Why Won’t They Call Me Back?

Follow up is both an art and a science. Jobseekers who want to get hired work hard at following up on leads and interviews. Here are some tips for effective phone follow up. Continue reading “Why Won’t They Call Me Back?”…

Dress for Confidence

After you’ve been job searching for a while, your confidence takes a beating. You may feel invisible; especially if your job search is mostly online, you may feel like no one knows you’re there. It may be tempting to go for comfort over style when you do venture out. After all, who cares what you wear to the grocery store, right? Continue reading “Dress for Confidence”…

Shy? Here’s How to Get Over It.

One of the keys to a successful job search is networking, which can be defined as meeting people you don’t know to ask for something you don’t have. If you’re by nature a shy person, networking can be agonizing. When biologists and zoologists use the term shy to describe animals, it generally means "tends to avoid human beings." Career coaches define it the same way. Continue reading “Shy? Here’s How to Get Over It.”…

Free Online Education

Organizations like WorkSource are there to help with funding education for demand occupations. But that’s not your only option. Many top universities offer free courses online. Education Portal.com ranks several of the best free university courses available for people who want to enhance their personal knowledge or advance in their current field. Continue reading “Free Online Education”…

Persistence

In Think and Grow Rich, published in 1937, Napoleon Hill speaks of persistence as an essential quality. He writes, “Without persistence, you will be defeated before you start. With persistence, you will win.” Continue reading “Persistence”…

Enlist your Internal Partner for Success

In Think and Grow Rich, published in 1937, Napoleon Hill spends many pages on discussing your subconscious mind. Hill believed strongly in the power of visualization and your ability to influence your destiny through positive thoughts. He also believed that you must engage your subconscious as well as your conscious thoughts if you want to succeed. Continue reading “Enlist your Internal Partner for Success”…