Posts tagged "Job Seekers"
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 to Prepare for Your First Job Interview

How to Prepare for Your First Job Interview

I love getting questions from job seekers, because I know that when one person asks about something, there are MANY more people who have the same question.  Luckily, I now have a regular source of questions, a new application called Cinch (from Klout), I periodically get asked for my advice on career issues.  Here’s the... ...Continue Reading
Reaching Out To Recruiters: Sample Scripts

Reaching Out To Recruiters: Sample Scripts

You can reach out to recruiters on LinkedIn or email as part of your job search strategy.  There are external recruiters – those who send candidates to companies – and internal recruiters – usually on the HR staff.  Some companies use both, some use only one. Reaching out to recruiters is a chancy proposition, though,... ...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
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
How I Reviewed Applications and What That Means for YOU

How I Reviewed Applications and What That Means for YOU

Last weekend, I reviewed about 200 resumes for a client of mine and paid attention to how I decided who would go into the YES, MAYBE and NO piles.  I spent a lot of time on this, doing things many recruiters won’t do, because I knew it would give me great information to pass on... ...Continue Reading
Job Seekers Beware! Employers Now Want Your Social Media Password

Job Seekers Beware! Employers Now Want Your Social Media Password

I read a shocking article today about some employers and colleges asking to see people’s Facebook pages, and insisting on being able to monitor their Facebook and social media accounts. It starts with this quote: If you think privacy settings on your Facebook and Twitter accounts guarantee future employers or schools can’t see your private... ...Continue Reading

Top 4 Characteristics of Successful Job 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... ...Continue Reading

Tell Stories to Show Off Your Value

Story telling is a proven method for conveying key messages, usually by teachers, leaders and journalists. It is a technique that can work for job seekers, also, especially at a senior level. It’s a way for you to highlight key accomplishments, and indicate the scope and impact of your work. Here’s how to do it:... ...Continue Reading