Preparing for the Job Hunt

I used to have a love/hate relationship with cooking. Unless it was a recipe that I had made many times before, I found myself struggling with it. Forgetting steps. Not having some ingredients on hand. Despising the prep work involved. Why couldn’t it be as easy as it was for the chefs on TV? And […]

When Your Dreams Hold You Back, Part 2

Last week, I started talking about reasons why dreams can hold us back from really achieving, well, our dreams. As oxymoronic (yes, that’s a word) as that sounds, things can get tripped up for us when we try to usher the images in our mind into the real world. Continued here are my musings on […]

Illogical Arguments Don’t Make a Bad Job Search Strategy Better

I’ve spoken before about my dislike of the spray and pray job search method. Do I think it should never, ever be done? Nah, I don’t like to say “never.” It can have a small role in a job seeker’s overall job hunt strategy; given the fact that, generally, no more than 20% of all […]

Pull the Plug on Your Pity Party

OK, so you’ve been looking for a new job for some time now, but coming up empty-handed. What do you do? The first instinct is to feel sorry for yourself. “Oh, poor me! Nothing ever works out the way I want!” Those negative messages spring to mind so quickly, don’t they? Being upset at the […]

A 10-Point Plan for Getting a Job When Moving

A reader writes in: “I am moving at the end of the month. What job search strategy do you suggest?” While not ideal, sometimes life circumstances dictate relocating and then finding a job. If you find yourself in this situation, here are ten tips to hit the ground running! 1. Make sure you change your […]

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