Don't Volunteer For Job Opportunities

Unless You Are Doing It for the Right Reasons

The job marketing is becoming increasingly competitive, and many young people are looking to volunteer just so they can fluff out their CV. They know that volunteers are always in short supply, and it's a sure way to gain some work related experience. But volunteering can be a wonderful, and fulfilling experience in and of itself. Volunteers shouldn't view this opportunity just as stepping stone towards landing a paid job. They should cherish the occasion to give back to their community, and invest as much as they can in this activity. Otherwise, their whole volunteering experience is wasted.

Facing several interview rejections becomes demotivating for job seekers. The article shares some motivational quotes for job seekers, particularly sales professionals to keep going in their efforts.

What are the critical "signs" of pending job loss that might have been present, for at least three to six months before you noticed them?

LinkedIn is a great networking tool and I use it all the time. In fact I received the following via LinkedIn two weeks ago. I present it here word for word, only changing the sender's name to protect the innocent (or, in this case, the guilty). How many flaws can you find in this approach?

You've been in the same job for over three years. Feeling a little stale? A promotion or change of pace would be ideal and you've seen some interesting jobs on your company's internal career website. Or maybe there isn't exactly what you'd like, but you want to do some further exploration by networking. What do you do?

Network for a Job

Ask for Help with a Clear Purpose

Get over the guilt, the shyness, and the embarrassment about asking for help in your job search. Change the way you ask for help, as well

After mentoring and hiring hundreds of job seekers, the number one surprise response I get when I give advice on job search process is, "Wow, this takes so much time!" I'm even more concerned by the proclamation that, "I don't have the time to put into this." I'm convinced there is a binary categorization of job seekers today: those who are committed and those who are hobbyists. Which one are you?

The way I would describe the CPSP program is this: "It's a 45-Day Journey towards your professional best." Vision... Belief... Habits... These three things are at the core of a very unusual, emotionally intense and profoundly effective program. The CPSP program has but one objective: To guide you into successfully re-wiring your brain on: who you are, who you are being and who you are becoming. What's amazing is that this re-wiring, this re-booting- over 45 day --seems subtle. Subtle...if you think nuclear bombs are subtle, then well yeah...

If you are in a job search you know what stress feels like. It sits on your shoulders and ties up your guts. Hang on though, there are ways to help reduce the effects of job-search stress so that you can face each day with a positive outlook.

Get Back To Work!

Three Tips for Women Re-Entering the Job Market

One of the toughest career challenges for women is re-entering the job market after a break in employment. Women experience employment breaks for various reasons. If you are a woman returning to work after an absence from professional life, how do you regain the momentum lost during your time off? Here are three tips to help women and mothers make the most of their back-to-work efforts.