Your Job Search “Campaign”

It’s election time here in Jacksonville; our local mayoral and city council races are in full swing. It strikes me that your job search is a little like a political race. Maybe there’s something you can learn from a successful candidate for office. Continue reading “Your Job Search “Campaign””…

Looking for Work During the Holidays

Although the common wisdom is that the holidays are a bad time to do a job search, you can make the time very productive for yourself. While it’s true that fewer people leave positions during the holiday season (hanging on for year end bonuses and office parties) they do tend to begin the new year by making career moves. January is the start of the new calendar year and often the fiscal year, so many departments start filling positions that have been sitting vacant. Continue reading “Looking for Work During the Holidays”…

Turnover Presents Opportunities

Turnover presents different challenges in your job search – the jobs don’t always hit the street in public postings. These jobs are the classic “hidden job market." Continue reading “Turnover Presents Opportunities”…

Prepare for a Phone Interview

The credit for this post goes to Susan Heathfield, a Human Resources expert who has been covering HR for about.com since 2000. In her HR newsletter, Vol. 11 No. 81, dated July, 2010, she writes an excellent article for recruiters about how to construct questions for an effective telephone screening interview. Viewed in reverse, you can use her questions as a way to prepare for a phone screening - or any in-person interview. Continue reading “Prepare for a Phone Interview”…

Categorizing Your Skills: Job Content Skills

Skills are one of the most important things you have to convey to a prospective employer. If you had to name your five most important and valuable skills right now, what would you say they are? Here is a way to organize your thinking about skills as you prepare for an interview. Continue reading “Categorizing Your Skills: Job Content Skills”…

Categorizing Your Skills: Transferable Skills

Skills are one of the most important things you have to convey to a prospective employer. If you had to name your five most important and valuable skills right now, what would you say they are? Here is a way to organize your thinking about skills as you prepare for an interview. Continue reading “Categorizing Your Skills: Transferable Skills”…