Rules of References
by Lorrie Boyer - Sep, 2013
References are a crucial part of the job seeking process. They usually come after you have conducted at least one interview with the potential employer and that employer is interested in you enough that they want to conduct reference checks. They are looking for information regarding your work ethic, professionalism and performance among other things. Your references could be the difference between you and another candidat...
Ten Job Seeker #Fails and How to Fix Them
by Barbara Safani - Sep, 2013
Here are ten sure fire ways to sabotage your job search and some quick fixes to keep you on track. You can also check out our free resume and job search e-books here. 1.Inflate qualifications or lie on a resume. While a resume is not a legal document, it should be an accurate representation of your experience and achievements. I advocate for showing your employment history in the best possible light, but lying is never wis...
The 10 Best Job-hunting Secrets of All Time
by Lou Adler - Sep, 2013
Some Big Ideas Job-seekers Must Follow if They Want to Get a Meaningful Job 1. Applying directly to job postings should represent no more than 20% of what you do. Getting referred to a job is 5-10X more effective than applying directly. If you’re going to apply, only apply to jobs when you’re a perfect fit for the skills and experience listed on the job description. 2. Leverage your understanding of the recruiter’s rol...
7 Steps For Finding Your Next Job Using PolitePersistence
by Louise Garver - Sep, 2013
Find Out How People Who Are Sick of Their Current Job are Transitioning and Finding a Career They Love… Without Constant Rejection by Using the PolitePersistence Formula > Learn how to get in front of the right hiring managers WITHOUT going through HR > Learn how to jump miles ahead of the competition WITHOUT spending a ton of time > Learn how to get from having no interviews to multiple interviews WITHOUT spending...
How Do You Know When It Is Time To Start Job Searching? Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore!
by Michelle Dumas - Sep, 2013
Let’s be honest: Job searching is rarely enjoyable. However, like paying taxes or seeing the dentist, we all have to do it from time to time. Sometimes job searching is necessary because of lay-offs (those who suffered as a result of “downsizing” during the most recent financial crisis know what that looks like). There are, however, other situations when job searching isn’t necessarily forced upon us, but the handwriting on...
Spot Phony Employment Ads Like a Pro
by Cathy Francois - Sep, 2013
As a former classified sales representative it is too easy for me to distinguish a legitimate employment ad from a phony one. It’s like trying to give me a Chucky Cheese game token and telling me it’s a dollar coin. However, I have found that for many others these differences that I see plainly might not be so obvious. There are many innocent, desperate, or otherwise unsuspecting job seekers who fall victim to scams. The sear...
5 measurements recruiters use to qualify an executive hire
by Louise Garver - Sep, 2013
Almost all executives at one time in their career have experienced pressure to land the right position. While that can be stressful depending on your circumstances, do you ever think about the pressures on the recruiters’ and hiring managers’ side of the hiring process? In many cases, recruiters need to fill job openings quickly, even though as an executive going through the process it may seem like a long time from initia...
Job Search Strategy: Tapping Your Network
by Jill Kurtz - Sep, 2013
Part of any job search should be tapping your network of contacts. Whether you are connected on LinkedIn, Facebook, or another social network, the people you are connected to are a valuable resource that can help you secure your next great opportunity. It takes a thoughtful approach to effectively tap your network. You have to help your network to help you by being targeted, specific, and considerate. Target Your O...
5 Ways To Keep Up In Today's Job Market
by Erika Andersen - Sep, 2013
Lately my job has been changing. For the past couple of decades, the business I started in 1990 was small enough that if I didn’t have a good month, the business didn’t have a good month. Now it’s grown beyond that: how much work I do for clients in a given period doesn’t have much to do with how well we’re doing overall. In fact, doing work for clients is no longer the single highest value thing I can do for the business’...
Job Gone–Now What?
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2013
Whether it’s a case of being one of 100 people receiving the dreaded pink slip or just one poor soul who ran afoul of management and was shown the door, your job has gone and it’s not coming back. What do you do now? Of course, the exact circumstances can and probably do have some bearing on the actions you take. Being caught in a group layoff–even a small one–has a different tone than being fired for not meeting management’s...
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