I got an email yesterday from a Minnesota man who wrote: "I followed all of your advice but I have not gotten any job interviews. Do you have any other suggestions?"
I took a quick look at his LinkedIn profile and found that he hasn't followed all of the advice I gave him.
He hasn't followed any of it, as a matter of fact.
And yet he wants more ideas from me.
Updated: April 19, 2009, - 10:56 PM
The most brilliant job-search plan in the world won’t get you hired by itself.
You have to take action.
But before you can act, you must decide to act.
And that’s where things get tricky.
Updated: April 13, 2009, - 10:41 AM
If you’re in the job market now, you may be in search of new ideas.
How about four?
Updated: March 23, 2009, - 10:40 AM
If you’ve been looking for the right job without success, maybe you ought to stop.
Instead, try looking for the right employers.
Updated: March 02, 2009, - 10:22 AM
As a rule, most employers hate reading cover letters. Because nearly all of them are what I call, 3B: bland, boring and banal.
In fact, most cover letters are such formulaic exercises in boredom that I suggest you stop sending them to employers.
That’s right. Don’t send a cover letter.
Instead, send a sales letter.
Updated: February 22, 2009, - 11:07 PM
Three More Habits of Highly Successful Job SeekersLast time, I wrote about the three habits of highly successful job seekers that I have observed after counseling thousands of people since 1996.
Updated: February 18, 2009, - 10:14 AM
After speaking and writing to more than 20,000 job seekers since 1996, I've met hundreds of folks who seem to sail smoothly from one position to the next, in good times and in bad.
What do they do differently from average job seekers, who take 19.7 weeks to get hired, according to Dec. 2008 figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics?
Updated: February 09, 2009, - 09:41 AM
Despite the down economy, there are plenty of jobs and internships to be had for anyone willing to work smartly and diligently to meet more hiring authorities. You can do it the old-fashioned way -- networking in person and by phone -- or using new social media, like Facebook.
Updated: February 02, 2009, - 11:53 AM
Your next job is out there waiting for you. Where?
Updated: January 25, 2009, - 05:58 PM