Posts tagged "Job Hunt"
Infographic:  How to Nail a Phone Interview

Infographic: How to Nail a Phone Interview

Phone interviews are the first step in what can be a lengthy job interview process.  It’s the first hurdle, and there are some good ways you can prepare yourself to do well.  This infographic shares some of them. For more on nailing phone interviews, see my posts on phone interviews.  These posts share common phone... ...Continue Reading
10 Tips For Getting a Job Interview (guest post)

10 Tips For Getting a Job Interview (guest post)

This guest post offers some interesting ideas for you to stand out in the crowd of job seekers.  I hope you find it to be useful.   When performing initial candidate screening, recruiters usually already have in mind the kind of candidate they think will be perfect for the offered position. Since you’re not directly... ...Continue Reading
Don't Do the Employer's Job for Them

Don’t Do the Employer’s Job for Them

“I don’t think they want someone so old.”   “I’m sure they’re looking for someone with more digital experience.” “I don’t have any major donor experience, which I’m sure they want.” “I don’t have a PMP yet so I bet they won’t consider me a serious candidate.” I could list many more reasons people have... ...Continue Reading
4 Characteristics of Successful Job Seekers / Finders

4 Characteristics of Successful Job Seekers / Finders

Some people seem to get a new job pretty easily, while others seem to get stuck. Why are some people Job Finders, instead of always Job Seekers? After talking with many job seekers over the years, I’ve identified some of the characteristics of those who succeed. Here they are in no particular order: 1) Persistence. The people... ...Continue Reading
Should I Quit My Job and Pursue My Dream Work?

Should I Quit My Job and Pursue My Dream Work?

Photo Credit: Julia Manzerova via Compfight cc A reader asked whether I thought it made sense for him to take a severance offer and pursue his dream work.  My response focuses on gathering more information and offering some guidance to how to think things through. Start by asking yourself these questions: Do you already know exactly what your dream... ...Continue Reading
Looking for Your First Post-Graduation Job

Looking for Your First Post-Graduation Job

My most recent question on Klout’s Cinch came from a college senior:  I’m a senior at UC Davis and it seems like everyone is stressing out about full-time employment. Is this really the right time to start looking? If you want to be working immediately after graduation, then, yes, this is the time to start... ...Continue Reading
How to Improve Your Skills & Knowledge "On the Cheap"

How to Improve Your Skills & Knowledge “On the Cheap”

Keeping your skills up to date is difficult when you’re unemployed.  One way to learn new skills and keep up with your field is by taking classes. I hear you now: Even if I  have the time to take classes, who has the money to invest? That’s where MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) come in.... ...Continue Reading
My Job Search is Taking SO Long! Why and What to Do

My Job Search is Taking SO Long! Why and What to Do

Sam Javanrouh via Compfight Someone reached out to me on LinkedIn, asking for my advice about his six-month long job search. He wondered why it was taking so long now, while in the past he’d gotten offers almost immediately.  He wondered if it had to do with being let go from his last job. Here’s... ...Continue Reading
If You Feel Stuck, Try Doing a Personal SWOT Analysis

If You Feel Stuck, Try Doing a Personal SWOT Analysis

Sometimes, job search can seem endless and sometimes people feel stuck – as though they keep doing the same thing over and over without the result they want.  What to do? While I firmly believe that if you are doing everything right in job search, it’s a question of “when,” not “if,” you land your... ...Continue Reading
How LinkedIn Can Kick Start Your Job Search

How LinkedIn Can Kick Start Your Job Search

A client wrote that she had gotten congratulations on her new job from a couple of people, after we updated her LinkedIn profile.  Apparently, even though we disabled the notices setting, logged off, then logged back on and turned on the notices, LinkedIn somehow registered the change in the previous session and broadcast it to... ...Continue Reading
3 Questions You Need To Ask A Prospective Employer

3 Questions You Need To Ask A Prospective Employer

Asking questions at and after an interview is a great way to: show you really are interested in the job and company learn more about whether the job is really your “right fit” job empower yourself so you appear confident – because confidence is attractive What are the best questions to ask? Here are three... ...Continue Reading
5 Reasons to Target Your Job Search

5 Reasons to Target Your Job Search

Looking for a job requires a lot of effort. Why not direct your efforts most effectively? Target your search to jobs that use your talents and skills. You’ll stand a better chance of getting what you want. Here’s why: 1. Get Good Help: You make it easier for people to help you when you know... ...Continue Reading