Monthly archive December, 2011
Job Search Basic: One Foot in Front of the Other

Job Search Basic: One Foot in Front of the Other

“I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.” A client wondered why she hasn’t gotten a job yet.  She thinks she’s done all she can, and is frustrated and depressed. I reminded her of a few things: She’s looking for a very high level job and they are scarce even in good job markets. The “right... ...Continue Reading
Job Search Basic: Thank You Note Marketing

Job Search Basic: Thank You Note Marketing

Every interaction with an employer is an opportunity to market yourself. So take full advantage of all of them – especially the thank you note you send after you’ve had an interview. Key elements of a marketing thank you note: Thanks for taking the time to meet with me. I’m even more excited/enthusiastic/interested/intrigued about the position and the... ...Continue Reading
Job Search Basic: Keep Moving

Job Search Basic: Keep Moving

“No one’s interviewing or hiring during the holidays.” I’ve heard this several times this past week. I also heard “no one wants to network or do informational interviews during the holiday.” I suggested to those people that they disregard their minds and keep on moving. All you need is a few people or a few... ...Continue Reading
Job Search Basic: Plan Your First 90 Days

Job Search Basic: Plan Your First 90 Days

Confidence is really attractive in a job candidate. Not arrogance or the assumption that you have the job already. I mean a quiet confidence that you can do the job, you know how to approach its responsibilities, and you’ll deliver on your promises. The tricky part is how to convey confidence when you are nervous... ...Continue Reading