Often, people are uncomfortable about selling let alone selling themselves, in a job hunting situation, to someone they don’t know. Funnily, some of the worst offenders are sales and marketing people who have no problem selling cars, cereal or cool things that you didn’t need or want! So what’s the answer. Treat yourself like a product. Read More
Category Archives: Recession Job Hunt
It seems like every time we turn around we’re either hearing or reading about someone getting laid off from their job. The most unfortunate thing about many of these layoffs is that they’re happening to people that have worked at the same job for many years and are nearing retirement but not quite ready to retire. However, layoff is never a good thing. It really doesn’t matter if you’ve been given notice of an impending layoff or your company lays you off without any notice. Read More
Let’s look at the top ten interviewing questions. I’ll use examples based on Pat.
Pat is an administrative assistant. Unlike her colleagues she has lived abroad, loves foreign cultures, and regularly travels. This sometimes makes her feel like an outsider. Pat is an excellent worker and these differences have never got in the way of doing the job.
Reproduced with permission from Outsiders On The Inside: How to create a winning career…even when you don’t fit in! Career Press Find out more and read 3 chapters free
1. “Tell me about yourself…”
If you’re looking for your first job or trying to change jobs you may be fixed on one location. You’ve heard for example that the only place to developing computer games is in California. It’s true for sure that Los Angeles and San Francisco/Silicon Valley are big hubs but that’s not the only shot you have at success. But there are also other opportunities you may not have thought about. Georgia has invested money encouraging computer games companies to move there. Be on the look out for opportunities you may not have thought about. If you are starting out or if you are able to relocate then being open to less obvious locations could be a great choice. Developing computer games in Georgia
If you’re job-hunting what can you learn from the 2010 Election Results? Read More
Job Action Day is a time to think differently about your job search or changing careers. Many of us get trapped in our old thinking that doesn’t help us achieve our goals. Here are some limiting beliefs that you may have and how you can reframe them for success. Read More
Job Action Day is about looking for opportunities not just in the traditional avenues of full-time jobs but also in part-time, freelance or other work opportunities. For this special day I am offering anyone without a job 25% off of a Resume Rewrite or any Coaching Services.
Relocation costs money. So unless you are super qualified, experienced, or talented in a job where there is a big demand or in an industry which is growing faster than it can find applicants, it’s a tough sell to get an employer to pay for relocation. But you may need to relocate either because your location doesn’t have the job opportunities you want or because of some other personal reasons. So what can you do? Read More
At some point during your lifetime, you may find yourself dealing with a job layoff. The whole idea of a layoff is one of the most frightening things that many people keep in the back of their minds every single day. Since our country has recently gone into a recession, more and more people are starting to worry that their job may not be there tomorrow. Read More