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  • 5 Ways for Executives to Get Their Sea Legs in Job Search
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - September 14, 2018
    I love the phrase, “you don’t know what you don’t know,” because it is one that regularly arises in my head or in conversation. It’s especially true for executives who suddenly find themselves embarking on job search. Although it’s usually not a sudden decision, the abruptness of the changes they find themselves embarking on feels startling. For example, if you haven’t compose...
  • No Degree - Is It A Problem?
    by Debra Wheatman - September 13, 2018
    During the period following World War II, until the late 1970s, the American economy experienced unprecedented growth, driven by the middle class. About half of those among the postwar middle class were blue collar workers. Buoyed by strong wages and often protected by labor unions, the working class was also the middle class. The factory worker lived next door to the engineer. Their children were friends. They shared commo...
  • 10 Career Change Myths
    by Stacey Lane - August 29, 2018
    If you dream about having a different career, but don’t act on that dream, you may be operating under the assumption of a career myth. In this article, I expose 10 myths, sayings you’ve heard before that simply are not true. Let’s explore them. Career Myth #1: You can’t make a living doing something you really, truly love This is the grand-daddy of career myths, the belief that you can’t...
  • Avoiding Complacency When Everything is Just Okay
    by Sherri Edwards - August 24, 2018
    It’s probably not news to anyone that candidates and employers behave differently in a hot job market than they do in a tight one. When jobs were scarce, candidates may have been victims of company ghosting (they interviewed and never heard another word from the company). With few jobs and abundant candidates, some employers didn’t think they had to bother with basic courtesies. In tough times, some people might...
  • Why Passion is the Ultimate Job Hunt Secret for Success
    by Paul Freiberger - August 23, 2018
    The Best Job Search Tool Isn’t an App or Spreadsheet. Are you tired of reading countless self-help blogs in the quest for landing a job? Are you crumbling under the weight of unemployment? For millions, the waking nightmare of unemployment, and even underemployment, feels like a never-ending cycle of applications, waiting and researching. Even the most qualified of job seekers find the mounting pressure of se...
  • Landing a Job After Being Let Go
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - August 17, 2018
    Job searches are always hard, but going through them after being let go can make them even harder. Not only is your morale low, but there is a sense of pressure to quickly find a job as to not feel the impact of lost wages. It takes an organization an average of about fifty-two days to hire on a candidate for an open position. While a month and a half might not seem like a long time, it is long enough to cause serious harm...
  • Are These Your Job Search Challenges?
    by Carole Kanchier - August 6, 2018
    Have you ever been told you’re perfect for the job, then received a rejection letter? Has an employer said he’d call and failed to do so? Have you sent out several resumes and received no acknowledgments? These and other job search challenges can be resolved by common sense, good timing, networking, research and confidence. The following discusses common dilemmas and possible strategies for dealing with the...
  • Your Resume: Fact or Fiction?
    by Georgia Adamson - August 3, 2018
    Your resume should communicate to prospective employers the value you actually and legitimately have (fact), not embellish unnecessarily, exaggerate or invent value (fiction). Don’t be tempted to “gild the lily” and risk causing yourself possibly major headaches down the road. (Note: According to Urban Dictionary, “gild the lily” represents “a condensation of Shakespeare’s metaphor...
  • When to Ask for a Reference
    by Mary Jeanne Vincent - August 2, 2018
    A few years back I asked a gardener friend about the best time to plant fruit trees. His response, “Ten years ago.” And then he asked if I would like to know the second-best time. I took the bait and said, “of course.” To which he answered, “today.” Which brings me to the topic of this week’s column — references, testimonials and letters of recommendation. When is the best...
  • How To Be More Hirable - What Every Executive Should Know
    by Louise Garver - August 1, 2018
    The executive job market continues to evolve. Think about it. The intro of social media and LinkedIn are top on the list. But, changes to the executive job market don’t stop there. Explosion of Executive Networks There are many executive networks out there, too. For example, SeniorExecutiveNetwork.com (SEN) and ExecutivesNetwork.com. A growing number of industry networks are online too. Consider Tech...