Monthly archive March, 2011

What Happens AFTER You Apply for a Job

So many recruiters and HR people blog about what they look for when someone applies for a job. It is a great source of information for the determined job seeker who wants to be a job FINDER. I read those blogs and I talk to people who are hiring. Of course, different companies and different... ...Continue Reading

How (and Why) to Manage Up (and Sideways)

Do you have a great boss? A terrible boss? Annoying co-workers? OK co-workers? Whatever they are like, you have to figure out how to work effectively with all of them.  And effectively means you are meeting your own agenda, as well as theirs.  “Managing up” is a strategy for keeping your boss happy so you... ...Continue Reading

What You CAN Control in Your Job Search

In a world in which we can control so little, there is plenty of reason to spend time on the one thing we do have control over: our personal appearance. this is especially true of Job seekers.  JT O’Donnell of Careerealism.com details “10 Things Recruiters Won’t Tell You”and most of them have to do with... ...Continue Reading

How to use Facebook and Google for Job Search

People suggest that you use Facebook in job search. You can, with caution.  For Facebook is a double-edged sword, in my opinion. Most people use Facebook for personal connections – old high school and college buddies, far-flung family and friends, etc.  That makes it a great place to do personal networking – telling your network that you... ...Continue Reading

Job Search Using Social Media

Everyone says that networking is the best way to get a job. I agree. And social media is a critical part of networking in today’s job market. The Big Three of social media for job search are LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.  These are the places you’ll find job listings, advice on how to do a... ...Continue Reading

How to Add Impact and Results to Your Resume

It’s critical to include accomplishments in your resume. Accomplishments are about impact – on the job, the field, the world, your clients or customers.  What you’ve achieved in the past is a potential employer’s best indicator of what you’ll do for them.  They need to see your results! Here is one simple way to identify them. Go... ...Continue Reading

Job Search is Emotional

Every day, I talk to people who are coping with the emotions of job search. It helps them to acknowledge their feelings about the search. And there is a lot to get emotional about! Here are some common emotions and causes: You get excited about a conversation, a job possibility, a posting that seems exactly... ...Continue Reading