The numbers show smaller companies may be a good channel for job seekers so you want to pay attention to them in your job search. But getting hired at a smaller company requires different techniques. Here are some tips to improve your chances of getting in the door at a small company or start-up. Read More
LinkedIn is a job seeker’s best friend and there’s a lot you can do to optimize use of LinkedIn in your job search. One important action item is to add recommendations to your profile. Some job seekers feel hesitant to ask for these recommendations. If done right, they can greatly enhance your LinkedIn profile and strengthening your impression with recruiters and hiring managers. Read More
Let’s say you are in a job interview and you are asked for your biggest idea for innovation within the company. Do you give away your best thinking, knowing you may or may not be hired? Or do you hang on to it, hoping for credit once you are in the door and part of the company? Read More
In today’s Video Friday vlog, Bhavna shares some tips to improve your chances of landing jobs in small companies and start-ups. Read More
Job seekers should take time to clearly understand the job description before applying. Pay attention not only to what’s written in the job descriptions, but also what’s not said. With this understanding, you will then be able to customize your resume and best match your qualifications to the specific job requirements.
Today we’d like to share a video by Wall Street Journal discussing the process of planning a career change. Many people consider making a career change, but few truly understand what it takes to make this process effective. Read More
Today our guest blogger is Amy Nicole. Amy is a freelance writer for Incepture, a Florida based staffing agency serving Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami. You can follow Incepture on Twitter @incepture.
In February 2009, I received my pink slip.
I had just started my job five months prior, uprooting my life in Florida to move to the unknown land of Washington, DC. Read More
Today our guest blogger is Matt Youngquist. Matt is the President of Career Horizons, serving Northwest individuals and organizations dealing with the unique challenges of job hunting and employment transition. Matt is a recognized expert in the field of career coaching, job hunting, and professional employment counseling. You can follow him on Twitter @mattyoungquist.
Having been in the career coaching field now for almost 20 years, I’ve ridden shotgun THOUSANDS of times on the job hunting process, helping people fire up their employment search and master the latest and greatest methods for tracking down new opportunities.
One paradox that I’ve consistently witnessed, over all these years? Highly successful people usually make the crummiest job hunters. At least initially, when they’re just starting their search out, since it’s usually been an inordinately long time since they last had to hustle for a new assignment. What many folks don’t always realize, at first, is that 1) they’re older and more experienced (i.e. higher up the food chain where jobs are scarcer) and 2) that the whole market has changed around them, while they were safely ensconced in their last assignment. Read More
If the idea of walking into a room full of people and talking to any of them makes you want to crawl back into bed for a week, this blog is for you. The advice is coming from someone like you (me). Many people (extroverts) say that to be successful in business or with your career, you have to suck in your entire personality and just “become an extrovert” for the ten, fifteen, or fifty minutes it takes to do some successful networking. They are, of course, incorrect. Introverts just need to prepare in their own way. Read More