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  • Attract Employers Through Networking, Expertise
    with Debra Feldman and Tim Muma - March 7, 2019
    Effective networking doesn't come from simply chatting up as many people as you can to tell them how great you are or what type of job you're seeking. Executive talent agent Debra Feldman stresses the need to attract others to recognize your skills, experience, and expertise. She tells Tim Muma that who you speak to and how you grab their attention matters as much as anything else when on the hunt for a new job or career.
  • Are You Limiting Your Options By Geography?
    by Debra Wheatman - February 28, 2019
    No one enjoys a daily commute to a job. If you’re in your car, you’re probably sitting in traffic, wasting time that could be otherwise spent on something productive. If you take public transportation, you are at the mercy of their timetables, the delays, and schedule changes, as well as having to share your space with hundreds of other people. So it’s not surprising that when people decide to make a caree...
  • Where Are You in the Career and Life Cycles?
    by Carole Kanchier - February 25, 2019
    Do you feel restless? Are you wondering what to do with your life? My research on occupational change, described in Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life, suggests growing adults experience cycles of discontent every five to ten years with the average cycle occurring every 7.5 years. https://www.amazon.com/Questers-Dare-Change-Your-Life/dp/1508408963 Although we all have our own rhythms of change, we generally pr...
  • The First 5 Things to Do When You Hate Your Career and Want a Change
    by Kathy Caprino - February 19, 2019
    Thousands of professionals are stuck in unhappy careers because they have a misguided belief that if they start exploring a new career, they’ll lose everything that matters to them. They worry that they’ll risk losing hard-earned money, status, title, flexibility, their place in their field because of years of experience, and more. It’s fear of loss and of giving up the “security” of their curr...
  • Be a Quester: Develop a Visionary Mindset
    by Carole Kanchier - February 18, 2019
    We live in a world that is changing faster than we as humans can currently internalize. We’re on the cusp of an exponential growth curve leading to a future that we may not even recognize. To succeed, we must develop visionary mindsets. A visionary is someone who thinks about the future or advancements in creative and imaginative ways. Visionaries have strong, original ideas about how things might be different in t...
  • Tips to Advance Your Career in 2019
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - February 14, 2019
    As the new year approaches, you may have career advancement on your mind. Whether you feel like you deserve a promotion, feel stuck in a rut, or are simply ready for a change, 2019 can be the year that you make the changes that get your career moving. When I talk about advancing your career, I don’t just mean earning a promotion immediately or getting a raise. I also mean making your job more meaningful and buildin...
  • How to Decide Which Company is Right for You
    by Carole Kanchier - February 11, 2019
    Brad has just been offered two great jobs in the financial industry, but doesn’t know which one to select. In particular, he does not know what organization would best fit his needs, values, and goals. An important, but often overlooked factor in career decision making, is clarifying the kind of company and industry you would like to work for. To research companies, use the internet, library, professional and tr...
  • Self-Care: The Overlooked Job Search Technique - Part 1
    by Stacey Lane - February 8, 2019
    I talk a lot on this blog about specific things to do while job searching. (Have you updated your LinkedIn profile yet??) But there’s another aspect about the job hunt that is less talked about, though it’s getting more attention recently: self-care. If you’re looking for a new job, it’s a pretty safe bet that you are experiencing some changes in your life. Whatever the circumstance is, the challe...
  • How to Network to Find a Job in a Different City
    by Thea Kelley - February 6, 2019
    Want to move, but need a job first? Employers tend to be leery of hiring from out of the area, but networking has a way of opening doors. How can you network in a different city or state where you don’t know people? Job search networking begins at home(town). You may not know anyone in San Jose, Austin, or New York, but maybe you know people who do. Start with your friends. Ask them if they know anyone in your t...
  • The Importance of Company Culture in Your 2019 Job Search
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - January 23, 2019
    A recent Robert Half survey indicated that company culture is important to both job seekers and to employers. In fact, 35% of job seekers wouldn’t take a job where they weren’t a good fit with the company culture—even if that job was the perfect position for them otherwise. Maintaining company culture with the right hires is even more important to managers, according to the survey. 91% of managers surve...