Handling the Dreaded “You’re Overqualified” Challenge
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
Seems I continually hear this complaint, “They aren’t hiring me because I’m overqualified.” One man wrote an e-mail to me concerned about this problem: “I have a lot of incredible extracurricular professional activities, publishing expertise, project management experience, board leadership skills, etc. I have an MBA, and am a CPA. All of this info is on my resume because it sets me apart. However, I am concerned that peopl...
Looking for a Job: Here is One Technique That Works
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
85% of all jobs are never advertised. 85%!! Most of these are good jobs with the better salaries that you seek. A networking technique called Informational Interviewing is a successful tool that job hunters have used to find these unadvertised jobs. Many job hunters attending my job search seminars are unfamiliar with it, but 63% of all new jobs were found through contacts last year. It's a valuable technique to learn and impl...
Moms Returning to Work
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
Joanne left the workforce 14 years ago when her daughter was a baby. Now that the daughter is driving, Joanne began to consider breaking back into the workforce. She contacted me for career guidance in June, when she saw an advertisement for the ideal job. She had no résumé, and no well-considered plan on how to integrate back into the working world. We created a powerful résumé detailing both her old experience and more re...
Why Pursue The Hidden Job Market
by Beverly Harvey - Jul, 2014
Are you ready for a shocking statistic? A review of the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report states that the majority of all jobs are hidden or unadvertised. The actual percentage changes month to month but has been interpreted by some experts to be as high as 80 percent. This would indicate that only 20 percent of jobs are posted. The hidden job market refers to unadvertised positions. They’re normal...
Try Out a New Career
by Rowe Leathers - Jul, 2014
Have you ever considered doing something entirely different from your current job role? Do you have secondary skills that if provided the opportunity could blossom into a new career path? What hobbies do you have that possess the potential to become an income earning activity? I enjoy photography, and love the idea of documenting moments and memories. However, how could this be turned into an income stream? One way to nurtu...
Not Much Experience? How New Grads Can Land A Job Anyhow
by Michelle Dumas - Jul, 2014
What came first, the chicken or the egg? It seems like a silly question, no? What if, however, we were to change it up a bit to, let’s say: What comes first, the job or job experience? Now it has resonance, doesn’t it? How can you land a job requiring experience if no one will hire you to acquire that experience? This is an issue that faces almost all job seekers at some point during their careers, especially new high...
Are You Fighting For Your Future?
by Bob Roth - Jul, 2014
Students frequently attend college with the stated intention of gaining the education and experience that will launch their careers in the field of their choice. These serious students recognize the role that a good education can play in their lives and tend to think about their “tomorrow” more than most. For most students, college is an exciting time of metamorphosis. It's a time when they expand their knowledge, pa...
Is it time to change my job?
by Julie Walraven - Jun, 2014
Many people mistakenly think that professional resume writers do better in a bad economy with high unemployment. Nothing could be further from the truth. Though I work with people who are unemployed and though I worked with both unemployed and those who want a career change throughout the recession that started in late 2007, it takes a good economy for professional resume writers to thrive. I’d like to discuss why you s...
Top 3 Reasons People Don’t Use Social Media for their Job Search
by Joshua Waldman - Jun, 2014
Inevitably, in every audience I speak to, there are people who find some reason NOT to follow my advice on using social media for their job search. Sometimes these people really want jobs but are overwhelmed. Sometimes they simply don’t want to get a job and change their situation. As long as you are willing to adopt NEW ways of doing things, NEW things will happen. To help you identify where your resistance may be...
How to Prepare Financially for a Career Change
by Louise Fletcher - Jun, 2014
Many people first start looking at a career change because they are hoping to make more money, but the reality is sometimes you’ll actually have to settle for making less money as you embark on your new career. This is because you will likely be starting out with a lot less experience than others in your field. This means it’s vital to do some financial planning plan if you’re thinking about a career change. Research wha...
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