Posts Tagged ‘jobs’
Real Jobs – 5 Places to look for work.
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 October 2009 10:12 Written by Mike Wednesday, 28 October 2009 06:14
With over 100,000 job boards in existence and an even larger number of self hosted career centers on employers websites. Where do you look? What’s my best chances of landing a job quickly.
Most employer’s web sites are full of real jobs.
Content aggregates know this.
I have assembled a list of some sites that might help with your job search. They are just a starting point. A point of reference in landing you a real job.
What to do after being fired.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 October 2009 12:32 Written by Mike Sunday, 4 October 2009 09:45
So you have been terminated. What now?
Nothing can quite prepare you for the emotional stress associated with losing your job. Certainly there is a specific healing process one must go through on the road to recovery. Here is a few tips that I thought I would share with you.
Assess your situation. We are human, we live and learn. What things have you learned this time to help contribute to your career —personally and professionally? This may take a bit of soul searching but it’s worth it. Did your career path produce little or no gratification? Did you learn that corporate politics can be terrible. Whatever it is, the knowledge and experience has made you smarter. It is often easy to allow those events that we perceive as negative to fester and before you know it, bitterness has settled in its place. Staying positive, simply put, keeps you invigorated and surprisingly eager to face what lies ahead. You must now concentrate on being prepared for those opportunities as they are presented.
Think about you. What role, did you play in the termination? Did you give the employer a reason? Absenteeism? If you feel you were let go for reasons beyond your control like budgetary issues, management favoritism? In nearly every case, there is room for improvement. Your reward is having the opportunity to start again, fresh—either with a new employer or in your own venture. Your current situation gives you a new beginning. Carpe Diem; take this time as an opportunity to improve YOU and commit/stick to doing so.
Make use of the many internet resources. The internet is wonderful in compiling and presenting information but where to start? Unless you have already identified every company for which you are wiling to work using local recruiting agencies, posting your resume on job boards, and joining and socializing on sites like twitter, and linkedin can be of tremendous help. Recruiting agencies can increase the likelihood of your being invited to interview as well as help expedite your consideration. In addition, posting your resume on job boards, and linkedin will allow employers and recruiters the opportunity to find you and market you to several organizations at once.
Focus on Interests. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your area of comfort. What things about your last job did you enjoy the most? Which tasks are you delighted to not be doing anymore? Making this assesment takes honesty. For example, if you know that you have children at home, don’t forgot about the importance of flexible work hours. In addition, don’t jump into a role that is not a match for your lifestyle and interests.
Put a fresh new face forward. Using the same old resume or cover letter should not be a consideration. A new start begins with a new presentation of you. Consider incorporating a fresh new outlook by revising your objective. Think outside the box, identify on-the-job seminars and trainings you’ve successfully completed. Focusing on these activities will add value to your presentation by supporting your statements of experience or expertise and will help show that you are committed to improvement. Remember that the resume and cover letter generally make an appearancelong before you do and will help determine if you ever have the opportunity to do appear at all.
Be prepared to address the termination. Always remember this in advance, and know how to respond promptly and with confidence when asked why you left your last position. Practice how you will respond. Be honest. Do not allow it to veer you off course or the interview. Instead, provide a concise brief to the point explanation, highlight the positive and detail what you are now offering your next employer. Lastly move on.
Getting over a termination can be difficult; Assessment and execution will help increase emotional strength and a smooth transition into assuming a new position. Stay focused toward making your next career choice a better one. You have the opportunity & skills to do great things, to redirect your energy and skill and position yourself and your amazing dynamic attributes in a manner that will help you excel in a crowd. Think caterpillars into butterflies.. Beautiful.
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Florida Jobs – A list of Over 200 resources for jobs in the state for Florida.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 September 2009 11:07 Written by Mike Monday, 28 September 2009 08:53
A few resources for job-seekers in Florida. Have something you would like to see added to the list drop me a line via mail to mike at michaelquale dot com.
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JobShouts and the press
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2009 10:21 Written by Mike Thursday, 12 February 2009 10:21
How would you feel? Job Shouts mentioned in the blogosphere.
Our project that launched two weeks ago has now appeared on two major internet blogs, and several medium career focused sites. about.com wrote a piece about jobshouts. The LA Times tech blogger David Sarno also wrote a piece on JobAngels, JobShouts, and twitter in the job search. That article appeared in print and in the Business Tech blog.
The realization that major media is recognizing your efforts is a great feeling. In the grand scheme of things, most people will go their whole lives without the kind of attention that our project has created.
We are growing quickly, but something told me this would be big before we went live.
In fact this could be huge, if done correctly we can create a large database of fresh, relevant, and current jobs. Something “disruptive” to the traditional boards. To use a phrase we hear repeatedly.
It’s really not what I wanted to hear
Another part of me reads those words, and a little voice in my head say”you can do better”. This is only the beginning, you have only scratched the surface. We are referred to as web innovators playing on the field of dreams, with no real revenue model cast. There is a model trust me
Most of what we really want to do with jobshouts is not ready yet. More features are in development, features that the times left out of their article. We have layout changes, image branding, a blog platform to design. Lots of things to do. Our site will constantly be in flux, dynamic, changing to the needs of the empoyment community.
Then there’s the naysayer, the one that needs to stir the pot. Claiming we are doing no more than cluttering up the stream. There is always someone that will be jealous of others accomplishments. We have no intention of taking any of that to heart. We have heard time and again, we are offering a great service. Something tells me we might be bruising some egos. That’s what it takes to get to the top, you have to step on some toes on the way up.
the next step
The most important featuress of jobshouts.com will be incorporating social media to spread jobs & job news quickly. To connect people looking with those hiring. Job seekers will opt in, for relevant job notices, and networking opportunities. Sent via DM in 140 characters or less.
We fully expected the site to do well. We felt that recruiters and employers would welcome our service. Now we have to deliver candidates. After all what good is a service, if it does not meet our clients needs?
Only time will tell if our efforts will take root.
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