Thursday, May 27, 2010

INTROVERTS and the Job Search

From Psychology Today Blogs: The Shy Job Seeker - Can Introverts Succeed in this Job Market? A great perspective offered by Katharine Brooks, Ed.D., the Director of Liberal Arts Career Services at The University of Texas at Austin.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Don't Hold Back with A Job Search

Don't let flip-flops in the job market hold you back from pursuing a pro-active job search. I am constantly being asked "John, is this a good time to be looking for a new job?" And my answer today is the same as it was 3, 4, 5 years ago. You should look for a new job when you need one and when you want one! Don't allow the evening news to derail you from your search strategy. The top two ways of finding a job, decade after decade, remain networking with a very clear message and pro-actively reaching out to employers with a very clear focus on the value that you can bring to their organization).

The sun does seem to be poking through the clouds a bit. Check out this recent TIME article. More confident employers stepped up job creation in April, expanding payrolls by 290,000, the most in four years. The jobless rate rose to 9.9 percent as people streamed back into the market looking for work. Read more at TIME Magazine online: Jobs Up 290,000; Unemployment Up to 9.9%