Job Search Tips
by Emily Chardac - Apr, 2011
Five very talented individuals came to me last week asking for my advice -- what are the next steps, where to find jobs, and who to network with. Here are some tips I would give to any job seeker: 1. Make a list of a few "must have no compromise" qualities of the job that are necessary for your professional survival. Then, make a list of "forget it, you're not getting me for any amount of money" traits. This will keep you foc...
Prevent Resume Peril – Prove Your Value
by Mark Puppe - Apr, 2011
Resumes are black holes for time, opportunity and peace of mind. Defective resumes can even drive job searches into the ground. I’ve seen it thousands of times; job seekers (and even professional resume writers) neglecting what employers expect resumes to provide: Proof. Numbers gauge performance and leave little room for misinterpretation; they prove rather than purport your value. In contrast, talking about your talen...
5 Job Search Skills for New College Graduates
by Marcia Robinson - Apr, 2011
A successful job search strategy for new college graduates must include these 5 job search skills. New college graduates who are organized and focused around these 5 job search skills, will net better results than those college graduates who don't have job search plan to launch a career. Job search skill # 1 - Honest Self Evaluation Many new college graduates do not realize how much the success of their job search relie...
Considering a Career Change? Use Free or Low Cost Career Tests
by Marcia Robinson - Apr, 2011
If you find yourself in a job or career that no longer meets your criteria for career success, it might be time for a career change. If you are considering a career change, use free or low cost career tests to help you develop your next career move. Everyone has a list of different criteria for career success. These criteria could include wage levels, workplace power or occupational prestige. Regardless of our personal meas...
Overwhelmed by Opportunities?
by Wendy Enelow - Apr, 2011
According to CEO Update’s March 4th issue, new association job listings are up an eye-popping 45 percent in the first two months of 2011. At the same time, the article also says, some hiring managers are receiving fewer resumes. After the multi-year recession, this is fantastic news for job seekers. It’s certainly better than the alternative! However, as with most things, there is a downside. Lately, I’ve had more than one p...
Telephone etiquette for your job search
by Miriam Salpeter - Apr, 2011
Years ago, when I was working on Wall Street (and mobile phones were a lot less common), I called a candidate for a job. She answered her cell phone — from a loud, New York City street corner. You can imagine our conversation: Me: We’d like to see about scheduling an interview… Her: I’m sorry…I can’t really hear you so well. It’s really LOUD here. Let me try to get somewhere quieter. Me: Okay. (Waiting…thinking — why...
by Ruth Shapiro - Apr, 2011
What if you think losing your job is the worst thing that can happen to you? But what if a career counselor shows you that a layoff due to a corporate takeover can lead to a better job? Here is my example of what career counseling can do to make a job search successful. Feeling panic over losing his job and anxious about the pressure of finding a new one quickly, George contacted me on the Career Counselors Consortium we...
Conducting a Confidential Executive Job Search
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2011
Conducting a confidential executive job search is often critical if you’re still employed with another company. This is especially true if the companies with which you’re seeking employment are competitors of your current employer. If you’re worried about getting caught during your job search, don’t fret. There are ways to make sure your search is both covert and successful. Avoid Using Your Employer’s Tools While Job...
Jobseeker, Are You Crazy?
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Apr, 2011
I have said it many times before and I will say it, here, again…you have to be willing to stand apart from the job search mob by daring to break the norm and differentiate yourself. Try the new, the fresh—take a chance. Will someone think a resume without an Objective is just crazy? Maybe. Will your friends advise you against a personal branding statement on your resume because that is just not done? Perhaps. If you call a com...
Tips for times of transition – Part 4: Practical tips for jobseekers
by Dawn Bugni - Apr, 2011
Spring has sprung. Enjoy a change of scenery ... even it's only the front yard. This post finalizes the series of tips for times of transition Bridget Haymond and I put together. Hopefully, you’ve been able to take a nugget or two and apply it your personal search for professional bliss. Understandably, a job search can be extremely stressful. When you get overwhelmed, it’s always a good idea to take approaches back to the b...
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