White Collar Professionals Unemployed for 1 Year or More: Investigating Your Job Options
by Ben Ruark - Aug, 2011
If not encountered already, at some point in a protracted unemployment interlude we're forced to decide whether continuing a search for the same/similar position previously held is going to succeed in the near-future; or whether we're on a treadmill-to-nowhere: that we've crossed over some invisible 'threshold of denial' - refusing to acknowledge the harsh reality that our profession's job market exercises exclusionary criteri...
How can Google+ help with your job hunt?
by Miriam Salpeter - Aug, 2011
Have you been trying out Google+ for your job hunt? It promises to be an important addition to social networking strategies for job seekers, and it’s important to try to keep on top of opportunities to engage and grow your communities and to learn new information via online tools. I believe there are three big reasons to use social media: To expand the number of people you know and who know you. To learn new informat...
Research: Develop a List of Companies for Your Job Search
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Aug, 2011
Research is an important aspect of your job search. You'll want to start by developing a list of companies. Below are tips to help you get going: 1) Brainstorm all of your job targets. A job target consists of three components: a position or function; industry or company size; and geographic area. Here's a sample job target: Marketing Director for the medical device company in the Western suburbs of Minneapolis. 2) Condu...
It’s time to leap out of your dead-end job!
by Hallie Crawford - Aug, 2011
I was thrilled to receive this email from Callie, a career coaching client I worked with a few months ago. She has a new job! Even in this bad economy, I still hear about people and clients who are finding jobs, and getting hired. There are many success stories out there! I had such a great experience with you, and now recommend everyone see a career coach. In fact, I’ve been meaning to tell you that I am starting a new job...
What You Should Know Before Contacting an Executive Recruiter
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Aug, 2011
Many executives and senior-level professionals planning to enter the job market will consider contacting a recruiter to find out about open jobs in their field. However, presenting yourself as a great candidate to work with a recruiter doesn’t just happen. It’s important to understand the relationship among all involved parties (the recruiter, company, and you), get your resume in top shape, and to be ready to deal with po...
Your Resume Doesn't Get You A Job
by Bob Roth - Aug, 2011
Most college students wait until their final year before they start thinking seriously about their job search. At that point, they begin to worry about their resume and the interviews they will take. These students know that many employers review resumes first, to determine which students they will interview. With this in mind, students often spend hours trying to craft a resume that will impress prospective employers. T...
Don't be a professional job hopper
by Hallie Crawford - Jul, 2011
I can't tell you how many times I've spoken with career coaching clients who said, "I tried one career path and it wasn't a fit, so I tried something else that was different." This happened to me again this week. This particular career coaching client said they figured they should try the opposite of what they were already doing. I can relate to this idea well because I felt the same way in my 20's. I had 5 different jobs,...
Is Social Media Crippling Your Job Search Efforts?
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jul, 2011
As a guest speaker on TalentCulture’s inaugural Twitter Chat radio show Tuesday evening, I partnered with Matt Charney, Social Media Engagement Manager of Monster Worldwide to discuss the topic of job search myths. Misconceptions thrashed out included (but weren’t limited to): • Currently employed candidates being preferable; • Gaps in employment making a candidate undesirable; and, • Over-50 job seekers being ov...
Is the Current Corporate Recruiting Department Model Doomed?
by Lou Adler - Jul, 2011
Some points to make before you read this article: 1. It’s somewhat controversial, but by the end you’ll agree (if you get that far). 2. If you’re a corporate recruiter or HR leader, put your confirmation bias in the parking lot before reading this article. 3. You might want to listen to this YouTube video of a webcast (Future of Recruiting Circa 2020) we recently held. It will give you a sense what’s happening no...
Mid-Year Check Up: The Full 360
by Walter Akana - Jul, 2011
Okay, I can almost hear what you’re thinking: “Washington is making massive job-killing mistakes, employers are either getting by with less or unwilling to expand, and besides it’s summer. So, what can I possibly do to move my job search forward?” Frankly, if you’ve honestly been taking reasonable steps in conducting your job search, and assuming you’re using every opportunity to show your value and build relationships, there...
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