How High-School Students are Better at Getting Jobs Than Most Professionals
by Joshua Waldman - Mar, 2010
Recently, I’ve been engaged with a local company doing some marketing consulting. They asked me to help them screen candidates for an open rec in the marketing department. This experience was both shocking and revealing. Now, I’m not new to interviews. In fact, I volunteer for my alumni association every year to screen high-school students interested in attending. It’s great practice and I’ve always been extremely impressed...
Job Search Success: It’s In Your Head
by Kevin Donlin - Mar, 2010
If you’re looking for a job, success may as close as your kitchen cabinet...or between your ears. That’s according to best-selling author of “Swim With The Sharks” and Twin Cities business leader, Harvey Mackay (www.HarveyMackay.com). In his latest book, “Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door: Job Search Secrets No One Else Will Tell You,” Mackay offers practical employment tips from his 45+ years of experience as a...
The Business of Looking For Love...and a Job!
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Mar, 2010
Looking for love in the face of bad dates, missed opportunities and a generally busy life can take its toll on you – both emotionally and physically. Whether you are in the midst of looking, have found someone you’re somewhat uncertain about or plain not sure what to do next, we can help. And, because looking for a job is so similar to looking for love, we’ve adapted seven solid job search strategies into equally strategic lov...
by Kris Parfitt - Mar, 2010
I’m quite lucky, I have the profound honor of having Roy Parfitt as my father. His career was steeped in the early days of Silicon Valley in the 70’s where his ideas on how to respectfully treat employees revolutionized Human Resources. He is now retired, or as he likes to say “keeping my options open” and nowadays you can find him enjoying a hearty round of golf in Gig Harbor, WA or Sun Lakes, AZ almost any day of the week. W...
The "Bridge Job" Strategy
by Ford R. Myers - Mar, 2010
Making Money While You’re in Career Transition If you’re out of work now, what part-time or flexible work can you do to fill the gap until you land the job you want? If you’re fully-employed but concerned about losing your job, what sort of opportunities could you pursue to earn additional income, should the need arise? The “Bridge Job Strategy” is a pragmatic approach to carry you through a difficult employment or financia...
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...
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