Career Articles

Discovering Unadvertised Jobs: Hidden Job Market Accounts for 80% of Job Openings
If you’re conducting a typical online job search, you could be missing out on hundreds of jobs openings. You may be getting discouraged at the lack of good openings, frustrated that your application is going into the infamous black hole, and find your job search takes longer that it has to due to the small number of jobs listed and the massive competition you face for each opening.
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4 LinkedIn Power Moves to a Stronger Online Brand
I’ve been getting many questions about LinkedIn lately, so I thought I’d share some quick tips that I offered in an article I wrote that was originally published by the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE)  (I have permission!). Hope you find it helpful.
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Getting the Credentials You Need to Make a Career Change
Many are interested in finally taking the plunge and making a mid-career course correction or career change.  While you're already employed and earning money is an ideal time to start this process so that you can focus on exploring your options... Read more ...

Strategic Networking for Quieter Types
You’ve heard over and over that networking is one of the best job search strategies you can use to find your next job—or your dream job, and it is. But it’s also the technique that most people really don’t understand and feel uncomfortable engaging in—especially if you consider yourself shy or on the quiet side.
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Association Career Services: Beyond the Job Board
When one thinks of about association career services, what usually comes to mind is the association job board. But, for a growing number of associations committed to meeting their members' career-management needs, the job board is just the start.. Read more...

Seal the Deal: Selecting and Prepping References
OK. So you’ve polished off your resume, you’ve updated and optimized your LinkedIn profile, you’ve started applying for positions, and the phone calls inviting you to interview are coming in. Congratulations. But there’s one area crucial to securing a job offer that many jobseekers don’t think about until the last minute: references.  Read more ...

5 Career-Boosting Benefits of Joining Your Professional Association
When reviewing resumes, I’m often surprised to see that many of my high-achieving, dedicated clients are not members of their professional association or are only “card-carrying” members.  In a way, I understand—they are so engrossed in doing outstanding work that participation in a professional organization is the last thing on their mind. Read more ...

Get Your Professional Swagger On: Tell An Accomplishment Story
We know that promoting ourselves is critical to career advancement and career satisfaction.  And being able to do so comfortably during networking events, job interviews, and performance reviews can really pay off. Read more ...

4 Key Areas to Know About Yourself to Ace the Interview
You applied for a position with your resume or someone saw your LinkedIn profile and contacted you for an interview—congrats. Now the real work of research and interview prep begins. Read more ...

New Study Details Secrets of Highly Effective Job Seekers
I am always interested in real stories and research evidence related to the job search. For that reason, I was pleased to learn about DeVry University’s recent study,“ What the Most Successful Job Seekers Do Right,” on the secrets of successful job seekers, conducted by its Career Advisory Board. Read more ...

Establishing Effective Partnerships With Recruiters
Recruiters seem to hold a certain mystique for jobseekers, who know they can play a key role in connecting them with companies. Read more ...

Informational Meetings as a Job Search Strategy
What if you could get “inside information” and advice on your job search strategy from those in companies you’re interested in working for or from those who hire for or work in the specific jobs you’re interested in applying for? Read more ...

 

 


 

 

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