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Be a Job Search Rebel

Be a Job Search Rebel So, you’re in the market for a new job, eh? Chances are you have a list going through your mind about the do’s and don’ts of how to land that new opportunity. Perhaps it’s not a list you’re even conscious of but you may be acting in a bubble of what used to work and no longer…

Out of Love with Your Job? 5 Tips for You.

Valentine’s Day has come and gone but finding the right mate is not the only search that strikes at your heart. Let’s face it, the reality of finding that one career that ignites your passion on a daily basis may be an overly idealistic view.  Sure, it’s possible, but as the term “misemployment” gains traction, we see so many people in jobs…

It’s a New Year, Now What?

Well, here we are in the beginning of a brand new year. A cold one at that! In the northern hemisphere, we are experiencing the “Polar Vortex”, and if you are in Australia, you are experiencing quite the opposite. But enough about the weather 😉 we have other important issues to address. For many of us, a new year signifies a new…

A Discreet Job Search Using Linkedin (Yes, it’s Possible)

If fear of being seen by your employer is one of the reasons holding you back from using LinkedIn to help you find your next job,  then fear no more. One of the biggest concerns about using LinkedIn and other social networking sites that I still hear is fear over lack of privacy and the inability to be discreet. Discretion is, no…

4 Fears Job Seekers Must Get Over And Why

1. Fear of being your own boss: You have no choice but to face this fear head on.  Whether you like it or not, you are your own boss today. Due to the trend of shrinking job tenure, everyone needs to think about what their next step is going to be, on a regular and strategic basis. Long gone is the lifetime…

Is your head really in the game?

As a trained counselor and therapist, it doesn’t take me long to detect that a job seeking client is stuck for reasons other than a challenging economy. Let me introduce the experiences of three people I have met over the last few years: It took quite a bit of encouragement to get Dan into my office to talk about his job search,…