| Job Search Guide - Pre-Interview Prep: Doing Your Homework
by David Lewis and Jenna Connour - Jun, 2014
Preparing for an interview can be a nerve-wracking but crucial part of the job search process. David Lewis, founder and CEO of OperationsInc, a human resources consulting firm based in Connecticut, gives us some insight into pre-interview preparation – including the importance of studying up on a potential employer before arriving at the company for a job interview. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process from str...
| Job Search Guide - The Disadvantage of Interviewing First
by Howard Cattie and Cady Chesney - Jun, 2014
When setting up a job interview, few individuals think about the implications of the timing of their interview. As a candidate, if you schedule your interview at the beginning of the employer’s interview process there is a noticeable disadvantage. Howard Cattie, career coach and mentor with CareerOyster, sits down with LJNRadio host Cady Chesney to discuss the pros and cons of when you interview in the employers interview proc...
| Job Search Guide - Building a Professional Network During College
by Heather Krasna and Jenna Connour - Jun, 2014
In this episode we explore the many options for college students to develop their professional networks during their college years, which will help them secure relevant job interviews post-graduation. Author Heather Krasna, Assistant Dean of Career Services at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, freelance career coach for Nonprofit Professional Advisory Group, explains how college students can actively build their profes...
| Job Search Guide - Tell Me About the Best and Worst Boss You've Ever Had
by Leanne E. King and Cady Chesney - Jun, 2014
How would you answer the interview question, “Tell me about a boss you struggled to work with?” This and many other difficult interview questions often stump job seekers. Cady Chesney asks Leanne E. King, president and CEO of SeeKingHR, for her insight into this difficult question. Leanne has over 25 years of experience in human resources in both the public and private sectors, valuable experience to help us handle this inquir...
How Do Headhunters Work?
by Louise Fletcher - Jul, 2014
Most job seekers fundamentally misunderstand the role of professional headhunters (also known as recruiters) and as a result, they miss out on countless job opportunities. In this article, I am going to explain exactly how headhunters work and how you can find them, because they are a vital part of the job search for anyone at the manager level and above. That’s because headhunters are paid by companies to fill vacant po...
5 ways to position yourself for a return to prior career
by Julie Walraven - Jul, 2014
There are multiple types of career changes. One of those is the individual who started in one field and left it to pursue other interests. Are you one of those people who have worked in multiple fields? You aren’t alone. Many of my clients have worked in more than one field. If you leave a field for a period of time and then want to return, you may be facing a tougher struggle than if you had stayed in the field throughout you...
Handling the Dreaded “You’re Overqualified” Challenge
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
Seems I continually hear this complaint, “They aren’t hiring me because I’m overqualified.” One man wrote an e-mail to me concerned about this problem: “I have a lot of incredible extracurricular professional activities, publishing expertise, project management experience, board leadership skills, etc. I have an MBA, and am a CPA. All of this info is on my resume because it sets me apart. However, I am concerned that peopl...
Looking for a Job: Here is One Technique That Works
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
85% of all jobs are never advertised. 85%!! Most of these are good jobs with the better salaries that you seek. A networking technique called Informational Interviewing is a successful tool that job hunters have used to find these unadvertised jobs. Many job hunters attending my job search seminars are unfamiliar with it, but 63% of all new jobs were found through contacts last year. It's a valuable technique to learn and impl...
Moms Returning to Work
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
Joanne left the workforce 14 years ago when her daughter was a baby. Now that the daughter is driving, Joanne began to consider breaking back into the workforce. She contacted me for career guidance in June, when she saw an advertisement for the ideal job. She had no résumé, and no well-considered plan on how to integrate back into the working world. We created a powerful résumé detailing both her old experience and more re...
Try Out a New Career
by Rowe Leathers - Jul, 2014
Have you ever considered doing something entirely different from your current job role? Do you have secondary skills that if provided the opportunity could blossom into a new career path? What hobbies do you have that possess the potential to become an income earning activity? I enjoy photography, and love the idea of documenting moments and memories. However, how could this be turned into an income stream? One way to nurtu...
Not Much Experience? How New Grads Can Land A Job Anyhow
by Michelle Dumas - Jul, 2014
What came first, the chicken or the egg? It seems like a silly question, no? What if, however, we were to change it up a bit to, let’s say: What comes first, the job or job experience? Now it has resonance, doesn’t it? How can you land a job requiring experience if no one will hire you to acquire that experience? This is an issue that faces almost all job seekers at some point during their careers, especially new high...
Are You Fighting For Your Future?
by Bob Roth - Jul, 2014
Students frequently attend college with the stated intention of gaining the education and experience that will launch their careers in the field of their choice. These serious students recognize the role that a good education can play in their lives and tend to think about their “tomorrow” more than most. For most students, college is an exciting time of metamorphosis. It's a time when they expand their knowledge, pa...
Is it time to change my job?
by Julie Walraven - Jun, 2014
Many people mistakenly think that professional resume writers do better in a bad economy with high unemployment. Nothing could be further from the truth. Though I work with people who are unemployed and though I worked with both unemployed and those who want a career change throughout the recession that started in late 2007, it takes a good economy for professional resume writers to thrive. I’d like to discuss why you s...
Top 3 Reasons People Don’t Use Social Media for their Job Search
by Joshua Waldman - Jun, 2014
Inevitably, in every audience I speak to, there are people who find some reason NOT to follow my advice on using social media for their job search. Sometimes these people really want jobs but are overwhelmed. Sometimes they simply don’t want to get a job and change their situation. As long as you are willing to adopt NEW ways of doing things, NEW things will happen. To help you identify where your resistance may be...
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