Private Service

5280 Magazine reveals Denver’s 50 most powerful individuals

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For the private service industry, it can be challenging to tap into the hidden job market.  Some of the tactics for corporate job seekers just don’t work as well.  One of the biggest problems is identifying target employers, also known as passive employers.

A passive employer is someone who is not advertising that they have a specific hiring need.  Instead, the ...

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Networking during the holidays

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Just because people won’t be in the office for a few days, that is no reason to stop your networking efforts – especially if you are looking for a job right now.  Keep these networking sources in mind while you celebrate the season…

Family and Friends

When getting together with friends and family, mention how you are still looking for work.  ...

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Are long job applications worth the effort?

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questions about long job applicationsYou know the drill: you find a job that really interests you, but when you follow the link to apply, the application goes on forever…

The question inevitably comes up in your mind: is this even worth my time?

The answer could be yes – depending on your goals, motives and strategy.

Why they do this to you

Often times, a company will use the application process to help ...

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Thinking about Holiday Cards

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Hand written holiday cards help job seekersToday I started compiling my list of Holiday Card recipients – seems really early, doesn’t it?  But not from a business perspective.  Just a preliminary look identified a list of 100+ business contacts, clients, and professional friends.

Businesses have known for a long time that Holiday Cards are a form of marketing – a way of saying “thanks” to all of their contacts in ...

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A moment for gratitude

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Often times when we’re in a job search, it is easy to forget to be grateful.  After all, being stuck in your house, staring at that accusing computer screen is not a pleasant place to be.

Just for today, take one moment to be grateful for something.  It can be large – like a supportive family – or something small – like enjoying a favorite dinner at home.  Whatever it is, hold it in your mind for a moment.  Let your ...

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Some people just don’t get it…

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nanny and child

One thing’s for sure: many corporate job search consultants don’t understand private service.

I was meeting with a client the other day, and I couldn’t believe the nasty resume review she got from someone else.  You see, she is a professional nanny with 16 years of experience in this demanding industry.  She just started looking for a job and decided to try one of the employment networking ...

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Fall hiring season heats up

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In case you hadn’t noticed, August 2011 showed an increase in the amount of recruiter jobs posted on conventional employment websites like Monster.com and Careerbuilder.com.  That’s good news for the rest of the job market – it means that employers are still planning to do their hiring push for the fall months of September, October and November.

Traditionally speaking, companies hire in the fall to take advantage of their remaining budget for the year.  Many departments face a “use it or lose it” ...

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