Changing Careers: Look Before You Leap
by Barbara Safani - Apr, 2011
I frequently talk to people who want to change careers. They often tell me one of these four things: • I hate my job. • I don’t think my job is a good fit. • I want to do something more meaningful. • My friends tell me I would make a great (fill in the blank) But when I hear these statements, I’m not always convinced that the person expressing these doubts really wants to change careers. Instead, I often believe th...
Cultivating Meaningful LinkedIn Connections
by Michael Cohn - Apr, 2011
Anybody who has any professional life at all (or even those who don’t) should have a profile on LinkedIn. It isn’t enough to have a profile. The profile must be complete and it must be working for you effectively. LinkedIn is an extremely effective way to build relationships that will eventually lead to opportunities for you in business. It is also a great way to strengthen your network, keep it strong and get the most out of...
Tips for times of transition – Part 4: Practical tips for jobseekers
by Dawn Bugni - Apr, 2011
Spring has sprung. Enjoy a change of scenery ... even it's only the front yard. This post finalizes the series of tips for times of transition Bridget Haymond and I put together. Hopefully, you’ve been able to take a nugget or two and apply it your personal search for professional bliss. Understandably, a job search can be extremely stressful. When you get overwhelmed, it’s always a good idea to take approaches back to the b...
Tips for times of transition: Part 3 – Practical tips for job seekers
by Dawn Bugni - Apr, 2011
Last week, we looked at career marketing strategies for job seekers. This week, we’ll look practical tips to help sustain focus during the search. Bridget Haymond put together most of the practical tips. I added a few and Voila! You’ve got great ideas to keep things moving forward. Practical tips for job seekers 1. Keep busy and get as much physical exercise as possible. Keeping fit physically is good for your general hea...
Tips for times of transition: Part 1 – Career marketing strategies for job seekers
by Dawn Bugni - Mar, 2011
Recently, Twitter friend Bridget Haymond, of Truth for Life Coaching, approached me to collaborate on putting together handouts for participants of a job search seminar being held at her church — Grace Covenant Church, in Charlotte, NC. I happily obliged. With Bridget’s permission, I’ll also share the information we created together with my blog readers. Here’s the first in a series of four posts addressing: Tips for times of...
Universally Transferrable Skills For Career Changers
by Cathy Eng - Mar, 2011
I rarely go a week without hearing from a client who is changing industries, fields, or general direction. The biggest problem that they’re running into is what they perceive to be a lack of transferrable skills. They are under the impression that there is a huge barrier that keeps field experts in and everyone else out, but there are several universal skills that - in well written resumes - successfully portray the candidate ...
Civil Service Hiring: The State of New York
by Wendy Enelow - Mar, 2011
This post may be one of the longer ones I've written because the hiring process for New York State is so different from the private sector process. It is what I would call a "classic civil service" process, in which networking or personal connections will do absolutely no good - and this deliberate removal of any internal referral process is designed to avoid any potential conflicts of interest, nepotism, or political ties aff...
Spring clean your mind clutter first
by Dawn Bugni - Mar, 2011
With the wild popularity of shows like Clean House and Hoarders and websites like Fly Lady, it is evident clutter is a problem for many of us. It’s true. Living amongst clutter and disorganization can befuddle even the most stoic individual. But what about the mental clutter we carry around during a job search? It’s time to spring clean cob-webby, pigeon-holed thinking too. I recently worked with a talented woman wanting t...
Do you say what you know or know what you say?
by Dr. Arlene Barro - Mar, 2011
Understanding employers' responses and requests is essential to succeeding in your job search. Based on what I have learned from coaching job seekers, many have difficulty reading in between the lines. It is not uncommon for employers to: • spend significant amounts of time interviewing for an open position and then cancel the search • hire someone other than you after picking your brain Do you say what you kno...
4 Classic Quotes about Your Job Search
by Kevin Donlin - Feb, 2011
What can Leonardo da Vinci and Will Rogers tell you about finding a job? Plenty, it turns out. Read on for some new twists on timeless advice that might help you get hired faster … 1. "Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active." - Leonardo da Vinci You see, your subconscious mind can solve problems while the rest of your brain and body are doing other things, like sleeping, eating an ...
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