Tag Archives: career

How to Easily Find a Job

Although the US unemployment rate as of November 2012 was reported to have fallen to 7.7% in November, the number of unemployed individuals still remained high at 12 million. Thus, it is clear that finding a job can be very difficult. Fortunately, there are some job hunting strategies that can make it easier for you to find work. Here is a brief overview of some of them. Read More »

Top Reasons to Use Career Advice Services

Should you be looking for and using career advice services? Nearly anyone who is looking for a job or who is hoping to move up in their industry can benefit from these professionals. Do you have goals outlined for yourself? Are you taking every step possible to move from where you are today to where you need to be in the future? For those not happy with their current position and want to do something more, this type of service can be ideal. Depending on the location you visit, they can often provide you with ample training and help that can make all of the difference. Read More »

10 Best Career Development Practices for 2013

A couple of years ago I penned a piece called¬†The 10 Best Career Development Practices. It remains one of my most read blogs. But in the time since it was written I have come to feel that this list needs some slight adjusting. A combination of more time delivering career development services on my part along with a growing recognition of the realignment occurring with effective career practices leads me to revise this list. What follows is my 2013 take on the 10 most advantageous steps a professional person can do to enhance their career. Read More »

4 Keys to Success We Can Learn From the Desperate Housewives Finale

So I admitted, I am a Desperate Housewives fan. I’ve enjoyed the show from day one, tormented my husband when DVR didn’t record an episode (even though I knew it would be available online or on demand if I just waited a day or two) and found myself embarrassingly disappointed when I learned this was the final season. There, I said it – I dare you to slap me, Bree. Read More »

How to Choose the Right Career in a Bad Economy

Choosing a career is like being in love: you go crazy trying to figure out which one is right for you until you find it — then you just know.

Everywhere I turn I see people struggling with the same age-old question: What am I supposed to do with my life? If you’re in your teens or getting ready for college, this question can haunt the bejesus out of you. Schools push you to choose earlier every year, even if you aren’t ready for that choice. You want to have fun. You want to go out with friends. You have no bills, so you can’t imagine a life where you have to pay them. Read More »

Ranging the Spectrum: Accounting Jobs and IT Jobs

Accounting jobs are among today’s most stable career opportunities. IT jobs, conversely, is among the least stable job fields. Both careers can pay lucratively, and both require a great deal of specialized training to enter. For those on the cusp of deciding which career field to pursue, a breakdown of the differences in these two careers may be a helpful guide in pursing the future. Read More »

If You Want to Get Promoted, Do Not Overlook This Important Step

You’re a high performer with a great track record of success. You’ve proven yourself to be a valuable asset to your team. And you consistently invest in professional development opportunities to improve your skills and broaden your experience. So what else do you need to do to get promoted? Read More »

New Year, New Career 2013

The New Year is almost here! This is a great time to step back and reflect on your career goals. For many people, little thought was put into their career choice. Some may think that work isn’t supposed to be enjoyable, and yet others may have outgrown their career. With so much of your time devoted to work, why not find a career that brings you passion? The first step in finding work that works for you is a thorough self-assessment. This assessment includes looking at your personality, interests, skills, values, financial needs, and lifestyle. Read More »

Career Searching – What Is the Difference Between Jobs and Careers?

Career searching is the term I apply to actively pursuing a career position rather than looking for a job.

I can’t tell you how many times I would interview someone, and when I would ask what they are looking for in a job, they would reply, “I’m not looking for a job. I’m looking for a career.”

And while I can appreciate the intentions of an applicant with this response, I need to stop to tell you how wrong this is – to the recruiter with whom you are speaking, but more importantly, how much this will hinder your job search.

Let me explain the difference: Read More »

Easy To Implement Tips To Help You To Stand Out From Other Candidates In Your Job Search

When people start to look for a new career post, many view it as a fairly simple exercise. The common perception is that if you simply contact recruitment agencies, send in your old CV or career resume, and contact a few friends to let them know you are looking, that will suffice. In today’s job market that is a recipe for failure. Read More »