Job Search During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Ms. Career Girl

We all know that a job search can be stressful under the best of conditions. But in these current times of COVID-19, how do we stay in the right frame of mind to be successful in today’s job search ? Job Search During Covid?

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?? Top Job Search Articles of 2020


2020's most popular job search blog posts from the most popular job search bloggers. At the end of every year, I reach out to dozens of job search experts to ask for their top job search-related articles from the past 12 months.

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How to Harness the Power of Positive Thinking During Your Job Search

Ms. Career Girl

If you’re miserable in your job, first realize your unhappiness is likely a signal to you that something isn’t right, that now is the time to move on. Your job search will thank you! Negative self-talk during a prolonged job search is a vicious cycle.

2020 226

Career Coaches: The Pros, Cons and Costs

Career Alley

If you’re currently stuck with a dead end job or you’re collecting unemployment looking for a job, you may feel like you’re stuck in a rut. If you’re applying for jobs and receiving no calls, the problem could be on your end, and if you don’t know what you’re doing wrong, this problem with continue to happen. What does a career coach do? Basically, a career coach is going to be very similar to a counselor. Jobs by.

6 Ways Covid-19 Anxiety Affects Your Work or Job Search

Ms. Career Girl

As businesses shift, expand and close due to pandemic circumstances, it is especially hard hitting for executive job seekers trying to stay ahead of the game. Here are 6 signs that covid-19 anxiety is affecting your work or job search: Procrastination.

2020 163

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. Guest Post by Jason Sanders of Ivy Exec.

Reactive vs. Proactive Job Search Strategies

Career Realism

There are two kinds of job searches, reactive and proactive. Most people use reactive job search strategies, which means they look for job openings and then apply to the ones that interest them. Here are four key steps in a proactive job search.

2021 71

5 Tips for Choosing a Career Coach

Career Alley

If you’ve already made the decision to work with a Career Coach, you will want to get the most for your time and money. Your decision should be based on your needs (resume writing, interview skills, targeted job search or all of the above). There is a bit of homework you should do before speaking with potential career coaches. Here are some tips when choosing a coach: 1. Creating a job search plan (how you will spend your time in your search).

Working with a Career Coach

Careers Done Write

Despite a lifetime of earnings and ongoing job satisfaction on the line, many forge ahead without assistance from a professional career coach. A career coach can be of significant value. Many have not engaged a coach simply because they are not familiar with the process. Who Hires a Career Coach? Individuals, who want to make a change in their career, seek career coaches. Coaches are also excellent resources for many other career-related challenges.

3 Reasons Coaching Can Improve Your Career

Professional Resume Services

You could think that since you have been in the workforce for years, you don’t need a coach. But isn’t that kind of like saying that a professional athlete doesn’t need a coach because they have been competing for years? A coach sees stuff you can’t see. Athletes will look at tapes of themselves and discuss improving technique with a coach who is trained to point out things they miss. A coach knows how to improve your game.

Necessary Job Search Traits

Career Brander

If a job seeker can harness and embrace these traits, they will have a higher likelihood of achieving their personal career goals. Communication Skills –In every position a job seeker is targeting they must use written, oral or visual presentation methodologies while being informative, persuasive and most importantly “connecting with the hiring manager”. Too often job seekers simply provide a well structured resume and talk about their achievements.

5 Qualities of Great Executive Coaches

Career Alley

I spoke recently with a skilled and capable colleague in the personal development field who said: “Damian, the coaching industry is absolutely flooded with poor quality coaches who are giving the field a bad name.”. The quality of Executive Coaches out there varies hugely, from those who are remarkable and worth their weight in gold, through to those who have a nerve to even claim the title. Yes, sometimes coaches need coaches. Good luck in your search.

Best Tips for Leveraging Your Network in your Job Search

Career Alley

Your network of friends, coworkers, business acquaintances and family is one of your most important job search assets. How you leverage your network during your job search is equally as important and can often be the deciding factor in how quickly you land a new job. Boy/Girl Scouting friends, sports team members and coaches. Canvass your network for job opportunities at their companies. 5 Resources to Check Your Job Search Social Profile.

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Introducing WorkAlpha (and Its Free Job Search eBook)

Career Alley

Looking for work can be a daunting process, especially as time goes by and you haven’t been able to secure a job. You start doubting yourself and search the Web for tips. Because job search is one of those topics that touches almost everybody (meaning that we’ve all, at one point or another in our lives, looked for work), there’s a panoply of articles on the Web coming from “everybody” seeking to give job search tips. Good luck in your search.

2013 234

5 Hot Jobs in Career Coaching

Career Alley

There several types of career “help”, from career guidance (what careers you should consider) to career coaching (advice on how to further your existing career) to job search advice/coaching (helping you find that next job) to name a few. Career Coaching: What They Do – Whether you are at the beginning of your career or 20 years into your career, a career coach can help you take your career to the next level.

Incredibly Obvious Job Search

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Is Your Resume Over-Bold? Jobs from the Best Companies to Work for Vol 10 » Incredibly Obvious Job Search “ Each one of you has something no one else has, or has ever had: your fingerprints, your brain, your heart. Today’s post is all about getting the attention you job search needs.

2010 207

Job Search Support – Great Holiday Gift Ideas

Career Alley

If it’s not one thing (European debt worries) , it’s another (companies imploding), all of which leads to reduced hiring and a prolonged “lack of recovery” Heading into the holiday season, the stress of looking for a job can be even more overwhelming, further compounded by a natural annual slowdown in hiring as most companies are focused on completing next year’s budgets. Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0: Certified Career Coaches.

2011 221

How Important Are Thank You Notes in Executive Job Search?

Executive Career Brand

Job seekers these days seem to pay less attention to good manners and etiquette through the job search process . Here’s a piece of advice to job seekers at every level – from the c-suite to entry-level: Buy a few boxes of quality thank notes and plenty of postage stamps, and start using them regularly. I often hear stories about job seekers who didn’t get the job, but sent thank you notes anyway, and eventually landed the job when the first hire didn’t work out.

2015 203

5 Reasons To Follow Up In Your Job Search

Career Realism

Many job seekers miss the one step that can land them an interview and the job they're applying for. Consideration Care to guess how often a resume or job application fails to get past the ATS or is not received by the right person or department?

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How To Overcome Executive Job Search Inertia

Executive Career Brand

If you’ve been in a prolonged job search, sometimes inertia sets in. And during the holiday season, it’s even easier to give in to the urge to kick back and forget about your search for a few weeks. Nan Russell gives you 7 daily tips (one for each day of the week), in her article, Recharge Your Week for Your Recovery from Job Loss. There were times you didn’t want to go to work when you had a job, but you still did.

2012 189

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 , and Harry Urschel, @eExecutives , The Wise Job Search.

How To Use The Law Of Attraction In Your Job Search

Career Realism

Whether it's getting well, losing weight, quitting smoking, competing at peak levels, or finding a job, your attitude is crucial to success. If you're struggling in your job search, try applying this principle. Notice the attitudes and actions of successful job candidates.

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4 Ways To Balance Your Job Search

Career Realism

It's not uncommon for job seekers to spend almost all of their time sitting behind a computer searching through online job ads. If your job search has been unsuccessful up to this point, your time behind the computer could be a major factor in your lack of success. Here are some tips for balancing your activity during your job search: Make It A Point To Network Every Single Week The old adage, "It's not what you know, it's who you know," really is true.

2019 63

The Best of Job Search List

Career Alley

There are so many resources for job search, literally, tens of thousands. Executive Search Firms and Job Recruiters – Another list, but this one of “external recruiters&# , provides a brief overview followed by a list of the top recruiters. Job Search Boards : The Top 10 Other Job Web Sites for Job-Seekers – ‘s list of the top 10 job search boards.

2010 215

Personal Marketing for Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Personal Marketing for Job Search is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Continuing with my mission to introduce job hunters to bloggers they may not know about — but should — I’m focusing today on Tim Tyrell-Smith (@ TimsStrategy on Twitter). The Career Sherpa: Job Search Navigation Expert – Hannah Morgan (@ careersherpa on Twitter). ? Happy Fourth Birthday to the Job Mob blog! Know what you are looking for in the next job.

10 Job Search Strategies Beyond The Resume

Competitive Resumes

But the truth is the resume is still an essential part of your job search. Job descriptions still tell you where to send or upload it. Resumes still matter, but they are not your primary tool for the job search anymore. And get this: You can start your job search without a perfect resume. What job search tactics provide more value than a resume alone? Your skills can be taught – in the classroom, online, or through coaching.

2017 144

How to Boost Your Self Confidence During a Job Search


It's ironic when during a job search, just at the time when you need to feel your most confident, you're feeling your most deflated. Earlier this year I met with a client who had been searching for a new job for over five months. Although she had a full-time job, she was looking for a different one because she had been underemployed and underpaid for several years. We worked together to identify how she could strengthen her job search tactics.

2011 191

Job Search, No Laughing Matter

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « How Do You Eat An Elephant? When Worlds Collide » Job Search, No Laughing Matter “ I got no deeds to do, No promises to keep. Review your plan: How To Kickstart Your Job Search – Just as the title implies, everything you need to get started on your job search.

2011 207

Using the One-To-Many Approach in Online Job Search

Career Alley

Online job search should never completely replace traditional ways of searching for a job. If finding a job in the newspaper classified section does it for you-kudos! The goal of using social networking for job search is to give you more options-more job-hunting tactics to test. And the new tactic of using social networks to speed up your job search is highly leverageable. Good luck in your search.

2011 207

Your Job Search Letters with Wendy Enelow

Competitive Resumes

Modernize Your Job Search Letters, Get Noticed…Get Hired is a compilation of sample job search documents. Her company publishes resources for job seekers and help career professionals who advise them. Do you need coaching or instruction? Modernize Your Job Search Letters, Get Noticed…Get Hired is a compilation of sample job search documents. Do you need coaching or instruction? Job Search

2017 152

More Job Search Tips to Use in 2018

Competitive Resumes

More job search tips for you in this episode. Although we had a goal to offer three job search tips each, there were more tips than we expected. He helps around 150 people yearly with resume and job search advice. – Clarity takes anxiety out of your job search. – Don’t rely on LinkedIn or job boards. – AI may track your psychological and physical fitness for the specific jobs. Job Search

2018 162

3 Keys To A Successful Job Search

Career Realism

It can be very demanding looking for another job when your current one is continually stressing you out. Unfortunately, most new jobs don't just fall into your lap—you have to go out and get them. Approaching your job search as strategically and as systematically as you would approach your next business deal can help keep the process manageable. A lot of planning and preparation go into any major project, and your job search should be no different.

2019 63

10 Blogs for Job Search, Personal Branding and Career Help

Executive Career Brand

Prompted by the theme for this month’s Career Development Carnival , a showcase of the best blog posts from career experts, I’ve compiled a short list of excellent blogs and websites for job seekers and careerists. Not only focused on job search, careers and personal branding, the sites I’ve chosen also speak to marketing, social media, leadership, technology and personal development. Joyce’s and Work Coach Cafe.

2013 209

The Value of Age and Experience in Job Search

Career Trend

A rather youthful interviewer held the microphone to several experienced career coaches and repeatedly suggested that older workers were technologically unsavvy. In turn, she implied that boomers’ inexperience with computers, the Internet and social media harmed their job search efforts. [.] The post The Value of Age and Experience in Job Search appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2013 161

Invaluable Resources for Job Search Success - life@work


life@work advice and inspiration for careerists and job seekers, brought to you by heather mundell of dream big coaching services About Hire Me and Get Going with Your Big Dream Transform vision into action and get it done! Follow us on Twitter at #careercollective, Embarking on a job search is a lot like heading out on a backpacking trip. Just like a backpacking trip, a job search requires preparation to be successful.

2010 166

Have You Ever Worked with a Career Coach?


I received a phone call from someone asking me whether I’m a career coach or a career counselor. But that caller was not in the minority, because almost everyone uses the two terms […] The post Have You Ever Worked with a Career Coach? Job Search Career Coaching Job Search Tips I reversed the question to see whether the caller knows the distinction between the two terms. As expected, the caller did not.

A Fresh Look at Job Search

Career Alley

Job search is no different, and the Internet helps fuel this change. It is almost the two year anniversary of CareerAlley and I’ve watched the explosion of new job search sites, the growth of technology in job search and the sharing of ideas that would not have been possible ten years ago. Today’s post is all about a “fresh look at job search&#. Post your resume, promote your resume and manage your search.

2010 197

How Millennials Can Increase Their Job Search Luck

Career Trend

What often is missing, however, amidst the noise of negativity, is someone to coach them through the specific exercises […] The post How Millennials Can Increase Their Job Search Luck appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service. Career Advice Gen Y Job Search Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter career advice Gen Y job search JobSearch Millennial

2013 148

Dear Career Coach– I Need a Job!

Career Alley

Dear Career Coach: I’ve been out of work for a while, and it seems that it’s getting harder to get an interview. I keep applying for every job I can find, but I’m not getting any response. Signed, Job Seeker Joe. Many qualified job seekers are finding that it’s taking longer to land a position in this economy, and employers realize that, too. Meanwhile, there are some solid steps you can take that will significantly strengthen your position in the job search.

The Best Free Job Search Apps


Looking for a new job? In fact there are many free apps for your smartphone or iPad that can help you be as efficient as possible with your job search when you're away from your computer. LinkedIn,,, LinkUp,, and other major networking sites or job boards that you're using all have apps. If you're using Twitter during your job search (as you should be!) RealTime Jobs allows you to search and apply for jobs quickly.

2011 166

The Basics of Using Job Search Apps

Competitive Resumes

For this show, we have looked at a job search app and decided to give an overview of what to expect using it, and give some thoughts to consider it as part of your job search. Staci Parker ( @StaciParker2 ) is a friend, a certified resume writer with a lot of experience helping job seekers. Have you used a job search app yet? She is a CPRW, Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and a Certified Coach.

2016 109

Job Search News – March 9, 2018

Competitive Resumes

This is your job search news – THE JOB SCAM EDITION – – with curated articles and resources providing tactics to avoid scams! There are a few references regarding job scams I hope to help you to avoid. The competition for jobs is on the rise since unemployment is a little more than four percent. You can listen to that episode here: Advertised work-at-home-jobs are often used for bait. Identify job scams quickly. Job Scams Job Search

2018 109

16 Deadly Executive Job Search Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist? Many of them are baby boomers who come to me never having needed a resume (or any career documents) to land jobs over their 30+ year careers. Some haven’t been faced with job search for 5 or 10 years, or longer.

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