Extreme Job Change: One Woman’s Story
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Mar, 2010
A 53 year old female client, Rhonda, was just offered her dream job. Not too surprising until you hear that the job she was offered was with the FBI. She thought she was wasting her time, she informs: The FBI only hired young (male) college students. She had an associate’s degree in administrative science (read secretary) earned 30 years ago and experience in administrative and IT positions. Most recently, she worked in...
by Andy Robinson - Mar, 2010
It’s Definitely Not “Business as Usual” in the Current Job Search Market. Today’s employment and job search market can easily strike fear in the heart of anyone who’s recently lost their job. Finding a job in this market IS a challenge...No question. This is the toughest and most competitive job market that most of us in the career and employment profession have ever seen. Jobs, however, ARE out there, firms and companies ...
What Job Seekers Can Learn from a Close Call Ice Fishing
by Kris Plantrich - Mar, 2010
Learn From Others Mistakes, Failures and Successes An ice fishing outing a few weeks ago reminded me of a simple, yet valuable lesson. With weeks of cold weather and a previous weekend of successful ice fishing we thought we would try it again. The week had been beautiful with temperatures in the mid to upper 30’s and sunny, a nice change for Michigan. The weekend came and we decided to punch a few holes in the ice and see ...
Taking a Job Search Personally
by Harry Urschel - Mar, 2010
Riding the roller coaster of emotions in a job search can be emotionally draining! Even the most even keeled personality can often feel like the ups and downs of a search are affecting the positive attitude they are trying to maintain in the process. Why? Obviously because a job search is so personal! Even professional sales people, who are used to handling frequent rejection in their jobs, are often deeply affected b...
11 Facebook Applications To Launch Your Job Search!
by Sharon Cohen - Mar, 2010
• Do you want to have suitable, jobs, emailed to you daily? • Would you like to find out what it is really like, working in a particular company, division and department? • Do you want to connect to decision makers and hiring mangers directly? • Wouldn't it be great to make your Facebook page and profile more professional-looking? As a Business and Career Counselor and Instructor at Georgia State University, I am often...
15 Tips To Help You With a Stalled Job Search
by Bettina Seidman - Mar, 2010
• Evaluate whether you are looking for work you think you can get rather than shooting for what you’d really like to do. • Review the major job-hunting methods and devote more time to the entire job search process. • Open up new approaches including looking at more than one industry, looking at broader salary ranges, and returning to the library for more research. • Evaluate whether you might be trying to step too f...
The Seven Deadly Job Search Sins
by Louise Fletcher - Mar, 2010
If you’re looking for a job in this current climate, the bad news is that you have a lot of competition. The good news is that most of them have no idea what they’re doing. I meet a lot of job seekers during the course of my work as a professional resume writer. From executives to entry-level, I see the same mistakes over and over again. And the people making these mistakes have no clue that they could be doing better. ...
Why It’s a Good Thing That Job Seeking Is Not an Olympic Sport and Some Inspiring Stories
by Miriam Salpeter - Mar, 2010
It’s tough not to be inspired by the Olympic athletes. I have been keeping a running list of topics that seem like perfect “career” messages for job seekers. Without fail, they are the type of messages that have to do with “keeping your head in the game,” “persevering despite all obstacles,” “overcoming significant challenges” and “fortitude, endurance and courage.” Have you considered how many athletes are at the Olympics ...
Searching For Internships, Summer, and Part-Time Jobs
by Bob Roth - Mar, 2010
College students know that they can make themselves more appealing to employers at graduation by obtaining some experience in their field of interest. Job-related work experience can be acquired through internships, summer and part-time jobs, while attending college. Therefore, here are a few things that students can do to help them find those great jobs: Search Engines - Google Search and Yahoo Search are two of the best...
Tapping Into the Hidden Job Market
by Debra Wheatman - Mar, 2010
It is a well known fact using job boards exclusively as you conduct a job search will leave you confounded and frustrated. Sure you might be qualified for the positions for which you are applying – but posting your résumé online is like trying to find a needle in a haystack – a really, really big haystack. So what exactly is this thing called ‘the hidden job market’? The hidden job market consists of openings not directly a...
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