So You Want To Change Careers? How To Position Yourself For A Job In A New Industry
by Michelle Dumas - Oct, 2012
Most Americans end up seeking to change careers at least once during their professional lives, but that fact does little to quell the nerves of those who are considering a similar move. Even when jobs are disappointing and unfulfilling, they still have advantages that convince many workers to stay where they’re at: security, in most cases, and income and job prestige in others. Although it’s possible to change careers, it’...
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...
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...
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