Archive for the 'informational interviews' Category

Aug 11 2014

Both Sides Now

Let’s look at both sides of the job seeker – employer equation.  When you think about where you want to take your career, one of the first considerations is the kind of work you want to do, and the industry in which you want to grow.  But an equally important consideration should be your understanding [...]

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Feb 20 2012

Shifting Gears

Among the issues I get to frequently talk to job seekers about is how to transition from one career to another.  For many shifting gears and their career focus, there is an almost natural progression that might emanate from the development of new skills or successfully tackling a progression of more difficult responsibilities.  For others, [...]

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Dec 26 2011

Top 10 Job Seeker Resolutions For 2012

Ah yes, the end of the year.  Now is the time year when almost anyone with an audience looks back on the past twelve months to reflect on the best of this, and most important of that.  Brief perspectives such as the “top ten list” can be very handy in providing a close-up view of [...]

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Nov 14 2011

Prospecting

There was a time not too long ago when job seekers routinely sent out their job search documents to unknown recipients. More times than not job announcements instructed job seekers to send their resumes and cover letters to blind addresses – Post Office boxes or routing numbers in care of the newspaper that ran the [...]

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Mar 07 2011

By Association!

Are you judged by the company you keep?  When it comes to your job search, frequently the answer is Yes!  Networking with the right people can mean the difference between success and failure in your hunt for the right job.  But for many job seekers, where to meet the right people is the problem.  If [...]

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Nov 29 2010

Transitions

Statistics from the US Department of Labor indicate that those entering the workforce now will likely change careers at least five times in the course of their working lives.  Not just change jobs, but change careers. Some will discover that they are not cut out for the careers they planned, or they have burned out [...]

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Nov 15 2010

Follow Up and Follow Through!

What do the following scenarios have in common?

Making a new contact at a networking event
A job interview
Sending out your resume
A date that went better than expected
When you say, “I’ll call you later.”

These and so many other circumstances involving your career and your personal life require that you “make a showing” [...]

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Apr 19 2010

Onward And Upward!

Despite the recent slight uptick in job growth, the graduating class of 2010 will face the toughest job search challenge of the past 20 years, maybe longer.  Sadly, it will be harder for most new graduates to find work related to their degrees than in recent memory.  While so many earlier generations were promised unlimited [...]

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