Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Job Seach Tip Read Something in Your Industry.wmv

One of the reasons I love being a Careerealism Expert is the motto:  Because every job is temporary.  I truly believe that everyone working should be more planful about their careers, whether they are a laborer, a waitress, or a manager.  What will you do if you are injured at work or in an accident. Or, if you are doing hard physical work - what will you do when your body can no longer keep up?

Reading about your own industry or one that you might like to transition into can keep you abreast of needs or opportunities that you might be able to fill.  It can keep you one step ahead of your colleagues (or boss).  This can really give you an edge over another candidate, even if you are making a lateral change.

If you are not working or making a career change, this can be crucial!  By reading about your chosen industry on a regular basis you will keep you knowledge current and be prepared for any opportunities that might present themselves.  Not only that (as if it weren't enough!) it can make you feel connected and confident - something you miss when you aren't working or facing a career change.

In addition to reading something about your industry I also recommend that you read about job searching or career planning.  If you are unemployed, set aside an hour a day for reading career planning or industry related information.  There are plenty of free resources on the internet, but don't forget about your local library for books and trade magazines.  If you would like to be notified when my job search guide is published email me!



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Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Volunteer to Work


If you are unemployed and looking for work you may want to think about volunteering. “What! My time is worth money!” Or you may say, “I could better use that time job searching!” Many of the people I work with are hesitant to consider working as a volunteer. But, if you have been unemployed for 6 months or more, here is why you should consider it:
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Mission July 23, 2012

How to job search: putting the pieces together.

Job searching is a lot like putting an easy to assemble item together. You need all the pieces if you want the finished product to resemble the diagram. Miss a piece or step in the directions and the anticipated outcome may not be achieved. Identifying the missing piece or pieces may not be easy, however.

An incident in my kitchen recently drove this point home. While unloading the dishwasher the top shelf seemed to stick. I looked and there didn't seem to be a dish lodged anywhere, so I yanked. Hard. The shelf came free! A small piece flew past my head and I couldn’t tell where it went. Satisfied with the newly freed shelf I unloaded the dishwasher and quickly forgot the incident.

The next day as I loaded the dishwasher I noticed something was not quite right. I could guess it had to do with the missing piece, but didn't have time to deal with it. I used the dishwasher several times, fussing with the shelf each time and knowing it wasn't working properly. The shell was moving! Dishes were being washed! I knew somehow that one small, missing piece was causing the hang up and occasional derailment of the top shelf.

I did not know what or where the small piece was. While cleaning the kitchen a week or so later I found a small plastic form in a far corner. It looked like SOMETHING that could be important. I set it on the windowsill and finished my chores. I really didn't have time to give it more thought. I had things to do!

A few days later my daughter and her boyfriend came for a weekend visit. Right away she noticed the top shelf was not quite working. She called on her boyfriend to look at it (he is a hands on kind of guy?!:-) he spent a few minutes adjusting everything possible and declared it was all he could do. It wasn't working properly. But, it WAS working!

A day or so after they left, my husband opened the kitchen windows and asked about the small plastic part. I looked at it closely. Hmmm, something was ringing a bell. I examined it closely and turned it all around and gave it some thought....Eureka!

I opened the offending appliance and saw the thin oval whole where the plastic part originally resided. After a quick assessment I flipped over the part and fit it into the end of the top left rail. I pushed the shelf in and pulled it out. A small adjustment to one of the rollers and it was working perfectly!

Who would have thought such a small piece could make such a big difference? It occurs to me that job search is like that: One small piece can make a big difference! Finding that piece isn't always easy, but finding and fitting it in can make a world of difference:

1. Pay attention to the small parts of your job search.
2. Take the time to give your job search some thought.
3. Asess what is working and what isn't.
3. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
4. Remember to regularly evaluate the help you are getting.
5. It may take multiple attempts and different methods to get the results you are looking for.

Apply these points to your job search and you will see the results!.

Friday, July 20, 2012

A new way to job search - click on the Organize Your Job Search for more


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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Don't Quit Your Job Just Yet


Author Byline:  William Frierson is a staff writer for CollegeRecruiter.com.
Author Website: http://www.collegerecruiter.com/

Do you have a job that you don't like?  Maybe it is to the point that you've had enough (for whatever reason(s)) and are ready for a change.  However, before quitting your job, consider this advice:

Think about it- What is your next move once you leave your current job?  If you do not have another job offer, it might be wise to keep your job.  This way you can still support yourself until a better opportunity comes along.

Timing is everything- Ask yourself if it's the right time to resign.  Can any important work be done without you, and is a smooth transition possible at the moment?

Review your contract- If you signed a contract of employment, what are the terms when it comes to quitting?  Even if you didn't sign a contract, make sure you understand the company policies for leaving your job, so you know exactly how the process works.

For more advice to consider before quitting your job, see the source below.

I hope you won't have to think about quitting a job.  If you do, give it some thought and make sure it's the right decision.  At a time when many people are unemployed, having a job is a blessing.

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-Source-
http://thecareernews.com/newsletter.php?news=2646

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

Monday, July 16, 2012

5 Ways to Get a Job


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Recently, when explaining to a client that it was important to vary his approach to finding and applying to jobs, I stumbled upon the “Five Fingers of Job Search.”
In general, you are going to have the best results by spreading out your “hand” and tapping into more jobs.
Certainly other ways to get a job, but if you follow these recommendations, you are bound to be successful.To find the most jobs, you will want your fingers to spread over the following job search resources:  Read More

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