An MBA is obviously viewed by many as the perfect source for those looking for a career change, where as many as 37 percent of MBA applicants surveyed reported “career change” as their leading motivation to undertake an MBA, according to a recent QS TopMBA Applicant Survey. In some regions like North America, considerably more [...]
The interview went great. They loved your answers. You had an excellent rapport and you’re sure this time the job is yours. And then the email comes – they offered the job to someone else. Again.
Frustration sets in. Discouragement piles up. The shoulders slump. And then the thoughts begin: “Why is [...]
Achieving the success we want is probably one of the most difficult challenges we’ll ever face in our lifetime. For most of us, success is often a moving target. Our current perception of our needs almost always sits center stage, giving direction to our internal focus. I say perception because we do relinquish our definition [...]
As a job seeker it’s important to understand the motivations and how a recruiter functions. There are two different types of recruiters – retained or staff – their goals are still largely the same. Recruiters have one primary goal: fill the position as quickly as possible. This goal is especially true for what is called [...]
The last tip was about creating your accomplishment list. Today we’ll address creating and growing your contact list.
By now you know that the best way to find work is to network. Statistics from the Department of Labor show that networking accounts for at least 60% of jobseekers success, if used alone. Throw in online networking [...]
You sent the perfect resume, perhaps with the perfect cover letter, to that great opportunity you found online. Although you just knowyou’re the perfect candidate, you don’t get called in for an interview.
What could have happened?!
To answer this question, let’s make you a recruiter for a day! Keep in mind that this is now your [...]
In the last article we looked at identifying your skills. Now we’ll look at revising your resume or writing one. There are three common dilemmas job seekers are facing when revising or writing their resume:
1) Many haven’t updated their accomplishments while working.
2) Some job seekers are looking for work for the first time in 10, 20, [...]
In my previous article, we looked at assessing your work values. Now we’re going to look at identifying your skills.
When asked at the interview about your greatest strength, you’ll most likely respond by talking about one or two of the three skill types: technical, transferable, or adaptive (personality). You might address your expertise in product [...]