Do You Know Your Job Search "BOD"?
by Joe Turner - Oct, 2009
Using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn has been front and center on many job hunters' "To Do" lists these days. Most likely, you've made some forays into these areas already. While some are reporting success by incorporating these sites into their job search strategy, if you have little experience using these sites, you might not know where to begin. Before you jump into the social media fray, fir...
Don't Blame Yourself For Rejections In Your Job Search
by Ramon Greenwood - Oct, 2009
All of the vibes seemed positive. You've had a series of interviews with a potential employer, beginning with the human resources officer heading up the job search and moving through to the manager to whom the position reports. It looks like a perfect fit for your particular education and experience. There's even been discussion of a starting date. Lunch with the division vice president, which you are told is really just a sig...
Alternatives to Full-time Employment
by Shweta Khare - Oct, 2009
The alternatives to a permanent full time job include part-time work, contract jobs, job share and all, but there are other options too which you could explore and see what suits your needs and interests the best. New work arrangements of the 21st century are perhaps the call of the times. Millions are unemployed in the US and around the world as the world rides the recession wave, job losses are by the thousands every mont...
How to stay Optimistic during the Job Search Process
by Shweta Khare - Oct, 2009
1. Build a Support System Being in a job search for long can be a mentally draining and physically taxing, seek support in friends, family or professional help and support with career coaches or counselors. 2. Volunteer – Do Something you Like/Love If the job search is taking long or you anticipate many months before you land another job offer either because of starting a new career or because of fewer jobs during rec...
The Value of an Elevator Pitch
by Claudine Vainrub - Oct, 2009
What we call today “Elevator Pitch” is what once was a simple introduction. The term refers specifically to what you would say to someone about you and your added value if you were in an elevator with them for a minute, before getting to your floor. In today’s competitive job market, having an outstanding elevator pitch can make all the difference in the world. It can attract parties that otherwise might not be compelled to co...
Are These Career Myths Holding you Back?
by Marcia Robinson - Oct, 2009
There is really no one right way or one path to achieve the career happiness or the "career nirvana" many of us seek. All of us know that multiple factors affect the career decisions or life choices we make at any given time. If we are exploring a career makeover during this recession or changing careers, we must explore and debunk any career myths or perceptions that might be holding us back. As Olivia Crosby says in her a...
Getting Hired When You Don’t Have a College Degree
by Barbara Safani - Oct, 2009
When I was in high school I assumed everyone went to college. My brothers were both away at Ivy League schools at the time and just about all of my friends were busy prepping for the SATs and visiting college campuses. But one good friend at the time told me he didn’t think he was going to go to college and I was shocked. I managed to convince him to go which in retrospect was not a great idea because he hated the experience a...
Is My Job Search Doomed If I Don't Have A Network?
by Rob Taub - Oct, 2009
You're job search is not doomed but without networking you are doomed to suffer a longer more difficult one. Although networking is important it is only one piece in a multiple-channel job search marketing strategy. You help yourself best by working ALL your channels. Some other channels are, · Online networking portholes such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace · Recruiters and Search Firms · Job sites such as Massachu...
Ten Tips to Overcome Fear of Cold Calling
by Rob Taub - Oct, 2009
Job search phone phobia is very common. Here are some ideas that could turn your phone into the feather-light tool it should be and not a 500 lb weight. There are many types of phone calls. The calls that give people the most trouble are the "Introductory Calls”. The purpose of the call is to make you known. The goal is to get an appointment or at least another call of longer duration. This type of call is infamously known ...
The Job Seeker Blues
by Katie Lindbloom - Oct, 2009
If you’ve been looking for a job with little or no success, you may start to feel defeated and your job search hopeless. You’re not alone, many unemployed and even some employed job seekers hit a wall in their job search where it seems like you’ve done everything possible and spent endless hours applying for jobs to only be in the same position you were in months ago. If this is you, I’m sorry to say, you have the job seeker...
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