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Five Tips to Prepare for a Virtual Interview

by Bob Barry, Career Coach

April 8, 2022

Virtual interviews came into prominence during the pandemic. The benefits and convenience of online access have perpetuated the practice. While some companies have moved back to the traditional face-to-face, onsite interview, many continue to rely on the virtual form, taking full advantage of the technology that makes them possible. From the perspective of the candidate, […]

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What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Could it be the Key to Nailing that Interview?

by TBJL Editor

December 15, 2020

Emotional Intelligence or EQ (Emotional Quotient) are buzz words you may have heard in your professional development.  While EQ is often times applied to the growth of leadership skills or in the pursuit of career advancement, it has rarely been applied to the needs of the job seeker. Below is a brief overview of Emotional […]

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6 Easy Steps Towards Achieving Work-Life Balance

by TBJL Editor

September 9, 2020

Achieving work-life balance in normal times is a challenge; add in the dynamics of a viral pandemic and many of us find we’ve reached a new level of chaos, anxiety, and stress. None of us have been through this kind of situation previously, and the lens we are looking through is different than ever before. […]

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How Can I Relieve and Manage Stress? Ask Amy Cleveland!

by TBJL Editor

July 28, 2020

  Amy is a professional career strategist and facilitator at TampaBay-Job-Links who specializes in personal development and career management. As an expert in managing stress, Amy hosts our workshop on “Staying Healthy in Stressful Times.” We reached out to Amy and asked her what her top recommendations are for relieving and managing stress. Here’s her […]

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How Can I Find a Job During a Pandemic? Ask Bob Barry!

by TBJL Editor

July 11, 2020

Bob Barry is a professional career strategist at TampaBay-Job-Links where he provides job-search and career transition coaching to job seekers in Tampa Bay who are seeking employment. One of the commonly asked questions is, “How can I get a job during the pandemic?” Bob recommends focusing on these three key areas: EXPAND AND NURTURE YOUR […]

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Charting a Career Course During Covid-19

by TBJL Editor

April 30, 2020

Some employers are hiring, and some are not during the COVID-19 pandemic. Have you been laid off or furloughed? During this time of uncertainty, are you wondering whether you should pursue any job that’s available, even if it’s outside your field? Are you wondering whether this could hinder or benefit your résumé? Here’s what some […]

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Three Reasons Why You Are Hired: Making the Most of Job Interviews

by Robyn Winters, Career Strategist

July 15, 2019

The job interview process can be both intimidating and exhilarating. However, you have the ability to minimize the first (what you find intimidating) and maximize the second (what you find exhilarating).  The key is to recognize and prepare answers to the three broad categories of job interview questions that potential employers ask. When you do […]

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Keeping Your Head in Tampa Bay’s Job-Search Game

by Bob Barry, Career Coach

July 2, 2019

So, you’re in career transition. How do you take control of your job search? Maybe you willingly left your job due to burn out, you are transitioning out of the military, or you got caught up in a corporate expense-reduction exercise and you were downsized. The reason doesn’t really matter. What matters is that now […]

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