Good advice can transform your job search

Good advice can transform your job searchAsking for feedback is pointless. Instead, ask the interviewer for advice If a candidate I did not hire wants to make me uncomfortable, they only need to ask for feedback. (I will revisit this.) Self-proclaiming job search experts and career coaches commonly advise asking for feedback when you do not get the job you have…

Getting the salary you want is your responsibility

Getting the salary you want is your responsibilityShow how you will be of benefit to the company, then don’t settle for anything less than the salary you want The number of people who accept a job and then complain about the pay afterwards amazes me. Didn’t they know the salary before taking the job? While money isn’t everything, feeling you’re being paid…

Seven obstacles you need to overcome while searching for a job

Seven obstacles you need to overcome while searching for a jobRemoving these obstacles can lead to a successful job search in 2023 We’re in the third year of what many call “unprecedented times,” which feels accurate when not compared to what earlier generations experienced during the Great Depression and the Second World War. Today headlines of labour shortages and layoffs coexist. While companies strive to…

Three reasons you’re struggling in your job search

Three reasons you’re struggling in your job searchWorking where you belong is much more satisfying than working for the money I'll get right to it; the top three reasons why job seekers struggle with their job search are: How you talk to yourself The most important factor in predicting success isn't your situation but what you tell yourself about it. Your mind…

How some people seem to have jobs fall into their laps

How some people seem to have jobs fall into their lapsJob search strategies that will lead to success We all know someone who seems to get job opportunities dropped into their laps, whose career appears to be a seamless meteoric rise. Job opportunities don’t fall into some people’s laps more than others; they’re available to everyone. What sets the “job opportunities fall into their laps”…

An internship can lay the foundation for a great career

An internship can lay the foundation for a great careerIdeal setting for establishing professional relationships you can leverage An internship is so much more than memorizing coffee orders. The experience – I recommend doing several – can be immensely valuable, offering you a chance to build skills to showcase on your resume and LinkedIn profile and, most importantly, establish professional relationships in the industry…

Looking for a job? Think like a marketer

Looking for a job? Think like a marketerTo significantly increase your job search success A job search boils down to four words: Marketing yourself to employers. As a job seeker, you’re marketing to employers your skills, experience, and track record (measurable results you’ve achieved for previous employers). In essence, you’re looking for a client. Therefore, when searching for an employer (client) to…

Common cover letter mistakes you need to avoid

Common cover letter mistakes you need to avoidA cover letter has only one job. To get you an interview Not including a cover letter is lazy – employers don’t hire lazy. (I certainly don’t.) Regardless of how you apply for a job, whether through a referral or online, you must show how your skills, experiences, and personality differentiate you from other candidates.…

When job hunting your image is everything

When job hunting your image is everythingImage matters because it’s about trust Congratulations! You passed the employer’s vetting of your resume, digital footprint and, most likely, phone interview. Now you’re sitting in reception waiting for your interviewer to meet you. Now’s the time, or rather when you were choosing what to wear to your interview, to heed the advice I received…
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