You’ve been staring at your computer screen for hours, racking your brain. Everybody says you’ve got to have results, but you just can’t think of any. Don't feel bad. This is very common--even with many very accomplished people.
In salary negotiations, two words can mean a difference of thousands of dollars. One of the words won't be found in the dictionary, but it will put money in the bank almost every time. The other word can be very expensive.
You were very happy when you landed this job a while back, but now you're feeling: Bored. Uninspired. Hungry for more. Trapped. Underpaid. Underappreciated. Stuck. Just waiting and hoping for a better job won't cut it. You need a plan.
These days, employers tend to hire young and cheap. They have a lot of opinions about older workers. Too expensive. Out of touch. Hard to work with. So what do you do if you find yourself "too old" to get a job?
This question could destroy you in your job interviews. you've been dreading it, hoping maybe they will overlook that yawning gap in your resume. But they probably won't. Chances are good that they will ask, "Why have you been out of work so long?"
Certainly, age discrimination is very real and rampant in today's job market. Yet, there are many other things that can be keeping you from being interviewed. If you're not getting interviews, here are a few other things that might be hurting you.
Far too many job hunters believe there's no point in doing much during the holidays. After all, people are celebrating, not hiring. Big mistake. They waste precious time and miss opportunities. Make this holiday season pay off in your search.
The employer has contacted you for an interview. Fabulous! But you need to be on top of your game and nail the interview. Being second or third best gets you nothing. Here are eleven things to pay at things to pay attention to make that happen.
Another job interview. Though you've spent a lot of time practicing your answers, you're going to be put on the spot and you will be judged. It's painful. A short while later, you find that you just blew another interview. So what can you do differently?
you've heard the obvious job interview advice: Don't be late, dress appropriately, and Don't curse your former employer. you've been around the block-you know this stuff. So how else might you sabotage your interviews? Here are eight ways
Why do you want to work here? It's a common question in the job interview and most people Don't get it right. This is partly because it's an odd question. The employer is speaking in code. She isn't asking what she really wants to know.
Are networking events excruciating? --Do you avoid them? --Do you stand in a corner, nursing your drink? --Or stake yourself to the snack table, eating out of nervousness? Believe it or not, you can actually make them enjoyable.
Depression is a major hazard when you're out of work. A while ago, a client just disappeared. We left many voice mails and emails. We weren't sure if he was alive. Finally, he called and said he was severely depressed. Please Don't let this happen to you.
you're hoping the interviewers won't ask, but they probably will. So, why were you FIRED? What about this GAP in your resume? Handling the questions you Don't want to talk about is life or death in an interview.
Over 50? Employers ARE discriminating against people like you because of your age. It's a fact. We've developed a powerful tool that has helped clients knock age discrimination out cold--and to overcome other obstacles to career advancement as well.
We often write our resumes when we're not feeling good about ourselves. The boss has been abusing us for months, we might get fired, we've been tossed in the corporate garbage heap. we're feeling pretty beaten up. It's hard to write well about yourself...
Bold Moves Career Workshop: What holds you back in your career--Really? Find out--and do something about it Feb 21st. A powerful group experience that propels people toward achieving their goals. Stop putting up with less than you want.
LinkedIn jail, or "restricted account," is LinkedIn disciplining you. They Don't you to annoy people by getting invitations from everybody on Earth. A restricted account means you can't invite someone unless you have their email address.
Can I negotiate in this economy? I really need this job, so shouldn't I accept a sure thing rather than risk losing it by negotiating? It's a double bind: you lose money if you Don't negotiate, but risk losing the job if you do. What to do?
John finally got an interview with a great company, was doing well in the interview, but then blew it in an instant. Too bad. Up till then, he'd done everything right. However, he neglected to prepare for one tough question.
Only seven percent of Americans believe their online reputation will affect their job search, but seventy percent of US recruiters have rejected candidates based on their online reputation. Do you know what information about YOU is online?
Bad enough that employers threw you out on the street. Maybe the full time job has eluded you for a while. You've done no wrong, but now potential employers rub salt in your wounds, asking "Why have you had so many jobs?" What do you
After spending over six figures sending your child to college, you might be feeling concerned about the tough job market. It's not a friendly place for most people these days, but especially hard on those who Don't know what they want-or how to get it.
A man called to ask if he had been ripped off by a company that charged him $800 for a resume. He emailed me the resume and cover letter, and they were terrible. A quick Google search turned up dozens of complaints about this company.
Out of work? It's easy to get depressed. You're rejected by employers. You've lost comaraderie, structure, sense of purpose, status, and of course, income. Depression can be debilitating and even life-threatening, so beat it before it beats