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...
Truth or dare on your resume (Tell a white lie?)
by Hallie Crawford - Oct, 2012
I can’t tell you how many times we have career coaching clients come to us wondering what is ok to put on their resume and what is not. I find that most people we encounter fall into the category of not wanting to lie on their resume (a good thing!!) but as a result they end up selling themselves short. They are so worried about telling the truth on their resume that they go to the other extreme, and aren’t fully comfortable s...
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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...
Are you a Good Leader?
by Nicholas Dillon - Sep, 2012
A leader is not born. A leader is created and the whole process starts inside the most dangerous place you’ll ever encounter – your own mind. How can you become a strong leader who inspires others, drives people toward excellence, holds people accountable, and instills a sense of trust? Learning what makes a great leader is your first step. Here are some things you can do to become the leader you’ve always wanted to...
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....
Being sharp in your informational interview
by Hallie Crawford - Sep, 2012
Informational interviews are a very important part of the career transition process. This is your chance to make a good first impression in your job search. One of the ways to do that when you’re conducting an informational interview is to prepare your questions in advance. Send them to the interviewee in advance as well. I love it when people do this with me because it shows me: 1) This person is serious about learnin...
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...
Radical Times Call for Visionary Leadership
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Sep, 2012
The great accomplishment of [Steve] Jobs's life is how effectively he put his idiosyncrasies - his petulance, his narcissism, and his rudeness - in the service of perfection. ~ Malcolm Gladwell Like it or not, we are in the midst of great social, economic and political upheaval. The way we live and work has changed tremendously in the last 10 years, and it’s likely to be radically different in another decade. There’s...
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...
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