Is It Time to Put Yourself Back Out There?

Now that the job market is on the upswing,  it might be time to ask if you should put yourself back out in the job market.  Perhaps you got discouraged and stopped looking;  maybe it's time to seek that promotion or make that career change.   The time seems right to dust off the resume and …

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Using LinkedIn to Find a Job

Using Social Media as a job search strategy is an effective way to let people know that you are looking for a job; it is also a  great way to make connections with the people who hire for the job you want - or those who know of someone who is in the position to …

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 …

Top Five Interview Blunders

Interviewing is an artform to be developed, especially in these challenging times.   As jobs are being added, it is opening up more opportunities for people to become employed or to change jobs.  Employers are still looking for quality hires, which means the job search needs to be focused and consistent.  But how prepared are you …

A Cool Resource to Aid in Researching Companies/Jobs

One of the most important steps in a job-search strategy is knowing the type of company or organization you would like to work in as it must match your personality and your values.  Whether it is a top-down or lateral environment, or an open, creative one the type of culture within the organization should allow …

Why the Holidays Are a Great Time to Job Hunt

Traditionally, the holidays are a time of great preparation as you are busy decorating your house with lights and ornaments, buying presents for those on your list, or baking goodies for the holiday meal.  It is a time of parties and get-togethers with family and friends.  It would seem that with all of this activity it …