Do you, or have you ever had, a “dream job
”? Do you have any friends, former classmates or colleagues who describe their job as a dream? Do you believe them?
Don’t get me wrong – I love when I see someone fulfilled in their work, successfully using their strengths in an environment where they feel appreciated and fulfilled, and getting paid appropriately to do it. But that’s no dream: behind that deep sense of satisfaction is someone who has ventured down the path of self-discovery
, sometimes at real personal cost, and has matched his strengths and most important values with a need he is uniquely suited to fill.…
There is a long-standing misconception among job seekers about recruiters
– how they can help, how to engage them and, most often, why they’re not returning your calls.
When I was head of marketing for the Association of Executive Search Consultants, we spent a lot of time explaining the difference between retained search consultants and contingency recruiters. To provide candidates
with the opportunity to be “found” by search firms, the organization created a senior-level candidate site called BlueSteps.com, where candidates could pay a fee to list their credentials and search firms would consult the site to help fill their searches.…
Did you know that your school may offer grants for those students taking unpaid internships this summer?
Use your winter break from college wisely--it's a great time to plan your career.
We all have subjects that particularly interest us, that capture our attention. It could be a skill
, a hobby or just a topic you follow very closely. Try taking note of the articles that attract you online or in the newspaper and you’ll have your answer. Have you incorporated that interest
into the job you have today?
As much as we are told, to use a trite term, to “follow our passion”, many times life leads us down a different path and we leave that interest behind.…
Getting a summer internship is the first step; here's how to make it count for your career.