The Job Search Ain’t What it Used to Be

If you're looking for a job and thinking you can just send out a resume and they'll come calling, you better change that thought; the job search ain't what it used to be.  With the changing demands of technology and streamlining of processes and services, plus consumer demand for 'now,' organizational hiring is slower than …

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 …

Is This the Year You Make a Career Change?

Now that the dust has settled and the holidays are over, you should be getting back into a (hopefully new) routine.  With renewed hope and conviction that this year will be the best, you might now consider making that career change you have been desiring (even if secretly).  It is never too early - or …

Post 120 – And Some Workplace Facts

Today is another milestone in my blog challenge - this is post 120!  Writing is a great way to share your knowledge and to help others; for me, it is in the areas of both personal development and workplace issues.  It gets easier as time goes by but content ideas can be challenging.  However, inspiration …

Is Moving Away the Only Option if You Need a New Job?

Many people still are having difficulty with either finding a job or increasing their current income.  Often times, a majority of these seekers feel that they need to move out-of-state to what they perceive are greener pastures.  I have talked with quite a few of these individuals who feel this is their only option but …

Job Search Help for New Grads

This past weekend was summer graduation at our local colleges.   It is a time of excitement for these grads but it is also a time of nervousness at what their job future holds.  Several grads were interviewed on our local news; all of them expressed optimism that "something" would come up for them but they …

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 …

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 …