a poor social media presence…


Job Search can Profit by Volunteering

It’s becoming more of a vicious circle for people who have been unemployed or working outside their areas of expertise for a long while. One of the biggest objections they hear from potential employers is they have not been using their professional knowledge and skills. How can they, many counter,…


Strategies for Getting Hired by Small Businesses

Whatever one’s hiring perspective, two things are clear:  – Small businesses should be part of every job-seeker’s employment search. Companies with fewer than 50 workers comprise 97% of all businesses, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  – A different job-search strategy must be used in seeking employment with small businesses….


Persistence vs. Pest – How to Persevere in job Hunt

Charlie Sheen’s stock broker character made 59 straight days of phone calls and hand-delivered a box of Cuban cigars before he got an interview with Michael Douglas’ corporate raider character in the movie Wall Street.  While that is obsessive and most people would consider him a pest, there is one…