Posts Tagged 'career search'

Tips to Beat the Summer Job Searching Doldrums

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Don’t let your job search languish during summer

It happens every year: around the 4th of July, job searching across the board slows down dramatically as companies deal with rolling summer vacations. Unlike December when very few positions are being posted, the summer slump does not impact the amount of jobs. Instead, the slow-down hits the recruitment process itself within the companies.

So, what is an eager job ...

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Is your resume striking out or knocking it out of the park?

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The job seeker steps up to the plate. You can feel the determination coming off of him like waves spreading across the field. The HR manager pitches the job, a hard fast ball that flies past the job seeker, who just misses it. Setting up for the second pitch now, a deceiving curve ball.  The job seeker swings hard and fans it, catching nothing but air.  It’s all riding on this final pitch.  Another fast ball, but all he does ...

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Spring has sprung (almost)

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Spring may not “officially” be in season quite yet, but that all changes this upcoming weekend. Soon there will be fluffy bunnies, robins, flowers in bloom and leaves on the trees that spent their winter dormant waiting for this moment.

We humans have a tendency to “hibernate” in the winter seasons, preferring to stay indoors where it is nice and toasty, binge watching Netflix and feasting during the holiday seasons. There is nothing inherently wrong with that, but our homes tend ...

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A most triumphant job search

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“Bill: Ted, while I agree that, in time, our band will be most triumphant, the truth is, Wyld Stallyns will never be a super band until we have Eddie Van Halen on guitar.

Ted: Yes, Bill. But, I do not believe we will get Eddie Van Halen until we have a triumphant video.

Bill: Ted, it’s pointless to have a triumphant video before we even have decent instruments.

Ted: Well, how can we have decent instruments when we don’t really even know how ...

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Job hunting: is it a wasteland?

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I just saw “Mad Max: Fury Road” (George Miller / Village Roadshow Pictures, 2015) for the first time yesterday. (I know, it hit theaters forever ago, but I never took the chance to go see it in the theater.) It reminded me of some people’s job search when they call our office.

 

Often times, these job seekers have been looking for a job for months with little success, leaving many to wonder if, in fact, there are any jobs at all.  ...

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3 ways to make your summer job search suck less

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Resume TipsMotivation can be hard to come by, especially when trying to hunt down the job you love in the middle of summer when all you really want to do is go out camping, swimming or to your favorite theme park. There are always more fun things to do than sitting in-front of your computer tap-tap-tapping away while your friends are out ...

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Have You Noticed That There Have Been More Job Postings Lately?

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Because of the time of year it is, there are more job postings. Summer is almost officially over, the kids are back in school and employers are ready to hire. September always sees a surge in posted jobs that last into October. When you take that into account, it becomes absolutely critical if you are looking for a job to make sure that your resume and other important factors are up to snuff.

 

Hiring Season

Whenever hiring season comes around, many applicants ...

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Not sure what job is best for you? Check these free research tools

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How to find the january jobsAs a career coach, I don’t do a lot of career exploration for people.  I offer the practical tools to land the job, once the target is known.  However, if you are trying to determine what kind of job might interest you, check out these free research tools…

www.MyNextMove.org

Sponsored by the federal government, MyNextMove allows you to explore different careers by industry or key words.  ...

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A career lesson from Alice in Wonderland: Where do you want to go?

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alice in wonderland cheshire catOne day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat “it doesn’t matter.” ~ Lewis Carroll

How many times have people let their career just ...

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Important websites for your career search

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experience keyIn the ongoing search for employment, it is important to know more websites than just Monster, CareerBuilder and Indeed.com.  An effective job search often involves research into what kinds of jobs would suit you best, or access to jobs that highlight transferable skills.

Following are some site that can help you not only find a job, but may lead to a path towards a new career…

http://www.mynextmove.org/ and ...

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