Archive for September, 2010

The Differences Between Career Counselors and Recruiters

September 30, 2010

Once someone makes the decision to seek help in their career development – be it in their current career or in seeking  a new one – they often run into their first question: WHO should I ask for help?! Some turn to Career Counselors, others to Recruiters, and many to both. So what’s the difference? [...]

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Career Detour: Focusing On Job Openings And Vacancies

September 26, 2010

The typical job seeker is focused on WHERE to find the openings so they can apply and hopefully score a winner. It sounds logical, doesn’t it? But the problem is many openings are never advertised. Here’s what an “opening” looks like from an HR prospective: they get a job request that’s been signed off by [...]

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A Few Tips For Following Up On Networking Leads

September 23, 2010

I recently came across and agree with coach Stephanie Ward’s thoughts on how to follow up with someone after a networking event. It’s always important to keep connecting – be it through e-mail or a phone call. She has good tips on not only how to reach out, but WHAT to say. Check out the [...]

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Why Online Job Hunting Can Be Dangerous

September 21, 2010

I want to share this article from Canada Metro with you all because it hits on a major hot button of mine: the dangers of online job searching! Now, I’m not talking about online networking. I’m talking about online want ad sites like Monster.com or Careerbuilder.com. As the article points out, people are simply more [...]

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A Quick Plug For This Tuesday’s GO! Network Presentation

September 19, 2010

And yes, I’m plugging it because I will be speaking! However, I truly believe that the content I’m presenting will be very valuable for people in all kinds of career situations, and I hope you’ll join us (for more about GO! Network, go here or check out the video at the end of this post). [...]

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How This Recession’s Job Recovery Rate Compares To Those Past

September 15, 2010

According to this CNN report, we have reason to be very encouraged: job recovery is happening at a much faster rate when compared to previous recessions. But it also points out that unemployment is still a problem. I think the key takeaway is this: things will still take time. We all want a quick fix, [...]

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Career Detour: Going Solo (When a Career Coach Could Help!)

September 13, 2010

Last week I posted some thoughts on an ABC News article about finding the right career coach. At the risk of seeming like I’m trying to promote myself, I want to go a little deeper into the idea of asking for help when your career is in transition, or if you feel stuck in your [...]

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How Many Careers Will You Have?

September 11, 2010

It’s not uncommon for someone to start their career (especially one they’re excited about) and think, “This is it. I’ll be doing this for the rest of my life!” But as this Wall Street Journal article points out, that’s not very realistic. People switch careers a lot. In fact, a number that has been widely [...]

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Job Searching/Networking Innovation At Its Best!

September 9, 2010

As I tell my clients, one of the key components to planning your career is having a target. You need to know what kind of job you want, and at what kind of company. You need to think about what you want your role to be, and what kind of culture fits you best as [...]

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Finding The Right Career Coach

September 7, 2010

I recently came across this national story from ABC News, in which columnist Michelle Goodman breaks down what to look for in a Career Coach. As a professional Career Coach, I want you to know that I agree with what she says in this article! No one saves you but you. Excellent Career Counselors/Coaches are [...]

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