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4 Steps To Making Your Job Search A Habit

In the last few weeks I have met two people who have been at a job they hate for 10 years! Imagine what that does to your spirit, never mind your health.  Both of them claimed, “it was supposed to be temporary”.  In this current economy it is very easy to let your job search motivation lag.  A job keeps you extremely…

Become Your Own Job Creator in 10 Simple Steps

This article was originally published at JobMob as part of their 6th Annual Guest Blogging Contest.
Maybe what you’re looking for has been right in front of you all along.

You may have noticed that the job landscape today is very different than the one we were looking at just five years ago. And although there is a lot of talk about jobs returning, the job search market is likely to remain daunting for many people.

More and more, companies and individuals are shifting away from full-time salaried jobs to hiring freelance or contract workers. Individuals have to adapt to this ongoing trend.

Let’s face it:

Making a living today is just not how it used to be. Landing a full-time job takes more time and effort, and there is no guarantee that there will be a job with your name on it. So we had better start figuring out how to make a living!

Freelancing is no longer reserved for writers or graphic designers. In a world where every job is temporary, micro-jobs may be the new norm for people in many fields. Whether you are an accountant or a teacher, every professional can create their own opportunity.

Three Things You Could Do Online Today Instead of Shopping

As you probably noticed, today is CyberMonday, the biggest shopping day of the year for online retailers. {Sigh, I guess it is important to keep our economy going. If you can contribute to it, that is great!) But if you’re currently in the market for a new job or a career change, there are much better ways you could be spending your…

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…

The Gift of a Linkedin Connection: Creative Gift Idea #7

Don’t underestimate how you might be able to help someone by inviting them into your network. A Linkedin invitation is ideally a mutually beneficial experience; assuming that both parties are equally invested in their professional networks and they both use Linkedin. So, when you are enjoying the holiday parties of the season, go armed with your business card, and if you don’t…

7 updates to your Linkedin profile that will transform your job search.

In September I launched a weekly group & workshop, the Carerfolk café dedicated to helping people get a grip on the social media tools that have revolutionized the job search and career management. I’m talking specifically about LinkedIn, Twitter & Facebook. Indeed, I am a bit of an evangelist because the more I learn about the powerful impact these tools can have…