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Oct 15th, 2019
You are probably well aware of all your technical skills.  This includes your degrees and certifications, your experience, your computer skills and any of your other skills and abilities that will allow you to actually complete the responsibilities of the job.  But do you know which transferrable skills you possess?  Your transferrable skils are your personal and interpersonal skills that are important for every single job.  Transferrable skills are arguably more important then some of the technical skill requirements of the job.  Many employers say that they can... + continue reading
Oct 14th, 2019
If you are trying to find a job, you absolutely HAVE to network.  Your competition is doing it and it is the single most effective job search strategy.  The problem is that a lot of job seekers are uncomfortable with it because they feel awkward or phony.  If you aren't using your network in your job search, you are putting yourself at a disadvantage.  You can start small.  Here are a few steps that you can take in the next thirty days which will get you off to a strong start: Master your professional introduction.  Before you get out there to start meeting... + continue reading
Oct 07th, 2019
Looking for a job can be exciting.  You never know which company might invite you in for an interview and the possibilities are endless.  However, when your job search is not going well, the whole process can be physically, emotionally and financially draining.  The problem is that once the stress starts to wear you down, it becomes much more difficult for you to stay positive, which makes it even less likely that you will be successful.  It is a vicious cycle but if you are aware of it you can put on the brakes.  Here are some tips that will help you manage the job... + continue reading
Sep 19th, 2019
You have been looking for a job, but you haven't had much success.  Now you are exploring the possibility of going back to school.  However, you don't want to invest all of that time and money just to end up back where you are now.  Here are some factors to consider when thinking about going back to school: How much will it cost?  Crunch the numbers and determine how much money you would have to invest.  This includes tuition, books, materials, and lost income (if you would have to stop working during this period).   How long would it... + continue reading
Sep 13th, 2019
You were up all night and there is nothing that you would rather do than just close your eyes and get some sleep.  Unfortunately, it's not an option.  You have to go into work and perform as if nothing is wrong.  Here are some tips to help you make it through the day: Dive into your work.  Don't put it off; just jump right into it.  Adrenaline might carry you through.  You may even get so focused on the task at hand that the day flies by.  When you're tired, there is nothing worse than just sitting around. Focus on one task at a time.  When you're... + continue reading
Aug 30th, 2019
You rocked your job interview and now you're sitting by the phone waiting for an offer.  When your phone finally does ring, it's the employer inviting you in for another interview.  You are starting to wonder what the point is to all of these interviews.  You told them everything that they need to know at your last interview.  It is starting to feel like they are wasting your time.  Just go with it.  The are several legitimate reasons that an employer may need a second interview.  By being aware of the possible objectives that the employer may have for the... + continue reading
Aug 23rd, 2019
Looking for a job is a challenge for everyone but if just talking to people makes you nervous, the job search process can feel a lot more difficult.  Here are some tips that will help you be competitive in the job market even if you are shy: Make a list of your strengths.  Some people are shy because they lack confidence.  If this sounds like you, then a good place to start is to understand your value in the job market.  Make a list of everything that you are good at and circle the items that relate to your target job.  Include anything that you have been... + continue reading