Job Seekers Archive
The holiday season is a special time. It is a time to reflect on the previous year and be thankful for all that you have and who you are able to share it with. However, for some, the holidays can be very difficult. They can be constant reminders of daily struggles to survive. It is
As Thanksgiving has come and gone I spent some time reflecting. Reflections about my family, friendships, health, job, and in many ways, it is making me think ahead to those New Year’s resolution goals. Now I am somewhat deflated. It is hard to be grateful and thankful about everything in life. Life sometimes just "gets
How many of you, by the raise of an eyebrow, can say it doesn’t make any sense to search for a job during the holidays? I hope that eyebrow stayed put! Holidays are one of the best times to search for a new job. Why? It’s two fold really. Reasons involve both the job seeker
Between filling out lengthy applications, perfecting and re-perfecting your resume, and attending multiple interviews only to be the "runner-up" candidate, searching for a job can feel downright overwhelming. At times, you might feel a bit like Dorothy in the Land of Oz facing lions, and tigers, and bears--oh my!
I can’t tell you how many resumes I go through each day and think to myself, “Man, this is just terrible!” Sometimes, I wish I could call that person up and tell them I want to help them fix the disaster that is floating around on the internet.
It's Monday morning, you wake up, another week to be started. Except you dread going into work, not because of the morning commute or even that you dislike your job, but because there is that one person you just cannot stand.
Well, it’s that time of year again. Football has taken over lives, pumpkin flavored everything is on the shelves, and presidential candidates on both sides of the political fence are hot on the campaign trail.
Every week you go to the same networking group with the same people, and every week you give the same 30 second elevator speech. You may have rehearsed and rewritten it about 20 times to get it just right.
One lesson I learned young, and have preached to anyone who will listen is a simple one, "don't burn bridges." I'm not just referring to bosses. I'm talking about subordinates, co-workers, an interviewer that may not hire you, or even a client you meet while on the job.
Remember back in the day when companies would be willing to do interviews without scheduling appointments? Those were the times when trust and credibility were most easily attained. The times when wearing a business suit had a major impact on your professional evaluation and the decision makers performing that judgement. If you took the time