Do you know what you’ve accomplished? Rely on the help of others to gain self-knowledge

Do you ever get the sense that you don’t know what you've accomplished at work? I know this is an odd question, but it’s something you need to think about as you're searching for work, as well as while you're working. I was talking with a colleague and dwelling on the fact that I felt … Continue reading Do you know what you’ve accomplished? Rely on the help of others to gain self-knowledge

Pay it Forward are not just words. Two people put them into action

You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.   ~  John Wooden The term “pay it forward” is unfathomable to some jobseekers. They way they see it is they’re the ones who are out of work and; therefore, they should be the ones receiving help, … Continue reading Pay it Forward are not just words. Two people put them into action

Recruiters advised to interview properly; jobseekers advised to be well prepared

Listen up jobseekers! Recruiters are looking for and finding better ways to interview you. In-house or third-party recruiters are being advised to find the right candidate, not the one who interviews best, but the one who can do the job. The one who can still do the job six months from the time he/she's hired.  … Continue reading Recruiters advised to interview properly; jobseekers advised to be well prepared

Having trouble writing your LinkedIn profile; look at the experts’ profiles

My contacts must think I’m stalking them. Every Wednesday they see my name appear in their “Who’s Viewed My Profile” on LinkedIn, and I feel guilty in a voyeuristic way. My guilt derives from the fact that they may assume potential customers are reviewing their credentials; when, in fact, someone (I) is leading a workshop and … Continue reading Having trouble writing your LinkedIn profile; look at the experts’ profiles

It’s unanimous; volunteer

Recently I wrote an article on the virtues of volunteering. I know the thought is unsettling to some because they'd be working without pay and, erroneously thinking, it would take away from their job search, but the benefits of volunteering far outweigh the drawbacks, e.g. working without pay. I read a recent article by James … Continue reading It’s unanimous; volunteer