Among the most common New Year’s resolutions, besides losing weight, getting into shape and spending less money is finding a new job. This is true for both employed as well as those currently unemployed. In fact, according to a survey of 2,250 U.S. adults conducted by Glassdoor, one in three employees plan to look for a new job in 2013.
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I’m frequently asked by my clients how soon to update their LinkedIn profiles when they are no longer employed. That’s why I read with interest a post from the Wall Street Journal’s “Ask At Work” blog. The question involved how soon after leaving a company should one update their LinkedIn profile, especially in light of a bias by recruiters for people who are currently employed.
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We’ve made it through one great recession and now some are saying we’re teetering on the verge of another. Having worked with hundreds of clients during these tough economic times (and close to 1,000 throughout my coaching career), my advice is to be choosy about how much attention you pay to the news.
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The dog days of summer are winding down, which means it’s time to turn up the heat on your job search. The fourth quarter can be a great time for job seekers; as companies are winding up their books, those that have a surplus in their hiring budget may be hot to hire because they don’t want to lose those hiring funds in next year’s budget.
At many small to mid-sized businesses it’s often possible to bypass the Receptionist/Admin, a.k.a. “Gatekeeper”, whose reason for being is to keep you from talking to the boss or hiring manager. Just call the company 20 to 30 minutes before or after normal business hours when the Owner, Manager, etc. is more apt to answer their own phone. This provides you a great opportunity to make your pitch. Remember be prepared, articulate and succinct, because this may be your only shot.
You’re stalled and you don’t understand why. The problem could be a sense of entitlement. A feeling that upon graduation you have a right to a job. For those further along in their careers, it could be the hubris derived from years of awards, accolades, and bonuses; you’re a proven top performer and anyone should be happy to hire you.