I’ve written much about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude during a job search. It impacts every step of the process, from networking, to writing a resume, to interviews and follow up. One aspect of a poor attitude I have not discussed before, however, is how particularly destructive discouragement can be to the process. [...]
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So often, people agonize over creating a dynamic resume, one that will make the difference in getting the attention they need for the job of their dreams. While I’m a proponent of having an effective resume, it’s often unnecessary if the job seeker is doing a great job of networking! That’s a startling thought to [...]
Everyone likes being efficient. And most people feel somewhat awkward in meeting new people. So, most people in a job search try to do their “networking” online and over the phone. It seems more efficient in being able to get to more people faster, and it’s less intimidating to send someone an email than to [...]
One significant downside to the wide use of the internet and Google for many job seekers is the ability for potential employers to find information about them online. Particular younger job seekers who may be active on social media, it’s not uncommon to have a large number of pictures posted online over a period of [...]
I had a discussion with a senior level executive recently about the best way they can find a new job. I was encouraging them to network with as many people as they can to gain information, leads, and referrals. They were cynical of the recommendation. They pushed back saying… It seems like a waste of time [...]
Quite a while ago, I wrote a piece titled… I can’t get a job because… In it, I made the case that people aren’t truly affected in their job search by various forms of discrimination as commonly as they may think they are. Often, when people are unwilling to face personal shortcomings in their attitude, [...]