I regularly read career advice articles about coping with a bad boss or how to fire someone in the most appropriate way. What I can’t find much on are insights and tips about ending a work relationship with a person who’s not your manager or your employee, or ending a personal relationship that adds no value or drags you down.
Developing a strong professional network has always been an important and powerful strategy used by effective job seekers in all fields. Networking is often the No. 1 missing tool in a job seekers toolbox, and this is even more true with ‘mature age’ candidates in the Age Group 45-55. This group often started their networking activities too late in their career or haven’t adapted to new ways of networking.
So, what do you do when your number of network contacts is low and which solution do you turn to when your attempts to reach out for new network contacts fall on deaf ears? How do you deal with 7 or more months of unemployment and 100s of unanswered applications resulting in zero or near zero job interviews? Read more
I recently received an email basically telling me that job seeker advice has a strong tendency to be drivel. The email author went on to say that he was sick and tired of hearing the same old advice again and again from job search experts and professionals. He explained in all sincerity that he has read career advice from countless experts and knows it all even better than some of the so-called career pros (he actually teaches social media networking techniques)…and yet he is still unemployed.
To summarise his sentiments: knows it, does it, lives it – even teaches some of it. And yet, no job. So, understandably, he’s had it up to here… no maybe up to HERE… with all the platitudes and assurances that following these job search tips will get him the golden ticket. Read more
What’s behind all the hype and buzz of the so called hidden job market?
Where are all these jobs and how can you access them?
Part 1 Seriously what is it about the mystery of the hidden job market that has us enchanted and eager to cling to a belief that there is sea of undiscovered job opportunities out there somewhere? I am sceptical that we are missing out on 80% of the jobs out there so I’ve done some digging and here is what I have found for you. Read more
G’day Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott and all of the rest of the smart politicians in Australia. Here is a recipe to guarantee your party new and everlasting votes at the upcoming election in September 2013.
It is a very simple, low cost concept, super easy to promote and makes lots of sense even if it is promoted by guys like Bob Katter or Warren Truss. Here it is …
“Smart people hire the unemployed”
(or at least they should)
Almost everyone who is exposed to or involved in a job seeking or recruiting process in Australia or New Zealand laments about the problems with the current practices and the handling of candidates and clients.
The number of rookie and un-skilled Recruiting services increases every year and their practices exacerbate the bitterness at both ends of the table. Both clients and candidates are increasingly fed up with the system. Read more