Is Job Hunting Like Online Dating?
by Linda K. Rolie, M.A., CVC - Oct, 2012
With more than 36,000 postal offices closing resulting in up to 100,000 postal workers losing jobs, how are these good candidates a match for specific positions? In job hunting, individuals and companies earnestly desire a match and you will want to identify your ‘match-factors’ for a longer term fit. Job hunters in the midst of the great recession are evaluating income and employment alternatives. You may feel genuine in...
4 Ways Companies Are Changing Their Hiring Processes
by Louise Garver - Oct, 2012
I was reading an article from Inc. about “How to Hire Great People—Every Time” and thought the information would be beneficial for executive job seekers. After all, you are sitting on the other side of the table, and knowing some tips on business hiring tactics could give you a step up in the process. There has been a slight improvement in the interview and hiring processes of companies over the last decade. There are stil...
How NOT to Ask For Help With Your Job Hunt
by Miriam Salpeter - Oct, 2012
You’ve heard it over and over—networking is key to helping you find a job. You may not know that asking everyone you see to help you land an opportunity could be one of your worst job-hunting mistakes. Why? Most people have no idea how to help you. Of course, they want to assist, but without your specific guidance, they don’t always know how to proceed. Here are a few ways you should not ask for help, plus some better sugg...
Think Beyond Traditional Job Hunting
by Linda K. Rolie, M.A., CVC - Sep, 2012
Think beyond traditional job hunting. Finding a way to use your preferred skills while merging desires and resources to create marketable work is possible. Individuals who have created an entire work environment that they most prefer on a daily basis are often successful. Creating a suitable job for you is a combination of: Paying equal attention to your heart and head Knowing your preferred work style; factor in...
5 Things Every Prospective Employer Wants to Hear
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Sep, 2012
Ever wonder what a potential boss wants to hear in an interview? What exactly can you say that will increase your chances of receiving a job offer? I recently heard some great advice that lined up with my previous experience as a human resources manager, and so I thought I would share this great advice with you! Here are five things to communicate during an interview that will convince the employer you’re a great hire. 1....
Find a bridge job to get you to your dream job!
by Hallie Crawford - Sep, 2012
I was talking with my career coaching client Scott in New York when I was reminded of the concept of finding a bridge job. A job that will get you the experience or skills you need to land your dream job long term. Not many people can just walk right into their dream job. Most of us have to have something in between to get our foot in the odor, and that’s okay. It’s part of the process and something you need to consider in ord...
The Truth About Job Hunting: Lessons Learned From The Trenches
by Michelle Dumas - Sep, 2012
We all know people who are frustrated in their job search because they’ve sent out hundreds of resumes, without getting one acknowledgment, let alone an interview. In fact, you may be enduring this type of job hunting bad luck yourself. It’s important to step back from your job search and look at the situation candidly. It’s not bad luck, it’s bad strategy. Or worse, no strategy. You’ll continue to suffer through your...
Working? Looking? What You Need Right Now
by Michele Woodward - Sep, 2012
Last week a friend told me about a job she’s filling and asked if I had any candidates to recommend. It’s a senior job that will pay in the good six-figures, with budget and people authority. It’s with an organization with a mission, and it’s often in the news. Immediately, I thought of a perfect candidate and told my friend that I’d send over the candidate’s LinkedIn profile so she could get a sense of the person and se...
How to Decide to Apply for a Job
by Miriam Salpeter - Sep, 2012
Just because you would be willing to take any job someone offers does not mean you should apply for every position you review. How can you evaluate job descriptions to decide if it is worth your time to submit an application? Answer the following questions: Do you have the required qualifications? Employers are asking for the equivalent of the sun, moon, and stars in their preferred qualifications, but it's the mandatory re...
How to find a job over 50?
by Miriam Salpeter - Sep, 2012
I am over 50, and just got laid off after working in the same place for 15 years. How should I approach prospective employers and deal with the age issue? I have a lot of experience, but the age thing seems like a big deal. No one doubts it is difficult to find a job after working in one place for over a decade. The job market is different today than 10 years ago. Expectations are different, employers source candidates dif...
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