Happy Holidays! Isn’t it fun to be job searching this time of year? Actually, this is the most wonderful time of the year for job search. Let’s think about it: most people are focused on the holidays during this time. There are presents to purchase and wrap, cards to address and send, decorations to put up, plans for family and other holiday gatherings, special activities at your children’s school, cookies to bake – the list goes on and on. Continue reading “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”
St. Patrick’s Day always reminds me of one of the most hospitable places I have ever visited, Ireland. She captured me at her first greeting; the way she extended her hand, so to speak, in friendship.
I am going to talk about our hand extension, the hand shake, which we use so often in interviews, networking and daily living. I will start with the lighter side of the handshake, what does not impress the folks and then explain how to get it right.
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One of my favorite sayings is, “Knowledge is Power”. Often times at the end of an information packed workshop, I will ask participants if they believe this saying. Ninety nine percent of the time the answer is, “Yes” – which is just what I am hoping to hear! Continue reading “Knowledge is Power”
I had the pleasure of attending a job fair for Veterans yesterday. There were nearly 90 eager employers ready to talk to the hundreds of military veterans on hand looking for new work. As I walked around the job fair, I noticed some consistencies that were not necessarily good things. Rather than point them out, I decided I would write a blog on different ways to change your recruiting approach (especially if it is not yielding great results). Here we go! Continue reading “Desperately Seeking a New (Job Fair Recruiting) Lifestyle:”