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Preparing Your Network for the Changes of a Job Search
Tue, Mar 21 2017 03:50 | Planning and Strategy
Prepare your family and friends for the challenge of change . . . You’ve heard the expression: “It takes a village.” This old and familiar expression applies to many things in life, and your job search is no exception.Who’s in your village? When it comes to thinking about the village of people who will be involved in your job search, most people's thoughts first turn
What do We REALLY Mean by Follow-up?
Fri, Jun 17 2016 12:08 | Planning and Strategy
A Job Search Strategy - - “What do I do?” . . . How Do You Follow-up?Most job seekers know, or discover shortly into their job search, that you need to follow-up. For instance, if you mail a resume to a target employer, you follow-up. Or, if you meet with a network contact, you follow-up. Follow-up is an integral and essential part of job searching. So, what’s the
Key Precepts of a Successful Job Search
Fri, Apr 22 2016 02:54 | Planning and Strategy
precept >noun 1 a general rule regulating behavior or thought. 2 a writ or warrant. 3 Brit. an order issued by one local authority to another specifying the rate of tax to be charged on its behalf. -ORIGIN Latin praeceptum 'something advised'.How you think about your job search is just as critical to the success of your job search
Navigating the Ups-and-Downs of Job Loss . . . and Job Search
Fri, Feb 12 2016 11:52 | Planning and Strategy
Recently I was reminded about the emotional side of job loss.
Why Do Job Searches Fail?
Tue, Jan 12 2016 11:18 | Planning and Strategy
New Year’s Resolutions . . . It's that time of year when folks observe the tradition of making New Year's Resolutions. They join gyms, start exercise programs, begin diets, take courses to learn a new language, and right up there among the most popular Resolutions is the vow to find a new job! And, they vow this is the year
The Holidays . . . The Most Dangerous Time of the Year
Wed, Dec 16 2015 06:19 | Planning and Strategy
The holidays – the most wonderful time of year. Except when it comes to job seeking. Then they can become the most dangerous time of the year!Why? . . . Because the holidays, fraught with frustrations, temptations, disappointments, and misunderstandings, can lead to the demise of your job search – that search that you have been working on so diligently until holiday activities
Take Advantage of Fall Hiring Opportunities - 5 Steps to Take
Tue, Oct 6 2015 08:33 | Planning and Strategy
Beginning a job search?Reviving an abandoned search you started earlier this year?Revving up a lagging, low-energy job search?If you find yourself in any of the above situations, the time is right for you to be pro-active when it comes to your career. Fall has arrived, and with it opportunities. . . . So, for those who have been thinking about a career change, the time is right. Because
Lost Your Job? Hated It Anyway? . . . Don’t Throw Out the Baby With the Bath Water
Mon, Sep 14 2015 03:15 | Planning and Strategy
When faced with a job loss, many job seekers feel mixed emotions. On one hand, they fear the loss of their position and income. On the other, if it was a job they disliked, or even “hated,” they feel relief at being let go and not having to go back to “that place” of employment one more day! If you find yourself in this situation, know that it’s a pretty common phenomena and you
Top 10 Questions From Beginning Job Seekers
Fri, Aug 21 2015 10:44 | Planning and Strategy
Top 10 QuestionsThinking of beginning a job search? It can be overwhelming! It seems like there are so many possibilities to pursue, and sources for jobs to check into!Where do you start?What should you focus on?What do you spend your time on?You can do lots of things - How do you search for 4 or 6 different types of jobs?A beginning job seeker can have a lot of questions on their mind
6 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Job Search Coach
Sun, Jul 5 2015 08:54 | Planning and Strategy
Thinking of hiring a Job Search Coach?It can be a good move. A good job search coach can save you a lot of time and angst, and assist you in finding a better job faster! While there is NO MAGIC PILL that can get the job done in a nano-second – as some job seekers I’ve met would like – there definitely are advantages to seeking the help of someone who