: I was recently reminded of how important it is to know who we are, so that we can be confident in making decisions about our careers. That knowledge of our own skills, experience, needs, wants, values, and beliefs, is what we use to create our career action plans and our personal branding. Who are you? The answer to that question is the first step to your next job.
Perks and Privileges
Companies recognize that corporate perks and privileges that impact work/life balance in a positive way can attract and retain valuable employees. Years ago it might have been a substantial holiday bonus or paid health insurance, these days your potential employer may be getting far more creative!
Top 5 Job Search Mistakes to Avoid in 2016
Before you jump into the job search minefield, be aware that there are many hindrances to getting from A to B in the fastest possible way.
How to Uncover a Job’s Unwritten Requirements
When you know more about the company and the job in question, it puts you firmly in the driver’s seat as a leading candidate for the position.
Keeping Busy and Balanced in Career Transition
Career transition is a full-time job, but you should not sacrifice your personal life in pursuit of your next executive appointment.
How to Enlist Job Search Help From Your Personal Network
Your network of friends, family or former peers can bring tremendous value, and can also be there to support you through the job search journey.
What to Look For in a Job Posting
A job posting should be read several times, from top to bottom, inside out and back to front. Here are a few things to look for and expect.
8 Confidence-Boosting Tips for Job Interview Waiting Rooms
Eight ways to relax when you’re waiting for your job interview to start.
5 Tips to Boost Your Summer Job Search
Companies don’t stop hiring staff just because it’s summer. While your competition takes a holiday, double your own job search efforts.
How to Stay Positive During An Executive Job Search
During an executive job search, things might not go according to your pre-determined plan. Don’t give in to negativity.
3 Surprising Ways to Access the Hidden Job Market
There are many ways you can be proactive to discover hidden job opportunities. Here are three that may surprise you.
Mobile Job Search – Tips and Tricks
Mobile job search is the way of the future so you need to embrace it. How to use your time more efficiently and advance your job search.
Does Your Job Search Strategy Make You Dated?
A job search without a significant social media presence, interaction and online sharing will bring little return. Is your job search strategy out of date?
5 Ways to Hide Your Job Search From Your Employer
Job hunting while employed can be both challenging and risky. Here are five tips for a secret job search.
Boom! Executive Job Search Just Got Tougher
More senior executives will be on the job hunt in 2015. Knowing how to define and promote your career differentiators will give you a competitive edge.
Top 10 Job Search Myths That Are Holding You Back
A job search is challenging enough, without buying into these common myths that can derail you before you even start!
Why You Need to Be a Detective in Your Job Search
Being a detective is a lot easier now than when I first became a Scotland Yard detective. Why? I didn’t have access to the Internet. That global resource would have provided me with a whole new array of tools to do my police work. Today it’s a lot easier to uncover facts than it’s ever […]
How to Conduct an Effective Informational Interview
An informational interview is when you meet with an influencer for general advice and details about a potential future workplace. While it can be intimidating and you may be rejected some of the time, don’t be afraid to ask for these meetings. Conquer that fear, because the more interviews you ask for, the more you […]
Why Target Marketing Should Be in Your Job Search Toolkit
Large successful companies such as Procter & Gamble all target their marketing campaigns to a set demographic, and you need to do the same thing in your job search. It’s far more effective to send 10 targeted resumes than it is to send 1,000 or even 10,000 untargeted ones. You need to hit the bulls-eye! […]
8 Questions to Answer Before Launching Your Fall Job Search
Were you one of the job seekers who suspended their job search for the summer and are now about to resume your quest – along with 70% of your competition? While employers continue to hire during the summer months, a fall job search is filled with activity as more candidates compete for fewer jobs. Employer […]