Managing Your Money during a Job Search Campaign

There are few things more stressful than a job search when you are unemployed. While unemployment compensation can help, it rarely—if ever—covers the full range of living expenses faced by people looking for work opportunities. We live in a society where most people do not necessarily have large revenue reserves to fall back on and …

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Boost Your Job Search Networking Prowess with a Personal Marketing Plan

There has been a lot written online and elsewhere about the importance of networking in creating a successful job search campaign that lays the groundwork for finding a great job. This blog has touched on the issue in the past with several posts. When attending a job search networking opportunity or just speaking individually with …

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Take Control of Your Job Search Campaign

As a professional résumé writer and Strong Interest Inventory practitioner, I have helped hundreds of people who are looking for job and/or career opportunities. These people generally fall within one of three categories: 1) attacking the job search with energy and drive; 2) actively pursuing opportunities that they see; or 3) passively waiting for opportunities …

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Generate a Successful Job Search Campaign by Employing an Executive Mindset

There is a lot of information available on the web and in other published materials about the skills and attributes needed to be a successful executive. This suggests that there is a mystic about being an executive that does not really apply to other people. It does not take a giant leap in logic to …

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The Best Job Search Campaign is a Long-term One

People change jobs and even careers in today’s job market like they do cars or laptops. This is an exaggeration, but it is stated to make a point. The idea that a worker finishes school and then secures a great job that has lifetime security and fulfillment is long gone. A society that is speeding …

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Three Ways to Overcome Age Bias in Hiring, Critical to Finding That Great Job

There has been a lot written in recent years about the challenges older workers face in finding gainful employment. In general, people over the age of 55 take longer than their younger job competitors to secure the work they desire with many choosing to leave the workforce out of frustration. The U.S. Census Bureau reported …

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Cover All of Your Bases before Diving into an Executive-level Job Search

Planning and executing a winning job search campaign for executive-level positions can be a high stakes endeavor. The competition is usually fierce and mistakes or miscalculations can severely compromise your efforts. Although things can certainly happen outside of your control, proper planning and preparation can minimize the negative impact of issues you can control. Here …

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3 Ways to Reduce the Emotional Impact of an Extensive Job Search Campaign

There is considerable material out on the web that provides people with guidance and recommendations on effective job search strategies; resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile creation; and interviewing skills. However, the toll a job search campaign can take on someone, especially a long and drawn out campaign, is not nearly as well covered. Stress, …

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Don’t Short-circuit Your Job Search Campaign with Poor Strategy Choice

A successful job search campaign requires careful planning and a focus on doing things that have the greatest positive impact. There are a range of job search strategies that you can use to find a great job. It is not practical to do them all, so developing an overall approach that includes strategies that are …

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Set Yourself Apart from the Competition with an Accomplishment-driven Résumé

Ready, Set, Go! The 2017 job search season is upon us. January through April is viewed by many to be the most active time of year for employers to hire. However, it is also the most active time for job seekers to be searching for new employment opportunities. What this boils down to is there …

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