Job seeker tips
How to Land a Great Job & Advance to a Better One
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Submitted by otavio on July 7, 2014 - 19:28.
A lot of people are making changes these days. Some are shifting into a new career field, others into a different industry. It’s a daunting challenge because many of these change-makers lack the gateway credentials to be considered a qualified applicant. They have work experience and maybe even some transferable skills, but can’t convey the credibility required to land a job.
Submitted by otavio on February 24, 2014 - 08:59.
Amy Chua (of Tiger Mom fame) and her husband Jed Rubenfeld have a new book out entitled The Triple Package: What Really Determines Success. It’s stirred up a lot of controversy because it aligns certain cultural values with certain ethnic groups in America. Whether you buy their cultural alignment premise or not, however, the three values they identify can turn any job seeker into a triple threat for winning the championship of transition – a dream job.
Submitted by otavio on February 11, 2014 - 10:21.
The conventional wisdom, of course, is that you should make yourself as visible as possible in a job search. Build your brand, network on social media sites, post your resume on job boards – do whatever you can to be in the face of employers and recruiters. There is, however, also an advantage to being invisible or, more accurately, undercover.
Submitted by otavio on January 29, 2014 - 09:55.
With all of the talk about the Affordable Care Act, preserving our physical health is on almost everybody’s mind. While that’s certainly appropriate, ensuring the health of your career is just as central to your well being. Indeed, the single best way to find a new or better job is to conduct your search with a strong and vital career.
Submitted by otavio on January 21, 2014 - 10:16.
Wish lists are big this time of year, not only among kids and parents, but among employers, as well. Organizations are looking ahead to 2014 and hoping they’ll find just the right kind of talent to meet or exceed their business goals. Knowing what’s on those wish lists, therefore, is a critical component of any successful job search.
Submitted by otavio on December 6, 2013 - 09:53.
Job seekers often make one of two errors when using job boards. They focus on too few or use too many. In either case, they seldom achieve the results they need and deserve. What’s a better strategy? Selective multiplication. It involves using a small number of the right sites to multiply your chances of success.
Submitted by otavio on November 25, 2013 - 11:34.
Online networking is now considered an integral part of every job search. Whether it happens on a social media site, a job board or an association Web-site, interacting with one’s peers online is a critical tactic in the search for a new or better job. But, here’s the rub: all of the time and effort invested in online networking is often producing very meager results. In fact, online networking is notworking for many if not most people.
Submitted by otavio on November 8, 2013 - 10:38.
The hit TV series, Breaking Bad, has now passed into the history books. For those who didn’t watch it, the show involved a person who gets hit with a bad break and then makes a bad career move to deal with it. It doesn’t turn out well for him, and that’s a lesson for all of us. In fact, if you’re in transition, it’s best to take exactly the opposite tack. Deal with the bad break of unemployment by breaking good in your job search.
Submitted by otavio on October 18, 2013 - 08:43.
Research indicates that over half of all openings are filled by employers’ internal candidates. That figure will obviously very from field-to-field, but the point remains: the most serious competitor you are likely to face in the job market isn’t another job seeker. It’s the person who’s already working for the organization with the opening.
Submitted by otavio on October 4, 2013 - 09:24.