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Success . . . It's In the Company You Keep
Thu, Apr 9 2015 10:39 | Planning and Strategy
The people around you can make or break your job search. “Success . . . is in the company you keep.” It's an old saying. But old sayings are around for a reason . . . They make sense. It is true for practically any task or challenge you undertake, and searching for a new job is no exception.In fact, it is an understatement to say that the people around you – and their
"What Will Get My Resume Read?"
Mon, Mar 16 2015 08:45 | Resume and Marketing Tools
What will get your resume read? What are some key things that it may be missing, or "missing the boat" on that are contributing to a lack of interest by hiring managers and few call backs from recruiters?Here are some questions from active job seekers that may also be questions that are on your mind. What they boil down to is this: What will get your resume read? Translated,
What Are the Traits Successful Job Seekers Share?
Tue, Jan 27 2015 06:51 | Planning and Strategy
There are 6 traits successful job seekers share! Read on to discover what they are and what they do that helped them find their new job.Here are the 6 traits of successful job seekers. 1. Successful job seekers really, really, really, really want a job – First and foremost, to get a job today you’ve got to really, really, really, really want a job! Otherwise, you
Looking for a Job – Start at the Beginning
Thu, Jan 1 2015 09:52 | Planning and Strategy
It's the beginning of a brand new year. And it's also the beginning of a job search for many who will vow to find a new job in the new year. To succeed, my advice . . . Begin at the beginning.The new year is a time for beginnings. High among the resolutions of New-Years-Resolution-Makers will be to lose weight, to get in shape, and . . . . . to get a new job. All
The Holidays Are Here - So Change Your Search Strategy
Fri, Dec 12 2014 05:40 | Networking and Interviewing
The holidays are here, but don't stop your job search. Just change it!The holidays are in full swing and that puts a different twist on your job search. It is true that the holidays are a hectic time of year. And that puts extra challenges on your job search. It seems that . . . . - no one will take your calls - you don't hear back from
Bah-Humbug - Not Really, But When it Comes to Those Holiday Traditions . . . .
Fri, Nov 28 2014 06:18 | 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 doSpending time you don't have with people you don’t want to see
Face Your Fear and NETWORK!
Mon, Oct 27 2014 11:15 | Networking and Interviewing
"Networking: Do I have to?" asks the reluctant job seeker. Yes you do if you want to find a better job quicker!If you dread the idea of going up to strangers whose paths you cross and striking up a conversation, you are far from alone. Many, if not most folks - if the truth were told - dread the idea. They’d rather have a root canal.However, the truth is
Managing a Job Search is Like Managing a Project
Tue, Oct 21 2014 10:25 | Planning and Strategy
Managing an effective job search is akin to managing any important project. Whether you are beginning a new search or seeking to revitalize an ongoing search, plan to employ the project management skills you would use on any important project in order to successfully and effectively achieve your goal.Prepare:Preparation is key to succeed at finding the job you want. Jumping out of the
Lern to tell stories
Tue, Oct 7 2014 09:15
Interviewing? Learn to tell stories. People remember them long after a resistation of facts and figures is forgotten.Telling a good story about an accomplishment, an achievement, a problem solved, a sticky situation handled, etc. will be remembered by an interviewer long after a resitation of a list of your strengths or dates of promotions etc.And, as a savvy job seeker, your goal is to
Interviewing: The Most Frequently Asked Interview Question
Sun, Sep 28 2014 05:17 | Networking and Interviewing
Tell me about yourself!And so the interview begins. The interviewer asks this "ice breaker" question as much to start a conversation as to actually learn about the candidate sitting in front of him or her.The question: "So why don’t you tell me a little about yourself?” is generally considered the most frequently asked interview question. Not a particularly good question by a long shot,