It’s important to understand the lay of the land before formulating a plan for success.Â This is one of lessons I learned while in the army.Â In this video,WSJ’s Brenda Cronin and Sudeep Reddy discuss unemployment in the U.S. and the prospects of a better jobs picture in 2011.Â This may be one of the most important 6 minute video you watch in getting the lay of the land.
Job Hunting…And Bagging the Big One!
Let’s check out some of news hitting the job front today… Beecher Tuttle is telling us that Bank of America is cranking up its junior banker hiring plans. That’s good news if you have plans to get into the banking industry. You can read more about it here: In the latest hiring roundup, Bank of […]
CNNMoney has an interesting article out there. They had Universum Global survey college students around the world to see where they most want to work. I’m not sure how much money CNNMoney paid Universum Global or how resources they allocated to the project, but if they’d ask me first, I could done for a couple […]
Life has a wicked curveball. You don’t need me to tell you that. And you probably have little need for a lot of the cliches that always seem to come one’s way when life takes an unfortunate turn. Cliches like, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going,” or “when one door closes, another […]
Some food for thought as you head into the weekend. Already the 3rd weekend of the NFL season. Wow, another week and we’ll be a quarter of the way through another NFL season. Man, time flies… Should be no surprise to you. Man, time just rockets by when you’re looking for a job or if […]
You should have an agenda when you enter the lion’s den for that much coveted job interview. Yeah, yeah – I get it… Your agenda is to get hired. You just need a job. Man, been unemployed for months (years?) and you just need a paying job. I get it. Tough to have an agenda […]
Some thoughts to get you going for the week. I thought I’d start with this great article from Kelly Eggers. She writes for a number of online outlets on a variety of job search-related issues and generally provides great info. She knocks it out of the park with this one: Seven Interview Questions That Kill […]
I’m all about scoping out the competition and getting the lay of the land before doing anything. Maybe it’s the scout in me. I want to know what’s in front of me. They say a cat will never jump over a fence if the cat can’t see what’s on the other side. Call me a […]
Going through some old articles and I ran across this very interesting from last summer. The article is “The 15-Minute Job Hunt,” by Kelly Eggers. It begins with this somewhat provocative set of statements: Looking for a job may be a full-time occupation, but actually spending 40-plus hours per week looking at job listings won’t […]
Is it the art of getting hired or is it the science of getting hired? Or is it a crapshoot – buy a lottery ticket, attend a job fair, air out a resume and hope for the best? If you’ve been out of a job for a while; it can all drive you nuts. But […]
I’ve always thought that you needed to go fish where the fish were. Sometimes that has gone well for me, and sometimes – meh! That said, in retrospect; some of my best moves have come when I’ve ventured out beyond my comfort zone. And if you’ve hit a serious roadblock in your job search, then […]