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Job Search Articles

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, …

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…

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…

Helping Friends & Family Through a Job Search

Monday, June 1st, 2009

No doubt about it, job searching is a trying time, not just for job seekers, but for family and friends as well. And of course we want to help, we really do. Sometimes we're successful, and sometimes we need to be more understanding. So friends and family, listen up! Here are a few do's and don'ts, …

Staying Up in a Long-Drawn-Out Job Search

Monday, June 1st, 2009

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 of what I do is help clients stay "up" emotionally t…

An Upside to the Recession? My thoughts exactly…

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

An esteemed colleague of mine, Carol Ross, writes a brilliant blog, often putting lucid words around the topics that I find myself pondering (though with less clarity). Her most recent, The Upside to a Recession, is about "realistic optimism" --an oxymoron better known as the silver lining…

How To Get A Job In Half The Time

Friday, February 20th, 2009

By Dr. Donald E. Wetmore When I received my degree in accounting in 1970, our graduation speaker told us we ought to plan on three or four jobs in our careers. When my daughter graduated from college just a few years ago, her graduation speaker predicted that they ought to plan on three or four d…

Job Search Humor to help you avoid taking it too seriously…

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Job search got you down? To help lighten your mood, below are amusing (accidental, in most cases) comments that were actually written by job applicants during their searches for employment. In a cover letter: "Here are my qualifications for you to overlook." "Please call me after 5:30 because…

Job Search Economics 101: It still takes money to make money.

Friday, February 20th, 2009

The quality of your next job directly affects your quality of life. For those of you who want to find your next job in a day or two, for $29.99, I have a question. What are you thinking? The quality of your next job directly affects your quality of life! Why is it then, that so many people want to …