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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Be the Job

Tweet You know how to know the job and look the job, but do you know how to be the job?  There are some aspects of behavior that are the same no matter what job you are looking for – you should be courteous, polite, prompt.  These are things that, regardless of the position you are [...]

Steps to Brighten Your Job Search

Tweet Staying positive is key to a successful job search. With the future of the economy a little up in the air right now, staying positive helps keeping your job search battery charged. So how does a job seeker in this market stay positive during the uncertainty? Here are some suggestions:

Self-Care During a Job Search

Tweet Today’s guest blog is by Helene Cho, Career and Life Coach, Consultant, Author of Hamster on the Wheel; Cultivating Life Work Balance “If you only focus on the golden egg and neglect the goose who is laying it, there will be no golden eggs.”  Stephen Covey in 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (paraphrased). [...]

Look the Job

Tweet Image is important when you are job seeking or working.  The image you put forth – be it in person, online, or through your work – communicates who you are and how you work.

Guided Versus Unguided Job Search

Tweet There was a time when it didn’t take much planning or strategy to land a job. The expanding economy favored job seekers and it didn’t take long to find work.  But today, the balance has changed.  It’s a “hiring company’s market.”  Attempting an ad hoc job search without guidance in tactics and best practices [...]

Break Your Addiction to Job Boards

Tweet Fortune Magazine has made it official: Job Boards are not the most effective way for most people to find employment.  The article notes it would be more effective to have lunch with one good contact than to send 50 resumes for openings through job boards.

Internships: Brilliant or Bogus?

Tweet A recent article in The Week Magazine highlights the increase in internships by job seekers, including those who are fairly advanced in their careers. The article has ignited a firestorm amongst job seekers, some of whom find the whole concept of an internship, particularly an unpaid internship, completely bogus.  Some view internships merely as a [...]

Know the Job

Tweet There are three key elements to getting the job you want – knowing the job, looking the job, and being the job.  How well do you really know the job you hope to get?  This is the first step to reaching your end goal. When you are job seeking, you need to know the [...]

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