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Looking for a Job - You are In Sales . . . . . . . "The Job Seeking Sales Process"
Thu, Dec 19 2013 07:04 | Planning and Strategy
I often ask job search workshop groups I'm speaking to: “Have you ever been in sales?” A few hands will go up. I then ask the group: How many of you ARE in sales? Again, a few hands go up.I then ask: How many of you are looking for a job? As the light bulb goes on, all hands go up.And I say, “Well,
End-of-the-Year Audits Work for Job Search Too
Thu, Dec 12 2013 06:17 | Planning and Strategy
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you always got! This simple truth works for many things in life - your job search too! As the year winds down, and the holiday events you attend become fewer, take some time to review your job search activity to figure out where you can do a better job in order to achieve your goal -- a new job! Before jumping into 2014 with a continuation
Layoffs Coming? - Catch the Signs -- They're There
As employees and job seekers thoughts turn to holiday plans, employers thoughts turn to rightsizing their organizations. Catch the signs! It’s that wonderful time of year, when . . . . . the best present you could get would be a bright shiny job offer in your in-box if you're a job seeker, and a fat end-of-the-year bonus check if you're an employee. It’s also that less-than-wonderful time of
Postponing Your Search During The Holidays -- A Bad Choice
Wed, Nov 20 2013 12:04 | Planning and Strategy
The Holidays are upon us - keep on searching! You'll be glad you did! With the passing of Halloween, the holiday season arrives. People's thoughts turn to the holidays -- plans, preparations, parties, travel . . . . . and with it, many job seekers thoughts turn to shutting down their job searches. My advice -- don't do it! A Bad Choice As the holiday
Bah-Humbug - Not Really, But When it Comes to Those Holiday Traditions . . . .
Tue, Nov 19 2013 03:24 | Planning and Strategy
Spending money you don’t have on presents you don’t want to buy to travel to places you don’t want to go on entertaining you don’t want to do Spending time you don't have with people you don’t want to see
Everything's an Interview
Tue, Nov 19 2013 03:06
Build Your Resume While You Search
Wed, Nov 6 2013 05:06 | Resume and Marketing Tools
Build your resume while you search! It makes good Sen$e. After searching for a while, most job seekers come to understand that the more you tailor your resume for a position, the higher the chance that you will be seen as a possible candidate and contacted for an interview. This DOES NOT MEAN fudging experience or embellishing accomplishments. We never do that! It DOES MEAN
Follow-up Your Networking With a Thank You -- Here's How
Follow-up any networking meeting you have had with a heartfelt Thank You. Whether you are following up a phone call, an in-person meeting, or a really informative e-mail exchange, take the time to thank your contact. You may be following up with a member of your own network. Or, you may be following up a conversation you had with a person to whom you were referred, who, incidentally,
Thank You for the Referral
Fri, Oct 25 2013 10:23 | Resume and Marketing Tools
Referrals open doors . . . . . that might not open any other way. Treat them with care. People who would not take your call, respond to your e-mail, or agree to meet with you, generally do, IF you are referred. So . . . treat referrals with care and . . . the referrer with utmost care! Why do they take your call? Professional courtesy! It's as simple as that.