Thursday, December 29, 2016

Job Search Quotes of the Week

“Success seems to be connected with action.  Successful people keep moving.  They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

“You can't be afraid of stepping on toes if you want to go dancing.  Every step is part of the journey.  Success lies in the extra mile." - Unknown

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Career Management Quotes of the Week

“If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done." - Unknown 

“Of all sad words of mouth or pen, the saddest are these: it might have been.” - John Greenleaf Whittier

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Job Search Quotes of the Week

“Every exit is an entry somewhere.” - Tom Stoppard

“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing." - Unknown

Monday, December 19, 2016

Career Management Quotes of the Week

"If you change the way you work, you change the way you live. To change the future we must change our thoughts constantly." - Unknown 

“Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not.” – John C. Maxwell

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Career Management Quotes of the Week

"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." ~Maya Angelou

“When people say they'd like to be in your shoes, it's usually after the difficult journey is finished.” - Tim Fargo

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Keep up that Job Search-No Excuses!

A friend just sent me a newsletter about cold calling, with a note about the “excuse list” applying to jobseekers.  After reading this newsletter from Wendy Weiss’s (The Queen of Cold Calling), I absolutely agree.  Here is the excuse list from her newsletter – the same excuses jobseekers often use this time of year:

--No one’s doing any work. It’s the holidays.
--Nothing gets done till January. It’s the holidays.
--No one sets appointments till the New Year. It’s the holidays.
--Too much to finish up to take the time to prospect (for new employees). It’s the holidays.
--Prospects (potential job candidates) are taking time off.  It’s the holidays.
--I’m taking time off.  It’s the holidays.
--No one wants to be bothered. It’s the holidays.
--No one is thinking about work. It’s the holidays.
--Everyone is having office parties. It’s the holidays.
--No one’s thinking about business. It’s the holidays.

I realize that I have written about this subject before, but it bears repeating every holiday season and every summer when people make excuses not to job search.  Companies are hiring, some of them will make their decisions before the end of the year, some of them will interview right after the first, but if you aren’t searching and applying, you won’t get the job.  Always maintain your job search headway regardless of season.  Your career will thank you.  To your job search success!