Thursday, March 22, 2018

Job Search Quotes of the Week

"Small efforts can add up to giant results." - Tony Robbins

"Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit." - Napoleon Hill

Career Management Quotes of the Week

 “Indecision is the seedling of fear." - Napoleon Hill 

As you ascend, make sure that you bring other people along up with you.”  Sterling K. Brown

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Career Tip: References and Your Job Search

Obtain your references just ahead of starting a job search or right at the beginning of a “forced” job search.  Your first three to four references should always be professional, as what companies really want to know is how well you perform in the workplace.  For instance:  what were you best at in your prior work, are you dependable, do you have the skills required by the potential employer, do you complete projects on time, do you manage your time well, are you a self-starter?, etc.  Personal references should also be someone who can talk about your work ethic, how you get along with others, and dependability.  They should not be your drinking buddy, the person you haven’t seen in 10 years, or an individual who can’t answer the “biggest weakness” question without torpedoing your candidacy.  Never use an individual as a reference you haven’t spoken with personally; no one wants a surprise call suddenly asking for a reference about you.  Quality references significantly improve your chances of being hired, so select them wisely.  To your job search success!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Job Search Quotes of the Week

“Come right out and say you want it: “It’s been great hearing you talk about the position. I’d love to work here, and I think I could do a terrific job for you.” 
― Kate White

“Just because you can’t find them doesn’t mean they don’t exist. You’ve got to change the way you’re looking for them. Because there are always job vacancies out there.” 
― Richard N. Bolles