If you don’t like ‘networking,’ you’re not alone - especially when it comes to job search. Many job seekers don’t want to ask their network for help; often feeling it is humiliating or bothersome, so they don’t reach out to one of the most important resources they have – their network. If this sounds like… Continue reading Networking Blues?
Job seekers often spend so much time fine-tuning their resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letters, and interview techniques that they completely forget, or underestimate the value and importance of their references. Here is how to prepare: Step 1: Compile – It is best to compile 4 professional references (those you have worked for and with) and… Continue reading Are you Reference Ready?
Applying for a job 'online' is like buying a lottery ticket – it makes you feel good and very hopeful (who doesn’t want to win a few $Mil?) – but more than likely you’re not going to win that pot of gold. A bit like applying for a job online…Why? Because when you apply ‘online’… Continue reading The Dreaded Online Application Process
Everyone deserves to thrive in a career that suits their lifestyle, interests, and needs. Discovering ways that you can make a significant contribution can help you achieve greater career momentum and increased career satisfaction; key components to your career and life success. Only by tapping into your inner motivations, strengths, and values can you put… Continue reading Increase Your Career Satisfaction
Generic, or ‘one-size-fits-all’ resumes are completely out of date, so stop trying to fit everything but the kitchen sink on your resume hoping the employer/recruiter will sit back with a cup of tea to read all about you. It will never happen. You’ve got to get specific…real specific. In fact, a 2015 human research study… Continue reading Ditch Your Generic Resume in 2017—and beyond…
It’s such a disappointment to hear back from an employer telling you that you’re not a fit for a position, or they decided to move in another direction after you felt you did so well on your interviews. It happens, and you must move on to the next steps in your search. But, something important… Continue reading Not a fit? What should I do now?
Often when you’re in job search, you can end up at a table all by yourself. What do I mean by this? You see a job posting on Indeed or LinkedIn, and you are very excited about it because it’s a perfect fit. That is exciting – right?! You apply, sit back in your chair… Continue reading Why aren’t recruiters reaching out to me after I apply?