Some of us are naturals at finding the perfect job no matter what the economy. Others of us find the search process slow, painful and seemingly fruitless. In today’s job market, the rules are changed. Connectedness is necessary. You’ll not just connect one-on-one, you’ll also connect through social media. Today, searching for a job is a full-time job. It's important to treat it as such.Start with the big picture.
As you begin your search, look at what kinds of jobs are available... read more >
Good at Getting things Done. October 2014. Lucy Kellaway writes about the single most important job skill employers seek today - employees who get their job done.... read more >
Looking for that plum job? One of your most important tools in any job search is your resume. Within no more than two pages, it’s your opportunity to demonstrate your value to a prospective employer. Every aspect of your resume informs the reader about you – from the words you choose to the kinds of information you include.... read more >
You’ve landed an interview and you know in your heart, you’re right for this job. In fact, you really want this job. If that’s the case, then it’s time to get to work. There’s serious preparation that comes before an interview. If you do this work throughout your job search, you will greatly increase the likelihood of success and reduce the possibility for making mistakes.
In particular, how you prepare can quickly trip you up. While not a job interview, as a young marketing professional, I'... read more >
Today, most jobs are posted online. To find job postings, you can go to a job search site or an employer’s own website. Or, you can do both. You may choose to regularly check job postings on your targeted companies’ websites and, to broaden your search, also use online job search sites that bring together a vast array of available jobs.
Some job search websites offer jobs posted by individual employers. In other words, the employer pays the site to post their job. Other sites, aggregate all the... read more >
You’ve strong working experience. You’ve always been successful. Of course you know where to look for your next perfect job.
With that in mind, here is Cautionary Tale I:
It’s February and Laura Davis has been out of work almost six months. She had a great job in client services for... read more >
Searching for a job takes time, it takes commitment and it takes stamina. To get to your win with a smile on your face and your spirits intact, takes forethought and effort. One of the best routes to satisfaction is daily refreshing experience.
Some of the activities you might consider during this frequently anxiety-ridden time might even be ones you could add to your resume. Each day, find time for enjoyment. Several times a week, fold in a deeply rewarding experience. ... read more >
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects job growth through 2018 will be strongest in the service-providing sector, continuing the long-term shift away from the goods-producing sector. BLS projections show the greatest job growth will be concentrated in two industry sectors – 1) professional and business services, and 2) health care and social assistance.
Below are the thirty fastest-growing job categories sorted by the level of academic preparation needed for each job.... read more >
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