People who have significant roles in hiring for any potential employer are constantly busy; the pieces of their puzzle are constantly moving. Whether a networking contact, recruiter or hiring manager, their attention and interests are divided.
With so many responsibilities and open positions to fill, you are not their main point of focus…
Since you began looking for work, people have been telling you there are certain job search rules you must follow. How long your resume must be. What to post online. How a cover must look.
Well, I’m here to tell you: Break job search rules. That’s right, break all of ’em!
What is a “consultant mindset”? And what does it have to do with finding a new job? Some of my colleagues will boo me for this, but based on the success of some of my clients over the past year, presenting a resume first is not always the answer. Instead, find work by leveraging the mindset of a consultant. In other words: present solutions first, then your resume. In fact, if you have a clear, well thought-out approach, and present short and long-term solutions to employers, a resume will be an afterthought. (Look at your keyboard, and now look at
The 2014 job search requires you to be a near-expert at many contemporary job search strategies. This includes things that you love (and are easy) to do… and those things that make you more than a bit uncomfortable (in part because they are not easy to do).
And yet, once you sort through those emotions and apply these strategies, you’ll fall in love with the results…
Volunteering is a mutually beneficial opportunity; a chance to help the greater good, while providing you with great self-reward.
What you might not know is that volunteering is well worth your time and effort in order to advance in your career, or transition into a new one. Consider the reasons why… and then volunteer!