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  • by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - August 13, 2014
    The references you provide to the employer for the job you REALLY WANT are more important than you imagine. A missing in action reference can really kill your chances of a job offer, especially if the choice between you and another candidate is a close one. Before we get to the nuts and bolts of how to ask for a reference, it is important to understand that you should NOT: Use the same references for every job....
  • by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - August 22, 2013
    Overall, working from home can be a positive and rewarding experience for you, your family, and your employer, if you follow a few simple tips: 1. Understand Your Employer’s Expectations Will your job requirements and duties be the same at home as in an office environment? How much support will you receive as a home office worker? Some companies have very stringent guidelines about what equipment and support will b...
  • by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - August 13, 2013
    Hello? Is it me you are looking for? Looking for work when you don’t have a job can be incredibly lonely and unrewarding. So, how can you get hired? Many employers don’t send acknowledgement notices via mail, e-mail, fax or phone like they did in the good ole days. Applicants often spend seemingly fruitless hours sitting at home, undressed (unwashed? unshaven?) in front of computers scanning myriad job announcements an...
  • by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - May 29, 2013
    During a job search, your resume plays a major role. It provides proof that you’re capable of doing the job. However, having a resume even if you’re not looking for a job is also important. Here are nine reasons you need a resume – even if you have a job: 1. To Ensure Client Loyalty Clients and customers are always on the lookout for a better, quicker, more attractive response! There’s no quicker way to lose a customer...
  • by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - May 27, 2013
    Looking for work can be difficult in the best of times – and these are not the best of times. There are resume tips everywhere and experts offer astoundingly different opinions. How is a job seeker to know what advice to follow? The bottom line: no one way is the right way for everyone. For the job seeker, it is best to read as much as you can about how to write a resume and how to job search. Sort through the information...
  • by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - April 17, 2013
    Many job seekers miss the one step that can land them an interview and the job they’re applying for. Sure, they send in their resume or application – they may even send the additional information requested – but many of the unemployed simply fail to follow up with the employers to whom they apply. 5 Reasons To Follow Up In Your Job Search Why follow up? Here are five good reasons: 1. Consideration Care to guess...
  • by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - April 10, 2013
    I have had a couple of clients ask me how to network in a new city. Career change is hard enough, let alone finding work in an unfamiliar area. 5 Steps To Finding Work In A New City First, let me recommend you have your career goal in mind and, preferably, at least partially achieved. It surprises me how many people move without having a job or even the prospect of a job – not the independently wealthy, mind you, just...
  • by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - March 6, 2013
    Many clients complain that they don’t feel as if their job search efforts are getting them anywhere. They have no way to tell if what they are doing is working or not, but they continue doing the same thing day after day. You know the definition of insanity, right? Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -Albert Einstein 1. Set Goals The best way to have a productive jo...
  • by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - January 9, 2013
    Did you know there are different types of job attitudes? Find out which one you are! Attitude | Noun 1.The way a person thinks and behaves 2.A position of the body 3.Informal a hostile manner 4.The orientation of an aircraft or spacecraft in relation to some plane or direction [Latin aptus apt] FACT: Attitude = Effectiveness And Success On-The-Job Thinking and behaving (attitude) influence the world aroun...
  • by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - March 6, 2012
    One of my hardest working job search clients got a job offer for not only a good job, but THE JOB he told me he wanted at our first or second meeting. Both of us were on top of the world – back to work! We talked on the phone several times to ensure he was completing everything required of the employer for the hiring process: Drug Screen Completed Drug Screen Passed Formal Application Submitted Background Check...