Some people have had success by creating an idea for a new job at a company where they want to work and then pitching the company on why they need to hire them for the position. Think about it from the perspective of a Sales Person. A Sales Person has to pitch a product that
he average jobseeker will spend countless hours within a week applying for positions they see advertised online. I’ve always discouraged jobseekers from focusing on online submissions for several reasons. One reason is that you can never really know if an advertised position is truly a legitimate opening.
If you just had a job interview, the worst thing you could do is wait for a call back without doing a follow-up. With so many people being unemployed, the job market is more competitive. This means you have to do more to make yourself memorable to employers. In order to help in this process,
Being unemployed is emotionally and financially challenging. If you find yourself in such a predicament, don’t sit back and blink at the wall. Opportunity doesn’t fall into lazy laps. Do yourself a favor and fight back! These eight tips will help you get out of your rut and beat the stigma of unemployment.
The latest directory of job titles from Occupational Information Network (O*Net) features a variety of new entries that many people have never heard before. Some of these jobs — at least the duties — have been around in some form for a while. What’s new is a “professional pathway” for these careers, according to employment
“I’m not interested in sales.” How many times have I heard that statement from job seekers in every industry — even though, as business professionals, we’re involved in some aspect of presenting (or “selling”) ourselves and our ideas every day?
With the economy shrinking, many job-hunters are looking for a new career that pays well — and they need to find one that’s not going to disappear. Robin Ryan, career coach and author of “60 Seconds and You’re Hired,” says, “I look at where you can make good money, where employers are looking for people
Now that women make up half the workforce, the battle of the sexes is over, proclaimed The Shriver Report, a recent study of how Americans live and work. But equal representation in the workplace doesn’t necessarily mean men and women always share the same approach to office collaboration.
Finding a job is no day at the beach. It’s even tougher when you’re faced with difficult or embarrassing career quandaries. We asked five job seekers to share their job-related questions. Then we asked seasoned career coaches, Michael Cushman and Ayn Fox, to weigh in with some expert advice.
Titillating as it can be, gossip is something most people realize they should avoid, especially at work. But there is an upside to gossip. In a recent survey by staffing firm Randstad USA, more than half of the respondents felt gossip was useful to job hunting. Gossip can also help you identify new opportunities within
In today’s competitive job market, you need to show hiring managers that you can make an immediate contribution to a new employer. Including your biggest professional successes in the “Accomplishments” section of your resume is an effective way to do just that.
You already know job stress is bad — but do you know just how bad? According to a report issued by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, one quarter of workers viewed their job as the most intense stressor in their lives. Over 40 percent of workers felt their jobs were extremely stressful,
Playing it safe with your career may seem smart. But to really get ahead, you may need to take some risks. “Nothing gives your career a boost like succeeding at a risk,” says Sheila Wellington, author of “Be Your Own Mentor” and a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. “It helps you
Hitting a career plateau can be unsettling and disappointing. You know you’ve hit a plateau when you’ve gone as far as you can in your job and you find it unchallenging and well below your earning expectations. Continuing education can be a real tonic. By adding a certification or advanced degree in your field, you
If you’re looking for a job, you have likely seen plenty of articles explaining exactly how to favorably impress the right people. However, it’s apparent that there are many unique characters who are job hunting but do not really want to get hired. If this sounds like you, look no further for useful ways to
For most people, Halloween conjures scary images of witches, goblins, and ghosts. But for many workers, there are other fears lurking in the shadows all year: like the fear of being reprimanded, laid off, or stuck in a dead-end job. According to Ford R. Myers, president of Career Potential, LLC, and the author of “Get
Feeling dissatisfied and overworked in your current job, you launch a casual search for a new position, not really expecting much given the current employment market. But you’re soon surprised to be called in for an interview for a promising role. And you can hardly believe it when you’re offered the job!