What came first, the chicken or the egg? It seems like a silly question, no? What if, however, we were to change it up a bit to, let's say: What comes first, the job or job experience? Now it has resonance, doesn't it? How can you land a job requiring experience if no one will hire you
Looking for work can itself feel like a full-time job. Gone are the days when one only had to review the classified ads, call for an appointment or simply just drop by the hiring employer and speak to someone about the job (yes, this actually used to happen!). Today there are recruiters, job boards on
Once upon a time, you could reasonably expect to find decent job opportunities by searching through the classified ads of your city's daily newspaper (yes, people did that). Today, not so much. Competition for jobs is fierce and access to information about specific employment opportunities is available to virtually anyone at any time via desktop, laptop, smartphone.
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." So wrote William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. The meaning of the phrase is simple: If something we know had another name, it would still be what we know. But this isn't always true, is it? Take the word recruiters,
How To Use Online Networking & Social Media To Land a New Job from Michelle Dumas
As we've all known for quite some time now, what goes on the Internet stays on the Internet. Online privacy is more theory than reality, something many of us began to fear even before the various revelations about data capture by the NSA, online retailers and phone companies. So it's difficult to imagine that you
Can’t Fail Techniques to Improve the Results of your Executive Job Search from Michelle Dumas
Recruiters. Many employers use them, rely on them, depend on them to source the best available candidates for job openings. Of course, those seeking career advancement count on recruiters as well to offer job opportunities that are rarely, if ever, made public via the usual channels (e.g, newspaper/magazine advertisements, Craigslist, job boards, etc.). Recruiters are
If you have ever looked for a job when job openings are scarce, you know how frustrating it can be. But there are still strategies that can be used to find a job even when it seems there are no job openings available. Learn how to get hired even when there are no job openings
"Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the business". ~Warren Buffett There's a line in an old song that goes "The old grey mare, she ain't what she used to be". Replace "old grey mare" with "search for a job", and you've got a catchy little phrase
Networking can give you a distinct competitive advantage when jobs are scarce, generating you more leads and getting you hired faster. We hope you enjoy this infographic which includes a list of tips to turbo charge and strengthen your results from networking.
2014 will be the Year of the Horse. On the Chinese Zodiac, the year is for those who make efforts to improve themselves - energetic, bright, intelligent, and capable people. For even sounder reasons, it may be the time for professionals and mid-professionals to make a career change. The end of 2013 may be the
Are the results of your job search disappointing? This infographic checklist will help you figure out why and will also help you improve the results that your résumé and job search are generating.
In today's almost staggeringly competitive marketplace, job seekers (or, for that matter, any professionals who care about their careers) should seek every tool available to market themselves. Make no mistake, creating, promoting, and maintaining a personal brand identity is as much a part of marketing as any product or service advertising campaign. If you're unable or unwilling to maintain a
Small business owners find Google search a fast free tool to check their job candidates. Most large businesses now require a search for the same reasons. Moreover, the Google search links to your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles (and more), so if you are involved in a job search, you need to see your social media