Successful Job Searching – What You Can Learn from Nature

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You might be saying, “Learn from nature about my job search? That’s crazy!” While it might sound a little off-the-wall, it’s not as crazy as you might think. I’ll admit today’s post is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but sometimes we can use a little humor to lighten a task that often stirs up negative emotions in […]

Successful Job Searching – Do You Have What It Takes?

Praise and Appreciation Words for a Great Job

Let’s assume you have good qualifications for the positions you’re targeting (which is not always a safe assumption). Does that mean you’re assured of conducting a successful job search–i.e., one that results in the job offer you want? Not necessarily. Whether you’re a senior-level executive or someone who’s still pursuing a higher level, you have […]

Job Search as a Fun Activity?

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When you think about conducting a job search, fun is probably not the first word that springs to mind. On the other hand, summer tends to be viewed by many people as a time for fun. How can you possibly bring those two views together? Job Search and FUN If you take each letter of […]

5 Costly Job Search Mistakes – and What to Do About Them

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For many people, job searching is less fun than going to the dentist! The path to success (a new job) is fraught with pitfalls, and the process ranks high on the Stress-Meter. While no one can guarantee you a smooth, stress-free ride, you can evaluate possible problems and prepare an active defense. Then you come […]

Use It or Lose It–Keep Skills & Expertise Sharp

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Are you falling “behind the times” in terms of your professional skills and expertise? Regardless of what level or type of position you hold, letting yourself get rusty (to use an old-fashioned term) is a big mistake. Whether you’re preparing for a new job search or just looking at your promotability in the job you […]

Job Search Networking–Not Like a Root Canal!

So you say you’d rather have a root canal than engage in job search networking? Then you’re probably looking at networking from the wrong angle! As I said a couple of posts ago, networking represents a key element of successful job searching and career management. Also, of course, it’s not just a “when I’m in […]

New Year–New Job Search?

Did your new year get off to a strong start? If not, don’t worry. There’s plenty of time to make a course correction. However, if you were thinking about launching a new job search this year, you’ve already missed your chance to gain early momentum (late December would have been a good time for that). […]

Is Your End-of-Year Career Plan in Good Shape?

The thought that no one hires toward the end of the year is a topic I’ve covered before, but I think it’s worth another quick look as Christmas and other holiday celebrations take center-stage in people’s lives. Year-End Hiring Dormant or Nearly So? Conventional wisdom often says that you might as well “hang it up” […]