5 successful ways to be proactive in your job search

Some job seekers tell me they turn on their computer every day to log on to Monster, Dice, CareerBuilder, Indeed, and other job boards. They spend many hours a day applying for posted jobs, sending as many as 20 cookie-cutter résumés out a week, anticipating a call from a recruiter or Human Resources. And they wait. To these … Continue reading 5 successful ways to be proactive in your job search

Job search tip #9: Knock on companies’ doors with approach letters

In the last entry we looked at making your company list. Today we’ll examine knocking on companies’ doors by using approach letters. The other day during a résumé critique one of my customers told me how he had been networking. Something was in the works with a company as a result of him being proactive … Continue reading Job search tip #9: Knock on companies’ doors with approach letters

For those of you who are trying, hang in there and have hope

I'm going to preface this article by saying plenty of jobseekers I know are conducting a proactive job search but to no avail. They're not relying completely on the job boards, placing all their cards on recruiters, sending out cookie cutter resumes, and wasting their time on more ineffective job search methods. In other words, … Continue reading For those of you who are trying, hang in there and have hope

Don’t overlook the value of One-Stop career center job search workshops

The other day I was talking with a neighbor who has been out of work for over six months. He’s a project manager who worked at a medical equipment conglomerate for five years. I asked him how his job search was going. He told me great; he had sent out more than 20 resumes that … Continue reading Don’t overlook the value of One-Stop career center job search workshops