Archive for July, 2010

Career Detour: Keeping Yourself Open to a Variety of Careers

July 29, 2010

Last week I introduced the first of a series of posts titled “Career Detours.” This week’s detour may not sound like one at first, but trust me, that’s why it’s so dangerous. Many people think that keeping themselves open to a variety of jobs is a good idea because it means more opportunities. Wrong! When [...]

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Start Your Week With a Motivating Analogy from Darren Hardy…

July 26, 2010

My friend Rick recently sent me a piece by Darren Hardy, the publisher of Success Magazine, in which he makes this analogy: being stuck in your career can feel like being a high-speed race car slow-poking down a 35 mph road. It’s so true! We often know we’re meant for more. That what we’re currently [...]

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The Must-Watch Youtube Video of the Weekend!

July 23, 2010

This nice Career Networking 101 video from Howcast is definitely worth two minutes of your time. Everyone have a great weekend!

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Career Detour: Not Having a Plan

July 20, 2010

Through my experiences in HR and Career Coaching, there are certain mistakes that I see pop up again and again from people whose careers are in transition – little detours people take that put them on a very windy path to career success. That’s why I’m introducing a series of posts titled “Career Detours”, shining [...]

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What Can These Guys Teach You About Career Development?

July 18, 2010

Lots – and not just because they have the training to MAKE you learn! These guys are Navy Seals, and as this Business Insider article proves, their 7 ideals translate beautifully to other avenues of life outside the military. The Business Insider article relates it specifically to entrepreneurs, but you can definitely read it through [...]

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Hot Dogs, Resumes, & The New Frugality

July 15, 2010

The recession has made the marketplace as competitive as ever over the past couple years, which has led to some interesting approaches to setting oneself apart from the pack. Take Scott Harrington. After being laid off by a health care giant, Scott sent out hundreds of resumes, resulting in no bites. He knew he needed [...]

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A Peek Behind The HR Curtain…

July 12, 2010

I often talk about the “back door” approach to getting a job: networking, getting an “in” at a company, etc. I truly believe this is the best form of finding the right position for you. However, that doesn’t mean I think HR employees are an unnecessary roadblock. Too often I hear people naively say, “HR [...]

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Nerds, This Weekend Reading Is For You!

July 9, 2010

Remember when being a nerd was considered a bad thing? Well, that’s definitely not the case on the job market. As technology continues to be a stabilizing foundation in the marketplace, “nerdy” tech-centric jobs are hot. If tech is your thing, then this article, titled “5 Hot Jobs For The Average Nerd” is for you. [...]

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Resumes 101

July 7, 2010

Face-to-face networking and social networking are becoming commonly accepted as the best forms of getting in the door to your dream job…and yet, it’s amazing how much people still stress out over resumes. Is having a good resume an essential aspect of scoring your dream job? Absolutely. Should you obsess over it? Absolutely not. When [...]

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Dying & Thriving Careers

July 5, 2010

As technology, trends and the economy begin to affect today’s career landscape, it’s clear that some jobs are hot, and some are not. Let’s start with Not Hot. This list, titled “The Ten Worst Jobs of 2010″, has a very fair approach to identifying jobs that don’t have the brightest future. Per the article, here’s [...]

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