Month: September 2011

What We Can Learn From Walt Disney

Walt Disney- it’s a name that invokes images of theme parks, classic movies, and cartoons. He is known the world over, but the story of his career and the struggles he faced are a side that few people know. Through his stories of overcoming struggles and obstacles, we can find inspirations for our job search, and find encouragement to do what we love and have a passion for. Read More

The Value of Expert Help in a Job Search

A friend of mine wanted to try doing a triathlon – a race involving swimming, bicycling and running. She was confident with the latter two but apprehensive about the swim. “I’ve been swimming since I was a kid, but I’ve never tried racing.”  I offered to take a swim with her and see how she was in the water. It turns out she could barely keep her head up!

Swimming is like a lot of things in life. We can do it well enough to keep from drowning but we’re not truly competent and certainly not good enough to win a race. Read More

A New Season with New Opportunities

Fall is in the air.  For anyone looking for a job, it’s time to kick the job search into high gear. Although recruitment cycles vary, the numbers show that the highest rates of hiring are before and after holidays – fall and spring. Making contact during these periods may give you an extra advantage. The good news: Read More

Job Search Strategies for Mature Workers

Being over 50 and looking for work can be a scary proposition. A  New York Times article details the fears and realities of looking for work at a time in life when many expected to be thinking their upcoming retirement, not job search.  Although the article painted a grim picture, the reality is, a job search at 50+ does not have to be frustrating or fruitless.  There is a great deal mature workers can do to make the most of the opportunity and end up with fulfilling employment. Read More

Solving the Jobs Problem – A New Kind of Unemployment Benefit

In midst of an unprecedented challenge in jobs situation in our country and in honor of Labor Day, let’s all come together to start a discussion on new ways to fix our persistent unemployment problem and boost our stagnating economy. As a small business owner, whose business is to put people back to work, I’d like to propose a new kind of unemployment benefit that can put jobless workers back to work sooner and help businesses grow to create more jobs. Read More