Job seekers often hear that holiday gatherings are a great place to network. But how do you do that without being annoying? After all, no one likes being hit up for job leads at a party. Here are tips on converting a social event into a networking opportunity in a tactful way. Read More
Your mindset has a huge impact on the success of your job search. Without a healthy and positive mindset, discouragement, frustration and bitterness can cause a job search to fizzle. Optimism, enthusiasm and an open mind show up in every interaction. Having a positive mindset will take job seekers in the direction of new a fulfilling work. Here are some ways to maintain a healthy mindset while job seeking: Read More
Job seekers sometimes say to me “I’m doing everything, and nothing is working.” The truth is, there are things every job seeker can do to improve their job search. But often job seekers don’t see beyond what they know about job searching. What they don’t know could change their strategy and execution. With that in mind, I’m kicking off “Troubleshooting Tuesday”, a series designed to help job seekers locate and fix the trouble spots in their job search. Today, I’ll go over some common trouble areas and raise some questions for rethinking your future job search efforts. In the weeks that come, we’ll tackle each area in depth.
Spring is a time for cleaning out cupboards, flinging open windows, and freshening up. With new life all around, a Wall Street Journal article this week reports renewed optimism among job seekers, along with reports of more interest and interviews with employers.
Just as you spring clean your home, maybe it’s time to spring clean your job search and hit the market fresh and ready for success. Five quick ideas to capitalize on improved hiring conditions this spring: