Monthly archive February, 2009

On-line Personality Assessments to Help Career Planning & Positioning

Here are several links to what I think are the most useful on-line personality assessments. The goal is to give you more information about yourself and enable you to better match your personality and tendencies to a work situation/culture/people so you are happiest, most productive and effective. It is important to adapt the findings to... ...Continue Reading

Your Cover Letter Markets You

A cover letter is your chance to present yourself as a terrific match with the employer’s needs as laid out in the job posting and description of responsibilities and qualifications. You need to convince them that you have the goods to be able to do this job superlatively. The cover letter makes the case for... ...Continue Reading

Go Ahead: Apply for that Job!

I hear some people saying they don’t want to apply for a specific job because they don’t think they really want to work at the specific workplace. Maybe they’ve heard negative things about it from former employees, or they think it’s too big or too small, or for some other reason. Yet they identified the... ...Continue Reading

Looking for work while you are working

Here are some great tips from Miriam Salpeter at the Newark Examiner to “help the busy employee who leads a double life as a job seeker”: Do NOT – I repeat – DO NOT conduct your job search while AT work. Spend some of your “down” time prepping for a job hunt. Invest in yourself... ...Continue Reading

Anger and Job Search

Today, I got a question that many other people have asked me in one form or another: “How can I be in this job and not be angry?” The person asking the question has been in her job for four years, dissatisfied for a couple of years, and actively seeking a new position for the... ...Continue Reading