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CAREER & JOB SEARCH SUCCESS MATRIX

We go into a job search or career change with hopes and desires. And, quickly or not, a possible job offer appears and suddenly it becomes a decision. Whether it is a good decision or not depends on your actions before you get to that stage.
One smart way to enhance both your job search […]

By |October 18th, 2021|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on CAREER & JOB SEARCH SUCCESS MATRIX

COMMON JOB SEARCH QUESTIONS – ANSWERED

Job search is not fun for most people. The process is fraught with difficulties on both sides. Too many job seekers also rely on what worked for them in the past. They barely update their resume and then blast it out while doing all their job search online. I see them in LinkedIn groups […]

By |August 20th, 2021|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on COMMON JOB SEARCH QUESTIONS – ANSWERED

WORK, LIFE, FLEXIBILITY — AND YOUR CAREER

The pandemic brought changes for many people. Organizations had to respond quickly including rapid shifts to remote work last spring. Some ‘white collar’ workers have had the ability to work remotely, while many essential workers did not. Whether you now are re-evaluating your career or job, are currently work remotely, or want more flexibility, […]

By |July 6th, 2021|Changing Nature of Work, Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on WORK, LIFE, FLEXIBILITY — AND YOUR CAREER

CHECKLIST FOR JOB SEARCH SUCCESS

Whether you are just thinking about changing jobs or need a new job quickly, there are common steps in job search which will help you succeed. This outline of the basics can guide you. As you read this, I hope you recognize most steps. Yet, many of us know them but do not do […]

By |June 27th, 2021|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on CHECKLIST FOR JOB SEARCH SUCCESS

INTERVIEWING TIPS AND SECRETS

Interviews have changed significantly. Interviews have not changed at all. Yes both are true. Virtual interviews are now common for the first time. And the purpose of interviews remains the same. Once common half to full-day of interview plans with multiple people are much rarer. Sadly too many organizations still want to do a […]

By |May 16th, 2021|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on INTERVIEWING TIPS AND SECRETS

CREATING YOUR BEST RESUME

Writing a clear, concise resume that makes hiring managers and recruiters want to contact you is critical. It is not, however, like much other writing you do. Few of us write one regularly, so when we do it is new again and difficult.
First: gather your work history, decide on your next goals and career […]

By |April 11th, 2021|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on CREATING YOUR BEST RESUME

CAREER SUCCESS – FROM YOUR 20s TO INFINITY

Careers keep changing shape. Boomers could expect 11-13 job and career field changes in a career of about 40 years. Recent studies indicate newer  cohorts can expect 15-17 such changes in a 45-50 year span. Increasing longevity plus the impact of new technologies underlie the difference. Add in the increasing implementation of technology in […]

By |January 31st, 2021|Changing Nature of Work, Military in Transition|Comments Off on CAREER SUCCESS – FROM YOUR 20s TO INFINITY

“Why Do You Want to Work Here?”

Many hiring managers ask some variant on the question of why you want to work for the company, or the specific program or department. Whenver you interview, you should be prepared to answer “Why do you want to work here?”
Resist your temptation to sound excited by stating some generalities quickly. “I’ve heard great things […]

By |September 9th, 2020|Job Search Tips and Tactics, Military in Transition|Comments Off on “Why Do You Want to Work Here?”

Your Career is Your Biggest Investment.

Right now many of us feel as if our work and our plans are in flux. The impact of the pandemic, changes in technology, economic issues, and our financial fears all add to the worry about our jobs or our next job. If you do not have work now, this is an […]

By |July 5th, 2020|Changing Nature of Work|Comments Off on Your Career is Your Biggest Investment.

Job Search Checklist for Success

There are common steps in job search which will help you succeed. This outline of the basics can guide you. As you read it, I hope you recognize most of the steps.  The question is: are you actually doing this? So many of us just jump in to a job search without thinking about our […]

By |May 5th, 2020|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Job Search Checklist for Success