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3 Unexpected Tips For A Winning Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.19.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You have an important interview coming up. You've done your due diligence, researched the company and have an understanding of the direction they are heading and the challenges they face. But are you now ready to ace the interview? Well ... not exactly!

Ask Not What I Can Do for You

Gary Rich | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
Gary Rich

I'm certain that all parents, particularly of teenagers, will be familiar with the scenario I'm about to describe. It's the moment one of my daughters appears looking guileless and hesitantly ventures: "Um Dad? Can I ask you a question?"

Your Career: A Love Story

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women
Laura Berman Fortgang

Loving your work will morph at different levels of your career. Whether you're a corporate employee, own your own business or have been an artist, the stages below still seem to apply.

The Defining Moments Of Every Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.29.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

You have been called in for a job interview and you want to do your best. Are you confident you can convey the qualities and style employers are looking to find? Are you prepared to set yourself apart with the impact of your first impression?

4 Power-Packed Resolutions For Job Search Success In 2015

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.03.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

This is the time of year for making New Year's resolutions. And if you are a savvy job-seeker, it's also time to take full advantage of the surge in hiring that takes place in January and February.

Why Are You Still Unemployed?

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

It is both unfair and inaccurate to place all of the blame for unemployment solely on job seekers. Employers are less than perfect, too. In the current job market, technology has changed many of the "standard" practices. So it's a new ball game for both employers and job seekers.

The Top 10 Job Search Fantasies

Roger Wright | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Roger Wright

The folks who had the fantasies? They're all working now. But it wasn't so long ago that they were searching for work, more work or better work. A search fueled by fantasies. None of which helped.

Party Your Way to a New Job During the Holidays

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

One of the most enjoyable parts of the holidays are attending holiday parties, catching up with people you know and meeting new people. Conveniently, catching up with people you know and meeting new people is a wonderful opportunity to network.

3 Bad Assumptions About Networking for Your Job Search

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Many job seekers have told me how much they hate networking for their job search. They don't like meeting strangers, particularly when they (and the strangers) have "an agenda."

Why December Is The Best Time Of Year To Look For Work

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.03.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Savvy job-seekers might know how to write resumes and cover letters, but few are aware of this surprising fact: Contrary to popular belief, December is actually the best time of year to look for work! There are two compelling reasons why this is true.

6 Ways to Make Your Senior Year the Best Yet

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 01.28.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Senior year marks another big transition for every college student. But whether or not you're prepared for the changes you'll soon encounter, you can take comfort in the fact that the job market is looking up for new grads.

10 Effective Tips For Frustrated Midlifers Seeking A Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 01.19.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Today's job search is a difficult process. If you're currently out there looking for work, you know the roadblocks, frustrations and daily grind involved in finding a new position. Plus, if you're over 50, you have additional hurdles to overcome. Age bias is real and all too prevalent in the job market. Nevertheless...

LinkedIn and Your Resume: Strong Job Search Success Team

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

One of the interesting things I've discovered in my discussions with recruiters and employers is that employers often compare the job seeker's resume and cover letter with that job seeker's LinkedIn Profile. If they don't support each other, your chance at a job is greatly diminished.

Quit Taking It Personally With Your Job Search

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

I find myself thinking "it's about me" when really whatever fill-in-the-blank scenario has nothing at all to do with me. Many jobseekers struggle in this area as well in ways that ultimately hold them back from moving forward, especially when it comes to reaching out to people.

Is Job Hunting During the Holidays a Waste of Time?

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Because so many job seekers slack off during the end of the year, for the holidays or just because they have more to do in their personal lives, fewer job seekers go after every job. Which means less competition for most jobs.

3 Ways To Make Your Personal Brand Clear And Consistent

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

The most elemental (and often most difficult) aspect of a job search is to precisely and powerfully describe who you are, what you're going for and how you can contribute. These three elements comprise the foundation of your branding campaign and form an integral component to each of the ways you will be presenting yourself to potential employers.

How Social Media Can Make or Break Your Job Search

Monica Zent | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Monica Zent

Is what you're posting on Facebook the reason you didn't get that job? As recruiters increasingly turn to social media during the hiring process, the answer could very well be "yes."

Need A Job? 3 Ways To Turn Your Networking Meetings Into An Offer

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Conducting a proactive job search is, by far, the most effective way to land your next position. Rather than merely reacting to the market by responding to postings, answering ads or attending job fairs, proactive job-seekers target companies where they'd like to work and network their way through the door.

Starting Your Job Search When You Don't Know What You Want, You Just Want More

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Carlota Zimmerman

"I'm going to figure out what I want, and then I'll start my job search." Um, not to be a Debbie Downer or anything, but as someone who coaches for ...

3 Ways To Energize Your Job Search And Get Hired Now

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Many job-seekers don't realize there is a seasonal aspect to the job hunt. The good news is that early fall is one of the two best times of year to look for work. Just like the school year begins anew, organizations gear up after the summer slowdown.

The Key To A Successful Job Search You May Be Overlooking

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Most savvy job-seekers would reply to the negative. They are well aware that networking is the most effective method to finding work. In fact, job search articles claim that anywhere from 75 to 90 percent of positions are obtained through personal referral. And this percentage grows even greater for the older applicant.

5 Resume Rules You MUST Ignore

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 11.01.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Unless the employer is small, with fewer than 100 employees, the process of posting jobs and collecting resumes is automated. Succeeding in today's environment means learning new ways to succeed while ignoring old, out-of-date ideas.

Reputation Recovery and Management

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Leading a "perfect" life -- very low-profile, never breaking any laws, never participating in any form of social media, never doing anything that might draw negative attention -- does not ensure a clean personal reputation in 2014 or beyond, unfortunately.

Has Job Search Changed?

Roger Wright | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

If you are searching for work, perhaps knowing about the changes in advance can save you some steps or even heartache. And if you get paid to recruit, you might find these changes very familiar.

3 Simple Practices That Will Help Make You Job Candidate #1

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

How would you like to be viewed as the #1 Candidate for the job? Think it's impossible once you've hit fifty or older? Think again!