Job hunting while employed can be both challenging and risky. Here are five tips for a secret job search.
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.
A job search is challenging enough, without buying into these common myths that can derail you before you even start!
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]
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 […]
Many people often question the financial investment of hiring a professional resume writer, but let’s look at this from a cost versus benefit advantage. According to Robert Meier, President of Job Market Experts, “98% of job seekers are eliminated at the initial resume screening and only the ‘Top 2%’ of candidates make it to the […]
“Be yourself” is common advice we hear from parents and other caring supporters in our lives, yet you may not always show the best version of yourself. In a job interview, this could lead to being passed over or dismissed. Here are five strategies that will help you convey your strengths, skills and personality in […]
According to a 2013 LinkedIn resource, 42% of hiring managers believe that volunteer experience is just as important as formal work experience. While we’ve always known it looks good on a resume, does community involvement lead directly to work? Here’s how it did for one of my clients – let’s call him Scott. Scott was […]
Many job seekers are under the impression a Recruiter will find them a job. This is false, however Recruiters CAN play an integral role in your job search and career management. In Canada, Recruiters currently hold about 12% of the available jobs at the senior executive level. The #1 thing I help people understand about […]
I love my job as a resume writer. I get to help people and make them shine in times of stress. I can turn a negative into a positive and make my clients feel so uplifted and ecstatic. Without lying or embellishing, I can make anyone look good. In fact, I have one of the […]
There is a very prevalent trend right now where people have lost the energy to network. Attendance is down at some events, and people in career transition are resistant to the suggestion to spend the bulk of their time networking. This is a foolish mistake and now is the time to snap out of your […]
If you want to be found and chosen by recruiters with jobs to fill, you need to understand how and where they look for candidates. The first thing to clarify is that recruiters don’t work for YOU. Their clients are the corporations who have hired them to help fill available positions with appropriate candidates. Candidates […]
Searching for a full-time job IS a full-time job – more if you’re really serious about shortening your transition time. In fact, I recommend people spend 12 hours a day, 5 days a week on their job search. I hear many objections to this, for which I always have a response. Here are some of […]
Over the years I have watched thousands of clients undertake a job search. To some it comes naturally; they work with me or other Career Coaches to devise their plan and away they go embarking on a new journey where one of the key attributes is patience. Others struggle and their patience becomes thin and […]
Years ago I expanded my business, advancing beyond resume writing to job search coaching as I realized how passive and uninformed my clients were in searching for their next career opportunity. Whether you are presently employed and wanting to advance, or unemployed and in need of a job, you need to create a job search […]
When I ask people how they are conducting their job search, the most frequent answer I receive is through the use of job boards. While this can be a valuable resource, it should NOT be relied upon as the primary job search tool. If I were to ask you what the percentage of total jobs […]
Holiday networking has a better chance of leading you to your next job than any other job search endeavour! Enjoy the holidays and succeed in your job search! The odds are in your favour during this holiday season as no other time of year presents as many opportunities to get together with friends, family, acquaintances […]
The infinite number of job search resources available can be overwhelming! Recognizing those that will be of benefit will save you a significant amount time and help you to succeed in driving your career in the right direction. A financial investment for professional services and memberships, provided you’ve done your due diligence to ensure the […]