Monthly archive May, 2012
How to Reach Your Dream Work While Paying the Bills

How to Reach Your Dream Work While Paying the Bills

It is possible to pay the bills while moving toward your dream work: follow a Dual Path. “Dual Path” job search means to do a J.O.B. while you take the steps to do what you love. I’ve done this myself, and coach others to do this. A few things to remember: It takes time to... ...Continue Reading
How To Jump-Start Your Job Search with LinkedIn

How To Jump-Start Your Job Search with LinkedIn

In today’s job market, successful job searches always involve LinkedIn. It’s the go-to place for networking, identifying open jobs, and showing you are available for a job opportunity. Today, I’ll deal with: NETWORKING Yes, that dreaded word! I urge networking because it WORKS! Every single client gets interviews and ultimately jobs through contacts. These contacts... ...Continue Reading
How to Deal with Not Getting a Job You REALLY Want

How to Deal with Not Getting a Job You REALLY Want

A client just heard she didn’t make it to the next round of interviews for a job she was really interested in and for which she is totally qualified.  This has happened to quite a few people. Often in the beginning of searches, a job comes along that you think is EXACTLY THE ONE!!! And... ...Continue Reading
Job Search Basic: Connect to Get Advice on Your Search

Job Search Basic: Connect to Get Advice on Your Search

Connect! Below are a couple of sample emails my clients use to get advice and help in their job search. In some circles, these are called “networking” emails. But let’s keep it simple and just say it’s an message asking someone you know for help with your job search. (Color coding will be explained later... ...Continue Reading
Job Search Basic: State The Obvious

Job Search Basic: State The Obvious

Ellen wondered why I would use the word “successfully” in her resume. Skip questioned saying “I see that you need someone who can do x, y and z. I excel in those areas. In my most recent position, I did something similar, specifically…” When I asked why they didn’t think they should say those things,... ...Continue Reading
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