Deciding to quit your job may seem easy. Reasons are plenty – from organizational pain points and personal relations, to need of accomplishment or general dissatisfaction. Can it be remedied by changing job? And is it really the right way to shake up your career? Naturally the immediate step is to start browsing job boards, activate friends and contacts, and get in touch with headhunters.
But, while it might be easy to identify the reasons for leaving the current job, it is another story altogether to define the next one, or actually find it.
Like a child running into the garden on easter weekend to find colored eggs, you KNOW that there is a job for you out there.
It is not far, it’s somewhere in your existing network! But where? And how to find it?
Click here to read my latest guest post on Forbes on the 6 best ways to find your next job.
Did you ever wonder what we external and internal recruiters check when we decide within 5-10 seconds if your resume is of interest to us or not? Which are the red flags in YOUR resume – the reasons you will not make it to the interview?
Here are the 13 most flagrant warning signals we might spot in your CV – and the solution to fix them: Read more
In my career, I have read thousands of resumes, but the truth is that I take less than 1 minute on the resumes I receive. And the latest number I read on the average time a recruiter spends on your resume is 5-10 seconds!
Another reality is that I have never seen any resume where there could have been improvements.
Here are my top 7 resume best practices that will help you to make it the first interview Read more
Prior to conducting a job search I was on LinkedIn on a very superficial basis, brushing it aside as something only for people looking for a job. And then quite suddenly, I became a job seeker and LinkedIn became my friend.
One of the benefits of my search was my new found knowledge about how to use LinkedIn. Job seekers often hear about “The Hidden Job Market,” or they are told “networking is essential.”
Below are 5 tips of how to use LinkedIn to tap into the Hidden Job Market and how to network. We are often told what to do; I prefer to tell people how to do it Read more
“On May 18, I got a call from my boss saying they were going in a different direction and he was letting me go. He told me that he had secured one of the longest severance packages that company had given and sent me on my way to HR. Region of the Year the past two years in a row, and 4 of the last 6; in April I went overseas for a week to train part of the international sales team; and, in May I had organized a 3-day National Training meeting, yet it was not enough.
On one hand it was a surprise, but on another it was not. As of this writing, I have 3 very solid prospects, and am cautiously optimistic that I will be back to work before New Year’s. Better yet, I will be in a job and with a company that I really like one that I would have accepted even if I were still employed….
Job hunting feels a lot like growing a garden. Here is what I have learned over the past 6 months that might help you harvest: Read more
Are you sending tons of online applications but don’t even get an answer?
Click here for my guest post on www.businessinsider.com on 5 ways to target your application that increase your likelihood to get an interview
“My Job Thoughts | Career advice from a headhunter” will enter a new era: one posting every Monday (thanks to Bill, Cornell, David, Darain, Maria, Martin, Mary Anna, Mike, Stephanie, Victor and if YOU want to become a guest writer too, please contact me).
We kick off the week with “Application Strategy” as number 1 of the new series “Career advice from A to Z” which will keep you interested and me busy until Christmas:
Applying can be a full-time job in itself. A structured approach and follow-up, the definition of a real application strategy can help you to be more efficient, better manage your efforts – and get that new job!
Often right – though it is illegal to do so in some countries. Yet many agencies put ads on the net that are completely made up and neither the job nor the company exist (at least recruiters who work on success fees and who have to build a “candidate pool”).
I read and hear again and again that candidates complain that when they met their recruiter, the job “was gone”, had “just been filled” or more bluntly “does not exist” and had the aim “to attract candidates”. Read more