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  Why Am I Not Getting A Response From Employers?
by Nimish Thakkar - Nov, 2010
I have sent out dozens of resumes -- why am I not getting a response from employers? As resume writers and career coaches, we hear such questions very frequently. While the economy can be a major determining factor, the truth is that job seekers can take affirmative steps to improve response rates. While many variables can impact the success of a job search campaign, four major factors merit consideration: background, resum...
 
  Straight from The Experts: Best Job Search Practices!
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Nov, 2010
In September, I had the pleasure of attending (and speaking at) the National Resume Writer¡¦s Association¡¦s annual professional development conference in Fort Worth, Texas. There were several really good sessions that gave me new tools to bring back to my clients and one of the "biggies" that I am sharing with you was the 2 hour panel discussion featuring hiring managers from four major industries. In this article, you wi...
 
  The Saboteur
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Nov, 2010
Saboteur (n): A rather loud, obtrusive inner voice that comes at us with a force so powerful that we sometimes cannot help to believe what it says. Ok, that might not be Merriam-Webster’s definition of the word saboteur, but it is the gist of its impact on your thoughts. This voice will make claims such as: - You aren’t qualified for a ___________ position. - You shouldn’t waste your time on __________________ becau...
 
  How Inspired Leadership Creates Dream Jobs
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2010
I was so uplifted by attending an online Enlightened Business Summit moderated by Chip Conley Founder & Executive Chairman, Joie de Vivre Hospitality - California's largest boutique hotel group. I’ve been sharing a great deal of what I learned with all of my coaching clients and workshop attendees. Chip is the author of PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow. Conley inspired TED attendees this year with his re...
 
  Back to Job Search Basics
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Nov, 2010
In this time of corporate upheaval, economic downturn, and general uneasiness, many job seekers rush to get resumes out and interviews set up. In this rush, simple details that can make a candidate stand out among their peers are often left by the wayside. Today, we'll review these job search basics and define how adhering to these ideas will help you get the attention you want from recruiters! Make Connecting Easy: Email...
 
  PROOF THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET EXISTS
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Nov, 2010
If you are looking for work you, no doubt, have heard of THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET. You may have even heard TOO MUCH of it. I know that in working with my clients in Delaware and Maryland, I include the Hidden Job Market in nearly every vocational counseling session… Why? Here is a recent success story that illustrates just WHY THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET IS CRUCIAL TO JOB SEARCH: I have been working with a career electrician for se...
 
  Two Costly Job-Search Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
by Kevin Donlin - Nov, 2010
If you’ve been struggling to find work this year, you’ve got company. The average job search lasts 33.9 weeks -- more than 8 months -- according to October 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Times continue to be tough. And times may stay tough for you, if you’re making one or both of the following mistakes, which plague most job seekers … Mistake #1: “Sure, that person got a job, but my situat...
 
  You Are NOT "Unemployed"! Change Your Approach And Supercharge Your Job Search
by Cathy Eng - Nov, 2010
In this economy, it has become clear that companies are leery of hiring unemployed job seekers. Research has indicated that they are perceived as unproductive under-performers, which has created a major problem even for highly qualified and valuable individuals who may be laid off. Some contributors to the view that out-of-work professionals lack quality are actually within the job seeker’s control - poor job searching and i...
 
  Recommendation Letters May Be Costing Women Jobs
by Barbara Safani - Nov, 2010
According to a recent study at Rice University, qualities mentioned in recommendation letters for women differ greatly from those for men, and those differences may be costing women jobs and promotions in academia and medicine. After reviewing 624 letters of recommendation for 194 applicants for eight junior faculty positions at a U.S. university, researchers found that letter writers conformed to traditional gender themes...
 
  Career Need a Boost? Give ‘Em Something to Talk About!
by Dawn Lennon - Nov, 2010
It’s easy to feel lost in the crowd these days. We’re often smothered in a crush of candidates for jobs we want or sequestered among a sea of cubicles. The pace of the daily grind makes face-to-face contact with our bosses brief and infrequent. Feeling faceless is dispiriting. It’s important to be seen. Acting out, complaining, or decorating our cubicles like Mardi Gras take us down the wrong path. A better strategy is to...
 
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