Creating a Fresh Resume for a Job With Your Current Employer
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2012
Thinking about applying for a job with your current employer? Many employees consider doing the same thing every year in hopes of being promoted internally. Of course, in most cases, employees are required to start the application process all over again. This can feel intimidating but actually isn’t a bad thing at all. By starting over, you have a chance to review your current skills and accomplishments and improve your re...
Mastering The Law of Career Attraction
by Robin Fisher Roffer - Jun, 2012
If everything you’re seeking is seeking you, then you better get clear on what you really want. I’ve been hearing from many of my followers that they feel stuck. They’ve achieved a great deal in their careers, but don’t know where the road they are on is taking them. Many want to move forward, but the economy and a tough job market have held them in place. Although those are real barriers, I believe that a lack of visio...
I Just Got Hired for a Role that Never Existed
by Nimish Thakkar - Jun, 2012
The Hidden Job Market refers to over 75% job openings that are never advertised. Yes, the employment ads (online and offline) account for just a small fraction of openings that actually exist. As a career coach and resume writer, I have observed that most of these jobs are filled through networking and other internal channels that job seekers rarely care to exploit. The Hidden Job Market is powerful, but the strategy that I...
Don’t just network – Network strategically
by Hallie Crawford - Jun, 2012
Now that I have started working with a marketing consultant I realize that networking requires more of a strategy and more thought than I ever knew. My career coaching client Kelly is a great example. She recently made a list of networking contacts to build her new business in home renovation. We came up with this basic strategy to help her create a structure for her networking efforts and not have them be haphazard. Once...
How to figure out your skills
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2012
“To thine own self be true.” It’s more than just a line from Shakespeare! Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone who worked had the luxury of spending their work hours doing something that they enjoyed and was true to their values and skills? If you are considering a new career, have you done any thinking about how that career intersects with who you are (or want to be)? Focusing your your values is one way to help direct your se...
How to Overcome Job Search Stressors
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2012
One of the top five stressors in life is losing a job. Just in case you are curious about the other top stressors, they range from death, divorce, wedding, jail, school exams, moving, kids/family, and debt to name a few. Yes, I know that list has more than four stressors. When I was researching the top five stressors in life I found a number of lists with similar and diverse stressors. The one common denominator on all the l...
How to succeed at a career fair
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2012
Career fairs can be the perfect occasions to network with recruiters who could help you land an interview. Don't waste your chance to make a good impression. Follow these tips and put your best foot forward: 1. Know what type of job you want. Don't attend a career fair without knowing what type of job you want to land. Most fair organizers publish company participant lists in advance. Investigate those organizations' n...
You’re a Really OLD Job Seeker!
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2012
Okay, so the title is a somewhat hokey bid to get your attention, but it does point to a situation that everyone really needs to be aware of. As I’ve said before, we all know age discrimination in the workplace is illegal, and we also know it happens–probably more often than you would like to think. Plus, it’s an issue even if you’re still on the sunny side of 40 and think it doesn’t apply to you. Maybe it doesn’t now, but it...
Your Part-Time Job Can Lead To A Full-Time Job
by Bob Roth - Jun, 2012
Many students hold part-time jobs while they are in college. For some, the part-time job is a financial necessity. For others, their job is an opportunity to gain some career-related work experience. In both cases, students should understand that these early opportunities can lead to full-time jobs. Employers that hire part-time employees also hire full-time employees. Therefore, students with part-time jobs should keep...
Differentiate Yourself With A Specialty
by Robin Fisher Roffer - May, 2012
Clearly define your expertise so you can attract the opportunities you want and the money you need. The process of developing a dynamic brand image asks you to unearth your authentic self, identify what you bring to the table, declare your values, vision your future, and at times live a double life as you evolve into the professional you aspire to be. The linchpin to a successful personal brand is your area of experti...
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