Posts Tagged ‘Job seeking’

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Alva Edison. There are millions of people with brilliant ideas that never become real…

By now I think most of us are familiar with the latest You Tube sensation that is “Ted Williams.” If you have managed to dodge this story to date here is a quick summary– Ted was a homeless “Wolverine” look alike…

So why should I be interested in Twitter as a job seeker? Is it just a bunch of people talking about what they had for breakfast and place for celebrities to blow their own trumpets?

During a recent “Personal Branding” session with a job seeker we were looking at creative ways to get noticed in the marketplace and then it struck me! What if a job seeker created a professional newsletter updating agencies and employers on their latest activities?

Okay it’s competitive out there, lots of talent and not an abundance of jobs. That said, there are jobs and I have noticed more activity in the marketplace that I did in 2009.

very winter we see the ads on the TV, asking us to remember the elderly during cold snaps, call in regularly to your neighbours and make sure they are alright.

Since January I have been conducting a job seekers poll, asking them what they really would like to get from a career advice expert. I conducted my poll through LinkedIn, Poll Daddy, Facebook , my own Blog and in person. The poll results are based on the views of 100 job seekers

I have started to read my two little boys the Mr. Men books at bedtime. They love them and it gives me a chance to reminisce about my childhood, as I also loved them…

As a Career Coach I am always looking out for the latest and most creative material that will benefit my clients. So I spend a lot of time reading books and blogs from around the world. I was very excited last week when I finally received the much anticipated “Lemonade” movie in the post.

I have now written my goals and used your guidelines including writing my goals in the positive and will read them every week.
As I wrote my goals down on paper I felt very excited and inspired about the New Year, however…