Have you ever worn yourself out with a course of action that simply didn’t produce the results you intended? Job seekers and working people alike are urged to work harder at achieving their goals, when working smarter is actually what they are really looking for.
Fall is in the air. For anyone looking for a job, it’s time to kick the job search into high gear. Although recruitment cycles vary, the numbers show that the highest rates of hiring are before and after holidays – fall and spring. Making contact during these periods may give you an extra advantage. The good news: Read More
There are three key elements to getting the job you want – knowing the job, looking the job, and being the job. How well do you really know the job you hope to get? This is the first step to reaching your end goal.
When you are job seeking, you need to know the job you want, what it entails, how to do it, and how to be successful at it. You also need to be able to get all of that information across to your contacts, interviewers, and potential coworkers in a clear, concise, and consistent manner. Read More
Jobseekers sometimes worry they may be passed over for a job because they’ve been unemployed “too long”. A six month job search is not uncommon yet that gap may create a negative image for some hiring managers. To strengthen your resume and your position with the interviewer you will need a viable story that delivers your true value and promise of what you can do for the company.
The best ways to establish social connections as described in this video are still viable today.
- Find someone you know in the company, so that you have a first point of entry.
How are you feeding your tenacity?Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
~ Louis Pasteur
Do you want to raise the odds that you will succeed in turning your dreams into reality? Give the heave-ho to the notion that it’s all going to happen with the flip of a switch (because in all likelihood, it won’t). Replace it with a commitment to tenacity.
“Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. You will be certain to find something you have never seen before.”
~ Alexander Graham Bell
Habit and routine play a positive role in life, to be sure. They help us move forward without wasting energy on mundane recurring choices. But too often they take on a life of their own.
One of the things I’ve noticed over my years in my work is the amount of energy people invest in saying no. The form varies (No, I can’t. No, that’s not realistic. No, that’s not likely. No, they’ll never want to.), but at the heart of it all lies one central theme – a negative assessment of potential and possibility.
If I had a dollar for each time in the past year I’ve heard friends and relatives say they need to find a new job…well… you get the picture. Nevertheless, many are frustrated, discouraged, and just plain tired of the job-seeking process, however necessary it may be. A major obstacle that leaves many job-seekers stuck in their tracks is building a winning resume. A task that more often than not, feels more like a major construction job than a simple modification. The truth is, revitalizing your resume doesn’t have to be difficult, or an obstacle that slows you down as long as you’re revamping it with the correct focus in mind.