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Job Search Articles

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 …

Is your Dream Job on Hold? Here’s A Wake Up Call

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Happy New Year! If one of your resolutions for the New Year was to take a quantum leap forward in your career path, congratulations. There has never been a better time to position yourself for the next step up. The nature of our relationships with employers has changed radically and forever, and so …

Cover Letter Myths and Resume Nonsense

Friday, February 20th, 2009

When it comes to know-how on finding work, most folks get their information in much the same way they learned about "the birds and bees." They get their "information" from equally uninformed peers while tiptoeing around behind the current boss's back. With nervous giggles, they repeat what they've …

Smart Job Searching: Focus, Plan, Persevere

Friday, February 20th, 2009

How many more jobs and careers do you expect to hold until you retire? If you are like most people in the fast-forward, technology driven, highly competitive global economy, the correct answer is "Quite a few!" Job search savvy is critical in this age of rapidly shifting jobs. Here are a few tips to…