Job seeker tips
How to Land a Great Job & Advance to a Better One
There are plenty of Webinars on old fashioned, traditional job search tactics. This 5-part series isn’t one of them. Xtreme Success changes everything. It enables you to radically reshape – and dramatically upgrade – how you and your work are seen by employers. It will position you to increase both the paycheck and the satisfaction you bring home from your job.
Submitted by otavio on July 7, 2014 - 19:28.
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.
Survey after survey now confirms that a growing number of job openings are structured as part time employment. While some of this shift away from the traditional 40 workweek might be due to the debut of the new healthcare law, there’s another factor that’s largely unrecognized and just as important. The constant change going on in today’s global marketplace has put a premium on flexibility.
Submitted by otavio on September 24, 2013 - 07:51.
Survey after survey confirms that job boards are among the most effective ways to find a new or better job in today’s tough job market. For all that success, however, there are still many job seekers who come up empty-handed when using such sites. What should they do? Learn the two secrets to putting job boards to work for you.
Submitted by otavio on September 6, 2013 - 09:38.
By now, you’ve probably heard of (or even seen) the Syfy channel’s kitschy summer blockbuster, Sharknado. The movie depicts a freak weather event that causes man-eating sharks to fall from the sky all over Las Angeles. While that situation begs incredulity, however, it is possible to imagine a jobnado – an environmental pattern in which jobs rain down on you.
Submitted by otavio on August 9, 2013 - 10:00.
This column is the second in a two part series exploring the nature of talent. While our culture and educational system tell us that only special people doing special things have talent, exactly the opposite is true. Talent is a universal attribute. Each and every one of us has been endowed with talent, but sadly, only a few of us ever discover it. We’re never told how to look for it.
Submitted by otavio on July 24, 2013 - 10:27.
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