Archive for the ‘Job Seekers – Career Development’ Category

December 1, 2016

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Tags: career development, job seekers

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Categories: Job Seekers - Career Development

No surprise here. Community involvement offers numerous benefits, both for employers and employees. What’s surprising is what some of those benefits are. More and more studies conducted over the past years indicate that volunteering is healthy for you.—yes, you read that correctly. When you are focusing on someone other than yourself, you reduce stress. And […]

Another installment of advice to the joblorn, where questions are sometimes real, sometimes not – but try to imagine the ones we can’t print. Dear Landa, I hate to bother you again, but I just read something that said recruiters advise people to make a maximum of two phone calls to a prospective employer. They […]

November 6, 2015

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Tags: job search advice, job seekers

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Categories: Job Seekers - Career Development

We are basking in the glow of the Kansas City Royals World Series win and finally looked at the calendar — egads! It’s dangerously close to Thanksgiving. And you know what that means … Christmas will undoubtedly follow, and quickly. But back to that win — I mean, really! Better writers than I (Joe Posnanski, […]

In the days before big data and company-supplied laptops, employers used to get wind of an employee’s job search through accidental missteps, like an overheard phone call or a resume carelessly left at the photocopy machine. But these days you leave a trail through every visit to Facebook or LinkedIn, as well as your publicly-posted […]

This is a common question for us to hear, especially from job seekers. It’s a logical one, of course, especially if you’ve spent years being involved in professional associations, getting to know colleagues in your industry, and accumulating all sorts of acquaintances. Especially when you’re feeling urgent (“I NEED a job!”), it’s a normal instinct […]

Within the last several days, I’ve visited the offices of several clients. These firms are oriented around marketing and creative, so it’s natural that there would be a relaxed atmosphere. I was struck with the diversity of what I saw, although I was immediately able to make assumptions and draw conclusions about roles based on […]

April 16, 2014

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Tags: job seekers, resumes

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Categories: Job Seekers - Career Development

Type that question into your Google search bar, and you’re going to see a mixed response. With the ever-changing digital landscape that now includes job interviews being offered on Twitter, it might seem easy to answer ‘yes’.  As recruiters, we would have to disagree and say ‘no’. The resume is not dead, but it is […]

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