Posts Tagged ‘jobseeking’

“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…

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?

For many of us one of the most stressful and traumatic things that can happen in our life is being made redundant. Maybe a controlled explosion is the way to go to release these feelings?

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.

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.

Just to mix things up this week I have decided to make a quick video on LinkedIn for job seekers. LinkedIn is without doubt a very valuable tool. In the US over 80% of employers are now using LinkedIn as part of their recruitment process. In Ireland LinkedIn has really taken off in the past 12 months…

Social Media is now the number 1 activity on the web. Many companies in Ireland are now using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to source candidates in the marketplace.

There is no easy route to sourcing a new job as I believe the harder you work the luckier you get. If you are working hard you may as well work smart. It is time to switch on the lights to see what you are doing!!