Things Career Related | A Practical Look at the Job Search
Bob McIntosh, CPRW, is a career trainer who leads more than 17 job search workshops at an urban career center, as well as critiques LinkedIn profiles and conducts mock interviews. Bob’s greatest pleasure is helping people find rewarding careers in a competitive job market. Through this blog he helps people to find rewarding careers.
If every successful business requires a marketing campaign to promote its products or services, it figures that your job search requires the same. In part one of this two-part series, we looked at the written communications of a job-search marketing campaign. Four career-development pundits weighed in on research, the résumé and LinkedIn profile, and the […]
Every successful business requires a marketing campaign to promote its products or services. Businesses utilize a variety of delivery methods—social media, websites, television, radio, and other media—to deliver their message. Their campaign must be convincing, impactful, and informational, or they will fail. Like any company, a successful job search requires a marketing campaign to deliver […]
“Are you using LinkedIn in your job search?” That’s one of the first questions I ask my clients when I sit with them. Most of them say they are using it frequently. Others say they rarely are, and a few admit they aren’t using it at all and give excuses for not being on the […]
I was prompted to write this post when I came across the the post written by Robert Johnson of Business Insider on July 13, 2011. Even though this was eight years ago, I still see my clients, who are well qualified, struggling to find employment. Do you remember when companies like Beacon Hill Staffing Group, […]
We rarely see articles on how extraverts* can succeed at getting to interviews, but we often see articles directed toward introverts on this matter. In fact, I can’t recall self-help articles, let alone books, for extraverts (Es). This said, Es need to focus on their strengths and challenges that get them to interviews. It all […]
In almost every LinkedIn workshop I deliver someone asks me if it’s necessary to be on LinkedIn. Secretly I think they don’t want to make the effort to create a profile, develop a network, and engage with their connections. I get it. It’s like taking up jogging and wanting immediate results. To go into explaining […]
After reading an article, Principle #1-Reciprocity, from my valued LinkedIn connection Brian Ahearn, I began thinking about how difficult it is for some people to reciprocate in the throes of their job search.