Posts Tagged ‘job search’
May 28th, 2013 |
WHAT IS YOUR JOB SEARCH ROI?
Businesspeople are very familiar with the term ROI. The acronym stands for return on investment. Although executives regularly calculate the ROI of a project or initiative, they don’t usually apply this concept to themselves and their job search.
April 26th, 2013 |
THE TOP 5 WAYS MATURE JOB SEEKERS CAN BLOW AN INTERVIEW
As a career coach I often hear clients complain about and anticipate age discrimination. No doubt age discrimination is real, as borne out by research. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, although older workers have a lower unemployment rate than the population at large it takes longer for them to find work once they have been laid off.
February 8th, 2013 |
5 REASONS WHY BREAKING UP IS SO HARD TO DO
Valentine’s Day is a good time to evaluate your relationships. You may already be inclined to assess a romantic relationship, but what about your work relationship with your employer? After all, if you are like most people, you spend more time at work than you do with your spouse or significant other. It can be as difficult, and in some cases more difficult, to break up with an employer as it is to break up a romantic relationship.
January 25th, 2013 |
5 COMMON MISTAKES THAT CAN KEEP YOU FROM LANDING YOUR DREAM JOB
What is preventing you from getting your dream job? Even with good credentials, if you are finding it difficult to get an interview, you may well be making the following mistakes.
January 18th, 2013 |
5 RESUME MISTAKES THAT COULD HURT YOU
Your resume is one of the first things an employer sees from you, and therefore you want to make it perfect. You have done your research and have seen the common mistakes and myths out there. You eliminated the objective from the top of your resume, used professional language instead of slang to promote your past successes, and triple checked for any spelling errors. While you may think that your resume is perfect because you nailed those basics and avoided errors that weaken your resume, there are other frequently overlooked items on a resume that could make or break your chances at landing an interview with the company of your dreams.
December 28th, 2012 |
WHY DO YOU WANT THIS JOB?
One interview question that you should prepare for is, “Why do you want this job?” Now it may be that you want the job because you need a job (you’re unemployed) or you badly want to get out of the job you are in (you’re unhappily employed). But of course neither of these reasons will be compelling to a potential employer. You need to come up with a reason that not only works for you, but also for the employer.