Guest Post: 7 Smartphone Apps to Help You Find Your Next Job

Current smartphone models are not just made to call and text; they can also act as your personal assistant. And for users in a job search, well, there’s an app for that. Several, in fact. Continue reading “Guest Post: 7 Smartphone Apps to Help You Find Your Next Job”…

Guest Post: Capitalizing on Consistency

You put a lot of thought into your resume. What serious job applicant wouldn't? All the information you want potential employers to see about you is in there - your job qualifications, your experience, your education, your skills, your interests, your references. It's all there - tied up in one neat package. But your resume is more than just a collection of dates, places, and facts. It is the self-portrait that you put on display for the world to see. It is the face you show to people who have never met you before. It is you. Continue reading “Guest Post: Capitalizing on Consistency”…

How to Change Anything – Including your Value to the Company

Change Anything is subtitled “The New Science of Personal Success.” Written by Kerry Patterson , Joseph Grenny , David Maxfield , Ron McMillan , and Al Switzler, the book bills itself as a strategic, step by step system for adopting—and sticking to—better behaviors. The authors have tested behavior changing methods, and claim to be able to help anyone break bad habits – from addiction to overeating to being stuck in your career. Continue reading “How to Change Anything – Including your Value to the Company”…

Dressing for Confidence

When you’re in a job search, especially if you’re in a smaller town, you are always “on.” Your appearance - clothes, grooming and general energy level - are all a part of how people perceive you at first glance. Continue reading “Dressing for Confidence”…

Four Kinds of Contacts

Donald Asher is the author of “Cracking the Hidden Job Market.” The book is full of common sense tips for finding a job, combined with get tough orders on what it takes to become employed. He pushes the idea of networking hard; after all, he maintains that you must have 100 active leads to follow up on at all times. Here’s how Asher talks about your active network. Asher maintains that most business professionals know somewhere between 600 and 10,000 people. He says that you should divide your network into four active categories. Hiring Authorities. These are the people who actually have jobs and could Continue reading “Four Kinds of Contacts”…

How to Follow up When the Company Doesn’t Make it Easy

Nicole wrote WorkSource to complain about how hard it is to follow up: “Some companies make it impossible for you to do a follow up call after you submit your resume. Either they keep their company name private, they won't take your call unless they have already called you. Is there any way to avoid this - it's so frustrating!” Continue reading “How to Follow up When the Company Doesn’t Make it Easy”…