Job Search Tips and Tactics

Interviewing to Succeed

These tips are from a recent seminar I led for DCWebWomen but are useful to anyone in job search.

Remember, each interview is a two-way street!
Balance your desire to sell yourself for the job with your need to learn enough to know if it is the right job.

Interview Preparation

1. Review all the materials you […]

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Four Steps for Using Your Past to Create Your Future

I often speak on using your past to create your future. Many people assume that only works if what you want to do next is a linear path from the work you have done already. But that is not the only way to use your past. If you think you might want to change […]

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Tips for Employment Gaps on Your Resume

Once upon a time, the main employment gaps were among mothers returning to the work force when their children started school.  But now, such gaps are fairly common. More men are taking on family care, middle career people and retiring military are taking sabbaticals, it’s not as easy to roll from one  government contract […]

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Top 3 Marketing Tips to Successful Job Search

Job search is not a ‘fun’ project for most of us. Few people really understand that they are selling themselves. You need to look at job search as if it is a marketing plan. Because, yes, it is.

First: What are you selling to what audience?

Focusing on exactly what you want to do next is […]

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Tips from a Hiring Manager

A Guest Post by Chris Raymond.

My recent experience serving on a search committee for a design position left me wondering whether to laugh or cry. It also reminded me of what John F. Kennedy said so long ago, with modification: Ask not what your employer can do for you, ask what you can do […]

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3 Tips for Networking Success

You can hardly say job search without ‘networking’ popping up.

Why? Studies show consistent networkers are more successful in business and in life. Yet many of us fear it or misunderstand the process. These are human connections. You are helping each other to grow and move forward.
Tip 1. Learn how to network
Think about what you […]

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ONE SIMPLE AND CRITICAL CAREER ASSET

You heard an interesting speaker who provided her contact info. Someone you know referred you to a new contact. You connected to someone on LinkedIn. But you never followed through on the potential next steps.

You got assigned a project and completed it just fine but you never talked with your boss about what went […]

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FIVE STEPS TO JOB SEARCH SUCCESS

Research shows that successful people think about their careers and take specific actions routinely. Here is what they do, do you?

Strengths are identified, used, and developed.
Networking is a continuing process.
Job decisions are based on research, thought, and preparation.
Career plans are regularly reviewed and revised.

Five Steps to Successfully Starting Your Search

STEP 1: WHAT IS IMPORTANT […]

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3 Tips for Effective References

“We had two top candidates for a senior job. One whose references were glowing and one whose took forever to respond and then barely remembered the person.”

– HR Executive.

“I can always find ways to get references to tell me a lot about the person I am checking on.”

– top Corporate Recruiter

“If all his references […]

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Cleared Salaries, Budget Cuts and Reality

Scene from a recruiting analytics presentation: The defense contracting client had several cleared vacancies but could not fill them. Data analysis showed that the firm’s salary was $30,000 lower than what people who met the requirements were making. The Program Manager rejected any higher compensation and said “cut the years required from 10-12 down […]

By |May 21st, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Cleared Salaries, Budget Cuts and Reality