The Power of Headhunters
by Claudine Vainrub - Apr, 2010
When seeking jobs, having the support of a headhunter or recruiting firm can be an asset. Although most jobs nowadays are sourced through networking, recruiters are the second most important source for companies to find valuable employees. What can a recruiter do for you and for your job search? When we think of the effects of networking, and how they affect job search, a recruiter presents similarities with a different edg...
What Does Your Job Search Require That You Are Not Giving It?
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Apr, 2010
It is no secret that things are "tough out there," even in the indestructible city of New York, people have experienced roadblocks in their job searches that are discouraging, confusing, and frustrating. Based on some questions posed to me recently from readers, I've created a few pointers to keep your job search on track. 1. Job Offers: a job offer isn't a job offer until it is in writing. It doesn't matter if it came from...
Three Ways To Eliminate The Core Reasons of Stress During Job Search
by Shweta Khare - Apr, 2010
Identifying the core reasons for stress during job search is the first step towards eliminating them. Can you answer this question honestly? What are you worried about the most and how can you eliminate the core reasons for your stress? The three core stressors during a long-term job search are: • Financial pressure • The fear of social gatherings • Self pity and self loathing Take Care of your Financial Health...
Two Ways to Pick Your Career
by Thomas J. Denham - Apr, 2010
My clients sometimes say, “I just don’t know what I want.” Most of them are just confused. They actually do know what they want; they are just having a crisis of choice given all the many options available today. There are 2 ways to pick your career. The first way is Inductive Career Decision-Making where you start with a list of specific jobs and then look for the patterns that emerge into a general field you are consid...
How to Target Hiring Managers and Crack the Hidden Job Market
by Kevin Donlin - Apr, 2010
Fact: The advertised job market is literally the tip of the iceberg. Fully 70-80% of jobs go unadvertised by employers, who fear being deluged by hundreds of resumes from applicants, most of whom won’t be qualified. With that in mind, it makes sense to spend about 80% of your time cracking this “hidden” market of unadvertised jobs. And a good way to do it is to contact hiring managers at companies you want to work for....
Turn Your Job Layoff into a Brighter Future
by Robin Ryan - Apr, 2010
Losing your job is one of the most stressful things you'll ever live through. No matter how many others have survived it and even prospered, being fired is still an awful experience. Today, too many people are interpreting a layoff by thinking "my world is ending". That idea will lead you down a dark road of depression and desperation. I've worked with so many career counseling clients that have used their layoff as a sp...
Five Daily Goals That Will Dramatically Improve Your Job Search!
by Harry Urschel - Apr, 2010
As a job search drags on, it’s often difficult to keep feeling like you’re being productive from day to day. Daily planning and daily objectives will make your job search move forward at a better pace. You never know where your best leads will come from so you need to pursue all you can. Here are five daily goals that will make sure your job search continues to keep gaining ground in that daily uphill battle... 1 – S...
Job Search ROTI
by Claudine Vainrub - Apr, 2010
Maximizing ROTI – Return on Time Investment when Looking for a Job As we prepare for the economy to get back in shape, jobs are becoming every day more available for professionals seeking for new opportunities. The question is: What strategies can we use ensure landing a job soon? How do we achieve the best return on our job search time investment? In the following series, we will discuss the impact of several strategies, b...
Start Smart. Finish Strong. Job-to-Career Strategies.
by Dawn Lennon - Apr, 2010
Singin’ the “I Need a Job” blues? It starts like this: “Don’t know what I wanna do with my life...Got so many bills to pay.” It’s a sorrowful tune about the rock and the hard place. You want a job that launches your career but can’t find one—the rock. You settle for a make-do job to cover debts and expenses—the hard place. Luckily, there is a cure for the blues! Jobs don’t make a career, but they can add up to one. A...
Standing Out in a Job Search
by Joshua Waldman - Apr, 2010
Sometimes, there is nothing wrong with defining who you are based on NOT being someone else. Let me explain. When I was in high school, I didn’t really stand out. Despite how hard I tried. Grew my hair long, dyed it green. Whatever it was I tried, it didn’t really work. I was still the quiet, unremarkable white kid in the back of the class. Then, one day the loud speaker announced, “Will Joshua Waldron please come to...
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