Are These Career Myths Holding you Back?
by Marcia Robinson - Oct, 2009
There is really no one right way or one path to achieve the career happiness or the "career nirvana" many of us seek. All of us know that multiple factors affect the career decisions or life choices we make at any given time. If we are exploring a career makeover during this recession or changing careers, we must explore and debunk any career myths or perceptions that might be holding us back. As Olivia Crosby says in her a...
Getting Hired When You Don’t Have a College Degree
by Barbara Safani - Oct, 2009
When I was in high school I assumed everyone went to college. My brothers were both away at Ivy League schools at the time and just about all of my friends were busy prepping for the SATs and visiting college campuses. But one good friend at the time told me he didn’t think he was going to go to college and I was shocked. I managed to convince him to go which in retrospect was not a great idea because he hated the experience a...
Is My Job Search Doomed If I Don't Have A Network?
by Rob Taub - Oct, 2009
You're job search is not doomed but without networking you are doomed to suffer a longer more difficult one. Although networking is important it is only one piece in a multiple-channel job search marketing strategy. You help yourself best by working ALL your channels. Some other channels are, · Online networking portholes such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace · Recruiters and Search Firms · Job sites such as Massachu...
Ten Tips to Overcome Fear of Cold Calling
by Rob Taub - Oct, 2009
Job search phone phobia is very common. Here are some ideas that could turn your phone into the feather-light tool it should be and not a 500 lb weight. There are many types of phone calls. The calls that give people the most trouble are the "Introductory Calls”. The purpose of the call is to make you known. The goal is to get an appointment or at least another call of longer duration. This type of call is infamously known ...
The Job Seeker Blues
by Katie Lindbloom - Oct, 2009
If you’ve been looking for a job with little or no success, you may start to feel defeated and your job search hopeless. You’re not alone, many unemployed and even some employed job seekers hit a wall in their job search where it seems like you’ve done everything possible and spent endless hours applying for jobs to only be in the same position you were in months ago. If this is you, I’m sorry to say, you have the job seeker...
20 Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers in a Down Market
by Ford R. Myers - Oct, 2009
Even in a down market, job seekers and employees are not powerless or without recourse. In fact, you have more control over your career circumstances than you might think. I’ve developed 20 specific strategies and tactics that consistently generate powerful results for job seekers, even when it seems that “no one’s hiring.” 1. Network, network, network. Continually increase your level of networking and keep expanding your c...
Sticking Our Necks Out
by Cathy Alfandre - Oct, 2009
Stick our necks out? Now? I admit - the news out there is decidedly mixed. On the plus side: The pace of layoffs is slowing. There seems to be some consensus that the economy is starting to rebound; as of this writing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is re-approaching 10,000, and leading economic indicators have been trending upward for several months. Anecdotally, a few of my clients are landing jobs. On the flip side: Em...
Things Hardly Anybody Will Tell You About Job Search
by Bettina Seidman - Oct, 2009
* It is important to have a clear goal in mind about what kind of work you want to do * Use all job search techniques: postings and search firms (low yielding) and targeting and networking (high yielding) Postings – It is helpful to write a customized cover letter whenever you respond to an ad. You can increase your chances of being invited for an interview by writing an effective cover letter, a gem that grabs the re...
Don’t Blow Your Chances For Job Hunting Success
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2009
It’s during the first three years of college that students lay the groundwork for a successful senior year job search. However, since most students don’t know what it takes to get prepared for job hunting success, I’ve provided a list of things that students should be doing, as they go through college. - Select a major that compliments their interests and strengths - Perform in the classroom - Research potential employer...
Everyone Gets Fired
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2009
College students and recent graduates sometimes make the mistake of thinking that they will never get fired. Unfortunately, you probably will. Everyone gets fired at one time or another. That’s just the way things work today. However, the question becomes, what will you do when you get fired? Stages of job loss: Your Normal Job Performance - If your normal job performance is not considered to be at least average to...
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