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Job Search Articles

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…

8 Reasons to Make the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

Tuesday, April 18th, 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, …

Smarter Job Search Workshop Series

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Not getting the results you want in your job search? Don't give up! Learn what you can do to take your search to the next level. The Smarter Job Search Workshops are interactive, information-packed one-hour workshops designed to make you more successful in a number of ways: Brand Yourself! …

Caffeinated Careers Club Westminster – 2nd Friday of the Month

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

What's the Caffeinated Careers Club? Caffeinated Careers Club in Westminster (formerly Olde Town Arvada) is one of the Denver metro area's longest-running job search club. Often imitated, but never matched! At the Caffeinated Careers Club, we network, share advice, job leads, resources, and e…

Connecting with Recruiters in Your Job Search

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

by Tracy Laswell My job search clients often ask me for referrals to a good "headhunter." Other folks find me on LinkedIn read in my profile that I work as a Contract Recruiter and want me to "work with them" on finding a new job. After a little Q&A on the subject, I often find that my client…

Helping Friends & Family Through a Job Search: 10 Do’s & Don’t’s

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

By Tracy Laswell, CAREER-Magic.com tracy@career-magic.com – 303-424-1700 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 …

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…

Relaxed or Desperate: Which Describes You?

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

By Katie Smith When people generally think of job search we tend to think about things we should be doing. I would like to direct your attention inside and begin to observe how you are BEING in your life. Granted there are always things we need to DO to create our next position, but the way we ar…

The Smallest Companies are the Biggest Employers

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

It has long been my observation that those job seekers who are unemployed the longest and have the highest levels of frustration frequently focus almost exclusively on very large  companies. Very large employers are harder to get into because they attract so much candidate attention, they are fo…