How To Get Your Job Search Started
by Miriam Salpeter - Jan, 2010
In the “old days,” job seekers could put together some basic information (a resume, a cover letter and a pitch) and, with a little luck, land an opportunity. Now, not so much. People like to see optimized materials (a *good* resume isn’t good enough), a LinkedIn profile is a must, social (online) resumes are more and more common and an online presence is assumed. Not to mention use of Twitter and Facebook, both of which fuel t...
Great References Must Be Cultivated
by Bob Roth - Jan, 2010
There is an important aspect of the senior year job search that most college students fail to appreciate, undervalue and sometimes ignore. Many students don't seem to understand that the best employers place a great deal of weight on good references. These employers won't hire someone who can't provide them with a list of people who are willing to serve as positive and enthusiastic references. The best references are resp...
Eight Crucial Job Transition Stress Busters
by Marshall Brown - Jan, 2010
Have you just been laid off? Are you "between successes"? Job transitions can be stressful-whether they're due to layoff, a new job or working extra hours because other workers were laid off. If you're facing one of these scenarios consider the following: 1. Take an honest look at yourself. What are your strengths, weaknesses, skills? What is your brand? How are these influencing your transition - positively or negatively?...
Digging Out From Under The Snow Storm Of Job Loss
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jan, 2010
I’ve known loss. Haven’t we all? A blizzard storms through our lives, creating paralyzing white-out conditions. In my life, a painful storm from which I not only survived but from which ashes I arose to rebuild a new and BETTER life, occurred when my first husband requested a divorce. Within months, I was thrust into life-altering decisions that, even under the best of emotional situations, would have been difficult....
Virtual Career Counseling Its Hot! Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
by Sharon Cohen - Jan, 2010
Welcome to the 21rst century - Virtual Career Counseling is the "new normal!" Yes, there are “bricks and mortar” Career Counseling centers. However, more and more clients are requesting virtual, counseling. A phone line and a laptop are the tools which will get you started. All you need is an experienced guide, to help lead the way. Read on, to learn more about new developments in this Virtual field... Counseling Psycho...
New Year, New Career: The
by Ford R. Myers - Jan, 2010
Do you hope to get your career on track in 2010, with more power and momentum than ever before? Even though we’re in a very challenging recession and a very bad job market, do you want to “buck the trend” and create breakthrough results? Are you prepared to create the focused and productive career that you know you are capable of having – one that will give you great satisfaction and financial reward? More than 75% of adult...
Resources for Job Seekers for 2010
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Dec, 2009
There is no denying that this year has been extremely difficult for many of us. Many people have been out of work and many still looking for work. However, I’d like to advise you to take some time today and over the next few days to especially focus on what you do have! Often times when we are challenged financially, we realize that the true treasures in life, we already have -- our families and friends. Here are a few thi...
Top Three Ways to Find a Job in 2010
by Kevin Donlin - Dec, 2009
As 2009 draws to a close, most job seekers can only say, “Good riddance.” According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average job search as of November 2009 took 28.5 weeks -- more than 7 months. That’s the longest since record keeping began in 1948. But there is good news: People are still finding jobs, often faster than average. How are they doing it? From what I can see, talking to and counseling hundreds...
ToDo: Six Steps To Finding The New Job
by Debra Wheatman - Dec, 2009
Many people find it daunting to begin the process of searching for new employment. Maybe you don’t know where to begin. Maybe you haven’t looked for a new position in more than 15 years, or maybe you have just become complacent where you are and haven’t thought about looking in a really long time. Whatever your reasons for pursuing a new position, your success now hinges on establishing some guidelines and developing a plan. Y...
Four Ways to Get Unstuck in Your Job Search
by Kevin Donlin - Dec, 2009
If you've been job hunting for any length of time, you’ve probably run into roadblocks. Weeks go by with no job interviews. Employers don't call. And you start to feel...stuck. Where can you turn for new ideas to get “unstuck” in your job search? I suggest you try "funnel vision." As explained to me years ago by marketing master Jay Abraham, funnel vision is the opposite of tunnel vision. It’s a way of looking for...
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