Can networking boost your business and career? The answer is, “Yes!” I recently returned home from four days of professional development and networking with colleagues in the career services industry. I confess: I am a total conference geek. I love immersing myself in talking about and sharing … [Read more...] about Easy Strategies for Business and Career Networking Success
Job search fatigue is real and well-known to those who have endured a lengthy one. The longer a job search stretches out, the more challenging it can become to maintain your motivation and the belief that your dream job is just around the corner. What are some signs that you could be … [Read more...] about Tips to Overcome Job Search Fatigue
Ageism is a reality of today’s job search for mature professionals. Discrimination in hiring based on age is illegal, but let’s face it, it’s happening out there, so it is an issue that mature job seekers must be aware of and learn how to strategize against. As the Great Resignation marches … [Read more...] about Showcase Your Value Instead of Your Age During a Job Search
Great professional references can make or break your job search, yet they are often the most overlooked part of an otherwise strong career campaign. Many people assume anyone they have worked with would speak about them in a positive manner, but this is not always the case. Even with the best … [Read more...] about How To Get The Most Out Of Your Professional References
The hidden job market is the term used to describe jobs that are available to be filled, but for one reason or another, the employer has chosen not to advertise them to the public. Leading industry surveys indicate the number of jobs not posted to the public range between 50-75%. The higher level … [Read more...] about Is Your Dream Job Hiding in the Hidden Job Market?
While many people know that networking is necessary to meet more people, develop new relationships, and often convert acquaintances into clients, they frequently still resist it. As an adult, meeting new people in unfamiliar situations can often transport us back to the fifth grade school lunch … [Read more...] about Bust Your Networking Nerves: How to Talk About Yourself with Confidence