Archive for the 'Job Search' Category

Essentials of the job search

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Despite the slow economy,  people are finding jobs. How do they do it? What have they learned? How can you benefit from their experience? Getting the right job may remain challenging for some time. The good news is we’re witnessing more and more success stories and from them learning how to adapt yesterday’s job search […]

How to interview in today’s market

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Preparing for an interview requires THINKING BIG and thinking small. The thinking big part means keeping some general principles in mind before and during the interview. The thinking small part means being aware of details and choosing your words and actions with precision. Below I’ve listed five main points you need to remember. Below that […]

The new networking is net-worthing!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

What do you do when you apply for jobs and never hear back from employers? What do you do?  You network.  Today there are wonderful ways to network using social media, and I’ll describe them in a later blog posting. Today I want to explain how face-to-face networking has changed and how you can use […]

Make sure people will read (not just skim) your resume

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Getting past gatekeepers Imagine you’re a recruiter.  Imagine you have a stack of resumes piled high on your desk.  You don’t have time to read them carefully, so you skim them (at best).  Those that look interesting you save, those that don’t, you toss.

Looking for a job online is just part of your search

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Many people are using 20th century strategies when looking for a job, despite the fact that they’re using 21st century tools to conduct it.  Their strategies need updating. Looking for a job is hard under any circumstances, but today it’s become really challenging.  It’s true that the number of jobs available is limited, but I […]

Why write a resume?

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

If you’re like most people, you have two main thoughts about resumes: 1) they don’t predict how well you’ll do on a job; and 2) you detest writing them.  If you share these sentiments, join the club.  I’ve worked with hundreds of candidates, and most agree resumes are unreliable, out-of-date, and agony to write. If […]