Four Classic Quotes about Your Job Search
by Kevin Donlin - Jan, 2010
What can Leonardo da Vinci and Will Rogers tell you about finding a job? Plenty, it turns out. Read on for some new twists on timeless advice that might help you get hired faster... 1. "Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active." - Leonardo da Vinci Does this mean sloth-like behavior can make you a productive job hunter? Not quite. In fact, much work is done by your subconscious...
Hello...Hello...Is My Brand In There?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jan, 2010
I recently read an article in BusinessWeek about famous movie director Brett Ratner. I was intrigued by the article because on the front page it had a picture of him with the caption, “Brand-minded filmmaker Brett Ratner.” I thought to myself, what does Brett Ratner know about branding? Simply stated, more than most! The article discusses his recent endeavors into the world of advertising and marketing and how he incorpo...
Seeking Jobs For Too Long
by Claudine Vainrub - Jan, 2010
With unemployment of over 10% and the decrease in new job offers, candidates are finding it harder and harder to secure new posts quickly. More often than ever, we are seeing professionals seek new work for 6, 7, 8 months and even over a year. What are the disadvantages of a long job search process and how to combat them? Job search processes can take longer than expected for several reasons. One is when seeking senior exec...
Looking For a New Job? Try Your Current Employer
by Tai Goodwin - Jan, 2010
When most people think of a getting a new job, the first thought is to look outside of their current employer. If you are in a small company with lots of “lifers” where many of the roles are set, an external move may be your only option. But if you work for a mid to large-sized company that actively recruits to fill positions, the first place to start may be your internal job board. There are several things that could be pr...
Layoffs Inflict Collateral Damage On Friends and Family
by Ramon Greenwood - Jan, 2010
The news media rarely skip a day in reporting the grim economic news and calculating the number of jobs lost in the United States since the recession started in December, 2007. But those reports do not take into full account the collateral damage caused among family, friends and co-workers of those who have lost their jobs. Survivors of the axe have to deal with a variety of emotions: mourning over those who have been...
Job Hunting in 2010, But Using Tactics From Back in 1999?
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jan, 2010
Think you're ready for a New Year's job search? It's entirely possible that your methods aren't keeping pace with the times. Despite an abundance of great job-hunting advice, many candidates cling to outdated job search and resume writing practices that negatively impact their success. If you’ve continued to send resumes to “Dear Sir or Madam,” or updated the same old resume since 2000, you’ll find that these methods ha...
Search For Jobs By Identifying A Company
by Miriam Salpeter - Jan, 2010
One piece of advice I share with all of my clients – don’t look for a job, look for a company. If you are looking only specifically for a job (focusing only on job boards or posted listings), you are missing out on potential opportunities that are never advertised. Seeking an organization and broadening your target will help you be more competitive in this environment. Some recent research from the Michigan State University...
Three Reasons Job Seekers Will Have to ‘Hit the Gym’ in 2010
by J.T. O'Donnell - Jan, 2010
We recently asked CAREEREALISM readers how long it’s going to take to find a job in 2010. The majority of you (45%) said you expect it to take 3-5 months to find work. But honestly, current economic indicators suggest it will be even longer. With 6 job seekers to every job opening and unemployment expected to hover near 10% for most of 2010, the harsh reality is only the truly committed job seekers will find work. Similar to l...
Are You Committing These Common Job Search Faux Pas?
by Debra Wheatman - Jan, 2010
Many job search candidates spend innumerable hours pursuing employment opportunities; yet many do not achieve the desired results. Having worked with thousands of people trying to obtain positions of increased responsibility in their chosen industry or field, I have encountered the following common mistakes, resulting in failure to achieve optimal outcomes: No organized search strategy: You need a plan. Keep yourself organi...
Two More Guerrilla Job-Search Success Stories
by Kevin Donlin - Jan, 2010
Most job seekers you talk to are struggling right now. You can do what they’re doing. But you’ll probably struggle, too. Or, for different results, you can try something different. The two “guerrilla” job hunters in this article did. And they’re working now. What can you learn from their stories? Approach #1: Do Lots of Little Things Right Remy Piazza, from Toronto, Ontario, accepted a job offer in November 2009...
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