Job Search January Challenge #20 The job search can be an endurance race. In addition to working to stay positive, it is important to maintain an approach in which you are engaged, passionate, honest, and persistent. Attitude Approach each new opportunity with focus and optimism, even if you’ve been disappointed. If you start projecting pessimism, [...]
Job Search January Challenge #19 This challenge is for those of you who need a new job but are stuck in the wishing and worrying stage. If you’ve been lurking on job boards, now is the time to apply! I often have clients who are insecure about their resumes or their job history. They are [...]
Job Search January Challenge #15 When responding to an advertised job posting, I strongly recommend sending a Cover Letter along with your Resume. I also recommend that you expand your search beyond job boards and target your job search by following attractive companies within your industry. How do you introduce yourself to a company when [...]
Job Search January Challenge #7 “I apologize for my total lack of appropriate experience and worry that it may concern those considering me for employment.” –Actual Cover Letter Quote The role of the Cover Letter Let’s define the role of the cover letter: It is an introduction, probably perused before a hiring manager even looks [...]
Become the Expert. Learn everything there is to know about your industry, the companies you are applying to and their competitors, what they do, who is in the hierarchy, recent industry activity. Look for clues as to what might be the needs of your prospective employers. Consider solutions that you might offer.