How Time Management Can Help Your Job Search
by Lisa Adams - May, 2013
Let’s discuss an important part of a successful job search: How to take the elements/tasks of your job search plan and break them down into daily chunks. I am a nut about planning and time management. Planning your daily schedule must happen if you are to obtain your goals faster, but it takes discipline and a system. Take what you have in the project plan and put each of these tasks into your paper or online planners...
How to grow your network to get a job
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2013
It’s gotten to the point where “job seeker” can be a synonym for “discouraged.” How are you supposed to overcome the competition to get a job? Especially if it’s been a long time since you’ve had to look for a position, you have a lot of obstacles to overcome. You know it’s futile to sit around and bemoan how tough it is to land a job; it’s up to you to act. Your first order of business is to network effectively and effic...
Three Signs That You Are on the Job Search Ferris Wheel
by Debra Wheatman - May, 2013
Have you lost control of your job search? Are you stuck on a Ferris wheel, going round and round, and not getting anywhere? If you have been searching for months without a job offer, it is time to evaluate your job search strategy and performance. Either you are not doing something that you should be doing, or you are not conveying the information in an appropriate manner. Let’s look at the top three signs that indicate...
5 Clues for 40 Years Old who Recently Earned a College Degree
by Debra Ann Matthews - May, 2013
You have a degree, now focus on the impact that your degree has helped in honing and developing your skills. As a 40+ professional, you are in the middle of your professional career and in my opinion; it can look very bright once you clarify the difference that you have made in your journey as you have now added another asset to your professional belt. To prepare for your next career journey, note 4 to 5 accomplishments and p...
3 Steps to Attract Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile
by Louise Garver - May, 2013
According to Wikipedia: recruitment refers to the process of attracting, screening, selecting, and onboarding a qualified person for a job. Recruiters are increasingly using social media to find and research candidates. This approach is often called social recruiting which is the use of social media for recruiting using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and similar online sites. Keywords count. Have you noticed how keywords...
9 Mistakes Boomers Make In The Job Search
by Randy Block - May, 2013
“I just want a job” is a familiar refrain I hear at my presentations; usually from someone with gray hair. My reply is: “Apply at Costco, Home Depot or Target – and get at least 30 hours for the benefits”. You know how challenging the job market is out there. And you can only make it harder on yourself. In my work with Boomers, they may even know better but their execution is less than stellar – far less. The Nine Mist...
Be, Be (Suitably) Aggressive
by Kristen Carter - May, 2013
According to Dictionary.com, the act of being aggressive is defined as “making an all-out effort to win or succeed, boldly assertive and forward, and vigorously energetic, especially in the use of initiative and forcefulness.” All in all, an aggressive approach to your job search is not necessarily a bad thing. Several career resources advocate aggressive job search strategies, advising you to be creative, proactive, and persi...
Be Memorable. Even After Rejection.
by Rich Jones - May, 2013
I got an email a while ago from a candidate that didn’t get the job. It’s not uncommon to hear back from a runner-up In fact, a thorough “thank you” note after the overall process concludes is a requirement if you wanna be memorable…even if you didn’t get the job. I’ve fast-tracked people on positions before simply because I remembered them from a previous interview or conversation Why am I harping on this here? This...
Five Things Good Writing Can Teach You About The Job Search
by Rich Jones - May, 2013
If you’re reading this, you enjoy reading interesting or helpful content. You probably visit other sites with solid writing that meet a variety of your needs. Have you ever considered what the sites (and books) you read can teach you about the job search without talking about it directly? Here are five lessons I’ve learned from good writing…and I ain’t even know it…until now. The ability to tell stories increases your abil...
Four Reasons You Keep Getting Rejected For Jobs
by Rich Jones - May, 2013
The job search can be frustrating. Especially when you’ve done all this work on your resume and writing what you believe to be custom cover letters. Every application seems like it goes into a black hole or you get a rejection notice for gigs you’re clearly qualified for. It’ll leave you wondering how to get a job interview. Definitely not what’s hot in the streets. Truthfully, there’s nothing you can do to guarantee an in...
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