How to Have a Healthy Job Search Network
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2012
A successful job search can depend heavily on having a healthy network. However, you won’t have one until you build it, and you won’t have it for long unless you nourish or sustain it! Note: Sustain means to “strengthen or support physically or mentally,” and that’s as critical for a healthy job search network as it is for anything else you expect to be–and remain–productive for you. When I started thinking about this topic,...
How To Plot A Course To Your Career Destiny
by Robin Fisher Roffer - May, 2012
Aim higher with a vision statement that takes you to the nexus of purpose and potential. “So tell me, where do you see yourself in five years?” I’ve always had disdain for that frequently asked and totally uninspired interview question. After all, it’s not about the next five years — it’s about your whole life! The question should be, “What kind of impact do you want to make in the world and how do you want to be recognize...
Fairy Job Mother: Is this the right career for me?
by Sharon Cohen - May, 2012
I wish I was a Fairy Job-Mother with magic career powers! I'd like to wave a wand and instantly connect people with their dream jobs. As a Career counselor - I'm frequently asked: What career should I pursue? What will make me happy? How can I be sure? Well, you know what two things everyone can be sure of - and neither are related to career choices! I wish I could guarantee people's career happiness! If only...
How to find a job when all you can see is fog
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2012
Last week, I traveled to Chicago to speak at the CFA Institute’s annual conference. Traveling into the city from the airport, I knew I should be able to see the skyline…Maybe I am biased (having grown up in the area), but I think Chicago has one of the most lovely skylines of any city. My family moved away from Illinois after I graduated from high school, so even though I haven’t been back in many years, I knew enough to know...
5 Problems to Avoid in a Confidential Job Search
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2012
Conducting a confidential job search means doing it without letting your current employer know. In other words, you need to protect the confidentiality of your search until you have accepted a formal offer from an employer and are ready to give notice at your present company. However, numerous mistakes can trip up an incautious job seeker. Pitfalls certainly include some outside your control, but you can greatly improve the ch...
Should I Put References with My Job Application?
by Jason Stauffacher - May, 2012
Q: They are currently hiring at my local hotel chain, and the lady there told me to print out a job application and bring it in. The application only consists of basic info and when I'd like to work. Should I attach a resume with references and work experience? Also do you need connections or past work experience to get hired there? A: Your best bet is to have a resume with any application you submit. Why? The more professio...
Focus: A powerful element in job search
by Dawn Bugni - May, 2012
(This is a long post, but hang with me …) It’s unusual for our land line to ring much anymore. It’s more unusual for us to answer it. Most of our friends and family have made the transition to our cell numbers. I keep our “house phone” for ease and comfort during client intake consultations. Anymore, incoming calls on that line are telemarketers, and now, political pitches. When the phone rang at 6 o’clock on Friday nig...
Improve your job search with time management
by Hallie Crawford - May, 2012
My career coaching client, Dan, recently texted me saying he needs to stop going on so many job interviews so that he has time to breathe and really think about his long term career direction. This is a nice problem to have! Are you managing your time to the best of your ability? It is is crucial to stay on top of networking in your job search, but it is just as important to be efficient and stay organized along the way. D...
LinkedIn’s Great Slideshare Presentation
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - May, 2012
How is that job search coming along? I am sure you’ve heard the buzz—LinkedIn has become the #1 social media tool to professionally network, gain job search leads and penetrate the hidden job market. Mmm-hmm, glad you are aware! Now what can you do to stand out from the crowd of executives and job seekers who have flocked to LinkedIn with the same idea as you? Many, many things can be done—but today, I am sharing with...
Surviving Job Loss
by Dale Kurow, M.S. - Apr, 2012
If you are one of the many who are unemployed or anticipate being out of work, read on. When you lose a job, whether by choice or not, you may feel loss, fear and its helpful cousin, anxiety. It may have been a miserable situation that you couldn't wait to leave. You may start beating yourself up (mentally and emotionally) for having stayed too long, for lack of foresight and for the dread of having to begin a job search...
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