A Parents' Guide to Career Development
by Thomas J. Denham - Apr, 2013
One of the most valuable things parents can do to help a student with career planning is listen: be open to ideas, try to help your student find information, and be nonjudgmental. Here are 10 ways you can help: 1. Encourage your child to visit the career center (and you go too!) Next time you visit campus, drop into the career services office and pick up a business card from one of the career counselors. When you...
Job Search Tips
by Thomas J. Denham - Apr, 2013
An individual will be more prepared to take on the demands of an actual job search only after they have completed the first two stages of the career development process: self-assessment (Who am I?) and career exploration (Where am I going?). Getting started can be the hardest part, but investing your time will be worth the results. Here are my top ten tips for a successful job search campaign. 1. Clarify your short-term an...
Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make: Why You Didn’t Get Hired For The Job
by Michelle Dumas - Apr, 2013
Searching for a job is hard work. No matter if you’re unemployed or working but testing the market to see if there is indeed greener grass elsewhere, exercising the patience, vigilance and creativity necessary to successfully find a job isn’t easy. In addition to making sure you do all the right things, there are also mistakes you can’t afford to make, any one of which may be the reason you didn’t get hired for the job....
Ready to Reboot Your Career? How Reinventing Worked for Me, More Than Once.
by Dawn Lennon - Apr, 2013
Careers can get old for a lot of reasons: Boredom when the work gets too predictable Declining fulfillment from achievements Disenchantment with a job going no where Curiosity about what's out there Compensation ceilings that won't meet future needs I've experienced all of these at different times. Each one caused significant stress, confusion, and frustration, sometimes all at once. I tried to force my way t...
6 Ways to Use Twitter in a Job Search
by Marcia Robinson - Apr, 2013
Twitter is a great resource for anyone who is looking for a job right now. Some job seekers are more adept at using Twitter and other social media tools than others. However, like all social media, Twitter has it's pros and cons. The big con of course is that college students should know that whatever they put out there in the Twitterverse may exist for a lot longer than the student might want it to. On the other hand, Twit...
15 Ways to Describe Yourself in an Interview
by Ken Sundheim - Mar, 2013
In just about every interview, the interviewer asks the question, “How would you describe yourself?” While this is something that should be anticipated and practiced, many job seekers overlook the importance of this question and fail to take the time to formulate the right answers. Moreover, when describing ourselves, we should approach our answers in an honest, candid manner. Even though some answers are laid out below,...
Are You Selling Yourself as Well as You Could?
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2013
For several years, I’ve been recommending that people focus on being able to succinctly and effectively highlight their accomplishments because others (i.e. recruiters, managers, partners) will judge them mostly based on their past track record of success. It turns out that’s not exactly the case. What You Could Do is Better Than What You Have Done According to Heidi Grant Harvorson at the Harvard Business Review,...
How to Job Hunt When You’ve Been Away from the Workforce
by Lindsey Pollak - Mar, 2013
You’ve probably heard the saying that it’s easier to get a job when you have a job. Well, what if you don’t currently have a job? What if you haven’t had a job for a long period of time? Don’t despair. It may take some extra effort to land a job after a long period of unemployment, but it is absolutely possible. Here are five Es to guide you: 1. Explanation First and foremost, it is a mistake to hope that employers...
Job search when someone is talking about you
by Miriam Salpeter - Mar, 2013
What can you do when you think someone may be sabotaging your job search efforts? Is the rumor mill hurting your chances to get a job? I recently received several questions from readers who believe unfounded gossip may have lengthened their periods of unemployment. For example, one high achiever heard that former employers were spreading rumors that he was an underperformer. Another job seeker worried that people were miscons...
5 Things that military retirees and veterans get to decide about their career now
by Debra Ann Matthews - Mar, 2013
No more military uniforms, no more commanders in charge or sergeants telling you what to do or where to live or what your current MOS will be (job duties). Now do let your local ACAP office guide you and direct you, but other than that, it’s now your time to decide. It’s a choice that you get to make. What is your ideal targeted job? And by the way, thank you for your service Now decide among these 5 things about your next ca...
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