It’s Been A While!
by Harry Urschel - Dec, 2009
I recently received an email from someone who’s been reading my blog and is looking for advice on his situation. He’s currently been out of work for nearly 3 years. Certainly his predicament isn’t unique, so I thought it would be helpful to discuss it here. His email stated (edited for brevity): "I had a question about something I didn't see addressed on your blog… A (Current) Employment Gap. I've managed to have a pr...
The Shortest Distance Between YOU and $$$$? Network Calling!
by Bernadette Boas - Dec, 2009
Did you notice I did not say Cold Calling? I said Network Calling...more on that in a minute. Like so many people, when I went out on my own, I knew that my marketing plan would include various techniques; definitely networking, one-one close contact lead generation, referrals, partner programs, direct mail (maybe), third party telemarketing (maybe). But one technique I was not prepared to do, nor did not want to do was the...
Want to Find a Job? Pull a Susan Boyle.
by Louise Fletcher - Dec, 2009
Earlier this year, Susan Boyle became famous for being able to sing well even though she was neither young nor pretty (apparently we find this surprising!). Simon Cowell rolled his eyes when she first walked on stage to sing on his TV talent show The X-Factor, although he soon warmed to her when she began to sing. A few months later, he was in the US filming the US version of his talent show, American Idol. As the season ad...
Why Recruiters Are Rejecting Your Resume
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Dec, 2009
Wondering why recruiters don’t call you back, and how you’re ever going to get hired in this recession? As it turns out, hiring authorities continually see problems with the resumes that come their way, with what one noted was “more pet peeves on this issue than Elin Woods’ attorney on the new pre-nuptial agreement.” However, most recruiters are more than happy to share their advice for getting your resume into the “yes”...
Two Ways to Convince Employers to Hire You
by Kevin Donlin - Dec, 2009
I got a considerable amount of feedback on one of my articles recently, which exhorted job seekers to ask the following question every time they learn of someone who got hired: How can I adapt what they did to my situation? The example I used was this: If a sales rep got hired after bringing sales leads to a job interview, what could you bring to an interview to convince employers to hire you? One reader, Mitch in Minnea...
Staying in the Game During the Holidays
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Dec, 2009
This is the time of year of when many job seekers make the mistake of dropping out of the job search. Time and again I hear, “Nobody gets hired during the holidays. I’m going to close up shop until after the new year.” The fact is, because so many people buy into this myth, your competition is greatly reduced, significantly increasing your chances of success. Here are three very good reasons for staying in the game durin...
Ten Ways to Make Sure You WON’T Get the Job
by J.T. O'Donnell - Dec, 2009
The following are 10 true stories. These have all happened to me or my colleagues over the years as hiring managers. I know the job search process can be hard to maneuver. Add to that the fact there’s a whole set of ‘new rules’ you need to follow to get employers to even want to hire you and a job seeker can feel pretty overwhelmed. But that being said...Some things are just common sense. For example, I wouldn’t suggest...
Job Seekers - Do You Have Questions? We Have Answers
by Randy Wooden - Dec, 2009
Job Seekers - Do you have questions for us? Below is a list of frequently asked questions and our answers. What are the differences between The Wooden Group and an executive search firm, recruiter or personnel agency? Unlike search firms, recruiters and personnel agencies who essentially find people to match positions, The Wooden Group works one-to-one with our clients to optimize their ability to find and secure high...
The Next One
by Nan S. Russell - Dec, 2009
As a frequent conference speaker, I take advantage of other presentations when my schedule allows. So I was delighted, with three hours to spare before heading to the airport, to hear best selling author of "Built to Last," Jim Collins, address a group. It was the story he told about interviewing management guru, Peter Drucker, that I've thought of several times since. It stayed with me partially because I'm a Drucker fan, ...
Resume Writing: Ready, Set, Go!
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Dec, 2009
There is major trouble ensuing in the job market! The problem? No, it is not the lack of jobs, the competition, or the unpredictability of the jobs you can find! Oh no, the issue I'd like to bring to your attention is the haste in which job seekers are approaching the writing of their resume. In turn, sabotaging their job search and creating conflict in their career plans! Whatever you think resume writing is...it is not a ...
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