Find the right fit by finding a job that brings out the best in you. Job search is a lot like dating - the more work you do at the front end to understand both yourself and your fit in the marketplace, the better the opportunities that will come your way.
I had a very gratifying moment with a client the other day. He’s been out of work
for a long time—about 9 months—and has been struggling with transitioning from his original career in journalism to something more secure and lucrative for the long term.
After months of applying
blindly to advertised jobs and hearing nothing back, he had called me, defeated. Our process included picking apart his experience for clues and focusing on the things he could do to make himself more marketable.…
It's a tough time for prospective college grads trying to find their first job. Read this for ideas on how to get some perspective.
My friend Noel Rozny
wrote about getting out of your comfort zone on this blog in September, and I have taken her advice.
A couple of months ago I took a job, which is why you haven’t heard from me in some time. I wasn’t looking for a job—I have a fulfilling practice advising young adults on finding their careers, so working for a company was not something that was on my radar.…
I see many excellent career posts and want to share the best advice with my followers. Here are a few from this week–all substantive, all great advice.
1. I am frequently asked by job seekers who have jobs how to promote themselves on LinkedIn without tipping off their current employers about their search. Here’s step-by-step, sound advice from my friend Chris Perry of Career Rocketeer:
How to Keep Your LinkedIn Job Search Undetected While Currently Employed