Month: June 2013

Elevator Pitch Done Right: A Step-by-Step Guide

Job seekers should have a concise summary of their core skills and accomplishments that they can deliver to anyone who will listen in a small window of time.  This is often referred to as an “elevator pitch.”  However, it is often used incorrectly.  When not done right, this little speech can kill your chances for further discussion, let alone finding a job lead.  Here is a step-by-step guide for creating a pitch and delivering properly: Read More

The Importance of LinkedIn During Job Search

LinkedIn is the most popular professional networking website, with 100 million members.  Many of us use LinkedIn and have heard that LinkedIn is a great tool for career advancement – and for your job search.  But just how important is your LinkedIn profile? Here are some real-life stories that highlight some of the ways LinkedIn can change your job search. Read More

From Musician to Software Developer – Career Transition with CodeFellows’ Ruby on Rails Boot Camp

CodeFellows of Seattle is one of the several coding boot camps that have sprouted up around the country, particular at the major technology hubs, such as San Francisco, New York, and Chicago.  With a $4,000-9,000 tuition and 3-6 weeks of intensive training, CodeFellows guarantees a $60k job within 6 months of graduation or your money back.  Given that my work at Jobfully has been focusing on working with software talent on their career planning, development and transition, I had been very curious about the work at CodeFellows. Read More