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Articles Archive for October 2009

Become A Better Person

[29 Oct 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 3 Comments | ]
Kids Would Think to Run in the Rain – Maybe the Rest of Us Should Too

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I get a ton of very interesting emails from my cousin Frank. I read a lot of them because they tend to be good, but this one deserved posting it up on Career Jockey. I don’t know the author so I cannot give them credit. If they want to claim it, I’ll give them the credit they deserve.

A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Target. She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of innocence. It …

Get A Job

[29 Oct 2009 | Written by: Cate Valentine | No Comment | ]
Career Coaching: An Idea That’s Helping Both Job Seekers and Those They Left Behind

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People are losing their jobs. This is not news. We know the reasons and they continue to be recounted to us each day in the media.  A constant stream of negative information. The continuing financial crisis causes many of us to feel helpless, hopeless or worthless.
Being part of an organisation that is struggling to stay afloat is not a happy experience. Not for any of its people. As the ship lightens its load, jobs disappear. Lucky employees are offered lifeboats in the form of generous payouts and outplacement services.  For …

Get A Job

[27 Oct 2009 | Written by: Mary Elizabeth Bradford | No Comment | ]

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In part one of this article, we looked at the facts and fallacies of the hidden job market including why you should consider tapping into it, why you should consider sending your resume to a company that has not advertised positions matching your skills and the level of experience you should be at in order to benefit from the hidden market.
Now I bet you are wondering precisely how to tap into the unadvertised market. There are three strategies to quickly get you started focusing on and finding great jobs that …

Get A Job

[26 Oct 2009 | Written by: Mary Elizabeth Bradford | One Comment | ]

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Ahhhhhh…the mysterious, hidden job market. I dedicate this article to all those professionals out there who have heard about the hidden market, but wonder why you should concern yourself with it.
This is not only a topic I love because I have personally witnessed over and over again how using the right job search strategies instantly increases interviews and job offers. It puts you the job seeker back in the control seat and gets you off that depressing job board treadmill!
So let’s begin by dispelling a few myths:
True or …

CJ News

[21 Oct 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 10 Comments | ]
Desperately Seeking Susan? No, I Mean Job Seeker Bloggers

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Career Jockey needs a few good men (or women)!
You like to write? No this isn’t a job post. I wish. It’s a call for job seeker writers who want to share their successes, struggles, dreams, ideas, whims, whatever with other job seekers.
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Become A Better Person

[19 Oct 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | One Comment | ]
Job Hunt Secrets You Never Knew You Needed from “The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl”

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I read a KeppieCareers.com blog post plugging Karen Burns’ “The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use” and it peaked my interest . So I went out and got me a copy. I’m glad I did and I’m recommending it to my Career Jockey blog readers and getting copies for my three daughters.

The author Karen Burn delivers some light-hearted, entertaining advice on a bunch of work related topics. Some are light other are serious. The book consists of 59 four …

Become A Better Person

[14 Oct 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | No Comment | ]
Thrill Seekers, Job Hunters and Souls Seekers Have So Much in Common

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The way I see it, human beings are hard wired to connect with something much greater outside themselves. We’re like the little guy in the E.T. movie that just has to phone home. We have this drive in common, but we go about it in so many different ways.

The thrill seeker searches by jumping off a bridge, skydiving or racing at high speeds. Long distance athletes works towards a chemically induced “runner’s high.” (I’m a long distance runner. This can be cool.) Soul seekers and yoga practitioners quiet themselves ignoring …

Get A Job

[1 Oct 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 3 Comments | ]
Karen Burn's Working Girl Book & Blog Are Both a Smash

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Earlier in the week I commented on Miriam Salpeter’s Keppie Career blog and her review of Karen Burn’s book “The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use.” I love that title.   That led to Karen, the author herself, commenting on my site.  (We bloggers really like that.)  Then I started following her on Twitter (maybe she’ll following me back ;-)). I’ve since discovered she has as super blog with articles that have been picked up by U.S. News.  Not bad!
Anyway, the point I’m actually trying to …