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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As you’re madly rushing around this holiday season, remember, this is a good time to take a moment and give a gift to yourself. The gift of introspection and reflection. Things generally tend to slow down as we approach year-end, making it a perfect time to stop and assess where you are in your career and where you want to be.
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I have worked with hundreds, actually close to 1,000, executives over the years. Many of them not only did not have an advanced degree, they didn’t have an undergraduate degree either. The reason, they were able to jump into a great position, making a significant amount of money and it was an opportunity that was just too enticing to refuse.
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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 live in an amazing time where we can communicate literally at the touch of a finger. Not only can we text, tweet, buzz, IM, and email, we can still even call each other from our mobile phones and yes, even from landlines. Oh, and of course there’s also snail mail. But, the sad truth is, we don’t.
Time and time again my clients ask me if a cover letter is really necessary and if anyone really reads them. I’ve surveyed HR professionals, recruiters and hiring managers and the answer is a resounding YES! Of course, the cover letter has to be good, a bad cover letter can land you at the back of the pack.
When it comes to social media and job hunting, everyone immediately thinks of LinkedIn and rightly so. A great LinkedIn profile (which we can accomplish for you here at The Imagemakers, Ink!) can go a very long way towards giving a prospective employer a good overview of your skill sets and abilities. So while we can all agree that LinkedIn is a must, you should also be aware that there’s an up and comer that can help you in more ways than you may have thought of when it comes to conducting a job search. Who’s the new guy? Well it’s Google+ and here’s how it can complement your LinkedIn Profile.
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It’s a new year and for some of you that means a resolution to find a new job or to re-energize an on-going job search. If you want to be successful in your search efforts (and who doesn’t), there are three common job search mistakes that you should avoid.
We’ve all heard it, the so-called “rule of thumb” that you can expect to add one month to your job search for every $10,000 you make in salary. For instance, if you’ve been making $100,000 it will take you 10 months to find your next position. I’ve been working with clients, specifically with more senior level professionals and executives, on their job searches for more than a decade and I can tell you that that’s just not true.
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Black Friday has come and gone and while retailers are seeing green, I’m seeing red. A lot of people tend to put the brakes on their job searches during the holiday season and that’s a big no-no. There’s still plenty of activity going on in the job market. I have several clients with interviews in the coming weeks and offers that we’re in the midst of negotiating.
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