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Is the Job Market Beginning to Turn Around?

The job market has been dismal for a couple of years now and job seekers have become weary and have even stopped looking. Fortunately, over the last quarter there has been a large increase in job postings. I have several friends and colleagues that have decided its time for a change and have been working . . . → Read More: Is the Job Market Beginning to Turn Around?

The Wacky Job Market

The economy seems to have stopped its free fall and is wallowing at a bottom. Individual savings has increased as a percentage of earnings and the housing market looks like its begun to stabilize. Unfortunately, credit has not been as readily available as the government policies have promised and businesses are not expanding their infrastructures . . . → Read More: The Wacky Job Market

Hiring During a Talent Glut

The economic downturn drags on and the job market has gotten tough. There is a lot of speculation that the economy is at or near a bottom of this slump but how long will we stay there until recovery begins? Companies continue to let very talented people go as they hunker down against slower sales. . . . → Read More: Hiring During a Talent Glut

Step 5: How Do People See You…?

Step 1: So, You’re Looking For a Job… Step 2: What’s Your Plan…? Step 3: What’s Your Value…? Step 4: Who Do You Know…?

First impressions are lasting ones. As you make contact with people and expand your network, be very mindful of what impressions you are making. Always remember that people view the world . . . → Read More: Step 5: How Do People See You…?

Step 4: Who Do You Know…?

Step 1: So, You’re Looking For a Job… Step 2: What’s Your Plan…? Step 3: What’s Your Value…?

“Networking” was always a dirty word to me. I came from a software development and network administration background where engineers felt that networking was for sycophants. My understanding was that people who actively networked were not sincere . . . → Read More: Step 4: Who Do You Know…?

Step 3: What’s Your Value…?

Step 1: So, You’re Looking For a Job… Step 2: What’s Your Plan…?

You’ve now gone through a self discovery to understand what you want out of life and what you want out of a job; you’ve developed a plan for how to approach your job search, identifying what industries/companies you need to research and . . . → Read More: Step 3: What’s Your Value…?

Step 2: What’s Your Plan…?

Step 1: So, You’re Looking For a Job…

I assume you’ve gone through your self-discovery process and should have some ideas about your goals. Do you? Do you know which industries you’d enjoy working in? Have you considered some companies that might meet some acceptance criteria for you? Do you know where you are willing . . . → Read More: Step 2: What’s Your Plan…?

Step 1: So, You’re Looking For a Job…

I am often approached by people for career advice. Usually they’ve decided that they’re not learning anything or they don’t like the people that they work with and need a change. The first thing they do is update their resume and check job advertisements on internal company web sites or Monster.com. My advice to them . . . → Read More: Step 1: So, You’re Looking For a Job…