What To Do First When You Lose Your Job: Minimize Your Unemployment and Get Hired Fast
by Michelle Dumas - Oct, 2012
The economy is bad, company revenues were low, you heard rumors, but hoped it wouldn’t happen to you, but it did – you lost your job. It’s a trying time, a stressful time. But you need to look ahead and start thinking of going forward to get hired in a new job. The first thing to do when wanting to get hired is to be calm, cool, and collected. Wait until the emotions – fear anger, sadness – have passed; remember, things al...
So You Want To Change Careers? How To Position Yourself For A Job In A New Industry
by Michelle Dumas - Oct, 2012
Most Americans end up seeking to change careers at least once during their professional lives, but that fact does little to quell the nerves of those who are considering a similar move. Even when jobs are disappointing and unfulfilling, they still have advantages that convince many workers to stay where they’re at: security, in most cases, and income and job prestige in others. Although it’s possible to change careers, it’...
Is Job Hunting Like Online Dating?
by Linda K. Rolie, M.A., CVC - Oct, 2012
With more than 36,000 postal offices closing resulting in up to 100,000 postal workers losing jobs, how are these good candidates a match for specific positions? In job hunting, individuals and companies earnestly desire a match and you will want to identify your ‘match-factors’ for a longer term fit. Job hunters in the midst of the great recession are evaluating income and employment alternatives. You may feel genuine in...
4 Ways Companies Are Changing Their Hiring Processes
by Louise Garver - Oct, 2012
I was reading an article from Inc. about “How to Hire Great People—Every Time” and thought the information would be beneficial for executive job seekers. After all, you are sitting on the other side of the table, and knowing some tips on business hiring tactics could give you a step up in the process. There has been a slight improvement in the interview and hiring processes of companies over the last decade. There are stil...
How NOT to Ask For Help With Your Job Hunt
by Miriam Salpeter - Oct, 2012
You’ve heard it over and over—networking is key to helping you find a job. You may not know that asking everyone you see to help you land an opportunity could be one of your worst job-hunting mistakes. Why? Most people have no idea how to help you. Of course, they want to assist, but without your specific guidance, they don’t always know how to proceed. Here are a few ways you should not ask for help, plus some better sugg...
Think Beyond Traditional Job Hunting
by Linda K. Rolie, M.A., CVC - Sep, 2012
Think beyond traditional job hunting. Finding a way to use your preferred skills while merging desires and resources to create marketable work is possible. Individuals who have created an entire work environment that they most prefer on a daily basis are often successful. Creating a suitable job for you is a combination of: Paying equal attention to your heart and head Knowing your preferred work style; factor in...
5 Things Every Prospective Employer Wants to Hear
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Sep, 2012
Ever wonder what a potential boss wants to hear in an interview? What exactly can you say that will increase your chances of receiving a job offer? I recently heard some great advice that lined up with my previous experience as a human resources manager, and so I thought I would share this great advice with you! Here are five things to communicate during an interview that will convince the employer you’re a great hire. 1....
Find a bridge job to get you to your dream job!
by Hallie Crawford - Sep, 2012
I was talking with my career coaching client Scott in New York when I was reminded of the concept of finding a bridge job. A job that will get you the experience or skills you need to land your dream job long term. Not many people can just walk right into their dream job. Most of us have to have something in between to get our foot in the odor, and that’s okay. It’s part of the process and something you need to consider in ord...
The Truth About Job Hunting: Lessons Learned From The Trenches
by Michelle Dumas - Sep, 2012
We all know people who are frustrated in their job search because they’ve sent out hundreds of resumes, without getting one acknowledgment, let alone an interview. In fact, you may be enduring this type of job hunting bad luck yourself. It’s important to step back from your job search and look at the situation candidly. It’s not bad luck, it’s bad strategy. Or worse, no strategy. You’ll continue to suffer through your...
Working? Looking? What You Need Right Now
by Michele Woodward - Sep, 2012
Last week a friend told me about a job she’s filling and asked if I had any candidates to recommend. It’s a senior job that will pay in the good six-figures, with budget and people authority. It’s with an organization with a mission, and it’s often in the news. Immediately, I thought of a perfect candidate and told my friend that I’d send over the candidate’s LinkedIn profile so she could get a sense of the person and se...
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