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  • Be a Quester: Develop a Visionary Mindset
    by Carole Kanchier - February 18, 2019
    We live in a world that is changing faster than we as humans can currently internalize. We’re on the cusp of an exponential growth curve leading to a future that we may not even recognize. To succeed, we must develop visionary mindsets. A visionary is someone who thinks about the future or advancements in creative and imaginative ways. Visionaries have strong, original ideas about how things might be different in t...
  • Tips to Advance Your Career in 2019
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - February 14, 2019
    As the new year approaches, you may have career advancement on your mind. Whether you feel like you deserve a promotion, feel stuck in a rut, or are simply ready for a change, 2019 can be the year that you make the changes that get your career moving. When I talk about advancing your career, I don’t just mean earning a promotion immediately or getting a raise. I also mean making your job more meaningful and buildin...
  • How to Decide Which Company is Right for You
    by Carole Kanchier - February 11, 2019
    Brad has just been offered two great jobs in the financial industry, but doesn’t know which one to select. In particular, he does not know what organization would best fit his needs, values, and goals. An important, but often overlooked factor in career decision making, is clarifying the kind of company and industry you would like to work for. To research companies, use the internet, library, professional and tr...
  • Self-Care: The Overlooked Job Search Technique - Part 1
    by Stacey Lane - February 8, 2019
    I talk a lot on this blog about specific things to do while job searching. (Have you updated your LinkedIn profile yet??) But there’s another aspect about the job hunt that is less talked about, though it’s getting more attention recently: self-care. If you’re looking for a new job, it’s a pretty safe bet that you are experiencing some changes in your life. Whatever the circumstance is, the challe...
  • How to Network to Find a Job in a Different City
    by Thea Kelley - February 6, 2019
    Want to move, but need a job first? Employers tend to be leery of hiring from out of the area, but networking has a way of opening doors. How can you network in a different city or state where you don’t know people? Job search networking begins at home(town). You may not know anyone in San Jose, Austin, or New York, but maybe you know people who do. Start with your friends. Ask them if they know anyone in your t...
  • The Importance of Company Culture in Your 2019 Job Search
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - January 23, 2019
    A recent Robert Half survey indicated that company culture is important to both job seekers and to employers. In fact, 35% of job seekers wouldn’t take a job where they weren’t a good fit with the company culture—even if that job was the perfect position for them otherwise. Maintaining company culture with the right hires is even more important to managers, according to the survey. 91% of managers surve...
  • It's Time to Stop Dreaming and Start Activating
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - January 21, 2019
    So many of us have waited for the perfect job description to magically appear and make all of our career dreams come true. Or, a perfectly balanced life with less stress, more time to exercise, well-behaved kids and the ideal life partner. What are you waiting for? It’s time to stop wishing for great things to happen and take action. Change the World by Changing Yourself First Martha Hoover, former sex crimes pr...
  • 5 Steps to Reentering the Workforce
    by Thea Kelley - January 17, 2019
    Whether you’ve been staying home with children, recovering from a major illness or unemployed for any reason, getting hired after a long break can be tough. How can you convince skeptical employers that you’re ready to jump back into the nine-to-five? One: Demonstrate Your Commitment Employers want employees who are passionately committed to the line of work they’re hiring for. Ways to show your dedica...
  • 7 Ways to Find the Email Address of the Hiring Manager
    by Thea Kelley - January 10, 2019
    To boost your chances when applying to a job, send your resume directly to the hiring manager–the person who would be your boss–not just to human resources. So how do you find the email address of the hiring manager? It can take a little trial and error, but the great thing about the following methods is that they’re all free. Try the easy way. Google their name and the word “email” or...
  • Time Management Tips to Help Manage Your Job Search
    by Paul Freiberger - January 9, 2019
    Whether you’re looking for your first job or trying to find a new job, the process might be as consuming as a full-time job. In fact, if you’re currently unemployed, you could find yourself spending as much as 30 or more hours a week on job search-related activities. If you’re already working, you might only have 5 to 10 hours to spare. No matter how much time you have to devote to the process, you can str...