5 Reasons You're Not Getting Responses to Your Job Applications
by Cathy Francois - Jun, 2013
If you’re a jobseeker and after a period of about 60 days you haven’t gotten any responses from employers, something might be wrong. The following are possible reasons why and tips to increase your job application response rate. 1. You don’t qualify. Plain and simple, you do not meet the requirements. In today’s competitive job market, do not waste your time applying to anything that comes your way hoping an employer will...
Bad credit in job search: what to do?
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
Did you know employers may want to check your credit before they hire you? While companies are more likely to be concerned with credit when the job specifically involves managing money, credit could come into play as a factor for anyone who will be handling money. The concern is that people in the midst of financial problems may not be the most responsible when it comes to handling an employer’s money. Many people have been...
4 Career Solutions to 4 Types of Unemployment
by Sharon Cohen - Jun, 2013
I just read an interesting article about the 4 types of Unemployment. However, it left me wondering what job-seekers think of this. If you know the cause of your job loss, then what is the career solution? As a career advisor, I customize my approach to the client's unique needs. Debriefing the loss is essential for moving forward in your career. Only then can we formulate, an effective career action plan. Here are my ideas...
Are Required and Preferred Skills Really That Important to My Resume?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2013
You’d better believe it. The employer wouldn’t include them if they weren’t. Required and preferred skills are essential. When reviewing the description for a job opening, be careful to note exactly what the employer lists as required and preferred. This is critical information. You need to make sure your resume communicates very clearly that you possess all of the required skills. This means you’re capable of doing the jo...
Global Outlook and Your Career
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2013
Global Outlook and Your Career Can you have an isolationist view of your career, and would you want to? Whether or not you plan to seek employment outside your home country , you might find it valuable to explore the concepts of a global outlook and an isolationist view; then look at your career management from a different perspective. According to Wikipedia, “isolationism is the policy or doctrine of isolating one’s co...
Reducing Your Risk of Layoff
by Dan King - Jun, 2013
Uh oh! We're starting to hear the "R" word again. Nobody wants to actually say it, but we all know the economy is in "recession," sure to be followed by more "restructuring," "reengineering," and "reorganization.” As organizations roll-out these three "R's, you'd be wise to reassess your career strategy and ready yourself for another rout of "rightsizing." And redo your resume while you're at it. For the past several ye...
Job Search Tip: Think & Act Like A Gourmet Chef
by J.T. O'Donnell - Jun, 2013
Last week, I had the chance to dine at a truly exquisite gourmet restaurant. Lucky for me, I didn’t have to pick up the check! The meal was more than delicious - it was forever memorable. The presentation, the pace, and, of course, the food itself were all amazing. Suddenly, as I sat there, I realized what many job seekers are failing to do in job search these days could be compared to cooking techniques. Let me explain…...
Bouncing Back from “Bad” Feedback
by Julie Cohen - Jun, 2013
Feedback has an effect on you whether you’re receiving it from an annual performance review, a 360 feedback assessment, or a seemingly well-intentioned comment from a supervisor or colleague. Your interpretation of the feedback depends on a multitude of factors including the source, the content, the intention, your ability to change in relation to the feedback, and how you’re feeling when you receive it. In some instances,...
Can I Really be Satisfied with Work?
by Julie Cohen - Jun, 2013
Do you feel like you fell into your work? So many of us go to law school because it was expected, or we become doctors because it’s the family profession. Professional choices are made because it’s what we ‘should’ do, as opposed to pursuing what we want to do. The results of making these decisions, or lack of decisions, can be varied. For some of us, this path is acceptable. The work may be interesting, challenging, or...
by Julie Cohen - Jun, 2013
Dennis, an accountant, was part of an audit team for a large corporation. As he was reporting some data findings to his project manager and the rest of the team, his manager pointed out an incorrect assumption Dennis made that resulted in erroneous figures and that could have legal repercussions. Fortunately, the mistake was found before the results were presented publicly and Dennis was able to correct his reports. Unfortunat...
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