The most important—and most difficult—part of any job search is finding focus. You need to have some idea of what you actually want to do in your career. Without a focused job search goal, it’s almost impossible to sell yourself to potential employers.
Whenever I meet a job seeker, the first question I ask is always the same: “What kind of work are you looking for?” At least half the people give me one of the following responses—all of which are a bad omen for their job search… “I’m keeping my options open.” “I’m willing to do anything.” […]
Sometimes you take a job solely for the paycheck. But, at its best, work is about more than just financial advancement. A rewarding job engages you in a personal way, drawing on your strengths and passions, and challenging you with interesting, meaningful projects. The key to landing a dream job is understanding your own interests, […]
If you’ve spent any time reading about the job search, you’ve probably heard about informational interviewing and how important it is to finding the right job. I’ve been looking for a job in Portland since moving here in December of last year, and I’ve used informational interviews as one of my main job search tactics.
Melissa Anzman, founder of the “Loosen Your White Collar” blog, knows how corporate recruiters work because she was one. A self-described “former human resources drone,” Anzman pulls the curtain back on the corporate recruiting world in her book, “How to Land a Job: Secrets of an HR Insider.” Anzman has interviewed countless candidates for corporate […]