The SYCK Career Podcast

Ep 80: This is NOT an Episode About Resumes: A Conversation with Hannah Morgan


Are you tired of hearing the same old advice about sprucing up your resume and writing captivating cover letters? If you're eager to expand your network and level up your job search strategy, then what we’re about to discuss is a must-listen.

In this engaging episode, I am joined by Hannah Morgan, a career strategist and founder of CareerSherpa. We took a deep dive into strategies that extend beyond the surface, exploring how building relationships and optimizing your LinkedIn profile can be the pillars of a successful job search. But that's not all – you're in for a treat as Hannah and I engaged in some playful banter, offering differing opinions on various outreach methods and LinkedIn optimization strategies. 

If you're ready to revolutionize your job hunting approach, tune in to the episode now.

In This Episode:

  • [04:37] What are outplacement services?
  • [06:15] Reasons why you shouldn’t be wasting too much time on your resume
  • [07:03] What makes a candidate stand out in the job search?
  • [14:25] How Alan became comfortable engaging in conversations with strangers 
  • [17:58] How Hannah used LinkedIn to build relationships and grew her network
  • [21:40] Alan’s strategy in reaching out to hiring managers through LinkedIn
  • [24:50] The importance of LinkedIn profile and the key aspects to look out for to increase searchability
  • [34:04] Changes in the career support space over the years


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Hannah Morgan is a job search strategist and founder of CareerSherpa. Her website,, is a source of motivation, tips and advice to help navigate today’s job search. She is a nationally recognized author and speaker on job search trends and was recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers. Hannah has been quoted by media outlets and is the author of The Infographic Resume. 

Hannah lives in the Finger Lakes region in western New York.

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