Everything feels strange right now, and the future is almost impossible to predict. If you’ve been furloughed or laid off, you may be feeling like there’s no hope of finding a new opportunity until the pandemic is under control. It’s true that the New Normal won’t look like 2019, but job seekers who get a … Continue reading Start your Job Search Now
If you’re like me, the current situation has made a good night’s sleep less and less likely. I wake up several times a night, and my brain kicks right into worry mode. I’m worried about everything, as are most of you right now. Once my brain wakes up, I lose at least an hour – … Continue reading Sleeping Better, Even Now
From our friends at FlexJobs.com: An increased threat of online job search scams amid rising unemployment Work-at-home jobs have always been a target of scammers. However, as the BBB warns, these types of employment scams are likely to rise as the number of unemployed Americans increases due to the coronavirus pandemic. Knowing how to differentiate legitimate work … Continue reading FlexJobs Warns of 12 Common Work-at-Home Job Scams and Offers Job Seekers Key Tips to Stay Safe
I posted this in January, never imagining how relevant it would be in March (with some updates.) I hope you’re taking care of yourself during this crazy time. You’ll need to keep up your energy and spirits so you can be ready for the next great opportunity, when all of this craziness has passed. … Continue reading Five Things to Do Every Day While You’re Out of Work
(Guest post by Resume Genius) Before you write your resume, you need to pick an appropriate resume format. The best format for you personally will depend on your work experience, relevant skill set, and target industry. There are three main resume formats for you to choose from, and they are the: Chronological format Functional format … Continue reading Guest Post: Choosing a Resume Format
Losing your job is a traumatic experience. It ranks among the top 10 stressors for adults, along with death and divorce. In fact, being let go feels like an awful combination of death and divorce, an event that will surely shake your confidence. And confidence is what you need for a successful career transition. No … Continue reading The Road to Confidence Part 1: Handling Worry
One of the keys to a successful job search is networking, which can be defined as meeting people you don’t know to ask for something you don’t have. If you’re by nature a shy person, networking can be agonizing. When biologists and zoologists use the term shy to describe animals, it generally means “tends to … Continue reading Shy? Here’s How to Get Over It.
(A guest post by Lauren Walker, from Stellar Select, a UK-based financial recruiting company.) Surviving an interview is one of the most challenging aspects of landing a job. Even if you’re the most qualified candidate in the room, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get the finance job that you want, especially if you were unable … Continue reading How to Make a Good Impression in Finance Interviews
In a previous post, I wrote that generalists are more marketable, more employable, and maybe more happy than specialists. Pat Flynn, author of How to Get Better at Almost Everything, says that becoming a generalist has made him both successful and happy. “When I specialized in guitar, I was always comparing myself to others and … Continue reading How to Get Very Good at Being Pretty Good at Everything
Which are you: a generalist or a specialist? Generalists tend to know a little about a lot of things; specialists tend to know as much as possible about just a few things. I believe that we’re hard-wired to be one or the other. We either gravitate toward exploring many topics and integrating knowledge into a broad view of the world, or we gravitate toward exploring one topic we care passionately about until we become an expert.