Living the Dream
by Kris Plantrich - Feb, 2010
Living the dream is what the Olympians of the 2010 Winter Olympics are doing during the next couple of weeks. But the dream for them was born 5, 10 or even 15 years ago and has been achieved through countless hours and years of hard work, failure, tears, injury, smiles, joy, and triumph. Each Olympian has their own unique story but they all have one common goal — to be the best they can be. I think that is why we are so dra...
Quick Tips for Your Job Hunt
by Anne Jabusch - Feb, 2010
You've found yourself unemployed. With the recession and advances in technology, a lot has changed in the job market, and you might be feeling overwhelmed. The following tips can help you with what comes next. • Use your 40 hours a week: In the past, you may have laughed off the thought that looking for a job is really full-time work. Think again. Use at least 40 hours a week in your job search. Set up a daily routine; get ...
Ten Strategies to Stand Out From The Crowd at a Career Fair!
by Sharon Cohen - Feb, 2010
• How can you stand out? • Who are you hoping to meet? • What can you offer an employer? • What are you hoping to learn? As part of the Career Management team, at Georgia State University's Robinson College, our business is to provide career management advising for job seekers and recruitment support for employers. We have 8,000+ students each semester and 11,000+ recruiters in our job-board databases. We host many, la...
Using Video Resume is a Generational Difference in Personal Marketing
by Yvonne Brown - Feb, 2010
Whether you are a recruiter or a job hunter today's job market is a stressful one. Job hunters are hard pressed to stand out in a sea of resumes so that they are the ones selected for an open position. One recruiting manager informs me that his staff has gone from receiving 2000 resumes a day to 40,000 per day. It is difficult to keep up with the high volume of people seeking employement and using the internet to post the...
Laughing in the Face of Layoffs
by Mark Gorkin - Feb, 2010
"How can the person displaced or downsized see both the danger and opportunity in career change or disruption? Can we learn, even, to both cry and laugh at this career crisis turning point?" To be able to see the comic in the crisis requires two achievements. First we must embrace Charlie Chaplin's penetrating insight: "A paradoxical thing is that in making comedy the tragic is precisely what arouses the funny...we have ...
Six Strategies for Finding Work
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Feb, 2010
Have you ever met a fisherman with just one lure in his tackle box? I haven’t. As a kid I remember my dad discussing the merits of various lures with his brother when fishing on Lake Huron. Their tackles boxes were always a mess of shiny objects and one never knew from one day to the next which would be selected for catching the Northern Pike and Walleye they sought. As a job seeker, you can’t afford to have only one too...
Five Questions To Help Uncover Your Passion
by Tai Goodwin - Feb, 2010
What do career burn out and being laid off have in common? Both situations are opportunities to explore what you are passionate about. While there is pressure if you are laid off to find another job as soon as possible, for some markets and industries the opportunities may be far and few between. Savvy professionals benefit from tapping into not only their talent, but also their passion in order to find work that feeds their s...
Creating Your Career Transition Binder
by Ford R. Myers - Feb, 2010
If you’re in job search mode, you should create a binder – your very own Career Transition Binder. I’ve found that there are two types of job seekers: those who create a binder to keep track of all their networking, interviewing, career documents, lists, and contacts in one place – and those who don’t. Guess which group tends to make more progress, get more interviews, land great jobs more quickly, and negotiate better deal...
Got a Job That’s Crushing You? Start To Lift The Weight
by Dawn Lennon - Feb, 2010
Oh, boy, it’s exciting to get a new job, especially with a new company. Everything looks so promising. We feel really good about ourselves–validated, reinforced, and successful. It’s amazing how our careers can start out in one place and morph to another. It’s all so gradual that we hardly know it’s happening until one day we realize that we’re someplace that we don’t want to be. Or, more often, a place that’s crushing ...
Job Seeker Frustrations, Make Yourself Accessable
by Beth Colley - Feb, 2010
I know that another think that frustrates job seekers is the lack of response they receive from HR. I recently encountered a situation with a client that can and will prevent potential employers from contacting you. She had an automated spam blocker and response section on her e-mail. The problem was that the ISP she was using for e-mail did not make the spam blocker user-friendly. I had to input it my information multiple...
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