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Job Search Advice

The Job Market is Great – Why is My Job Search So Slow?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Great article by Aldo Svaldi in Sunday's Denver Post. http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_13735365 What I liked about this particular article is that instead of just relating the bad news, it offers insights into what's going on behind the scenes when you apply for a job and practical ways to …

8 Reasons to Make the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

My clients in job search are often curious about whether they should have a profile on LinkedIn. I am very enthusiastic about the benefits of networking online, particularly on LinkedIn. Here's why: LinkedIn is sort of a one-stop shop for career management - it functions as your online resume, …

The Power of Positive Thinking

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Article excerpt by Katie B. Smith ...what keeps you thinking positive? How can you reframe your negative thinking into positive thinking, or at least thoughts of possibility? Read more at Katie's Blog: http://katiebsmith.wordpress.com/…

12 Ways to Stay Positive in a Long-Drawn-Out Job Search

Monday, May 1st, 2017

by Tracy Laswell, CPRW, JCTC - CAREER-Magic.com No doubt about it, job searching can be a draining, emotionally gut-wrenching, and depressing experience. The world as you know it hangs in the balance throughout a long, anxiety-ridden jaunt through the unknown. As a job search expert, a big part o…

About that LinkedIn Profile of Yours…

Monday, May 1st, 2017

No doubt about it, social media is now an integral part of career development. Whether you're in a job search currently or happily working away at your job, it makes sense to ensure that your online presence is all it can be, especially by optimizing your approach on LinkedIn. A few points to co…

Top 10 Interview Tips

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Top Ten Things You Need To Know About Interviewing - a quick review list by Tracy Laswell Valdez, CAREER-Magic.com. Want to learn more? Call us for a coaching session: 303-424-1700 1.    Getting an interview is an accomplishment all by itself. Celebrate it and begin building the relationship! …

Identify, Connect with, Research Target Companies

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Looking for work? Your mind may turn to Monster, CareerBuilder, and other sites of that nature. Instead, check out Indeed.com or SimplyHired.com for one-stop job ad shopping that covers many sources. These are smart employment metasites that index vital information multiple ways. Once you identif…

10 Reality Checks of Job-Hunting: Overcoming Common Job-Search Mistakes

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., and Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. If you've been searching unsuccessfully for a new job for some time now -- or if you're about to start a job-search -- you'll want to review the 10 job-hunting concepts we discuss in this article. We refer to these job-search concepts as re…

Jet-lagged and Culture-Shocked: Back to work!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Recently a client of mine abruptly returned to a 40-hour a week job after more than a year of unemployment. He related his surprise at how he felt returning the 9-to-5 in a busy workplace, even having had many years of such experience. The words culture shock and jet lag came to mind - after being …

Has Your Head Been Hunted Lately? Working with Recruiters in Your Job Search

Monday, October 26th, 2009

My clients often ask me for referrals to a good "headhunter." After a little Q&A on the subject, I often find that my clients often think of recruiters as "jobs dispensers" or in other words, a magical shortcut around the plain old hard, boring, and frightening work of a job search. Connectin…