Tips From The Experts: How To Network Your Way To A New Job
by Michelle Dumas - Aug, 2013
You check the newspaper or online listings, see a position that could be great for you, and you apply to it – never to hear from that organization. Does this scenario sound familiar? With fewer jobs in the marketplace, competition is extremely fierce. But if this single, traditional method of finding new employment isn’t working for you, you need to add another strategy to your toolbox. One strategy is networking. Here are so...
Job Search is Hard Work
by Georgia Adamson - Aug, 2013
Whether you’re an executive looking for his/her next senior position or a career newbie, job search is hard work. The specifics will undoubtedly differ in various respects, but the underlying theme is the same. You can’t get there from here without serious effort. That’s true whether we have a decent job market or a lousy one (see my previous post on career management in a down economy for another slant on this). No one is...
How To Sell Yourself And Get Hired
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Aug, 2013
Hello? Is it me you are looking for? Looking for work when you don’t have a job can be incredibly lonely and unrewarding. So, how can you get hired? Many employers don’t send acknowledgement notices via mail, e-mail, fax or phone like they did in the good ole days. Applicants often spend seemingly fruitless hours sitting at home, undressed (unwashed? unshaven?) in front of computers scanning myriad job announcements an...
Time for Your Career Wake-Up Call?
by Walter Akana - Aug, 2013
Like other people, you probably have fond recollections of starting out in life. From the moment you were free to strike out on your own, life held wonderful promise of new adventures to come. The sky was the limit, and the great advice people offered, as they wished you well, fueled your visions of success. Chances are, one of the most fundamental pieces of advice you received was to “know thyself.” It probably seemed li...
10 Ways To Find Target Companies In Your Job Search
by Kristin Johnson - Aug, 2013
If you’re thinking, “Take this job and shove it!”, you’ll want to get your job search going in the right direction. But before you jump onto the job boards, consider this: According to a survey of 700 employees by Right Management, “Eighty-six percent of the employees polled said they plan to actively look for a new position in 2013; another 8% said they may do so and are already networking.” A lot of folks are making...
Why You Shouldn’t Send a Handwritten Thank You Note
by Rich Jones - Aug, 2013
A couple days ago, I found myself in a discussion about the effectiveness of the handwritten thank you note. I was surprised to find out how many people are still sending handwritten notes or are advocates of them. The thought is that the handwritten note differentiates a candidate from the others, who are just sending a thank you email. My view is this: The medium for your thank you note isn’t as important as the content...
10 Tips For Success At Job Fairs
by Norine Dagliano - Aug, 2013
Recently, I attended a local job fair and spoke to several of the employers to solicit their response to the following question: ”If you were to offer one tip for job seekers attending a job fair, what would it be?” The two answers given most frequently? “Dress professionally” and “Communicate what you want and what you have to offer.” This seemed like common sense to me, but considering how many employers mentioned these...
Four Things You Should Know About LinkedIn From the Recruiter Perspective
by Rich Jones - Aug, 2013
LinkedIn is a recruiter’s best friend, so that means you should get to know the platform a little better. Here are four things you may not know about LinkedIn from the recruiter perspective. Recruiters can download your LinkedIn profile in resume format I shared this tidbit on Twitter and it was evident a lot of people didn’t know this. It’s important that you treat your profile just like your resume. Don’t just list t...
Job Searching at Job Fairs: Key Tips For Success
by Michelle Dumas - Jul, 2013
Whether you’re looking for a new job or a different one, for part-time employment, extra income or a complete career makeover, job searching is serious business, one that requires diligence, focus, creativity, drive, ingenuity and imagination. It also requires you to be honest with yourself. Honest about your work habits, your strengths and weaknesses, your desire and your ability to accept things beyond your control. You’v...
Five Objectives For Summer Employment
by Bob Roth - Jul, 2013
Five Objectives For Summer Employment Most college students seek employment opportunities during the summer. They do this for two primary reasons: To earn money for college To gain experience in their field of study Because college is extremely expensive, finding work during the summer is a priority for students today. Paying as much as possible "as you go" is always preferable to coming out of college with...
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