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...
Being Nice Does Matter in Finding Your Dream Job
by Kris Plantrich - Jan, 2010
This week was the kick off of the 9th season of American Idol. Every year I say I am not going to watch it, but somehow the show finds its way on to the screen of my television. I tell myself, just the first night… to get a feel for what this season may hold. I admit that I watched the whole show and towards the end, when there were only a few contestants left, a man entered the room for his very long awaited audition and...
What To Do If You Are Unhappy At Your Job
by Miriam Salpeter - Jan, 2010
I can’t tell you how many studies I’ve seen quoted that detail how many people are unhappy with their current jobs and will jump at the first chance to find something new once there are opportunities. Does that describe you? You’re looking to jump ship at the next opportunity? If you are lucky, opportunity will come knocking. Maybe you have a well-developed and strong network, a great LinkedIn profile (that makes it easy fo...
The Best of The Year 2010
by J.T. O'Donnell - Jan, 2010
J.T.: Time for our annual highlights column, where we pull together the recent advice we believe will be most useful in the new year. Dale: We hope your personal economy will be up in 2010, and we’ll be here to help. Meanwhile, for immediate advice, you can always go to www.JTandDale.com or www.careerealism.com. ON NOT HEARING BACK FROM RECRUITERS: Most recruiters are overwhelmed with applicants right now. So, just c...
Downward & Onward: Leaving the CEO Position Behind
by Wendy Enelow - Jan, 2010
John Gregory had had enough. He was worn out from the constant pressures of his CEO career...the endless meetings and strategy sessions, tedious financial audits and reviews, the ongoing “helpful” interference of his board members, the pressure and the stress...it all added up to one headache after another, one challenge after another and more battles than he chose to have at this point in his life. At age 49, after 12 year...
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