Good News in the Hiring Department

A new report from CareerBuilder is very encouraging in the way of hiring for the coming year. If you are in job-search mode this is good news. According to their latest results from a survey they did regarding job forecasting, companies are planning to not only hire more but also to do better work in …

Friday Fun Facts

  Today's fun facts relate to your job search and tracking your progress, which is vital to your success. You can't keep doing the same things over and over if you're not getting the results you want (that's insanity, right?). I believe in creating a feedback system but here are three online sites to make …

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 …

When in Job-Search Mode, You Need Support

Engaging in a well-defined and diligent job transition will go easier if you have support.  Looking for a new job can be anxiety-producing, to say the least.  Keeping up such a search, day-after-day, can feel exhausting; submitting resumes or having to actually go tell people you are in a job transition can be scary, and …

Stop Presuming if You Want to Get Anywhere

I have two big 'pet peeves':  one is people who negate what they want by using the word "but", and the other is when people don't go after what they by 'presuming' they already know the outcome.  Either one can set me off as that person has  essentially stripped themselves of having what they want …

Are You Managing Your Career or Is It Managing You?

My question to you: are you managing your career or is it managing you?  This is an important one to take awareness of as it can help you to feel in-charge of your professional life at all times.  The concept of career management has been defined as "an ongoing process of preparing, implementing, and monitoring …