On the Job Hunt, ‘Rejected’ Is Not ‘Ejected’
As a writer, I don’t make it a point to talk about my life because it’s not all about me. However, I’ve noticed a trend in recruiting and hiring today that strikes a chord with me: a high level of discouragement among job seekers. I often hear this pain from my college students (i.e., millennials) – this fear that there is nothing out there, that they are not talented enough, that … Read more here...
The Differences Between Your Resume and Your LinkedIn Profile (Part 1)
As I tell job seekers in my Advanced LinkedIn Workshop, your LinkedIn profile is not your resume. It’s important for me to say this, because many of these job seekers’ LinkedIn profiles resemble their resumes very closely. I can spot a copy-and-paste job a mile away. In further installments of this series, we’ll examine other differences between your resume and your LinkedIn profile, but today we’...
The Difference Between a ‘Job’ and a ‘Passion’ – and How to Find Your Passion
There are three general approaches to work: having a job, having a career, and having a passion. I presume that most of us are looking for passions that can also equate to well-paying careers/jobs. Does finding your passion have to mean finding a million-dollar job? Not necessarily. Your nightmare job could be another person’s passion, and vice versa. Finding your passion is … Read more here:: Rec...
Tough Times: 7 Freelance Works to Survive
By Ellen Summerhills It’s no surprise now that the economy is dwindling. So, either you’re going to worry and wait until all gets better (which could take years) or you’ll do something proactive for yourself. I suggest the latter way, as it’s the one that builds character. It helps you financially survive in everything. Tough times teach us to be more practical and hardworking. Aside from doing fu...
Are Your Adlerian Needs Being Met at Work?
While Alfred Adler is most widely known for his birth-order theories, his work was founded on the basic belief that we all are searching for a sense of belonging and significance. Family dynamics aside, there is no place where these conscious or unconscious forces are as prevalent as in your place of employment. As you progress in your career within a certain organization, those feelings, at times...
5 Tips on How to Conduct a Confidential Executive Job Search
Career advancement, a shift in passion, better benefits, burnout, or career transition are some of the triggers that might possibly motivate you to rewrite your executive resume and launch a confidential executive job search. We often consult with clients who are currently employed and in need of help with their job searches. Clearly, this is a very sensitive aspect of your career and should be ap...
5 Ways to Speed Up Your Job Search
Your job search is not something you should rush. When you finally get a job, you want it to be one that will make you happy for as long as possible. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to make that happen as quickly as you can without getting sloppy. Whether you are thinking about leaving your job or you are currently unemployed, the shorter the search, the happier … Read more here:: Rec...
Managing the Future of Your Career: Why Retirement Is Harder Than Ever
We are job-search campaign managers, which means we frequently work with senior leaders who are experts in wearing their public masks of confidence. But often, beneath those veneers is a profound despair. There are two variations of this despair: “My college roommate was able to retire at 64. I can’t afford to retire. I feel like such a failure. What did I do wrong?” “I am looking for employment b...
How to Use Content to Build Your Personal Brand
We often talk a lot about content in the marketing world. Broadly defined, “content” means creating and sharing relevant information. It can range from business-related articles and blog posts to videos and podcasts. Content can paint a picture of a company, explain what it sells, create engagement, and do so much more. Many companies also use content to build their brands. Engaging content can gi...
15 Reasons Your Job Search Will Self-Destruct Today
How you go about your job search says a lot about who you are as a professional. We can argue about how closely related our personal and professional personas are, but at the end of the day, I can assure you most companies and hiring managers pay careful attention to how you act during a job search, and this plays a huge role in their decision to hire you (or not). … Read more here:: […]