Two Ways to Pick Your Career
by Thomas J. Denham - Apr, 2010
My clients sometimes say, “I just don’t know what I want.” Most of them are just confused. They actually do know what they want; they are just having a crisis of choice given all the many options available today. There are 2 ways to pick your career. The first way is Inductive Career Decision-Making where you start with a list of specific jobs and then look for the patterns that emerge into a general field you are consid...
How to Target Hiring Managers and Crack the Hidden Job Market
by Kevin Donlin - Apr, 2010
Fact: The advertised job market is literally the tip of the iceberg. Fully 70-80% of jobs go unadvertised by employers, who fear being deluged by hundreds of resumes from applicants, most of whom won’t be qualified. With that in mind, it makes sense to spend about 80% of your time cracking this “hidden” market of unadvertised jobs. And a good way to do it is to contact hiring managers at companies you want to work for....
Turn Your Job Layoff into a Brighter Future
by Robin Ryan - Apr, 2010
Losing your job is one of the most stressful things you'll ever live through. No matter how many others have survived it and even prospered, being fired is still an awful experience. Today, too many people are interpreting a layoff by thinking "my world is ending". That idea will lead you down a dark road of depression and desperation. I've worked with so many career counseling clients that have used their layoff as a sp...
Five Daily Goals That Will Dramatically Improve Your Job Search!
by Harry Urschel - Apr, 2010
As a job search drags on, it’s often difficult to keep feeling like you’re being productive from day to day. Daily planning and daily objectives will make your job search move forward at a better pace. You never know where your best leads will come from so you need to pursue all you can. Here are five daily goals that will make sure your job search continues to keep gaining ground in that daily uphill battle... 1 – S...
Job Search ROTI
by Claudine Vainrub - Apr, 2010
Maximizing ROTI – Return on Time Investment when Looking for a Job As we prepare for the economy to get back in shape, jobs are becoming every day more available for professionals seeking for new opportunities. The question is: What strategies can we use ensure landing a job soon? How do we achieve the best return on our job search time investment? In the following series, we will discuss the impact of several strategies, b...
Start Smart. Finish Strong. Job-to-Career Strategies.
by Dawn Lennon - Apr, 2010
Singin’ the “I Need a Job” blues? It starts like this: “Don’t know what I wanna do with my life...Got so many bills to pay.” It’s a sorrowful tune about the rock and the hard place. You want a job that launches your career but can’t find one—the rock. You settle for a make-do job to cover debts and expenses—the hard place. Luckily, there is a cure for the blues! Jobs don’t make a career, but they can add up to one. A...
Standing Out in a Job Search
by Joshua Waldman - Apr, 2010
Sometimes, there is nothing wrong with defining who you are based on NOT being someone else. Let me explain. When I was in high school, I didn’t really stand out. Despite how hard I tried. Grew my hair long, dyed it green. Whatever it was I tried, it didn’t really work. I was still the quiet, unremarkable white kid in the back of the class. Then, one day the loud speaker announced, “Will Joshua Waldron please come to...
It’s Not All About You
by Dawn Bugni - Apr, 2010
Career Collective post: Once a month, a group of career professionals blog on a subject topical and timely for a job seeker. We’ll post our thoughts on our own blog and link to the post of our colleagues on the same topic. This month’s topic: How are you fooling yourself about your career/job search? What can you do about it? “How to avoid being tricked by common job search blunders?” Imagine my surprise the other day wh...
Five Career Readiness Tips For Students
by Ruth Shapiro - Apr, 2010
Looking ahead to graduation to launch your job search means planning ahead. Much can be done by starting now. to put every experience under the proverbial microscope to test its relevance to your career goal. If you’ have not identified your goal, following these five steps will help you in planning your direction. You will begin to see patterns and common denominators of skills, interests, talents and contributions that ke...
Funny Job-Search and Work Stories
by Ford R. Myers - Apr, 2010
Winter was long and cold across much of the country, and for many people it was an extremely challenging period with regard to work, careers and job search. The news about the economy and job market continued to be negative and cynical throughout the season. But now, it’s April. Spring has finally arrived, and many aspects of our world seems to be lightening-up. With this in mind, I’ve decided to offer something quite diffe...
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