by Dawn Bugni - Jan, 2010
It seems to be my week to challenge verbal roadblocks. In my last post it was the word “just”. This post, I’m going after “ya, but”. I spend a good deal of time on the phone speaking with potential clients. During those conversations, I generally offer a bit of guidance to help the caller, whether they use my services or not. Sometimes they get it. Sometimes, they “ya, but...” themselves right out of an opportunity for grea...
Are You Really Ready To Look For The Next Job?
by Scot Herrick - Jan, 2010
Most people think that if the unthinkable happens -- they get laid off or their company goes belly up -- that they are immediately ready to look for another job. I know this because Robert Half published a survey that asked -- and 82% of the respondents said they were ready right now. Next, they asked this question: "When did you last update your resume?" That's when things got interesting: ...if they lost their jobs to...
30 Jobs With Largest Projected Growth
by Brad Karsh - Jan, 2010
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total employment is projected to increase by 15.3 million jobs in the decade from 2008 to 2018. That, quite frankly, is some of the best employment news we've heard in a long time. But in which sectors will those jobs be created? And which jobs within those sectors? The BLS has complied the numbers, and here are the 30 jobs with the largest projected employment growth: ...
How to Turn Weak Ties into Solid Job Leads
by Kevin Donlin - Jan, 2010
In his 1973 article, "The Strength of Weak Ties," sociologist Mark Granovetter, after interviewing dozens of people, determined that most jobs were landed through "weak" interpersonal ties -- not friends telling friends, but acquaintances telling friends. In other words, if you’re mostly asking friends to send you job leads, you won't succeed as fast as asking acquaintances, who then ask their friends to help you. Count...
Making The Most Of The New Year
by Debra Wheatman - Jan, 2010
The New Year is a time of hope. Many of us make resolutions and look forward to starting fresh. I always think of it as a time to plan ahead and consider the positive things that the future holds. For those of you in job search mode or transitioning from one career to something new, this time can be filled with uncertainty, and dare I say it – dread; it need not be though. Here are some (hopefully) uplifting thoughts and tips ...
Want Better Results? Run Your Job Search Like a PR Campaign
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jan, 2010
It’s not exactly a news flash, but the strategies for a successful job hunt have changed considerably over the past several years—and possibly forever. Like it or not, getting in front of the right audience for your search has become the equivalent of running a PR campaign, complete with brand development, market research, and message delivery. If you’ve been striking out while trying to get noticed, it’s possible that y...
Ten Steps to Preparing Top-Notch References
by Rob Taub - Jan, 2010
It Pays to Groom Your References Grooming your references is essential; knowing exactly where you stand and avoiding surprises can be the make-it or break-it in a search. A little time with a reference can result in great returns. 10 Steps (“Yes, Another 10-Stepper”) for Preparing Your References to Work for You 1. First, phone or visit your references. Demonstrate the importance of your request my investing your time...
The Top Ten LinkedIn Groups for Job Seekers
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jan, 2010
This is a compilation of what we feel are the most productive, successful, and growing career groups on LinkedIn. These groups are designed for those on the hunt for a new career, new position, new company, or information related to career search. If you’re not utilizing LinkedIn groups you are missing out. If you are involved in some groups take a look at this list to evaluate if you’re getting the most from your LinkedIn exp...
Sell What You Have
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Jan, 2010
A recent Networking Roundtable for job seekers held at my office included a mix of people. There were those who kept bumping into the issue of “over qualified”, and felt that age was definitely an issue that was prolonging their job search. There was a recent university graduate and a community college student, both of whom lacked in the experience category and felt they missed out on jobs because they were “under qualif...
Branding Yourself Must Include Your Own Domain
by Joshua Waldman - Jan, 2010
Without getting into the specifics of how Google indexes stuff online, lets just say that having your full name as your domain pretty much guarantees that you will appear on a search for your name. Some examples are: http://dannycoxdidit.com/ http://pamelaslim.com/ http://chrisguillebeau.com/ Do a Google search on each of these people and their URL will be on the first page. Let’s set something straight. You ...
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