Thursday, March 31, 2016

Job Search Quotes of the Week!

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” - Christian D. Larson

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” - Jim Rohn

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Career Management Quotes of the Week

"There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things." —Mark Twain

"Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish." ― Ovid

Friday, March 25, 2016

Join a LinkedIn Group

Besides having a great profile, there are multiple other ways to use LinkedIn to help in career management or job search.  One of those options is to join a LinkedIn Group(s).  From professional to hobby-related, there is a group for nearly everyone.  You can contribute to ongoing discussions, start a discussion yourself, see what jobs a particular group has advertised, learn from industry experts, and find potential connections. 

Just go to the Interests Tab at the top of the page and click Groups.  LinkedIn will make suggestions based on your profile.  My suggestion is to join local groups (this is where the jobs will be advertised), professional groups that have a LinkedIn Group as well, alumni groups, and company “alumni” groups.  LinkedIn will allow you to join up to 50 groups, so you can have quite a selection.  Always look at the group description first, how many members are in the group, and how active it is to make the right selections for you.  To your job search and career success!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Career Management Quotes of the Week!

When someone says you can't, look at where they are sitting. Perhaps they meant they can't. - Tim Fargo

Your life will never improve unless you start making daily improvements. - Lewis Howes

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Job Search Quotes of the Week

"Rome wasn't built in a day, but they still worked on it every day!" ~ Unknown

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. ~ Confucius

You Can Never Cross The Ocean Unless You Have The Courage To Lose Sight Of The Shore. ~ Christopher Columbus

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Career Management Quotes of the Week!

"Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others." --John C. Maxwell

"Remember, the thoughts that you think and the statements you make regarding yourself determine your mental attitude. If you have a worthwhile objective, find the one reason why you can achieve it rather than hundreds of reasons why you can't." Napoleon Hill
1883-1970, Author of Think and Grow Rich

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Use a Beneficial LinkedIn Title

Every time I visit LinkedIn to help a client or see invites in my email box from LinkedIn, invariably there's at least one of the following titles used by a connection or invitee:

"Currently Looking for an Opportunity"
"Looking for Work"
"Needing a Job"

None of these titles will help you in your job search!  LinkedIn works through several different algorithms, and one of those is keywords.  Instead of using some sort of "description" regarding your current situation, tell them what you are looking for specifically.  For instance, if you are a salesperson try this:  Sales Professional | Business Development | Customers Needs Assessment | Consultative Sales | Cold Calling | Relationship Management

You have 100 characters and spaces to give Human Resources, Recruiter/Headhunters, and Hiring Managers detail on what you can do for them in the title section, versus just telling them you are unemployed.  What are the keywords and key phrases most appropriate to your industry?  Not only should they be used in your resume, but should be used on your LinkedIn profile, especially in the first thing a hiring professional will see - your title.   To your job search success.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Job Search Quotes of the Week!

"Produce every day.  We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle
Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient. ~ Steve Maraboli

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Career Management Quotes of the Week!

"Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work." ~ Chuck Close

"Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be." ~ Alan Watts

"When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute." ~ Simon Sinek

Friday, March 4, 2016

Keep Going Even When the Job Search Takes Longer Than Expected

Sometimes that job you are waiting for just doesn’t come as quickly as you hoped in your job search.  It seems like you have spent hours at the computer and applied for 100’s of positions, have had phone and in-person interviews that went well, and still no job.  Don’t give up, that next application, networking contact or referral could be the job you have waited for all this time.  Often you have to go through many “no’s” to get to the yes’s.  A job search is like sales, not everyone will buy, but there is always a customer for a good product.  To your job search success!

Job Search Quotes of the Week!

"People with clear, written goals accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them can ever imagine."  Brian Tracy, Speaker and Author

"When we change the way we think, we change our lives. What most people do not understand is how powerful our thinking is and how involved it is in our health."  Bob Proctor, Author and Speaker 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Career Management Quotes of the Week!

If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. ~ Drina Reed

Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and where you want to be. ~ Unknown