How to find a job when all you can see is fog
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2012
Last week, I traveled to Chicago to speak at the CFA Institute’s annual conference. Traveling into the city from the airport, I knew I should be able to see the skyline…Maybe I am biased (having grown up in the area), but I think Chicago has one of the most lovely skylines of any city. My family moved away from Illinois after I graduated from high school, so even though I haven’t been back in many years, I knew enough to know...
5 Problems to Avoid in a Confidential Job Search
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2012
Conducting a confidential job search means doing it without letting your current employer know. In other words, you need to protect the confidentiality of your search until you have accepted a formal offer from an employer and are ready to give notice at your present company. However, numerous mistakes can trip up an incautious job seeker. Pitfalls certainly include some outside your control, but you can greatly improve the ch...
Should I Put References with My Job Application?
by Jason Stauffacher - May, 2012
Q: They are currently hiring at my local hotel chain, and the lady there told me to print out a job application and bring it in. The application only consists of basic info and when I'd like to work. Should I attach a resume with references and work experience? Also do you need connections or past work experience to get hired there? A: Your best bet is to have a resume with any application you submit. Why? The more professio...
Focus: A powerful element in job search
by Dawn Bugni - May, 2012
(This is a long post, but hang with me …) It’s unusual for our land line to ring much anymore. It’s more unusual for us to answer it. Most of our friends and family have made the transition to our cell numbers. I keep our “house phone” for ease and comfort during client intake consultations. Anymore, incoming calls on that line are telemarketers, and now, political pitches. When the phone rang at 6 o’clock on Friday nig...
Improve your job search with time management
by Hallie Crawford - May, 2012
My career coaching client, Dan, recently texted me saying he needs to stop going on so many job interviews so that he has time to breathe and really think about his long term career direction. This is a nice problem to have! Are you managing your time to the best of your ability? It is is crucial to stay on top of networking in your job search, but it is just as important to be efficient and stay organized along the way. D...
LinkedIn’s Great Slideshare Presentation
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - May, 2012
How is that job search coming along? I am sure you’ve heard the buzz—LinkedIn has become the #1 social media tool to professionally network, gain job search leads and penetrate the hidden job market. Mmm-hmm, glad you are aware! Now what can you do to stand out from the crowd of executives and job seekers who have flocked to LinkedIn with the same idea as you? Many, many things can be done—but today, I am sharing with...
Surviving Job Loss
by Dale Kurow, M.S. - Apr, 2012
If you are one of the many who are unemployed or anticipate being out of work, read on. When you lose a job, whether by choice or not, you may feel loss, fear and its helpful cousin, anxiety. It may have been a miserable situation that you couldn't wait to leave. You may start beating yourself up (mentally and emotionally) for having stayed too long, for lack of foresight and for the dread of having to begin a job search...
Top 5 Tips for Job Seekers
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Apr, 2012
When I was asked to prepare a list of top 5 tips for job seekers for the materials for ASIS’s May 18 Career Transition event, at first I couldn’t decide where to start. Should I list 5 resume tips? Cover letter tips? Ack! There are so many “basic” tips out there that limiting ideas to “top 5” is actually a daunting task. Of course, I was able to take a step back and asked myself what tips job seekers usually don’t hear. Fr...
10 Smart Things New Grads Should Do to Get a Job
by Miriam Salpeter - Apr, 2012
Job seekers, particularly those just finishing school, have a lot more control over their situations than they acknowledge. Even in a competitive economy, there are steps to take to help land a new job successfully. Check these off your list to get on the road to job search success: 1. Apply for the right jobs. Study job descriptions and highlight the parts describing you. If, when you're done, most of the description isn't...
How to Get from College to Career: Advice from Lindsey Pollak
by Alexandra Levit - Apr, 2012
My good friend Lindsey Pollak recently released a terrific new edition of her well-loved book, Getting from College to Career. In the midst of the craziness of having a new book and baby, she generously shared some thoughts about what college grads can do to improve their careers in 2012: What made you decide to do a new edition at this time? We’re living in a time of such rapid change in the world of business and c...
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