Good communication skills can mean the difference between success and failure in job interviews. If you are stalling at interviews, communication skills could be the problem. Here are four things to focus on to improve communication skills in interviews: Read More
Are you generating job leads, but not getting any further in the process? Receiving no reply or a negative reply after submitting your resume for a job opening is generally a sign that you did not stand out or not a clear match. Here are the three main reasons resumes and job applications fail: Read More
Long term unemployment is a serious concern these days. Research shows the longer someone is out of work, the more difficult it is to find a new job. Today, how three people struggled with long term unemployment, and the turning points that got each of them back to work. Read More
Do you feel like you are trying everything but still not getting the results you want from your job search? Troubleshooting your job search is the way to discover where your job search is stalled, and make fixes. Our wrap up of Troubleshooting Tuesday tackles some symptoms of a job search that is not at its best, and what you can do to make it better.
Job seekers often ask “How much time should I spend each day on my job search?” There is no one right answer, but suffice to say the amount of time you spend making strategic efforts directly correlates to your results. If you put in the bare minimum, such as just enough to collect unemployment insurance, you should not be surprised to see minimal results.
The old saying “Time is money” may seem irrelevant to job seekers. After all, you’re not getting paid to look for work. Yet time out of work equals lost income, so how you spend your job search time has great financial impact. Today on Troubleshooting Tuesday, a look at whether you’re spending your time on tasks with the greatest benefit to your job search success.
Troubleshooting your job search is a sure fire way to figure out what is working, and fix what is not. But what if you’ve addressed your networking, resume, interviewing skills and more, but are not making the progress you would like? It could be your job search is stalling around how you focus your efforts. Use these questions to figure out if you need a different focus:
Interviewing is the most important phase of a job search. Few people get hired without a successful interview. Yet it’s also a place where many job seekers get stuck. On Troubleshooting Tuesday, we are moving through each phase of the job search, tackling and fixing common sticking points. If you are generating job leads, and being invited in for interviews, but not getting called for second interviews or job offers, it’s time for a deeper look at what it takes to interview successfully. This week we’ll focus on preparation for interviews. Other Troubleshooting Tuesdays will help refine communication skills and other aspects of interviewing.
Are you struggling to find job leads? If so, it’s possible you are not doing enough networking. Many job seekers rely too much on advertised jobs and not enough on networking. Recruiters are relying less and less on job boards and other traditional sources to advertise job openings. The hidden job market, often discovered through networking, is a stronger way to uncover opportunities.