Posts tagged "job"
How to Research the Company You Want to Work For (guest post)

How to Research the Company You Want to Work For (guest post)

I rarely run guest posts because I don’t have time to review them.  But when Nicole Davies of ShortCourseFinder proposed the topic of researching a company, I said “yes.”  It is ESSENTIAL that you research the company for which you want to work.  Nicole goes into why and how to do this effectively. You might have a... ...Continue Reading
Jobs for People Who Love To Travel

Jobs for People Who Love To Travel

A reader asks “What are the best jobs that allow you to travel?” Obvious travel-filled jobs are flight attendant and pilot.  Many pilots get their start in the Air Force. Other people who travel are those who work on cruise lines.  It’s hard work and a way to see a lot of different places, depending... ...Continue Reading
Be in Action to Find Your "Right Fit" Job

Be in Action to Find Your “Right Fit” Job

“Leave no stone unturned” is the usual rule for a successful job search. Being in action is what works for you to find a job.  Stop searching and start finding by being out and about, visible, engaging, asking people to help you reach your goal, and applying for “right fit” jobs. I urge my clients... ...Continue Reading
Why Typos Matter on Resumes and Cover Letters

Why Typos Matter on Resumes and Cover Letters

Like it or not – typos on your resume and/or cover letter will almost certainly get you eliminated from the candidate pool. I know there is at least one person out there who will say “that is the stupidest thing ever – the employer could be missing out on the best person possible.” The thing... ...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
How to Decode a Job Description & Position Yourself Well

How to Decode a Job Description & Position Yourself Well

The following is the sum total of the job description available to C before she goes for an interview at XYZ Company. Director of Digital Strategy (posted on 5/29/12) XYZ Company is seeking an experienced Director of Digital Strategy to define innovative and highly effective digital marketing strategies for our Fortune 500 clients. Excellent client... ...Continue Reading

9 Step Road Map: How to Find Your “Right Fit” Job

I believe everyone deserves to do work they love.  Work that is fulfilling and fun. Work that uses your talents and most-cherished skills. Work that you would do for free if you could afford to do that. Work that “fits” you – your “right fit” work. This usually is a job, in our current economy.... ...Continue Reading

Two Good Assumptions to Make When Applying for a Job

Some assumptions don’t make an a** out of u and me. When applying for a job, you can assume that you will need to emphasize your results and impact in your current and former positions.  Even if an organization doesn’t systematically focus on results, it’s safe to say the people in charge want good results.  So... ...Continue Reading

Accomplishments

It’s critical to include accomplishments in your resume. Here is a simple way to identify them. Make a four column, four row table. On top of the columns, list these questions across the table (one per column). What did you succeed at or accomplish? When, where and with who did you do this? How did... ...Continue Reading

You Didn’t Get the Job You Wanted

I’m disappointed for you! And I completely understand that you are feeling discouraged. It’s a normal part of the job search process. What does it mean to not get a job you want? I’ve come to see that it means a) it wasn’t the right job for me and I can be grateful I was... ...Continue Reading

Change Ingrained Habits

“Sally” is very unhappy in her current job. She has little autonomy and lots of people looking over her shoulder, eager to criticize what she’s doing and how she’s doing it. The last straw was getting a reprimand for not appearing “concerned about getting things done” despite the fact that she always gets everything done.... ...Continue Reading