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Archive for the ‘Job Seeker’ Category

10 Steps to an improved job search strategy

Jan 05, 2014 | 4

How many people are lucky enough to have their job search covered by CNN Money? Lena Rouse is but what's missing are 10 steps she can take to improve the odds of success after submitting hundreds of applications without positive results. Read on to discover how she can improve her strategy...

Rants and Job Seekers

Apr 19, 2013 | 1

A job seeker ranting about not getting hired simply justifies the right decision was made. I know sometimes it's difficult, but negativity won't fix it.

Job Seeker Beware

Apr 02, 2013 | 15

Someone serves you up a text message offering a job interview. What do you do? A) Jump for joy and engage, B) Ignore it, C) Verify if it's real or a scam.

Veterans Day 2012 Get Your Civilian Job On!

Nov 11, 2012 | 1

Here is my annual post for fellow veterans who are transitioning to civilian careers, or simply looking for the next professional opportunity. Good luck on reaching your goals and don't forget to let me know how else my network and I can help.

Brutally Honest Job Candidate Feedback – Can you Take It?

Apr 08, 2012 | 2

Have you received a cryptic generic rejection email after applying for a job, or worse no reply at all? If you're of the smart and serious about getting a job variety you appreciate any and all serious, professional feedback you can get. Or not....

The 10 Step Strategic Job Search Plan

Dec 06, 2011 | 8

You've heard it before, repeated actions garner repeated results. It's true grasshopper, especially in your job search. Here's your chance to break the cycle...

‘Here’s My Resume and The Finger’

Oct 05, 2011 | 11

Many occupations have hazards... HR people and recruiter types get threatened, stalked and sometimes the unconscious finger. Like today...

A Quickie Doesn’t Count

Sep 22, 2011 |  

Close your eyes and concentrate. Think of examples of important things you can do well by taking short cuts or not paying attention to the details and tell me what you come up with. I'll bet it's not a job.

What’s Personal Branding Got to Do with Job Search?

Sep 04, 2011 |  

It's not enough to have marketable skills - you have to market them as part of the package a company will get when they take you on as a solution provider for their problems.

Job search frustration hit my inbox today big time

May 16, 2011 | 40

I have had from time-to-time communication from a job seeker who in earnest is trying to gain employment in a chosen field of education and experience without success, for an extended period of time. I'm honest and forthright, but have run out of the usual resources I would recommend. So today I took a deep breath and conveyed some tough love...