Effective Ways to Look for Work

David SpearsIn a previous blog post, Research Labor Market Information, we learned how to pin-point specific labor market information with regards to our own skills and interests. Knowing that, we can either be somewhat random in our search for work, or take a moment to consider some effective ways to look for a career. Continue reading “Effective Ways to Look for Work”

Organized Chaos or Just a Process?

Kristin ColeI just got back from vacation and the airport in Miami seemed so chaotic! I have a personal story to illustrate this, so hang with me.

We were hustled off the plane, up the stairs, around the corner, and directed to an electronic device where we checked into Customs . We scanned our passports, answered a bunch of questions, had our picture taken and matched to our identification. Then we were shepherded through another door to meet the Border Customs officer and pick up our luggage, just to turn it right back in. We then waited through more security screening; we stood in line, took off our shoes, jackets, backpacks, watches and emptied our pockets. We stood in a funny looking glass screening room with our hands over our heads. “Hold very still.” she told me. Continue reading “Organized Chaos or Just a Process?”

Research Labor Market Information

David SpearsOne of the first steps to take in any job search plan is to review labor market information particular to your skills and interests (information on skills evaluation can be found in previous blogs). Labor market is defined as “the supply of available workers in relation to available work.” With labor market information, we can find what training or education is necessary, what is the predicted growth of an industry, the average salary for the occupation, and a host of other information. Continue reading “Research Labor Market Information”

Unemployed? Nope! You still have a job!

Kristin ColeI Don’t Have Enough Time
Most job seekers don’t realize that they have the same amount of time that they had before. They work an 8-hour work day, sometimes 9 or 10, and are still required to run a household! Laundry, washing dishes, grocery shopping, cooking, household chores, dropping off and picking up kids from school, exercising and sitting in traffic (my favorite). Some people even find time to watch their favorite TV shows. How is that possible when life is hectic and our jobs take up so much of our day? Continue reading “Unemployed? Nope! You still have a job!”