Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’
May 10th, 2013 |
7 LIFE LESSONS FROM MOM
As Mother’s Day approaches, it is the perfect time to reflect on those lessons that your mother taught you that are still relevant today, even in the work world. As you will see, some lessons are timeless, and they are applicable in a variety of circumstances.
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 22nd, 2013 |
3 WAYS TO GET EMPLOYERS TO “LIKE” YOU
The word like has taken on a new meaning with the advent of Facebook. Virtually every site you visit on the Internet gives you the option of liking the page or liking the article. But when it comes to a job interview, likeability takes on much more significance. There is little to no risk involved with liking a webpage, but if employers like you, you are likely to land the job. Conversely, if they don’t like you, you may not get the job even if you are highly qualified.
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.
August 10th, 2012 |
6 DON’TS OF JOB REFERENCES
An often overlooked piece of the job search process is appropriately handling your references. Most people don’t give this part of the process much thought because usually when you are asked for your references, your job search is nearly over. After all, organizations are not going to ask you for your references and go through the trouble of calling them if they are not seriously interested in you.
March 2nd, 2012 |
YOU’RE GOOD AT YOUR JOB, NOT JOB SEARCHING
If you’re wondering why you are seeing few results from your job search, it could be because you are skilled as an executive, but not skilled as an executive job seeker.
December 2nd, 2011 |
A 5 POINT CHECKLIST FOR RELOCATION
You may be contemplating relocating to land that next position. In many cases moving for a job is a very good career move. Even though the U.S. economy is still struggling to rebound, there are some areas of the country that are definitely doing better than others. Moving for a job may mean the difference between having a job and not having a job.
September 28th, 2011 |
5 THINGS TO NEVER SAY IN AN INTERVIEW
In this competitive job market, it is no small matter to land an interview. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than four job seekers for every opening. So when you do land an interview, clearly, you need to make the most of it.