Posts tagged "Networking"
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 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
How to Get a Job:  The ABC's of Job Search

How to Get a Job: The ABC’s of Job Search

When I was 16, my parents told me to get a job. I had not a clue about how to do that. There was no internet then so I couldn’t look up how to get a job. I suppose I could have asked the school Guidance Counselor but it didn’t occur to me to ask... ...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
Should I Keep My Job Search Confidential?

Should I Keep My Job Search Confidential?

A client wondered if she should remove her resume from one of the big job posting aggregators (Indeed.com), in case her boss gets wind that she is looking for work. My response was “it depends.” If you are interested in being found, then it’s a good idea to keep your resume up there.  One thing... ...Continue Reading
Smile When You Say That: Empowering Yourself in the Job Search

Smile When You Say That: Empowering Yourself in the Job Search

Confidence. It’s such an essential part of a successful job search. Confidence in your abilities. Confidence that you will find the right fit job for you. Confidence that your actions will yield results. Confidence that this job is the right one for you. Confidence that you’ll add value to an employer. Confidence that you can... ...Continue Reading
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
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
11 Practical Approaches to Finding Your Right Fit Job

11 Practical Approaches to Finding Your Right Fit Job

This is the short list of practical approaches to finding the job you want, the one that fits you. And yes, even in this economy, these approaches work. Sometimes faster, sometimes slower. There are so many common-sense things you can do. Get started with these and read more of my blog to find details on... ...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 Reach Your Dream Work While Paying the Bills

How to Reach Your Dream Work While Paying the Bills

It is possible to pay the bills while moving toward your dream work: follow a Dual Path. “Dual Path” job search means to do a J.O.B. while you take the steps to do what you love. I’ve done this myself, and coach others to do this. A few things to remember: It takes time to... ...Continue Reading
Job Search Basic: Connect to Get Advice on Your Search

Job Search Basic: Connect to Get Advice on Your Search

Connect! Below are a couple of sample emails my clients use to get advice and help in their job search. In some circles, these are called “networking” emails. But let’s keep it simple and just say it’s an message asking someone you know for help with your job search. (Color coding will be explained later... ...Continue Reading