Register ahead of time. There are many different types of job and career fairs, including informational fairs about graduate programs and post-graduate service programs. Many job fairs, especially ones at college campuses, allow job-seekers to register online prior to the event to see a list of companies attending the fair. Some even allow you to submit your resume or set up interview appointments ahead of time. This is an easy step that can help you make the most of your time at the job fair and find the companies that interest you. Read More »
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 »
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When you get a new job, everything about the job is going to be new to you. A new company that you will be working at, you will have a new manager, you will be working with a new team, and you will be meeting new people at the office. This is a very exciting time when you move onto something new in your career but this it is also a time when what you say and what you do on your first day of the new job will be noticed by everyon. Read More »
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 »
In today’s uncertain economy, numerous men and women are searching for steady work in a position where layoffs or downsizing are not something they have to worry about. With many companies restructuring and cyberspace replacing many jobs that were once handled by humans, it is not surprising that many individuals have such concerns. Those who are planning to obtain a college education may wish to consider the following occupations. Read More »
Since 2008 when inflation has increased, a greater number of retirees were forced to seek employment. Today about 25% of senior Americans are either trying to retire as late as possible or return to the company they have left. At the same time, about 40% of employers provide special programs to encourage older workers to continue their careers after having reached the standard age for retirement. Read More »
You know, I agree with some people who say “having a day job can be stressful”. I totally agree with them because when you work in a 9-5 job, you are meeting with people who might bring you down anytime. You will be a good victim of their verbal abuse and bad attitude. I know that not all jobs out there are uncomfortable, but for what I know, most of them do. Read More »
Do you currently find yourself in a position of applying for multiple jobs every single day yet never seem to get a call back or interview request? Why does this happen? If you have the right skills and experience surely you should have hiring managers calling you to arrange an interview. Read More »
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 »