Job Search Self-Sabotage

Why would anyone want to sabotage his/her job search? Doing it deliberately makes NO sense. Unfortunately, I’ve talked with a number of people over the years who were doing exactly that–but unconsciously. Too often they end up wandering in a maze of dead-ends and having to retrace their steps, instead of moving strongly toward their […]

Job Search Failures — Rarely “Fatal”

Wouldn’t it be great if every job search you ever planned could be executed without failures. In other words, you would move yourself from concept and plan to a successful conclusion (i.e., the desired new job) without any mistakes. That’s a dream, and if you recognize that dreams don’t always work the way you hope […]

Organized Job Search – Organized Career Planning

If you’re by nature or inclination a disorganized person, the thought of conducting an organized job search or applying organizing principles to your career planning might strike fear into your heart! Okay, so that’s a bit of over-dramatization, but the point is, whether you’re innately drawn to organization or just the opposite, a certain amount […]

Big Data and Your Job Search

I have to admit that the whole idea of “big data” overwhelms me! In fact, reading articles about it tends to make my eyes glaze over. However, we live in a world where such topics can impinge on our actions, career success, life balance and more, so trying to ignore big data completely is probably […]

Dumb Interview Questions–Heard Any Lately?

No, I never got asked any of those dumb interview questions myself. However, I know people who have, and you probably know what I mean. It’s the “what flavor of ice cream would you be” or “if you had to choose between selling your child and selling your car, which would you choose” (I made […]

Job Search 2013: Not for the Faint of Heart

Based on what we have been seeing over the past year–and more–job search in 2013 will not be for the faint of heart. If you want or need to plan and conduct a job search next year, you will need to have several things, not the least of which is enough determination to overcome the […]

Your Resume and the Hiring Process

You might understand that your resume becomes part of the hiring process as soon as you start submitting it to prospective employers for positions you know they have open. However, you might not realize some of the ins and outs of how recruiters and hiring managers deal with your resume as part of their hiring […]

Checklists for Your Job Search

Whether or not you consider yourself a well-organized person, it’s likely that adopting a relatively organized approach to your current or next job search will produce worthwhile benefits. The process of finding and capturing a new job has become more and more complex in recent years, and that trend appears likely to continue into the […]