15 Tips To Help You With a Stalled Job Search
by Bettina Seidman - Mar, 2010
• Evaluate whether you are looking for work you think you can get rather than shooting for what you’d really like to do. • Review the major job-hunting methods and devote more time to the entire job search process. • Open up new approaches including looking at more than one industry, looking at broader salary ranges, and returning to the library for more research. • Evaluate whether you might be trying to step too f...
Learn How to Bounce Back - Things Can Be Better Than Ever!
by Beverly Jones - Mar, 2010
A business friend I’ll call Sam is now a very wealthy man, and he seems to be very happy as well. Sam has had several careers and pursued many entrepreneurial projects. Our paths have crossed for close to 30 years, but most often when Sam’s career has been in a tough patch. I have seen Sam when his business has been crashing, his industry has been cratering and his personal life has been in stress. I have watched him fight...
The Seven Deadly Job Search Sins
by Louise Fletcher - Mar, 2010
If you’re looking for a job in this current climate, the bad news is that you have a lot of competition. The good news is that most of them have no idea what they’re doing. I meet a lot of job seekers during the course of my work as a professional resume writer. From executives to entry-level, I see the same mistakes over and over again. And the people making these mistakes have no clue that they could be doing better. ...
Why It’s a Good Thing That Job Seeking Is Not an Olympic Sport and Some Inspiring Stories
by Miriam Salpeter - Mar, 2010
It’s tough not to be inspired by the Olympic athletes. I have been keeping a running list of topics that seem like perfect “career” messages for job seekers. Without fail, they are the type of messages that have to do with “keeping your head in the game,” “persevering despite all obstacles,” “overcoming significant challenges” and “fortitude, endurance and courage.” Have you considered how many athletes are at the Olympics ...
ATS Software Is Screening Your Resume! Five Resources To Get Noticed!
by Sharon Cohen - Mar, 2010
• Is your resume getting the attention it deserves? • Ever wonder what happens when you apply online? • Ever try to apply to a job you are qualified, only to be blocked by the software? • Wonder if the keywords in your resume are the “hot” keywords for your industry? If you answered yes, to any of these questions, you need to learn about ATS software, right away! Each time you submit a resume online, chances are ...
Searching For Internships, Summer, and Part-Time Jobs
by Bob Roth - Mar, 2010
College students know that they can make themselves more appealing to employers at graduation by obtaining some experience in their field of interest. Job-related work experience can be acquired through internships, summer and part-time jobs, while attending college. Therefore, here are a few things that students can do to help them find those great jobs: Search Engines - Google Search and Yahoo Search are two of the best...
Don’t Wait, Send Your Thank You Notes Now!
by John Crant - Mar, 2010
Impressions are made, and solidified very quickly. And in today’s Job Market where companies meet many candidates during an interview process for a position, you can be forgotten quickly too. Use your Thank You notes to reinforce your excitement for the role, the company and your ‘brand’. As each moment passes after our interview, memories can begin to fade. Thank You notes are a great opportunity to make your great first i...
Tapping Into the Hidden Job Market
by Debra Wheatman - Mar, 2010
It is a well known fact using job boards exclusively as you conduct a job search will leave you confounded and frustrated. Sure you might be qualified for the positions for which you are applying – but posting your résumé online is like trying to find a needle in a haystack – a really, really big haystack. So what exactly is this thing called ‘the hidden job market’? The hidden job market consists of openings not directly a...
Networking For Your Career Success
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Feb, 2010
Research done by the Career Center in 2009 has shown that 60 per cent of job openings in the U.S. are filled not through advertising and recruiter companies but through word-of-mouth or networking. And that is quite understandable: to hire someone via recommendation is both much safer for employers, as they have a reliable reference, and easier, as they save considerable effort in advertising the position and sorting through a...
How to Create a Personal Brand with out Being a Jerk
by Joshua Waldman - Feb, 2010
There are those talking about Personal Branding who are nothing more than ego-maniacs used to leading their high-school click. Personal Branding is NOT the same as being the center of attention or creating a cult of your own personality. In fact, a good brand is quite the opposite. Let me explain what I mean. Your Personal Brand, their Emotions Think about Steve Jobs. What emotions come to your head...I think: “innova...
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