Job Search: It’s More Than Positive Thinking!

A successful job search requires much more than positive thinking, although that’s not a bad place to start. It’s certainly preferable to the polar opposite–i.e., negative thinking. If you’re trying to push a huge boulder up the mountain by yourself, you’re probably destined for failure. Thinking positively that “I can do it” doesn’t usually supply […]

Are All Job Interviews Useless?

When you line up and go through job interviews, are you wasting your time? This is not an easy question for most of us to answer, although you might have an opinion based on your experience as a candidate (good or bad). Recently I came across an article indicating that companies themselves tend to place […]

Career Management in a “Down” Economy

Some people used to say that if you were having a tough time finding a new job in a down economy, you just needed to hang on and keep plugging away, because eventually the cycle would shift and things would get better. I’m generally an optimist, but there are some problems with that philosophy. I’ll […]