Job Search Pitfalls–How to Avoid or Blast Past Them (Part 1 of 2)

If I told you that job search pitfalls lurk around every corner and will leap out to grab you when you least expect it, you might think I’d been drinking something I shouldn’t! On the other hand, what if it’s true? Just kidding, but the reality doesn’t lag far behind my outlandish statement. You can […]

Successful Executive Job Search Strategies

What do you need for a successful job search as an executive? For starters, you need executive job search strategies that can power your search in the most effective way. In other words, you need a strategically sound job search plan that allows you to fine-tune your focus . How Do You Conduct an Executive […]

How Much Time Should Your Job Search Take?

Sometimes prospective clients ask me how long their job search should take? That is, how long do I think it will be before they get calls, interviews, and job offers? If I knew the answer to that, I’d be independently wealthy and gainfully unemployed! Seriously, as the saying goes, “There’s no easy answer.” What you […]

Are Your Job Search Expectations Unrealistic?

The primary objective of your job search is to get a job, right? However, you have quite a few steps to take to reach that goal, and you can stumble if you don’t start with realistic expectations for the outcome. Unrealistic Job Search Expectations For example, if you’re currently earning $50,000/year but aiming for $150,000 […]

Job Search Self-Sabotage

Why would anyone want to sabotage his/her job search? Doing it deliberately makes NO sense. Unfortunately, I’ve talked with a number of people over the years who were doing exactly that–but unconsciously. Too often they end up wandering in a maze of dead-ends and having to retrace their steps, instead of moving strongly toward their […]

Job Search Failures — Rarely “Fatal”

Wouldn’t it be great if every job search you ever planned could be executed without failures. In other words, you would move yourself from concept and plan to a successful conclusion (i.e., the desired new job) without any mistakes. That’s a dream, and if you recognize that dreams don’t always work the way you hope […]

Organized Job Search – Organized Career Planning

If you’re by nature or inclination a disorganized person, the thought of conducting an organized job search or applying organizing principles to your career planning might strike fear into your heart! Okay, so that’s a bit of over-dramatization, but the point is, whether you’re innately drawn to organization or just the opposite, a certain amount […]

Big Data and Your Job Search

I have to admit that the whole idea of “big data” overwhelms me! In fact, reading articles about it tends to make my eyes glaze over. However, we live in a world where such topics can impinge on our actions, career success, life balance and more, so trying to ignore big data completely is probably […]