Articles Archive for November 2010
What’s your strategy for finding a new job? Do you figure out exactly what you’re looking for, create a search image for that perfect job, and then look for it at the exclusion of everything else?
Sounds like a good way to crack the employment nut and guarantee that you’ll be happy with your chosen profession, doesn’t it? After all, you’ve probably been brought up to believe that you can do whatever you want. That’s the American way. As you long as you study hard, learn what you need to, and …
So you’ve finally landed that first job. Congratulations. I’m sure you went out to celebrate your good fortune, but now it’s time to show up to work and start making money. If you’re like me, then you’re probably experiencing the same things I experienced on my first day of work: anxiety with a sense of optimism and excitement about the unknown. These are feelings I remember having on the first day of each semester in college. Each new semester, I approached my classes with energy, focus, and seriousness, because I …
This may ruffle a few feathers, but your time is valuable, so I’ll be blunt: If you’ve been struggling to find a job for more than 6 months, you may be doing the wrong things to get hired.
Worse, you may have been given bad information by well-meaning folks who have steered you wrong during your search.
I am here to set things right.
And to offer three Guerrilla Job Search “truths” to get you hired faster .
Lie #1: You can’t apply to companies that have a hiring freeze.
Here’s the one-word truth that …