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  • 4 Ways to Stop Hating Networking and Make it More Fun
    by Lisa Rangel - July 28, 2017
    Fact: I used to despise networking. A sense of dread would come over me. I would do it, but I hated it. I established routines to network regularly, but I would fall off the wagon and have to start over again. I dreaded starting over even more, but I would do it. I have come to learn this is a common vibe among a lot of us. Regardless of the need to network – need a new job, drum up business, update ski...
  • Landing a Job After Being Let Go
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - July 27, 2017
    Job searches are always hard, but going through them after being let go can make them even harder. Not only is your morale low, but there is a sense of pressure to quickly find a job as to not feel the impact of lost wages. It takes an organization an average of about fifty-two days to hire on a candidate for an open position. While a month and a half might not seem like a long time, it is long enough to cause serious harm to...
  • Got A Job Offer? Don't Blow It Now!
    by Thea Kelley - July 18, 2017
    In the job interview process, getting the offer may seem like 'the easy part. But mishandling this big moment can cost you thousands in lost salary – or even the job. It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. – Tony Robbins This post is based on chapter 17 of my book, Get That Job! The Quick and Complete Guide to a Winning Interview. The Big Moment: Getting the Job O...
  • Must Job Searching Be A Full-Time Job?
    by Debra Wheatman - July 5, 2017
    At some point in their careers, many people will find themselves on the wrong side of a conversation with HR and will be victims of a layoff. This is a traumatic event, to be sure, and friends and family are likely to offer some well-meaning, but misguided, advice. One such piece of worn out advice that refuses to die is “Looking for a new job is a full-time job!” The truth is that it’s not about how many...
  • Having Trouble Finding The Truth About Executive Resume Writing? Consider These Tips
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - June 30, 2017
    “Truth is like beauty; it lies in the mind of the beholder” ? Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom While concepts and strategies for building a hard-working executive resume abound, the absolute truth about executive resume writing is less clear. Some career experts suggest otherwise, admonishing fleshier resumes and advising you must write so tight that not only does the fat get chucked but a...
  • Technology Advances And Job Search Change
    by Georgia Adamson - June 29, 2017
    If you still plan and conduct your job searches the same way you did 10-15 years ago, you probably aren’t getting the traction you used to back then. Some things never change, while others seem to change every time you turn around. If you don’t see the need for significant change in your job search plans or if you actively resist the idea of making changes, it’s important to understand one key fact: Change...
  • Why the Uselessness of Job Interviews is Utter Nonsense
    by Lisa Rangel - June 29, 2017
    On April 8th, 2017, the New York Times published an article titled, “The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews.” The article went on to say that data-driven interviews are more effective in determining which applicants will be successful at a company than human-led interviews. The data is the data and the data doesn’t lie. I had 14 people contact me and ask me what I thought about the article. I don...
  • How To Land Your Dream Job: Take Proactive Control
    by Michelle Dumas - June 28, 2017
    You're having that dream again. You know, the one where you forgot about your job interview and you're not prepared in the slightest. You've shown up wearing faded pajamas and fuzzy slippers, and to your horror, your resume is written in purple crayon. Don't panic. As challenging as your job search is, it's unlikely that even your worst interview will measure up to this nightmare. But it does open the...
  • Bay Area Job Search Presents Special Challenges for Older Adults
    by Paul Freiberger - June 27, 2017
    One of the biggest mistakes people make in their Bay Area job search is assuming that the process hasn’t changed much. It has. On the other hand, some older job seekers also overestimate how much hiring has changed. Despite Applicant Tracking System technology and video interviews, the fact remains: it’s still people making the decision to hire people. Post-50 Bay Area Job Search Not Your Last Even if you&rsq...
  • Working Hard And Being Eager Don't Cut It Anymore
    by Debra Wheatman - June 27, 2017
    I recently had a very telling conversation. I was speaking with a man at a networking event. Let’s call him David, for the sake of this story. David regaled me with the story of his professional life. He graduated from an Ivy League university in the late 1970s, with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Upon graduation, he moved to New York to pursue his dream of becoming an accomplished stage actor. As expected, rol...