The Determined vs. Disbelieving Job Seeker: Which are you?
by Kristen Carter - Jan, 2014
With a difficult job market and an overqualified applicant pool, it is becoming increasingly common for people to seek job search guidance with the hopes of landing a position. The importance of standing out to a potential employer, has led many job seekers to admit they need outside help. Enter career coaches! I have been blessed to work with many students and alumni as a career coach. The variety of hopes and dreams tha...
How Do I Become A Virtual Call Center Agent?
by Pamela La Gioia - Jan, 2014
If you’ve been thinking about working from home but thought this type of work arrangement was only for web designers, writers, or computer “geeks”, think again. There are numerous call center companies that have adopted this work-from-home model. And the number of virtual call centers are growing. This means more job opportunities for Americans who are interested in working from home as customer service representatives. T...
Get Out From Under the Career ‘Should Haves’
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jan, 2014
When I talk with women in my coaching practice and around the country about loving their work, some balk at the idea. There is a contingent of women in the workforce who believe that the words ‘love’ and ‘work’ don’t belong in the same sentence, and many of these women are quick to pepper their conversations about jobs and career with an abundance of the word ‘should’. On a regular basis I hear things like ‘It doesn’t...
4 Steps to Prioritizing Your Career Goals for 2014
by Dale Kurow, M.S. - Jan, 2014
The new year is a great reboot button. With the clarity of a successful year behind you and a clean slate ahead of you, your perspective has never been better. Is something missing? Are there career milestones or new workplace adventures you’d like to reach but at this rate seem impossible? Take this opportunity to start fresh and prioritize your career goals with these Warren Buffet encouraged steps. 1. Figure out wh...
Why Business Cards Don’t Matter as Much as This
by Rich Jones - Jan, 2014
I’ve made a good number of business cards over the years. Some I spent a ton of time on. You may have done the same. You sit there agonizing over the logo (if you have one), where your name goes, which phone number you put down (I be on my Google Voice flow), and how quickly they’ll arrive. Because honestly, a lot of us don’t think about business cards until there’s some event coming up where we know we’ll meet a lot of peopl...
You Want an Edge in This Job Market? Create That LinkedIn Profile NOW!
by Mindy Thomas - Jan, 2014
Why? It’s simply a no brainer. The funny thing is, no matter how many times I read an article or a blog post touting the validity and importance of LinkedIn, I end up befuddled by the resistance of this networking and job search tool. Boomers hide their head in the sand. College students look the other way. And, forget about the people who are trying to transition in this job market. They just fast forward their way to the res...
Have goals? Measuring progress gets you there faster!
by Beverly Jones - Jan, 2014
Step 1: Set clear goals. Step 2: Choose metrics. Do you have professional and other goals in mind for the year? For the future? So what’s your plan? It can be motivating to have a broad, enticing vision, but it can also be daunting. Sometimes people put off their biggest objectives and most exciting projects because they don’t even know where to begin. To get started and keep moving toward your goals,...
Tactics For Today: Practical Job Searching Techniques You Can Use Right Now
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2014
People are currently filling the jobs you may have had in mind. They were smart to plan their job search last summer and got serious about it in the fall. They interviewed in November and December, and walked into their new offices this January. Tip #1 – Do not wait: Make a job search your idea. Job searching takes planing, passion, and persistence. It also takes some practical tips that you can use right now. Do not w...
Career Stalled? 5 Tips to Get It Moving Forward
by Louise Garver - Jan, 2014
At some point in your career you may experience dissatisfaction with your job or where your career is headed. Whether you are bored with your current job, didn’t get the promotion you deserved, or no longer think there is a good fit with your current employer—it may be time to consider what’s next in your career. If you ask 20 people what steps you should take to move your career forward, they will probably give you 20 dif...
You WILL Get Googled…Are You Afraid?
by Joshua Waldman - Jan, 2014
I tell my clients that they will be Googled as surely as it will rain in Portland. The latest survey said that 81% of employers WILL Google candidates. Online reputation management is a critical piece of your online job search. There is just no getting around it. Quick story, when I Googled my name 1 year ago, I was a convicted felon and a prolific New York Gynecologist, neither profession was something I wanted to be...
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