The Job Interview: Preparation Leads to Job Offer

To many job seekers, the interview is the most difficult part of the job-seeking process.  In fact, it is the most crucial point in deciding whether you will be offered a job and it is extremely important that a tremendous amount of thought, research, anticipation and preparation are put into your upcoming interview. Let’s face […]

Don’t Worry: Everyone Goes Through the Job Search Blues

I recently received a few different messages from job seekers who were feeling beat down by the job seeking process. One told me, “It’s 11:00 a.m. and I’m still in my pajamas.  I’m having a hard time finding any energy to send out another resume.” Another said, “I’m stuck!  I’m usually a positive, energetic person, […]

Job Interview Techniques: Bridging Statements

Let’s face it:  the job search process seems a little silly. Your resume is supposed to spell out your years of experience, expertise and accomplishments using a dozen-or-so short, bulleted synopsis with the hope that someone ‘gets you’ and sees that your background, above everyone else, is the right fit for the position. Now, saying […]

New to the job search? Read this.

One of the top New Year’s resolutions is to find a new job. For many professionals, they haven’t had to look for a job in a long time.  Their career may have progressed through promotions, they may have been recruited or through just plain old fashioned networking. What I hear from a lot of professionals […]

I’m a hard worker… (but so is everyone else!) Surefire Techniques to a Successful Job Interview

In my job-seeking consultancy, job seekers overwhelmingly feel the job interview is the most difficult, anxiety-filled and mysterious part of the job seeking process. “How do I make myself stand out?”   “How do I talk about myself without bragging?” “What are employers REALLY looking for during the job interview?” “I feel powerless at an […]

Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone Through Networking

Let’s state the obvious: job seeking is tough. But here’s something you won’t hear often from someone who makes his living posting jobs on a job board: Online job boards give you a false sense of hope. What I mean is that it is easy to become too reliant on job boards as your only […]

20 Minutes a Day to Jumpstart Your Job Search

Now is the time of year when many people start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. For those whose resolution is to make a career change, now is also the best time to start preparing for the job search. Of course, looking for a new job can be daunting. Job seeking is one of the most […]

So you’ve lost your Job. What do you do now?

Losing a job is a traumatic experience under any circumstance.  Losing a job creates immediate fear, anxiety and worry.  Not only because of the loss of a paycheck, but because our identities are so closely tied to what we do for a living; its WHO we are and WHAT we do! And when a person […]

Confidence. The one nonnegotiable quality of successful job seekers.

It happened again. I was talking to a job seeker last week and the conversation went something like this: “So, can you tell me the types of challenges you are having with your job search?” “Well, I’m not sure if my resume is any good.  Many of the jobs I apply to, I feel over […]

Found a job you want to apply? Here’s what to do next.

So you are looking for a job?   After you’ve found some positions that you’d like to apply for, here are some tips on what to do next: 1.)  Before you apply, determine that you’re qualified for the job.   A good rule of thumb is to apply for a job where you match 75% or higher […]

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