Where Do Job Leads Come From?
by Harry Urschel - May, 2010
That’s what most job seekers want to know! “What is the most likely source for finding the right job?” and “Where should I focus my time?” Questions that make sense to ask… however, are very difficult to answer! MANY times, the best job leads come from the most unlikely sources! The best job lead may come out of the blue! Over the last four years, I’ve helped lead a job networking group and teach an 8-week class on job...
Follow up, Follow up, Follow up!!!
by Harry Urschel - May, 2010
“It’s been a week since my interview and I haven’t heard anything...” “I had a great informational interview but that was the last I heard...” “I had a phone conversation with a good contact in the company...” “I have almost 100 people I’ve networked with in my job search so far...” “I met someone, at (an event) that said they knew someone, but haven’t heard back...” “...should I follow up?” I teach an 8 week...
7 Essential Paper-tools and Social Media Tools for your Job Search Portfolio!
by Sharon Cohen - May, 2010
Next step – Career Transition Action Plan outline (Part II) A resume is not enough! You will need a portfolio of professional paper-tools and job search tools. These tools should be in both the traditional formats (i.e.: hardcopy of a resume) and in the Web 2.0 formats (i.e.: LinkedIn profile) Read on to learn about the 7 Essential Papertools for your Career Transition Action Plan (Part II) This post is part II...
Networking Wins – And Not Always – But Only By Default
by Judi Perkins - May, 2010
One client that was referred to me was also referred to another coach. During the free consultation, she emphasized the power of networking and what an integral part of her program it was. Well, great, but that wasn’t really going to help this person because of the changes he’s looking to make. Additionally, networking isn’t the only route to turning something up. There are three other ones: recruiters, cold companies, a...
Effective Use of Social Media and the Mature Worker
by Kathy Bornheimer - May, 2010
There are increasing programs on using Social Media offered by a plethora of resources. Some just skim the surface, some overwhelm and others are so technical that the participant goes into shut down. The following information is specifically for the novice and the technically challenged “baby boomer” who finds themselves in an unstable employment situation or job search. The focus will be exclusively on the use of LinkedIn...
Are Your Communication Skills All About Electronics or The Message?
by Valerie Sokolosky - May, 2010
At a recent communications conference, the speaker asked how many of the attendees used BlackBerries? Hands shot up. “How many of you use Twitter?” came the next question. “How about FaceBook?” Again hands – at least every other person’s – waved in the air. Obviously, the audience had become adept in social networking and the associated electronics. But, then came the question, “How many of you communicate effectively?”...
Twitter Job-Search Success Story
by Kevin Donlin - Apr, 2010
If you’ve been on the Internet for longer than 30 minutes, you’ve likely heard of Twitter.com. It’s the “micro-blogging” web site that lets you share information with people in your network using short updates of 140 characters or less, called “tweets.” It’s free to join and to use. Can it help you find a job? Yes. Can it also be a huge waste of time in your job search? Yes. So, let’s look at a Twitter job-search s...
How to Effectively Use LinkedIn's Group Feature to Grow Your Network
by Andy Robinson - Apr, 2010
The Groups feature of LinkedIn has continued to grow in popularity and utility. Groups are a powerful tool for expanding the depth and breadth of your LinkedIn network. Many Groups treat members similar to FIRST DEGREE connections allowing you to make direct contact with a Group member without a referral or Inmail. I am currently an active member in over 30 Groups (LinkedIn allows you to join up to a maximum of 50 Groups)....
Turning That Tweet Into a Job? Social Media – Hot Career!
by Amanda Guralski - Apr, 2010
Innately money-hungry Americans stuck in a recession can only hope for one thing: jobs, jobs, jobs. With so many companies cutting back or closing down, we can’t help but wonder what the future of the job market will be. Fortunately, if you’re in the healthcare field, customer service or the food industry, things are looking “up”. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, these are projected to be the largest growing job...
Afraid To Network?
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Apr, 2010
Most people I speak with know the value of networking. All the experts, including myself, say it's the best pathway to your next great job or opportunity. But what happens if you don't like to network? Or more specifically, you are afraid of it? You are not the only person who doesn't like to walk into a room of strangers and bare their soul. There are many people like you who are uncomfortable opening up to people they've...
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