“Job Hopper” Resumes Revisited - Finding The Upside
by Dawn Lennon - Mar, 2010
It can make you feel like pulling the covers over your head. It reads like you have no direction. It’s a road block to interviews. What is it? Okay, you knew all along. A resume that brands you a “job hopper.” If you’ve changed jobs often, you need to understand why. If you don’t do this honestly, you won’t be credible explaining yourself. Job hopping is a symptom not a disease. If you treat it, you’ll be on your feet in...
Four Ways to Launch A Successful Job Search Campaign
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Mar, 2010
After countless hours of tweaking your resume or finally deciding to have a professional write it for you, you now have your masterpiece in hand. With renewed confidence you’re ready to step out in faith and start your job search. But where do you start? The following five strategies will help you successfully start your job search campaign with your new resume. POST YOUR RESUME ON JOB BOARDS The first place to start is...
Is Your Resume Missing This Critical Element? Find Out So You Can Stand Out In Job Search 2.0
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Mar, 2010
Recently, I was a featured expert for an article about job search 2.0. I was asked: “What one thing do you want job seekers to know about Job Search 2.0 to help boost their competitive edge in this tough job market?” You can read the original article here. Various experts offered their advice, and I highly recommend you read it if you’re an active job seeker. For my part of the article I shared the importance of personal...
Three Ways To Get & Keep a Great Job In a Tough Economy
by Brad Karsh - Mar, 2010
With a flooded job market, employers can be selective and choose to hire only the best of the best. It's hard enough to keep a job in this economy, let alone secure a new job, so there are a few things you can do to move yourself to the front of the pack. Whether you're looking for a job or have a job already, here are three important things to keep in mind: 1. TAKE ON MORE RESPONSIBILITY • Offer to do an extra assig...
All I Need Is a Way To Get My Foot In The Door...
by Kris Plantrich - Mar, 2010
Recently I had a conversation with a job seeker which I have had similarly with many others in the past. The conversation begins with a recap of what actions they have taken in their job search and what thei r expectations are for working together. I often here something like, “I can handle the job search – I just need a resume to get me in the door, and I know I can talk my way into the job – I can talk my way into anything”....
How High-School Students are Better at Getting Jobs Than Most Professionals
by Joshua Waldman - Mar, 2010
Recently, I’ve been engaged with a local company doing some marketing consulting. They asked me to help them screen candidates for an open rec in the marketing department. This experience was both shocking and revealing. Now, I’m not new to interviews. In fact, I volunteer for my alumni association every year to screen high-school students interested in attending. It’s great practice and I’ve always been extremely impressed...
Job Search Success: It’s In Your Head
by Kevin Donlin - Mar, 2010
If you’re looking for a job, success may as close as your kitchen cabinet...or between your ears. That’s according to best-selling author of “Swim With The Sharks” and Twin Cities business leader, Harvey Mackay (www.HarveyMackay.com). In his latest book, “Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door: Job Search Secrets No One Else Will Tell You,” Mackay offers practical employment tips from his 45+ years of experience as a...
The Business of Looking For Love...and a Job!
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Mar, 2010
Looking for love in the face of bad dates, missed opportunities and a generally busy life can take its toll on you – both emotionally and physically. Whether you are in the midst of looking, have found someone you’re somewhat uncertain about or plain not sure what to do next, we can help. And, because looking for a job is so similar to looking for love, we’ve adapted seven solid job search strategies into equally strategic lov...
by Kris Parfitt - Mar, 2010
I’m quite lucky, I have the profound honor of having Roy Parfitt as my father. His career was steeped in the early days of Silicon Valley in the 70’s where his ideas on how to respectfully treat employees revolutionized Human Resources. He is now retired, or as he likes to say “keeping my options open” and nowadays you can find him enjoying a hearty round of golf in Gig Harbor, WA or Sun Lakes, AZ almost any day of the week. W...
The "Bridge Job" Strategy
by Ford R. Myers - Mar, 2010
Making Money While You’re in Career Transition If you’re out of work now, what part-time or flexible work can you do to fill the gap until you land the job you want? If you’re fully-employed but concerned about losing your job, what sort of opportunities could you pursue to earn additional income, should the need arise? The “Bridge Job Strategy” is a pragmatic approach to carry you through a difficult employment or financia...
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