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…
Well, here we are in the beginning of a brand new year. A cold one at that! In the northern hemisphere, we are experiencing the “Polar Vortex”, and if you are in Australia, you are experiencing quite the opposite. But enough about the weather ;-) we have other important issues to address. For many of us, a new year signifies a new…
The process of career coaching and counseling is still somewhat foreign to many people, but in this current economic climate, not knowing that there is a professional support out there and how they can help you will only cause prolonged unhappiness, and unnecessary job search struggles. If you’re sick with a chronic condition, you seek medical help, why not for your career? It affects every aspect of your life.
Recently I was interviewed by Demetrius Cheeks of Learnvest to find out what career coaches do, and how we can help people who are struggling with getting their career on track or succeed in difficult job search. In this interview with Demetrius I share my experiences as a Career Coach and how the art and science of career counseling can help prep you to compete against the millions of fellow job-seekers or find the right career fit.
In today’s economy, you have to hustle! Yes, as the song goes. “Do The Hustle.” and yes, I know it’s a hassle (at least sometimes) but times have changed and there’s been a huge shift in what you need to do to manage and expand your career prospects. You know this already. The issue is that we all need to get with…
If fear of being seen by your employer is one of the reasons holding you back from using LinkedIn to help you find your next job, then fear no more. One of the biggest concerns about using LinkedIn and other social networking sites that I still hear is fear over lack of privacy and the inability to be discreet. Discretion is, no…
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.
“…if you want to truly refine and develop your understanding of what the LinkedIn tool set can do for you and your job search, your weapon of choice should be Donna Sweidan. More of an operating partner than a textbook coach, she uses her encyclopedic understanding of how today’s advanced social media tools work to help her clients craft an all-in career transition strategy.”—MJ, Banker