How to enter the hidden jobs market and get hired

As technology changes the hiring process and the global economy enlarges the pool of jobseekers, many companies are turning to recruiters to help them find the right person. This article is about working with recruiters. * * * It can be very disconcerting for a jobseeker when the media reports…continue

Interview…no offer… Doesn’t mean you failed?

Interviews bring great hope: Interview requests bring hope. When an email or phone message asks for a jobseeker by name—everything changes. All of a sudden that “just okay” position, may become an incredible prize. The benefits of working there may grow and many of the negatives may diminish or evaporate….continue

Could A Lateral Move Be Your Best Friend?

A lateral move has traditionally been viewed, by hiring professionals, as a negative career strategy. Such a tactic usually raises concerns that the individual wasn’t proactive in his or her career. Perhaps they weren’t competent in their former position and couldn’t get anything “higher”. Regardless of the reality, a lateral…continue

The Hidden Reason You Aren’t Selected for an Interview

Many jobseekers get frustrated at what they call “the black hole.” They apply for jobs with certainty that they can perform the activities as outlined in the job description. When they read the qualifications, they are certain that they match each one to perfection. The missing link: Very few jobseekers…continue

How to find hope amidst catastrophic loss

A sure way to count your blessings is to look up “jobless horror stories” on the internet. Jobseekers know they could lose everything. That’s a little bit abstract and it doesn’t begin to tell the countless, heart-wrenching stories of honest, everyday people who lose their job, their dignity, their self-worth,…continue