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  • by Lisa Adams - July 11, 2013
    Are you paralyzed in fear over your current or future career? Or are you in the middle of a job search and it just isn’t getting you anywhere? Which FEAR is holding you back? We all have them. Here are my three tips for overcoming career fear: 1. Name It Name the fear. Here’s a list of the few I have seen or experienced myself. Rejection Failure Heartache Missed expectations Missed opportunities The what ifs...
  • Time Management During the Search
    with Lisa Adams and Tim Muma - July 3, 2013
    Time management is a term you hear a lot in a workplace, but proper implementation of this skill during a job search is just as important. Whether you're unemployed or looking for a new position, time is always of the essence. Lisa Adams, an experienced human resources professional and certified career management coach, gives Tim Muma and the listeners some strategic advice on managing your time during a job search and exactly...
  • by Lisa Adams - June 26, 2013
    Recently, I received more than a normal level of questions from my clients about what to do on a telephone interview. How is a phone interview similar or different to an in-person interview? How should I prepare? What’s The Purpose Of A Phone Interview? If you have asked the same questions, here are the basics to a successful telephone interview. The Basics What is the purpose of a telephone interview? A recruiter or HR manage...
  • by Lisa Adams - May 31, 2013
    Let’s discuss an important part of a successful job search: How to take the elements/tasks of your job search plan and break them down into daily chunks. I am a nut about planning and time management. Planning your daily schedule must happen if you are to obtain your goals faster, but it takes discipline and a system. Take what you have in the project plan and put each of these tasks into your paper or online planners...
  • by Lisa Adams - May 4, 2013
    What does it feel like to be in a job search fog? Do you remember a time when you were in a physical fog, by a lake, at the airport, or on the highway? When you are moving in a vehicle such as a car or boat and a sudden fog comes in – it can be terrifying can’t it? You are moving forward but you suddenly lose your sense of direction. This has happened to me at various times. Once I was sailing and a wall of fog came in. We...
  • by Lisa Adams - March 28, 2013
    The goals of a cover letter are to 1) affirm the connection you have (hopefully) already made with the addressee and 2) to get you noticed. If that is the case, why do all the cover letters I see look the same? All short one paragraph, maybe with a few bullets about why this candidate is applying for the job. What do you think the reaction is from recruiters and hiring managers when they see this type of cover letter? I say “S...
  • by Lisa Adams - January 14, 2013
    Proper and effective follow up after an interview – informational, phone, or in-person – is incredibly important. Without it you will easily be taken out of consideration for the position. As a hiring manager, I purposely looked for the thank-you notes. If I did not receive one, they were off the list, no matter how qualified they were. Do you know why? Because as a manager, I would think, “If they can’t effectively follow up...