After I ask a few questions, it becomes crystal clear why the person hasn’t been successful in landing a job. It has nothing to do with the employment market being tough. There are lots of jobs out there and employers struggle to find good talent. So, why is that so many people struggle to find work? Here are my top reasons why:
Children never cease to amaze me. If you pay attention, there are lots of lessons that we can learn from them. Recently, my daughter took up knitting. From the very beginning, she naturally excelled at knitting. She even used an advanced knitting technique on her first project which hadn’t even been taught. It was just natural for her. So what lessons can a 10 year old teach us about choosing the right career?
So many people struggle with the job search process because they fail to burst their own bubble. So many people fail to learn about game changing career opportunities because their networks are too small, or shall I say their bubble hasn’t been burst. In this day and age, where 80% of jobs are found through networking, you can’t afford to have a small network. Your network needs to be wide and deep. So, what are you going to do to burst your self-imposed bubble? I’ve got 8 ideas to get you started!
The employment market continues to be a challenge for many workers. One of the things that I’ve observed is employers continued reliance on temporary workers. You should definitely consider temporary or contract jobs as a viable option during your job search. If you happen to find a great temporary job, here are three tips to help you convert that temporary job into a permanent gig.
It’s the end of the week. What did you accomplish this week? Did you get praise from your boss for a job well done? Did you get praise from a client? Did you finish a big project? Did you close a deal? If you accomplished anything this week, no matter how small, write it down and stash it in your Accomplishments file. Here are the reasons why you should always keep a rolling list of your accomplishments.
Money, money, money! We all want more, right? Well, even in a tight employment market, you can get more money and dramatically increase your salary. And, when I say dramatic, I mean double digit percentage increases. Yes, it’s possible and I’ve seen it firsthand. Here are three things that you can do to get that huge increase that you've been hoping for.