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How Social Media Can Affect Your Job Search

Many managers look at your online presence when receiving your resume and cover letter. They review your social media profiles to see what pictures you have posted and what you have written. So think twice before posting something. Is it something that you would want a prospective employer to see? If you have already posted [...]

By | December 18th, 2015|Blog, Job Search, Social Media|Comments Off on How Social Media Can Affect Your Job Search

I’m Over 50. How Should My Job Search Be Different?

“The average duration of unemployment for job seekers age 55 and older was 54.3 weeks in December 2014. That's more than five months longer than the 28.2 weeks younger workers remain unemployed,” according to an AARP Public Policy Institute analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data (Source). Here are some tips on how to search [...]

By | December 9th, 2015|Blog, Job Search|Comments Off on I’m Over 50. How Should My Job Search Be Different?

How to Find a Job During the Holidays

The holidays always bring about change. We think about how we want the approaching New Year, to be different and better. One part of our lives we think about changing is our job. It might seem like a hopeless endeavor to search for a new job, as you might think no one is hiring. That [...]

By | November 13th, 2015|Blog, Job Search|Comments Off on How to Find a Job During the Holidays

From Resume to Interview and In-between

Looking for a job is, in itself, a job. It involves more than looking at ads and figuring out how to make your resume work for you. Think of your resume as a key to unlocking the door to a phone call, or ideally, an interview. To be able to insert the key (your resume) [...]

By | October 21st, 2015|Blog, Interviewing, Job Search, Resumes|Comments Off on From Resume to Interview and In-between

Preparing for Your Job Search During the Summer

Even though it’s summer, you can still have forward momentum in pursuing your job search. A proactive job search means investing several hours per week. With proper planning and execution, you can have a jump start on fellow job hunters that have taken the summer off. There are several things you can do to promote [...]

By | August 26th, 2015|Blog, Job Search|Comments Off on Preparing for Your Job Search During the Summer

Twitter Can Help Your Job Search

It is becoming a common practice among companies to use social media as a method of viewing potential leadership qualities and assessing industry knowledge. Recruiters do not just look at LinkedIn or Google for information; they are viewing Twitter accounts as a way to check out candidates for job openings. What your online presence says [...]

By | June 3rd, 2015|Blog, Job Search, Social Media|Comments Off on Twitter Can Help Your Job Search

Celebrate the Challenges

As part of my continuing series celebrating my 15th year in business, I’d like you to think about the challenges that often accompany a job search. Challenges can be real, such as pending mass layoffs or perceived, such as not doing well during a virtual interview. Whatever the challenge, it is your response to the [...]

By | April 15th, 2015|Blog, Interviewing, Job Search|Comments Off on Celebrate the Challenges

The Art of Finding Job Leads

Looking for a new position is a job in itself with many challenges to undertake. Challenges such as getting your resume ready, deciding on the type of position you desire, and discovering how to get job leads. Finding a job lead can be one of the most difficult and important aspects in your search for [...]

By | March 26th, 2015|Blog, Job Search|Comments Off on The Art of Finding Job Leads

Worried About Losing Your Job? 7 Things You Can Do Now!

Sometimes, there are signals when the loss of your job is imminent. Some of these are strong signals — your company is bought or merged into another company (if there is a lot of duplication in job titles or functions within both companies, the acquiring company’s employees will be the ones to most likely stay.) [...]

By | August 21st, 2014|Blog, Job Search|Comments Off on Worried About Losing Your Job? 7 Things You Can Do Now!

3 Major Reasons Why Job Search Strategy is Important

Job seekers need a foundation for their job search. Think about other areas of your life that have structure and require documentation. To get a driver’s license you must first take classes or learn to drive, and then take a test to receive a driving permit and ultimately a driver’s license. Similarly, if you are [...]

By | September 4th, 2013|Blog, Job Search|Comments Off on 3 Major Reasons Why Job Search Strategy is Important
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