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Category: Job Search Tips

‘Tis the Season – for Seasonal Work

When you’re looking for full time work, sometimes odd sources of extra income can come in quite handy (see last  post  Being a Crafty Earner, too) For example, ‘tis the season (almost) for holiday workers of all kinds. Get your application in early – some start this month, some around the beginning of November. Many […]

A Job Search at YOUR Age? YES!

Our world, country, economy, business world, work force and our own lives are going through massive, and sometimes scary, changes right now. You might be facing a furlough or lay off, or your children who are young adults or teens are looking at a really challenging job market:  anyone may feel rather intimidated to be […]

Coping with Covid: Job Resources

You may have seen the (tear jerker!) movie, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” recently about Mr. Rogers, of the ‘hood, or maybe you’ve seen a meme of this floating around social media: “Mr. Rogers often told this story about when he was a boy and would see scary things on the news: “My mother […]

VIDEO: Only Education, No Experience

  I get this question pretty often: — What if you only have EDUCATION / TRAINING, but not JOB EXPERIENCE in the type of work you want? (what if your education IS your only related experience?) — PLUS:  How to Answer BEHAVIORAL INTERVIEW Questions (also called Structural interview questions), aka, how to “show what you […]

Be Assertive – Not Annoying: Ways to Follow Up Without Aggravating Anyone

  So you followed the networking blog post advice & made some new contacts – good for you! Are you thinking, “Sooooo, now what?” Job seekers often struggle with the notion of following up with networking contacts, so you’re not alone. Many are concerned that they will be perceived as a nuisance if they follow […]