Dreams Are Not Achieved By Dreaming
by Bob Roth - Aug, 2012
Do not get me wrong. Dreaming about your future is good. All college students should have someplace they are trying to go, something they are trying to achieve. However, students should also understand that dreams are not achieved by dreaming. Success is rarely achieved by chance. When students apply the wrong approaches, they are setting themselves up for failure. They frequently choose a direction or approach that is...
New Grads Falling Prey to Job Search Myths
by Marcia Robinson - Aug, 2012
I spend a lot of my time talking to new college grads about their job search strategies and career plans. What I find, after 13 years of working with new grads, is that many new grads have their job search stalled by job search myths and pre-conceived notions. Most new grads are having a hard enough time landing a job after graduation in today's tight job market, but if you add some simple misconceptions and job search myths t...
3 Ways New Grads Must Shine in a Job Interview
by Marcia Robinson - Jul, 2012
I continue to work with new grads who are struggling to land a job after graduation. One of the reasons new grads can't find jobs is because they are failing to shine in the job interview. Of course when I ask, many of these new grads tell me that the reason they can't find a job is the high unemployment rate. That's the easy answer. As one grad said to me recently; everybody can understand that reason. It usually surprises th...
Facebook and Your Job Search–Another Tip
by Joshua Waldman - Jul, 2012
This is not the first time I have talked about Facebook and your job search. The topic is one of those that refuses to go away for job seekers, however much they might want it to! However, this tip actually is not one of mine; it comes from a blog post by Joshus Waldman of Career Rocketeer, titled “How to Protect Your Private Life on Facebook During Your Job Search.” If you are not using Facebook at this point, the tip might s...
The Mid-Year Review: 10 Great Questions to Ask Yourself
by Andy Robinson - Jul, 2012
As we enter the second half of the year, it's a great time to set aside an hour or so -- on a weekend or during your normal weekly planning time -- and do a MID-YEAR REVIEW. Use this time to reflect back on the first six months of the year and make adjustments to your goals for the remainder of the year. Consider these 10 QUESTIONS to ask during your mid-year review: 5 "Look-Back" Questions: 1.Key Acc...
What Motivates you at Work: Factors for Career Happiness!
by Sharon Cohen - Jul, 2012
Your dream job is another person's nightmare. Don't worry about what jobs your classmates are pursueing, you need to chart your own course! When I worked as a Business Career Advisor in Vancouver, BC, Canada I was given a great recruitment project from Starbucks Head Office... Since ten years have passed, I can share this story with you. For those of you who may not know, Starbucks was founded in the Pacific Northwest...
WHICH HALF ARE YOU?
by Nan S. Russell - Jul, 2012
When more than half of Americans were identified as overweight, people took notice. Major news outlets began educating on how to stay out, or get out, of that statistic. I wish the same attention had been paid when a new survey was released confirming more than half of Americans are dissatisfied with their job. Disliking your job is hazardous to your health and well-being, too. You can't be winning at working if you're diss...
Your Resume and the Hiring Process
by Georgia Adamson - Jul, 2012
You might understand that your resume becomes part of the hiring process as soon as you start submitting it to prospective employers for positions you know they have open. However, you might not realize some of the ins and outs of how recruiters and hiring managers deal with your resume as part of their hiring process. I believe any insights you can get into that could prove useful in conducting a successful job search. That’s...
Interview Preparation – A Tactical Approach
by Kris Plantrich - Jul, 2012
Job seekers often confess to me that they get nervous before and during job interviews. They feel that their nervousness is often visible and has a direct effect on how they are perceived and on the results of the interview. Unfortunately they are right. To overcome their fears or at least to press on through their nervousness, the advice I always give job seekers is to prepare for the encounter before the interview. T...
Meet the LJN Radio Hosts
by Local JobNetwork™ - Jul, 2012
Azure Mahara is the host of "Community Concepts." Azure graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater with a degree in public relations and a minor in art with an emphasis in photography. As an Associate Marketing Manager at LocalJobNetwork.com, Azure maintains relationships with organizations throughout the country to provide an exclusive outreach service that connects employers with job seekers....
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