How to Humanize Your Job Search
by Kevin Donlin - Feb, 2010
Question: If you've ever been hired without first meeting the employer in person, open your window and scream "Yes!" Hear anything? Neither do I. Until more scientific proof turns up, just agree with me here: You can't get hired by a computer or over the phone. Before you can work for people, you have to meet people. And the more people you meet, the faster you'll get hired. Here are three ways to do so, usin...
The Job Application Process and How To Break through!
by Harry Urschel - Feb, 2010
In this job market, it seems many job seekers have moved to Egypt...to the State of De-Nile! They believe they can simply apply to job after job online, and through that process they will get a job. Although most of them instinctively know what the reality of that process is in today’s market, few change how they pursue that new position. Hopefully, by making today’s reality clear in this article, in black & white, some job...
The Job Seeker of the Future
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Feb, 2010
What will it take to secure a job in the future? As the world advances and becomes more information-rich, environment and health conscious, and technology savvy, the job market quickly adapts– are you? Let’s assess. Please consider the following: Is your digital ‘self’ strong enough to leverage an interview over other candidates who are job searching online? Are you ready to shape a strong career built on a series of short-...
Are Your Job Hopping Days Haunting You?
by Kris Plantrich - Jan, 2010
5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Meandering Work History Each individual is different of course, but those with a history of job hopping might find resistance by hiring managers looking for candidates that will remain loyal to their company as the economy works to recover. I recently encountered such a client who was concerned with his resume and interview options because of the wide range of jobs he has had over the past...
Dress To Get The Job!
by Harry Urschel - Jan, 2010
From time to time I get asked about what’s appropriate to wear to a job interview, networking meeting, or other event. The answer varies based on the circumstances and type of position. The key to keep in mind at any time, however, is that first impressions do matter and dressing appropriately and professionally is a prime component of that first impression. The way you dress can tell someone a lot about you: • Do you...
Out Of Work For Over A Year? How To Bounce Back
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Jan, 2010
It happens to the best of us. You hit a bump in the rocky road of your career and find yourself out of work for longer than you'd like. Being out of work for an extended period of time does more damage than just a gap in your resume. It affects your self esteem, how you view yourself, and what you believe you can bring to the table. Everyone has doubts at some point in their career; this is your time. Know that you can...
Suffering from Resumophobia? A Remedy for Job Seekers
by Dawn Lennon - Jan, 2010
The dreaded resume! Every job seeker desperately needs one but no one wants to write one. Why? Because it’s agony. The irony is that we fear our resume—the very thing that is our entry ticket to the job we want. Since we resist the things we fear, we put off writing it or suffer major distress when we must. Our concern: “What if my resume isn’t good enough!” Our “resumophobia” has three main causes: • Frustrating unce...
Dealing With Frustrations
by Beth Colley - Jan, 2010
Now that the Great Recession, as I’ve heard it dubbed, is officially over, your job search should be taking off, right? Well that’s what several people are hoping for but I’m still receiving emails and phone calls from frustrated job seekers wondering what is wrong with “those employers.” Ok, let’s think about it...those who are still gainfully employed are totally overwhelmed and probably would love to have extra help, but th...
How to Ask for References
by Anne Jabusch - Jan, 2010
In this fiercely competitive job market, references can make or break you as a job candidate. It has been said that there is one job for every six people on the job hunt. So what can you do to make sure you stand out from the competition? Sometimes the answer is what other people have to say about you: your references. The following tips can help you with selecting the best references for your resume. • Pick relevant people...
Is Your Job Search Strategy a Snore?
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jan, 2010
As I lay in bed at 3 a.m., distracted by dear hubby’s snoring sounds erupting in my ears, I realized a correlation between this not-so-gentle disruption and the disruptive tenor of today’s job search. From unrealistic resume expectations to the run-rampant highways of the digital media highway, the din of multimedia job search in 2010 is, at times, earsplitting. During daily conversations with job seekers, I often am ask...
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