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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Seattle Job Openings: Landesa, Triple-Source

Tweet Landesa Rural Development Institute, a Seattle non-profit organization, works with governments and other local organizations to create tailored approaches to expand land rights to the rural poor.  Landesa works to secure land rights for the world’s poorest people—those 3 billion chiefly rural people who live on less than two dollars a day. Landesa partners with developing [...]

Handling Rejection

Tweet Virtually every job search involves rejection.  It’s typical to apply and interview for many jobs before finding a great match and getting hired.  While it’s not fun to be turned down, it is an opportunity to grow. It’s ideal if you can get direct feedback about why you were not selected. Here are some [...]

Maintaining a Healthy Mindset When Looking for Work

Tweet Your mindset has a huge impact on the success of your job search.  Without a healthy and positive mindset, discouragement, frustration and bitterness can cause a job search to fizzle.  Optimism, enthusiasm and an open mind show up in every interaction.  Having a positive mindset will take job seekers in the direction of new [...]

I Wasn’t Laid-off. I Was Fired!

Tweet These days, it’s pretty common to lose your job due to a reduction in force (RIF) or lay off. With the struggling economy, such a lay off is usually not problematic on a resume and can be easily explained, especially if you were one of many to lose your job.  But how does a [...]

Why Isn’t My Networking Working?

Tweet Earlier this week we dug up some stats that prove networking really does work. The numbers prove the majority of jobs are found through connections, not through posted ads.  Yet sometimes a job seeker will say networking just isn’t working.  Here are five quick ways to rethink how networking is supporting your job search.

When You’re Feeling Down During Your Job Search

Tweet It’s common for people who are out of work to experience certain degree of depression.  When we are feeling down and depressed, it can be difficult to manage even some simple tasks in our daily lives, not to mention the more mentally demanding job seeking activities.  This feeling sometimes gets multiplied when compounded by [...]

Answering “How do You Deal with Conflict?”

Tweet Conflict is something we have to deal with on a daily basis.  How we handle it is a reflection of the type of professional we are. That’s why the question “How do you handle conflict?” gets asked in interviews.  When asked about your ability to deal with conflict, be prepared to explain your overall [...]

Job Search Lottery and Why You Wouldn’t Want to Win It

Many people think winning the lottery means dreams come true. We discuss what a “job search lottery” is and why it isn’t really all that great.

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