Robin Ryan's Forbes Column

Robin writes a careers and job search column for See below for a selection of her recent articles.

Recruiter Shares How She Finds And Evaluates Job Candidates On LinkedIn — Learn from a senior-level job recruiter what it takes to get found on LinkedIn and then get an interview. 


How To Quickly Rebound From A Layoff — The loss of your job can be one of the most difficult times in your life.  And most people aren’t ready when they get the news from their employer.  But you need to rethink your situation and position yourself to find a more satisifying and quite possibly higher paying job.

Time To Change What You Wear For Job Interviews — A very common interview question that is critical to success is: “What I should wear?” Here is guidance on how to dress for interviewing online or in person.

Will Your Resume Impress Employers? Take This Quiz To Find Out — To get the attention of potential employers you need to have a top-quality resume that effectively sells what you have to offer.

Common Zoom Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid — Many believe that online interviewing should be easy, yet 80% of the time you aren’t offered the job.

Job Search Success Strategies If You’re Over 50 — Even though it’s a great time to look, age discrimination is a real thing that can hamper your job search if you are a mature worker. Here are five strategies that will help you show you believe your best years are ahead of you.

Why Now Is The Time To Look For A New Job And How To Jumpstart It — The excellent potential for a salary increase is a significant incentive to change jobs. But there are even more compelling reasons to start that job search today.

7 LinkedIn Blunders To Avoid — LinkedIn is extremely valuable to your career for networking, job hunting, business partnerships, and finding new clients. To get the most out of your LinkedIn presence, here are 7 blunders to avoid.

How To Help Your New College Graduate Land A Job — If someone in your family has just graduated or is about to graduate — maybe a child, close relative, or even a good friend — here are tips for helping that grad get in the door and then land that first job.

LinkedIn Is Changing How Employers Hire — Here’s What You Need To Know — In today’s hot job market in which employers are struggling to fill positions, LinkedIn is playing a big role in changing how they hire.  Be ready to take advantage of this change. 

Looking To Advance Your Career? Yale Professor Tells You How — Here’s advice from a Yale School of Management professor on how to accelerate your career path.  It’s more than just gaining experience and adding accomplishments to your resume.  It involves honing your abilities to influence… 

Most Job Hunters Fail When Answering This Popular Interview Question — An HR Director at a Fortune 500 company discusses the top interview mistakes he sees.  In particular for a response to one question that most candidates fail. Are you ready for that question?

Critical Job Interview Mistake You Cannot Recover From — Too many people make this mistake during their interviews that they cannot recover from, losing the job opportunity.  Are you prepared to avoid it?