Tag Archive | "Interview advice"

Procrastination and Feeling Overwhelmed

Monday, September 29, 2014

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In our last few posts we have been looking at the issue of procrastination and some of the fears or feelings which might be causing you to delay some or all of your job search activities. This time we will address what to do if starting a job search feels totally overwhelming. The prospect of […]

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Understanding: the Key to Overcoming Procrastination

Monday, September 15, 2014

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In our last post, we talked about how underlying fears can lead to procrastination in your job search, and how procrastination can turn those fearful thoughts into self-fulfilling prophecies. Now we will explore how you can you push past the fear and stop such thoughts as “I’m going to let my family down” or “I’m […]

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Fear: the Root of All Procrastination

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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Has your job search stalled or perhaps never even got going properly in the first place? Are you beating yourself up for being “lazy?” It may well be that laziness is not your problem at all. In most cases, what lies behind procrastination is really fear. Why, you might ask, should a job search be […]

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What’s Missing from Your Resume?

Monday, July 28, 2014

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You need to stand out. If you’ve been job hunting for a while without getting any response, maybe it’s because your resume is nothing special. And maybe you think it’s supposed to be that way.   You’ve heard that you shouldn’t use fancy paper or a large font on your resume, and that is correct. […]

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Midlife Career Change: Planning for Success

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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There are many reasons why people who have pursued the same career for 30 years might want to completely change direction. Some were never really happy or fulfilled in the field they “just fell into” when they left school. Others feel that it’s time to give back and make a positive difference in the world. […]

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Know Your Figures When Job Hunting

Friday, March 16, 2012

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Think fast – if the hiring department of the company of your dreams asked you what you’ve done for other employers, what would you say?  Would you say that you helped them out or could you cite specific figures?  If you don’t have numbers to back up your job skills, you may want to start […]

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Go Back to School to Find a Job

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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If the thought of going back to school makes you queasy, you’re not alone.  However, you might want to take a deep breath and face the discomfort when you’re looking for a new job.  If you’re alumni, there are services in place that can help you get support during your job hunting process – and […]

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Don’t Have Experience? Still Looking for a Job?

Monday, March 12, 2012

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The eternal Catch-22: you want a certain job, but you need to have experience.  And you can’t get that experience unless you can get that job.  To anyone who’s looking for a job, this can become a nightmare.  You feel like you’re stuck between a resume and a hard place.  While you continue to send […]

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Be Specific on Your Resume

Thursday, March 8, 2012

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When you’re looking for a job, it might be tempting to just send off as many of your resumes as possible.  After all, the more you send, the most chances you get, right?  While that’s certainly true, you’re going to catch more hiring departments, not with honey, but with specific words and details on your […]

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Should You Go to Job Fairs?

Friday, March 2, 2012

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You’re looking high and low for a job when suddenly you see an advertisement for a job fair.  It sounds pretty promising to be lined up with so many prospective employers all at one time.  But you’re hesitant, of course.  Do job fairs give you the winning edge and the winning opportunities you need?  Let’s […]

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