Job Hunting in December
Dec08

Job Hunting in December

What better end of the year gift than a job to start the New Year. December is the month to kick your job hunting into high gear for several reasons: New Budgets Companies with end of the year budget cycles have a round of new funding available at the first of the year. When finances get tight near year-end, companies put open jobs “on hold” to save money. Recruiters may have the job requisitions sitting on their desk getting stale –...

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Job Search: Overwhelmed to In Control
Nov04

Job Search: Overwhelmed to In Control

A common reason job seekers use a career coach is because of being overwhelmed. Before you were let go from your job, things were probably in control unless you were on a performance improvement plan or had some knowledge that your termination was imminent. Once set into motion, the job search takes on a life of its own. Everyone has an opinion about what you should or should not do. Who do you listen to? Who has the right answer? How...

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Interviews: Avoid Diarrhea of the Mouth
Oct12

Interviews: Avoid Diarrhea of the Mouth

As you interview, one of the areas you may want to gauge is do you have diarrhea of the mouth? More specifically, do you take over the interview gushing all your flaws so that it is almost impossible for the recruiter or interviewer to put you into the “not interested” file? There is a delicate balance between sharing enough about you with the interviewer and over-sharing. If you don’t provide enough information, the interviewer will...

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Preparing for a Video Interview
Sep21

Preparing for a Video Interview

Video interviews are on the upswing for job interviews. Perhaps you believe you need to do a video interview because you want to work in the same city you are living. Video technology is being used to screen local candidates before bringing them in for a face-to-face interview too. Recently, a local university asked a client for a video group interview. It is stressful enough to worry about how to communicate with one person, so being...

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Interviewing and the Tiny White Lie
Sep14

Interviewing and the Tiny White Lie

Let’s say you just got fired from your job. There are some jobs you really want to have and you freeze when you fill out applications or prepare for your interviews. You are not sure what to put down about why you were fired, so perhaps a tiny white lie won’t make too much of a difference. After all, if you don’t tell them you were fired, then you can completely avoid the conversation. Sounds good – right? If you talk with...

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Why Spending Money May Get You a Job Faster
Aug07

Why Spending Money May Get You a Job Faster

If you have lost your job, perhaps you are pinching pennies to save money for rent, your mortgage, a car payment or to put food on the table. The thought of spending money is something everyone is telling you not to do. Whenever anyone approaches you about spending money on your job hunt activities – let’s say a networking event, upgrading your skills, training to look for a job, or information on how to place yourself better –...

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