Is Your Brand Preventing You From Job Search Success? - 5 Tips
by Louise Garver - Apr, 2013
Several sources are reporting that the economy is on the upswing, and the job market is opening up. New federal data recently recorded the biggest year-over-year unemployment decline. California and Rhode Island tied for highest unemployment rate (9.8%), while North Dakota reported the lowest unemployment rate of any state (3.3%) in the U.S. Are you experiencing more activity in your job search? Are recruiters and hiring ma...
Selective Networking as a Job Search Tool
by Georgia Adamson - Apr, 2013
You’ve probably read one or more articles about how to “work a room” and talk to as many people as possible in a networking event when you’re conducting a job search. I know I’ve seen a lot of them published. However, maybe it’s not so much of a numbers game after all. At least, that’s the premise of a recent article by Eric Holtzclaw, “Why Networking Doesn’t Work.” Selective Networking–What It Is and Is Not Selective ne...
Three Reasons Why You Should Have a Blog
by Rich Jones - Apr, 2013
Blogging ain’t easy. It’s time-consuming, requires a good command of English, and forces you to put yourself out there for public consumption. Quite frankly, it can be scary. But when you compare this to the job search, it’s not much different. You have to spend time reviewing job descriptions, doing research and submitting your application. You gotta have a resume and cover letter free of grammatical and spelling mistakes tha...
Social Media Don’ts for Job Seekers
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2013
Whether we like it or not, our social media profiles are part of our digital resume. In the same way we stay glued to Facebook for updates from our friends, family, and favorite celebrities, employers look at our social media profiles for clues into our character and qualifications. Strengthen the likelihood of landing the job you want by avoiding these social media don’ts for job seekers: Don’t post questionable photos or...
How Age & Experience Can Help You Land A Job
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Apr, 2013
A plethora of articles are written about the value of boomers looking younger and behaving more youthfully to succeed in the perceived (and sometimes very real) youth culture of job search. This runs the gamut from dressing more hip, brightening dreary hair, honing your tech savvy, and going from flabby to fit. Many of these tips are crucial to remaining competitive in a particularly tough job market. Unfortunately, this...
New City And No Job? 5 Steps To Finding Work
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Apr, 2013
I have had a couple of clients ask me how to network in a new city. Career change is hard enough, let alone finding work in an unfamiliar area. 5 Steps To Finding Work In A New City First, let me recommend you have your career goal in mind and, preferably, at least partially achieved. It surprises me how many people move without having a job or even the prospect of a job – not the independently wealthy, mind you, just...
A Parents' Guide to Career Development
by Thomas J. Denham - Apr, 2013
One of the most valuable things parents can do to help a student with career planning is listen: be open to ideas, try to help your student find information, and be nonjudgmental. Here are 10 ways you can help: 1. Encourage your child to visit the career center (and you go too!) Next time you visit campus, drop into the career services office and pick up a business card from one of the career counselors. When you...
Job Search Tips
by Thomas J. Denham - Apr, 2013
An individual will be more prepared to take on the demands of an actual job search only after they have completed the first two stages of the career development process: self-assessment (Who am I?) and career exploration (Where am I going?). Getting started can be the hardest part, but investing your time will be worth the results. Here are my top ten tips for a successful job search campaign. 1. Clarify your short-term an...
Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make: Why You Didn’t Get Hired For The Job
by Michelle Dumas - Apr, 2013
Searching for a job is hard work. No matter if you’re unemployed or working but testing the market to see if there is indeed greener grass elsewhere, exercising the patience, vigilance and creativity necessary to successfully find a job isn’t easy. In addition to making sure you do all the right things, there are also mistakes you can’t afford to make, any one of which may be the reason you didn’t get hired for the job....
Ready to Reboot Your Career? How Reinventing Worked for Me, More Than Once.
by Dawn Lennon - Apr, 2013
Careers can get old for a lot of reasons: Boredom when the work gets too predictable Declining fulfillment from achievements Disenchantment with a job going no where Curiosity about what's out there Compensation ceilings that won't meet future needs I've experienced all of these at different times. Each one caused significant stress, confusion, and frustration, sometimes all at once. I tried to force my way t...
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