Monthly archive February, 2013
Job Search Basic: When Opportunity Knocks, Answer the Door!

Job Search Basic: When Opportunity Knocks, Answer the Door!

Opportunity knocked on the doors of two clients this week, and they didn’t realize it. Luckily, they contacted me to ask what they should do.  I said “Answer the door!” Situation 1: Joe (not his real name) got an email from a woman who says this: My name is Jane Doe and I work for... ...Continue Reading
Guest Post: What makes teaching one of the most rewarding careers in the world

Guest Post: What makes teaching one of the most rewarding careers in the world

I know many people who are substitute teachers as a way to make money.  Some consider becoming teachers, as a second career. Because of that, I thought my readers might enjoy learning more about what teaching offers you in terms of satisfaction. After all, I am a proponent of loving your work, and so many... ...Continue Reading
How a Long-term Unemployed Job Seeker Can Get Relevant Work Experience

How a Long-term Unemployed Job Seeker Can Get Relevant Work Experience

Long-term unemployed people do have a disadvantage when it comes to landing a “right fit” job. This infographic shows that 36% of recruiters think people are disadvantaged in job search when they are unemployed more than 6 months (26 weeks). Meghan Biro reminds us that officially there are 4.8 million people out of work at least... ...Continue Reading
What's New About Hiring Practices, Really?

What’s New About Hiring Practices, Really?

Is there anything REALLY new about hiring? Yes, and no. I just read a really interesting article by the CEO of Skillshare global learning community, Michael Karnjanaprakorn, positing that the growth of self-education is eroding the importance of traditional education for people who want to succeed in their careers.  He then goes on to extrapolate... ...Continue Reading
How to Personalize Your LinkedIn Profile URL

How to Personalize Your LinkedIn Profile URL

Did you know you can personalize your LinkedIn profile URL?  You can make it simpler, shorter, and closer to your name without all the random numbers and letters that LinkedIn assigns. Here’s why it’s good to personalize your URL : It will be easier for people to find you on LinkedIn and the web. Most... ...Continue Reading