Choosing a Career Coach

Career Alley

Most of the resumes that I receive nowadays come from job seekers using a career coaching service during their executive job search. Here are some things to look for in a coach: 1. How will their presentation of your credentials set you apart from the pack? 3. Would you feel comfortable considering a complete change in the direction of you career, if advised by your coach? Good luck in your search.

ResumeBear: Should You Use a “Career Coach”

Resume Bear

Should I use a career coach? Can a career coach really help me get what I want? If you’re wondering about these questions, then you’re probably in need of some career help, but still skeptical about the efficacy of career coaching, or you just want to find out more about the merits of getting career advice. We’ve put together some useful information about career coaching to help you decide whether you should go see a career coach.

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Getting Ready Now for Job Search 2012

Careers Done Write

It is easy to dream up excuses around holiday time and tell yourself you will start your new job search after January 1 st , but the holidays are actually an excellent time to make preparations for the New Year so you can hit the ground running. In order to prepare for a thorough and comprehensive job search, it is important to spend time NOW to optimize your efforts. Taking a proactive approach to job search will allow you to expand your reach in the New Year.

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How Will a Career Coach Help Your Job Search?

The Undercover Recruiter

No matter what sphere of life you talk about, coaching has plenty of benefits to offer everyone. Even the best soccer players need expert coaches for continued improvement. Likewise, you need to have a career coach to improve your efficiency in the professional world. Career coaches can provide you expert advice on how to plan your career and elevate it to new heights. So, what’s a career coach? Key Benefits of Using a Career Coach.

10 Reasons You Need a Career Coach in 2012

Career Realism

Have you ever considered using a career coach? So, here are the top 10 reasons you need a career coach this year. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter advice career expert job mania searchMost people have not.

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Ask the Career Coach: "How Exactly Do I Set up an Informational Interview?"

Life@work

Today I'm debuting a new "Ask the Career Coach" feature on. If you have a question related to career change, career. development or job search, just ask me ! about the pros and cons of nursing school, the job market for RNs here, and just what exactly a day in the life of a hospice nurse (the area I'm most interested in) is like. Career Change Job Search Networking advice career change informational interview job search networking

4 Executive Job Search Blunders

Executive Career Brand

Wonder what career professionals in the thick of the job search landscape say are the worst things they see job seekers do. things that are sabotaging their chances to land the jobs they want? three of my favorite job search folks’ answers (with their Twitter handles – check out their conversations there for more advice): 1. Joyce, @JobHuntOrg , Job-Hunt.org and WorkCoachCafe.com. 5 Executive Job Search Tactics You Need To Try.

56 Best Job Search Blog Posts of 2012

JobMob

I asked the Top Job Bloggers around the world for their most popular, most visited blog posts of the past year. The Top Job Bloggers’ Most Popular Articles of 2012. Andy Headworth : This is why your LinkedIn profile is NOT showing up in people’s LinkedIn searches. Gayle Howard : Job Search: The Emotional Rollercoaster. Giving Job Seekers Permission to Reclaim their Professional Identity. Dorlee M : How to Manage Your Career When Unemployed.

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20 Job Search Tips for 2012 College Graduates

Corn on the Job

For most (if not all) it’s the official birth of a professional — but only after they do land that first job. When I graduated, the job market was much easier to break into than it is now. The “life” 2X4 induces much more pain for graduates these days, so here are 25 Job Search Tips for the current or soon to be 2012 Graduates: 1. Build connections, join groups related to your industry, and apply for jobs through Linkedin.

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3 Things Bad Career Coaches Don’t Want You to Know

Career Realism

The career coaching industry is like any industry: There are the good, the bad, and the ugly. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Job Search advice blog career coach expert job searchAnd that last group gives us all a bad name!

Is a Career Coach Really Worth the Investment?

Career Rocketeer

Being an Executive Resume Writer and Career Coach, I’d like to share my thoughts on this topic with you. For middle, senior and CXO level professionals who are currently or are soon to be engaged in a job search working with the right [.]. Everything Else Career Management Job Search Perry Newman SEO1The following question was posed this week on a LinkedIn group I follow.

5 Business Essentials for Career Coaches, Counselors, and Experts in 2012 [FREE Webinar]

Career Realism

The opportunities for career coaches, counselors, and experts will be huge in 2012. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Choosing a Career Path advice career coach counselor expert job searchDo you have the right essentials to succeed next year?

Online Executive Branding Advice from a Career Coach

Career Realism

In the midst of a competitive job market, online branding is a very effective way for executives to convey their originality as a professional. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Job Search brand career executive expert job online search

Do I Need a Career Coach?

Boomers Next Step

How do you find the right career path? The first step in your job search is about fulfillment. All of us want to find fulfillment in some form or another; whether it’s in our careers, or other work such as volunteering or internships. Coaching Resume Help careerWe all have an internal compass that tells us when we are [.].

The 2 Great Job Search Anomalies

Career Realism

The first anomaly is your job search is not about you. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Job Search advice career coach expert job searchYou do not matter. The employer does not have to meet your needs, you have to meet hers.

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Why Your Job Search Sucks

JobMob

Are you getting results in your job search? In college you spent thousands of dollars and hours of time, energy and resources to get that education just to be able to succeed in your career. But now you find yourself in the job search. Maybe you can’t get the job you want and the whole thing is difficult and it’s taking a long time and you’re frustrated. Your job search sucks. The question is: Why does your job search suck?

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Do Your Fears Hamper Your Job Search?

The Job Quest

If you are between jobs, your natural inclination is to “circle the wagons,” to keep anyone and everyone at bay while you nurse your wounds. Rarely will you find an individual who will make someone the butt of a joke for losing a job, even if it was 100% the employee’s fault. Losing a job can feel like losing a part of yourself. There is also a 211 online searchable database with information (hat tip to career pro Mark Dyson for this resource!).

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Ten Things Job Seekers Must Do in 2012

Corn on the Job

The post is titled, “ 10 Things You Must Do to Make 2012 The Best Year Ever “ Go now or later, but definitely stop by and read it. Stop Applying to Every Job: Applying to every damn thing you see is the wrong approach. When you’re passionate about a job and/0r determined to gain a position in a specific field/industry, it shines through like you wouldn’t believe. Focus in on a few specific job types to apply to.

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What Negative Feedback Do You Incorporate Into Your Job Search?

reCareered

Learn the greater value of negative feedback to your job search. Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career coach employer feedback getting noticed Job job search Planning recruiter researchWe get so blinded by positive feedback that we forget how biased it is. Continued at [link].

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Is Your Job Search Based On Hearsay?

reCareered

Many job seekers base their job search on hearsay, because it comes from sources they trust. Unfortunately, most of these sources have little experience in what works vs. what doesn't work in job search. Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach hiring Job job search Planning research

Job Search Checklist #6: The 6 second resume

reCareered

Next step on your job search checklist. Featured Resumes reCareered Blog career career change career coach Job job search personal branding Planning research Resume social brandinglearn how to create a 6 second resume. Let's discuss the 6 second resume in more detail, to give you a better chance at passing this first decision point. Continued at [link].

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Proven Job Search Blog Grows Into Innovative Online Software Tool

Tim's Strategy

Time To Get Serious About Job Search. Mission Viejo, CA – After personally helping thousands of job seekers with their process, Tim Tyrell-Smith has something significant to share with the job search community. Tyrell-Smith announced today that a new online job search strategy tool has just entered private beta. This strategy tool solves a major problem for job seekers at a critical time in their lives. “. It’s A New Year. .

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Dirty Rotten Job Search Tricks: Get past voice mail

reCareered

Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach getting noticed Job job search PlanningAfter the 3rd or 4th time you get to someone's voice mail and never seem to get a return call, you're bound to be frustrated. Learn how recruiters get through to hiring managers. Continued at [link].

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What’s Your Job Search Plan Z?

reCareered

Do you have a job search Plan Z? Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach Employment Job job search PlanningHaving a viable Plan Z gives you the guts to go all-out in pursuing your A & B plans. Continued at [link].

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Job Search Checklist #10: The Objective Statement

reCareered

Job seekers have been using objective statements for decades as a way to tell hiring managers that their goals are consistent with the job applied for. Featured reCareered Blog career career change career coach getting noticed Job job search personal branding Resume social brandingIs that really how you want to brand yourself? Continued at [link].

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ask the readers: has career coaching ever helped you?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have been trying to find a different job/career for about 2 years, and specifically trying to relocate back to my hometown area. My education and background are not really in a thriving industry, and at the small company I work at, I do several different jobs, which means in my job search, I am slightly qualified for a lot of positions, but not really overly qualified for anything.

What My Parenting Coach Taught Me About Job Search

Career Realism

In the midst of my realization, it occurred to me job seekers often view job search in a similar way: a team sport. Never job search alone! To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Job Search advice blog career CAREEREALISM coach expert job search

5 Ways Twitter Can Help You Prep For A Job Interview – 2012 update

reCareered

Today's career advice gives job seekers tips to use Twitter information while researching companies and hiring managers prior to interviews. Learn 5 ways Twitter can help you prepare for a job interview. Featured Interviews reCareered Blog career career change career coach employer interview Job job search job search 2.0

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Unemployed? Apply Here – March 2012

reCareered

I searched some of the leading job boards and found the following companies that are actively searching to hire the unemployed. Here are 14 companies (or agencies) who hire unemployed workers in March 2012. Employment Economy Featured reCareered Blog career career change career coach Employment Job Job board job search Planning research unemployment who's hiring

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6 Useless Job Search Activities

Career Realism

One of the most common questions I get asked as a career coach is, “How long will my job search take?”. While there is no correct answer, one common formula career coaches use is the “One Month Per $10K Equation.”. For every $10,000 in salary you want to make, you can expect one month of job search. So, if you want to make $60K, plan on a six-month job search, and so on. Using outdated or misguided job search techniques.

Job Search Checklist – Item #1: Superior Information

reCareered

If you want to win in today's job market, you need different approaches, different resources and different tools than you're used to. One of the first of these different things you'll need in your job search is superior information. Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach employer getting noticed information Job job search job search checklist keywords personal branding Planning Resume resume search optimization unfair advantage

Dirty Rotten Job Search Tricks – Advertise yourself on Google

reCareered

Want to be found when recruiters search Google for candidates? Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach Employment getting found getting noticed google headhunter Job job search job search 2.0 Planning recruiter resume search optimization unfair advantage web 2.0Want to have hiring managers contact you directly? Why not advertise? Continued at [link].

No Wonder You’re Confused About Your Job Search

reCareered

Job search is confusing today. If you ask 10 people about your job search, you'll get 10 different answers. Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach headhunter hiring Job job search Planning Resumemany of them conflicting. Learn why you get different advice, and what to do about it. Continued at [link].

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Job Search Checklist #8 – Rethink Your Resume Real Estate

reCareered

Learn 5 Resume Real Estate Best Practices For Today's Job Market. Featured Resumes reCareered Blog career career change career coach Job job search keywords personal branding Planning Resume resume search optimization social branding solution subject matter expertiseYour resume isn't read on paper, it's read on screen, it has to pass a qualification test in 6 seconds and an interview/dump decision in 15 seconds.

Dirty Rotten Job Search Tricks: How to find email addresses

reCareered

Featured Networking/Social Networking reCareered Blog career career change career coach email Job job search linkedin networking Planning researchSuperior information is private - found inside the company. Learn how to find email addresses of contacts within your target company. Continued at [link].

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Job Search Checklist #11: Summary Section

reCareered

Number 11 on your job search checklist – The Summary Section. Job seekers have been using summary sections for many years attempting to show qualifications. Featured reCareered Blog Resumes career career change career coach getting noticed Job job search personal branding Resume subject matter expertiseCandidates use summary sections to answer the employer question “Are you. Continued at [link].

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JOB SEARCH SUCCESS!

Call to Career

This is one that is full of lessons for those who are currently job searching. Blog Career Coach Employment Agencies Executive Search Find a job Find a job with social media get a job Job opportunities job searchEveryone loves a success story.

Dirty Rotten Job Search Tricks – FedEx

reCareered

Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach getting noticed Job job search Planning ResumeHow many times have you thought - If only I can get the hiring manager to read my resume. Here's 6 tips on using FedEx to get your resume seen by the "right" person. Continued at [link].

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7 Reasons Individual Resume Customization Rewards Your Job Search

reCareered

Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach cover letter getting found getting noticed headhunter hiring Job job search Planning pre-screen recruiter research Resume resume search optimizationCompanies changed hiring practices and processes to incorporate ATS technology, for hiring efficiency. Learn how these changes reward fully customized resumes. Continued at [link].

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Change Up Your Job Search This Labor Day – Part 2

reCareered

finding a job. Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach getting noticed interview Job job search labor day Planning recruiterThis is Part 2 of an article about how you can use the week including Labor Day to do something about your own labor issues. Here's 5 more solutions to your labor woes: (Continued at [link].

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Dirty Rotten Job Search Tricks: Using Linkedin’s premium features for free

reCareered

Today's Dirty Rotten Job Search Trick is. Here are 4 Linkedin Job Seeker Premium features that you can get for free. Featured Networking/Social Networking reCareered Blog career career change career coach email getting found Job job search job search 2.0 keywords linkedin networking Planning resume search optimization social branding

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How Job Market Changes Affect Your Job Search – Competition

reCareered

One of the biggest ways the job market has changed has been increased competition. Learn how and why job search competition has exploded. and what it means to your job search. Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career coach change competition Job Job board job search Planning researchContinued at [link].

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Top 100 Twitter Accounts Job Seekers MUST Follow: 2012

Resume Bear

If you’re new to using Social Media in your job search – specifically Twitter – how do you know who to follow for really good advice? At YouTern, we answer that question by providing our Top 100 “MUST Follow” Twitter accounts for 2012! abbynicole1204 An up-and-comer in the social media and career space… and a must follow. AlisonDoyle Always beneficial information for job and internship seekers at any level. NealSchaffer Much job seeking involves social media.

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