Archive for August, 2010

What Do They Know

Today I thought I’d take a moment to make another point on the importance of having the right mindset in your job search. Job seekers who are out there networking and making their efforts known are on on the receiving end of a lot of advice and leads. The quality of this information is often […]

Follow-Up Frustration

Job seekers can find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to follow-up with potential employers. By not keeping in touch enough, one risks appearing unmotivated,  yet calling too much takes on a stalker feel. Where is the balance? What’s the right answer? The simple truth is no “expert” can […]

Can The Can’ts

It’s wise for job seekers to take the word can’t and toss it in the trash. No worries, this isn’t a post about all things being possible. I’m a realist who fully appreciates limitations. Limitations are part of the human condition. They aren’t mental fabrications. Do some people put more limitations on themselves than need […]

Just Say No To Form Letters

Ever get a form letter in the mail from a company attempting to market to you? Silly question. If your mailbox looks like mine, it’s a daily occurrence. I’m not sure which I dislike more, those beginning “Dear Sir or Madame” or those with my name digitally inserted in key places by a computer data […]

Citrus Fruit Colorer

If you had the challenge to list all of the professions/job titles you could think of, how many do you think that would be? Hard to say. I’m guessing all of us would fall far short of the actual number of job variations that exist in our community, let alone society as a whole. In […]

Got A Quarter?

I love to network and meet people. I learned as a third party recruiter (a.k.a. – headhunter) of accountants the importance of networking. For recruiters, meeting people and getting your name out there is key. When an active recruiter, friends often spied me at different events passing out business cards and jockeying for speaking opportunities. […]

I Blame The Unemployed

Those who know me in real life are aware I get pretty prickly over negative assumptions some still make about the unemployed. I read comments in media outlets that drive me mad. “I feel for the unemployed and I know it’s tough, but if they budgeted better, stopped smoking and watched less Oprah they wouldn’t […]