If You Didn’t Get the Job, It’s Not Always You

I'm noticing a trend that is occuring more frequently and it has to do with getting hired.  I hear more and more from frustrated job seekers that they have gotten interviews but are not getting hired.  Upon further investigation, it seems that their 'rejection' had nothing to do with their skills or value to the …

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What’s Old is New in the Job Search Realm

If you think that all employers will only look at your resume or application if it's posted online, you might want to think again.  According to a report put out by Career Thought Leaders, they hosted a brainstorming call of career professionals from the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom who came to discuss trends …

Friday is Actually a Good Day to Go Job-Hunting

First off, Happy TGIF!  Friday is the end of the week and always one that gets most people revved up for the weekend.   But, for job seekers,  Fridays are actually a good day to add in your job search.  This is a day that workers get to breathe, so to speak; as they are unwinding …

Don’t Become a Hostage to Your Computer in Your Job Search

I don't know if it was the recent moon phenomena we experienced or my bad luck, but I had yet another computer crash.  This time, my operating system stopped working.  No virus found so no explanation for it stopping.   You can imagine my panic but this time it was not for my data- I smartened …

5 Ways to Develop a Job Search Frame-of-Mind

Looking for a job can be frustrating and anxiety-producing even in the best of times.  Knowing what employers are exactly looking for can stump the best detective.  Determining how to present yourself in a way that will get you noticed takes skill; there seems to be alot of varying information that is out-of-sync and can …

How do You Find a Job with Limited Skills?

Most career-related articles are directed towards higher level, or white-collar workers.  These are displaced workers who held professional-level jobs and who have the education, skills and experience that will take them forward to employment; it is easier for them to find a job.  But what about those individuals who may have limited skills or lack …

Is Networking a Part of Your Job Search Strategy?

Are you aware that 80% of available jobs are not posted on any job boards?  It is a fact that businesses are not posting over half of their jobs due to the amount of interest they receive on a daily basis. They are already overwhelmed so they keep the majority of their positions covert.  These …

Make Your Alumni Association Part of Your Job Search Strategy

When you are looking for a job, whether you are unemployed, want to change fields, or move to a new position, you need to put your alumni association on your list job search strategies.  Alumni associations are a great resource, as they have assessment tools you can use, directories of employers, hold job fairs, and …

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