Tag Archive | "job skills"

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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Be a Detective and Track Down More Job Opportunities

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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It’s no accident that the “hidden” job market is so named. The vast majority of jobs available are never advertised and so never seen by many job seekers. To tap into this market, you need to think like an investigator solving a crime or uncovering information for a client. Hunt for clues, follow leads and […]

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Are You Failing to Plan? Then You’re Planning to Fail.

Monday, August 18, 2014

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I’ve mentioned in several previous posts that you should never let your job search tools, from the resume to the professional network, get rusty — no matter how secure you think you are in your current position. Here’s why.   You won’t be taken by surprise. A termination or decision to leave can happen unexpectedly […]

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3 Ways to Stay Motivated in Your Job Search

Monday, August 11, 2014

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  When people kick off a job search, their spirits are usually high. Even if they were laid off or fired, the initial shock is often replaced by feelings of relief and they are both hopeful and reasonably confident of their ability to find a new position, or perhaps even a better one. But as […]

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3 Reasons Not to Burn Your Bridges When You Quit

Monday, August 4, 2014

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You’ve followed the best job search advice, wowed the recruiters and earned yourself a well-deserved job offer which you’ve accepted. Having received your resignation, your boss has found a replacement for you (What? So soon? And you thought you were irreplaceable!) and you’ve been asked to train him or her. What do you do?   […]

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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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Yes, the Order of Your Resume Matters

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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If you sat down in a restaurant and picked up the menu, you wouldn’t expect to receive the check before you ordered, would you? That wouldn’t make sense. And you wouldn’t know what to pay.   Think about how your resume looks to the busy hiring manager who’s reading it for the first time. Here […]

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Narrow Your Search, Keep Your Sanity

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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There’s an old saying that every resume you send out brings you one step closer to the company that will hire you. Some job hunters act on this advice by sending their information to anyone and everyone they can think of … and driving themselves crazy in the process.   This approach is not only […]

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Body Talk – What is your body saying?

Monday, March 2, 2009

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  Although anthropologists, linguists and social psychologists have been studying body language and its interpretation for many years, it was only really when Desmond Morris’ famous book ‘Manwatching’ was first published in 1977 (an updated version was later published under the title of Peoplewatching in 2002) that the general public began to take a closer […]

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