Job Searching During The Holidays
by Katie Lindbloom - Dec, 2009
Job searching at anytime can be discouraging, but hang on because it is especially hard during the holidays. In my experience, companies that are not retail focused tend to curtail their job openings toward the end of the year. Some common reasons for not hiring during the holidays include: • Staff are taking holiday vacations so there isn’t enough time or personnel to train new staff members. • Departments may be waiting ...
A Vision Without a Plan Is a Hallucination
by Rob Taub - Dec, 2009
Success is not always something you necessarily find when you arrive. It may be the journey that gets you there. It seems as though people make career management more difficult than it has to be. When something threatens to make it simple, they almost invariably find a way to make it more complicated. For example, in recent years there's been much more activity in the small- to mid-size companies, yet the majority of people...
Temping is Tempting
by Claudine Vainrub - Dec, 2009
Why Temporary Work May Be Good for You With unemployment at more than 10%, the job market for traditional careers has become very challenging. According to briefing.com, goods producing payrolls declined in 129,000 posts, the construction and manufacturing sectors lost 123,000 jobs combined, and the service sector lost 61,000 jobs as of November, 2009. However, all is not lost; the professional and business service sect...
Finding A Job Is Like Earning A Degree
by Bob Roth - Nov, 2009
College students receive their diplomas at the end of the senior year; and, there aren?t many shortcuts to get there. Students understand that they must proceed through college one semester at a time, take the required courses and successfully complete each course with a passing grade. Otherwise, they will not have enough credits to graduate. At most colleges, a well established sequence of courses exists for each field ...
Maybe Scrooge Was Right
by Nan S. Russell - Nov, 2009
Thirteen percent. That number should make you pause if you manage staff, lead a group, or own a business. It's a number recently released from an on-line survey reported by Reuters. According to Right Management, a subsidiary of Manpower Inc, only thirteen percent of employees surveyed said they "planned to stay in their current positions." Two-thirds reported they're looking to change jobs in 2010, and another twenty-one p...
Why You Are Not Ready To Find Your Next Job Even When You Say You Are
by Scot Herrick - Nov, 2009
Most people think that if the unthinkable happens -- they get laid off or their company goes belly up -- that they are immediately ready to look for another job. I know this because Robert Half published a survey that asked -- and 82% of the respondents said they were ready right now. Next, they asked this question: "When did you last update your resume?" That's when things got interesting: ...if they lost their jobs ...
Job Seekers Beware: Companies Frequently Break Reference Policies
by Liz Handlin - Nov, 2009
With the national unemployment rate holding steady near 10 percent, it should come as no surprise there is a lot of competition for jobs across the country. What is perplexing, however, is how many people have bad professional references that can derail even the most qualified candidate, according to Heidi Allison, president of Allison & Taylor, the nation’s leading reference checking and employment verification firm. “Peop...
Ten Ways To Treat Your New Job Like a Product Launch
by Rob Taub - Nov, 2009
Securing a new job is akin to a success product launching! All the time spent running a well-organized marketing campaign and now the product is in the market. Well...You’ve landed your new job! As in the product launch, you want to countinually work on product positioning and posturing for long term success, right? Likewise, you want to do so for your long term career success. 10 Rules For Starting Your New Job On The ...
Turn Around Your Floundering Job Search by Discovering Your Good Luck
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Nov, 2009
Imagine having consistent good fortune. What would that be like? Let’s see...You lost your job—not the end of the world, you'll find a new one! You always look great in white and serendipity seems to be your best friend. Nice way of life, right? I consider myself a pretty lucky person and I know others who seem luckier than I. Then there are those poor souls for whom nothing seems to go their way. So, I began to ponder, wha...
Define Goals to Keep YOU in Control of Your Job Search
by Kris Plantrich - Nov, 2009
Watching the Ohio State University vs. University of Michigan football game over the weekend, a comment from one of the commentators stuck with me. It was during the 3rd quarter and Ohio State was really creating some space between them and Michigan and Michigan had begun to make a lot of mistakes. The commentator said, “Mistakes happen to all football players but it’s how you respond that makes the difference” – well said. It...
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