Posts tagged "Jobs"
Should I have an Infographic Resume or Not?

Should I have an Infographic Resume or Not?

Hannah Morgan, someone I respect very much in the career coaching/resume development world, has written a great article about making your resume an Infographic Resume. She makes the case for infographic resumes, while issuing a caution at the end of the article that Applicant Tracking Systems can’t decipher most infographic resumes. That caution is the... ...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
Build Confidence and Empower Yourself in Job Search with a Must Have List

Build Confidence and Empower Yourself in Job Search with a Must Have List

I created this list to help people zero in on what they want in a job or work.  When you know what you want, it is far easier to develop a plan to get there. This is a list of aspects of a job or work that you MUST have.  This is not “want to... ...Continue Reading
How to List Jobs on Your Resume When You're a Freelancer

How to List Jobs on Your Resume When You’re a Freelancer

There are two ways to describe your work when you work freelance or on a contract basis: List the client name as if it were an employer. Create a consulting company name for yourself and list your clients under it. Which way you choose depends on how much you work for any particular client. If... ...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
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
My Top 5 Job Search Resources

My Top 5 Job Search Resources

Information gathering is probably the single most important strategy for a successful job search. To find the job that’s right for you – and LAND IT! – you need information about: Yourself – your skills, talents, abilities, expertise, preferences, work style, measurable results and impact, passions, what you love to do and do well Jobs... ...Continue Reading

Talent.me This, Riddle Me That: How to Approach Facebook’s Talent.me Application

Thinking about joining Facebook’s new Talent.me application? This is FB’s move into the business networking arena, touted to be a way to “tap into the 750 million people on Facebook to advance your career” and “to get an inside connection to 3 million jobs.” Before you do, learn a little about how it is different... ...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

How to Find a Career You Love, Based on Your Strengths

If you are like most people, you want to say those words with a straight face, and mean them. It is possible when you look for jobs and build a career based on your natural strengths and talents. I call this your “right fit” work. Just as there are clothes that fit us better, so... ...Continue Reading

Use negotiation skills at work

Negotiation happens all the time at work. Using principles from such negotiating masters as William Ury (Getting Past No and Getting to Yes), we can be more effective at work. My client S. is a hospital Director of Marketing who is responsible for projects that depend on other people to do things. One example is a Physician... ...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
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