The New Year brings new hiring, so for job seekers it’s critical to be diligent and strategic about your job search as 2013 begins. Here are five things you should be doing this month to get the year off to a great start and increase the chances of job search success. Read More
Many job seekers notice a slowdown in openings, interviews, and hires during the warm weeks of August. Hiring managers and recruiters may be on vacation and it can feel like not much is happening. If you’ve noticed this, don’t let it discourage you and do not put your job search on hold. 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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Job seekers are sometimes challenged by the distractions of working from home. In today’s video, three quick tips for efficiency, when your job is looking for a job and your office is your house. Read More
A lot of job seekers are wisely using their transitional time to seek new skills, certifications and competencies. Whether shifting to a new field or shoring up abilities in an old one, it makes sense never to stop learning and growing. Read More
Multitasking is a modern myth that needs to be busted. Technology enables us to be connected 24/7 to a variety of channels. Don’t be tempted by the illusion of the hyper-productivity of multitasking. The biological structure of our brain reveals just how little we can actually multitask.
“I’ve lost my structure,” Shannon sighed. “When I was working, the day, the week, and the month had a built-in structure. There were activities I knew I had to complete, deadlines, and accountability. Now the days are free-form. I’m not sure what to do next and I feel like I’m spinning my wheels.” Two months into a job search, Shannon’s feelings are very common.
The work-world often makes it very easy to stay on track. Read More
A beta release of a new network of web sites is causing a buzz in the job search community. It’s a new URL extension, .jobs. Some have speculated it could wipe out the need for other job boards.
This new extension is backed by a large number of companies, and allows employers to post jobs and job seekers to search for jobs for free. It has a pretty robust search feature allowing you to search by job, region or company. For example: Read More