Experienced job seekers are sometimes frustrated to be told they are overqualified for a position. In part one of our series on this issue, we learned there are often hidden concerns behind the label “overqualified”. Part two focused on how to address these concerns. Today, going beyond addressing concerns, to really turning your qualifications into selling points. Read More
Hope you had a happy and warm Thanksgiving. Take time this weekend to relax and re-energize by enjoying good meals, family and friends.
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If you’ve lost your job or faced a long job search, it may feel like there is little to be thankful for. But thankfulness, the conscious awareness of the good in our lives, is vital to keeping a positive mindset. A Wall Street Journal article reports that research shows thankfulness has actually been proven to be good for both your physical and mental health. With Thanksgiving this week, it’s a good time to consider some of the things most job seekers can give thanks for. Read More
One of the biggest factors in a successful job search is mindset. Anger, frustration and discouragement can cause a job search to fizzle. Optimism, enthusiasm and an open mind will take job seekers in the direction of new and fulfilling work. Here are some things to do to keep a positive mindset. Read More
A successful job search ends with a job that matches professional goals and personal values. Yet all too often, personal values are overlooked in the search for a job. Today Live Coach Patricia Klingler explains why it’s important to find the right match, and how to do it. Read More
Imagine trying to build a house without a blue print. You might have a great vision of what the end result will look like, but without a plan, your effort might be going into fruitless pursuit. It’s the same with a job search. A lot of people want to jump right in without a strategic plan that gets them to hired. It’s tempting to just apply to as many jobs as possible, but unfocused efforts only lead to frustration and a prolonged job search. Read More
How can you tell if a recruiter is good? Video Friday offers quick tips for finding and working with the best recruiters. Read More
It’s not uncommon for experienced workers to be told they aren’t getting a job because they are overqualified. Expressing a willingness to work below past level and beneath past salary oftentimes is not the best strategy for dealing with this situation. Instead, it’s important to understand what specific concerns the hiring manager is raising. Deep experience should not be a liability but actually an asset in your job search. To bring it out, you need to address the underlying reasons directly. Read More