You Need a Hook Before You Can Fish for a New Job
by Joshua Waldman - Jul, 2012
Imagine you are a busy hiring manager. Your recruiter staff doesn’t seem to give you any good candidates. So you go off on your own to do some research. Because you have no budget, you’ll probably end up on a social media site such as LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. You’ll stumble around for a little while until you find a profile that catches your eye. At this point, you’ll probably decide to reach out, test the waters, an...
Does Your Job Search Outcome Matter To You?
by Bob Roth - Jun, 2012
With regard to your college years, what matters to you? This is a simple question that has a very important impact on each student’s likelihood of finding employment success. Like the rest of us, students cannot do everything. They have to select the things that matter most and do their best to make those things have positive outcomes. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the...
Digital Stress and Your Job Search
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2012
It seems that stress of one kind or another is part of our everyday lives now. It certainly plays a role–good or bad–in job searching, as well as on-the-job activities. But are you familiar with current views about the role of stress in conjunction with multitasking? I recently received an email link from OnlineUniversities.com regarding Digital Stress and Your Brain that gave me a lot to think about. I highly recommend that y...
How to avoid being overwhelmed by your job hunt
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2012
EmailShare The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” – Mark Twain, in The Success Principles, by Jack Canfield It seems obvious – you can’t be successful until you get started. You can’t get started on everything at once, so break it down and work on one thing at a t...
10 Differences Between the Job Search of Today and of Yesterday
by Joshua Waldman - Jun, 2012
1) Google Has Replaced the Resume Recruiters are now using Google and LinkedIn searches to find talent, instead of paying for job-board or talent databases, like they used to do. In fact, many companies are even mandating that every new application go through a Google screening process. So that means the first page of your Google results matter much more than they ever did before. 2) A Summary is Enough Today, the...
How to Boost Your Self Confidence During a Job Search
by Heather Mundell - Jun, 2012
It's ironic when during a job search, just at the time when you need to feel your most confident, you're feeling your most deflated. Earlier this year I met with a client who had been searching for a new job for over five months. Although she had a full-time job, she was looking for a different one because she had been underemployed and underpaid for several years. She didn't have a supportive manager, the organization's c...
Leverage Your Added Value as a “Job Hopper”
by Norine Dagliano - Jun, 2012
I was recently coaching a job seeker who was lamenting the fact that she has had multiple job changes over a course of five years. She attempted to minimize attention to this fact by combining positions on her résumé, not revealing that she had recently ended one job and begun another. She attempted to direct the employer’s attention to what she labeled “Summary of Qualifications”, although nowhere on the résumé did she answer...
My Physical Response to Job Loss
by Norine Dagliano - Jun, 2012
Losing a job is quite an emotional experience – looking for your next opportunity leans more toward the cerebral. Until you can come to terms with the first, it is difficult to tackle the latter. I recall my last job loss more than 10 years ago as if it were yesterday. I have always had the reputation of being the logical, analytical one that doesn’t get sidetracked by the emotional aspects of life. There is some truth in...
Job Seekers: Help Yourself and HR in Your Job Search!
by Randy Block - Jun, 2012
Are you sending out resumes answering advertisements on company websites? Did someone tell you that you could upset and turn-off Human Resources if you bypass them? You have been “good” by following the “rules”. You said to yourself, “I’m perfect for the job.” You wait. It’s now weeks later and you’ve received no reply: “How can they miss my great background? If I could just get to the manager…” Here’s an important...
Defining who you are to land your dream job
by Hallie Crawford - Jun, 2012
Knowing your brand in order to land your dream job is a critical first step in your job search. So how do you know what it is? These steps can help you get started. Your branding statement can be a combination of many things, including: your skills, your work experience, how you stand out from your peers in your industry and your values. The key is to have it committed to memory, not word for word, but embedded in your mi...
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