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  • Why Are You Looking to Leave Your Current Role?
    by Debra Wheatman - October 23, 2018
    This can be a sticky, tough question for a lot of job seekers. On the one hand, you don’t want to give away too many details as to why you’re looking for a new role. On the other, you don’t want to come off as wishy-washy with a non-answer. How do you best effectively answer this most common question? Let me start by saying that this question is one of those often used but irrelevant questions. Irrelevant?...
  • Social Proof: A Job Seeker's Secret Weapon
    by Thea Kelley - October 19, 2018
    Most job seekers are leaving one of their most powerful tools unused on the table. Social proof can convince employers to trust you, believe you – and hire you. Why do you need social proof in job search? When a job posting brags that the company has “a very inclusive culture” and “great work-life balance,” you take it with a grain of salt, right? Sure. And that’s the same way they tak...
  • Finding the Company Culture That Fits Your Personality
    by Carole Kanchier - October 15, 2018
    Do you like working for your current organization? Does it enable to express your purpose, satisfy your needs, and use your interests, skills and other characteristics? Do you know what kind of company culture would best fit you? Organizational culture is defined as the underlying beliefs, assumptions, values and ways of interacting that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization. A...
  • Your Content May Be Boring
    by Debra Wheatman - October 5, 2018
    Content. We hear about it all the time and are encouraged to produce more of it. But what is content? Simply put, content is anything that you create that communicates an idea. Content can be a blog, a white paper, a video, or an audio recording. “Content marketing” is the practice of creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain your audience. The ultimate goal is to dr...
  • Capable vs Competitive
    by Sherri Edwards - October 1, 2018
    A strong job market with low levels of unemployment would appear to be good news, but it can also be misleading. There may be many available jobs, but that doesn’t mean a person lacking key qualifications or relevant experience will easily secure a role in a new field or discipline. It will take more than an employer’s desperation to prompt them to hire an “unproven” resource. There is a huge differe...
  • Unemployed? Count These Blessings
    by Carole Kanchier - October 1, 2018
    Are you unemployed? Has your partner been laid off? Do stories about layoffs worry you? Don’t despair. Unemployment can be a blessing in disguise. Regardless of age or occupation, people who have positive attitudes, work hard, and take time to reevaluate goals usually come out ahead. They become stronger, wiser, more confident and fully employed. Weathering unemployment 1. Understand basic psychological pri...
  • 10 Ways to Stay Motivated in a Long Job Search
    by Thea Kelley - September 28, 2018
    At some point, many of us find ourselves in a job search that’s taking longer than we expected. It might be due to our age, a gap in employment, a change in our industry – or simply that the luck of “happening to know someone” that got us into a past job isn’t turning up right now. And since employers want to hire motivated people, problems with job search motivation can create a vicious cycle....
  • Is It Too Much For You To Go To Work?
    by Carole Kanchier - September 17, 2018
    Are you wondering whether you should make changes in your career - and life? Are you satisfied with your job? Responding “yes” or “no” to the following questions, may help you get a clearer picture of whether you should consider a job shift. 1. Is your body sending you messages? Do you have lingering colds? Trouble getting out of bed on a work day? 2. Are you constantly thinking, “I can har...
  • 5 Ways for Executives to Get Their Sea Legs in Job Search
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - September 14, 2018
    I love the phrase, “you don’t know what you don’t know,” because it is one that regularly arises in my head or in conversation. It’s especially true for executives who suddenly find themselves embarking on job search. Although it’s usually not a sudden decision, the abruptness of the changes they find themselves embarking on feels startling. For example, if you haven’t composed a...
  • No Degree - Is It A Problem?
    by Debra Wheatman - September 13, 2018
    During the period following World War II, until the late 1970s, the American economy experienced unprecedented growth, driven by the middle class. About half of those among the postwar middle class were blue collar workers. Buoyed by strong wages and often protected by labor unions, the working class was also the middle class. The factory worker lived next door to the engineer. Their children were friends. They shared common i...