In Job Search, Comparison Is the Thief of Joy

Career Trend

You know that saying, “Comparison is the thief of joy?” ” Well, it can apply to job search. So many people get swept up in comparing themselves and their job search to others that it bogs them down until they are buried in frustration, cynicism and even anger.

2015 240

Interviewing an Interviewer: The Importance of Comparisons in Job Searches


Sweaty palms and underarms, racing heart, dry mouth – these are the ailments of a typical job interviewee. This is unfortunate because, if selected for the job, a new employee may very well realize the new workplace environment is less than ideal.

2011 207

Two (or More) Job Opportunities? – 18 Elements of Comparison – [Part 2 of 2]

Sklover Working Wisdom

Last week we presented Elements of Job Opportunity Comparison 1 through 9 ; This week we present Elements of Job Opportunity Comparison 10 through 18. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Danielle, a senior marketing executive, was quite unhappy in her job. Received a Job Offer?

2018 130

Two (or More) Job Opportunities? – 18 Elements of Comparison – [Part 1 of 2]

Sklover Working Wisdom

For this reason we are presenting it in two installments, this first including Elements of Comparison 1 through 9, the second including Elements of Comparison 10 through 18. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Danielle, a senior marketing executive, was quite unhappy in her job. On the job?

2018 130

Six Steps To Make The Job Search Less Lonely

Ms. Career Girl

What could be lonelier than the job search? It’s not often acknowledged, but the process of finding a job is lonely just by virtue of what it is. An autonomous search for one’s own job, based on one’s own passions, drive and aptitudes, is bound to feel isolating at times.

2018 232

Strengthen Your Job Search with These LinkedIn Features

Professional Resume Services

As such, a job seeker’s LinkedIn profile development has to also evolve constantly in order to keep up with the competition. The “How You Rank” tool on LinkedIn helps you see how often your profile gets viewed in comparison to the amount of connections you have.

2018 166

4 Things Employers Look For In LinkedIn And Resume Comparison

Career Realism

In today’s job market, just about anyone who’s serious about job searching will have a LinkedIn profile. So, before you apply to any other job openings, make sure your LinkedIn profile is updated to reflect information you have on your resume.

2014 114

Evolutionary Job Search – Survival of the Fittest

Career Alley

If you’ve been working for 10 or more years, no doubt you’ve seen the dramatic change in the approach to job search. It wasn’t all that long ago when looking for a job meant researching companies at the library (remember those?), Good luck in your search.

2012 185

Why Your Job Search Requires More Than You’re Willing to Give

Competitive Resumes

Your job search requires maximum effort. Finding a job is hard work and requires sacrifices, energy, and preparation. Moderate effort is insufficient in today’s job search. You have to be to stand out from all other job candidates. I just want a job!”

2016 152

Great Job Search Strategy Or A Powerful Imagination?

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [06.29.10] View Comments Great Job Search Strategy Or A Powerful Imagination? I get provoked to act or think about how my life is going when I have another example for comparison. The danger of optimism in job search.

2010 77

Top 25 Must-Have iPhone Apps for Your Job Search

Career Rocketeer

In today’s ever-challenging job market, job seekers must be on the hunt for new opportunities 24/7 to maintain a competitive advantage over other top job candidates. This free app provides you immediate access to their database of new job listings.

2011 110

The Long-Term Unemployed: Can They Do Better?


The US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Bureau of Economic Research published a chart spanning 1950 through 2012 and showing that the current recession versus all other recessions within the same time period is literally double in size in a comparison of the long-term unemployed as a share of the labor force for […]. Job Search Job Search Tips Mature Workers

2014 196

Use Your Job Strengths For A Faster Job Search


Job search is very similar to dating. 3 Steps to Make Your Job Search Easier. 1) Uncover your comparative job strengths. 2) Discover where your job strengths matter most. 3) Build your job strengths. The Roaring Job Search Anthology by Lavie Margolin.

2012 106

Abandon These 10 Bad Habits

The Job Quest

In reading 50 Things You Need to Give Up Today , I found many of them can impact the health of your job search and career. The comparison game is one that comes up frequently when you are concerned about losing (a promotion, that big client you are trying to land, etc.)

2011 206

How to Use Identified for a Social Job Search

The Undercover Recruiter

I decided to try it out to see whether it was actually useful in finding a job. Scores are marked out of 100, with Identified stating that a higher score will get you seen by more companies, thus getting you more job prospects (you can see an infographic below on how scores are created).

2012 83

How to Use Task Lists and Calendars in Your Job Search

Career Rocketeer

A job search can, at times, become overwhelming with all the things that need to get done! The same is true when you’re searching for a job. Applications, customizing your resume, networking, informational meetings, job interviews, follow up thank you notes and so many other things seem like they all need to get done right now, and there’s not enough hours in the day to do them. Everything Else Ad5 Job Search SEO1

2011 58

Sell Yourself: Use Numbers in Your Resume

Jennifer Anthony

You pick up the first two for comparison. ← How to Improve Your Resume’s Credibility and Gain Relevant Experience 5 Tips To Capturing The Job With A Thank You Letter → Like Be the first to like this post. Job Search Success System Are you a do-it-yourself type?

2010 151

Hard-Earned Job-Search Wisdom

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

We recently heard from Amanda, a reader who had conducted a terrific job search and took the time to pass along what she learned from the experience. She not only found a job, but managed a step up in title and pay. I attended industry trade shows, joined job-search networking groups, exercised my mind by enrolling in retraining courses and conferences, and also made use of an outplacement firm provided by my former employer.

2009 40

No Strings Attached – The Story of My $2,000 Stipend for Interview Attire

Ms. Career Girl

The environment was fast-moving and small by comparison, and that excited me; I loved the challenge of an unknown startup–the risk, the possibilities. Interviews Job Search News interview insights Jeannette McClennan knowing your value in an interview making job offer choices

2019 235

CareerAlley Redesign – Leveraging FindTheBest Data to Help you Find A Job

Career Alley

A key part of job search preparation is researching and understanding the current job market. How real jobs compare (as in job opportunities that are currently posted) as well as salary expectations (your expectations versus what the. Good luck in your search.

2012 164

5 Criminal Justice Careers for You

Career Alley

More specifically, those holding a criminal justice degree could potentially earn a higher salary and experience a lower unemployment rate in comparison to those who are employed in social sciences, education, agriculture, and some business careers. Good luck in your search. Jobs by.

2014 213

Are Bigger Niche Job Boards Always Better?

Career Alley

Author Byline: An exceptional resume authority, Jessica Hernandez and her team of credentialed writers partner with professional- and executive-level candidates to open doors to jobs at prestigious corporations, achieving over a 99% interview-winning success rate. Good luck in your search.

Surprising Truths About The Gender Pay Gap

Career Alley

The pay males make in comparison to what females is determined by a lot of different factors, such as experience, education, and even location. After 10 years or more in the job market, the median male MBA graduate earned about $242,000; the median female earned just $146,000. jobs by.

2013 170

7 Ways to Make Yourself More Employable

Resume Bear

Randstad Canada, the country’s leader for staffing, recruitment and HR Services, shares 7 ways for job seekers to build up their own personal brand and make themselves more employable. 7 Ways Jobseekers Can Make Connections, Get Motivated and Land a New Job.

2013 236

Think Like an Executive Resume Branding Pro – Build Your Personal Brand

Executive Career Brand

To help you prepare to write an executive resume that will help you compete in today’s job market — or help you collaborate with a professional resume writer — I’ve written this 5-part series, from my insider’s perspective. How to Define Your Personal Brand for Executive Job Search.

2015 185

Salary Negotiation – Your Bottom Line

Career Alley

While there are many factors when considering a job offer, one of the key drivers is how much compensation you are offered. While your job title, responsibilities and career track are also key considerations, you still need money to pay the bills and put food on the table. jobs by.

Compare Job Listings and Internships Side-By-Side

Career Alley

Since the job market seems like a vicious cycle of unemployment (to get a job, you need experience; to get experience, you need a job), it is so imperative to gain experience for your résumés or CV boosters by working during the summer. You can use FindTheListing to research and find listings based on specifications, like industry, location, category, job type, and company. By default, the column on the very right will display that job title’s average annual salary.

6 Mistakes Experienced Job Seekers Don’t Commit

Career Alley

Latest studies have proven that it’s just a few mistakes that separate a successful job seeker from one that fails. Keep these in mind the next time you apply for a job. No matter how badly you are in need of a job, do not show potential employers that you are desperate. jobs by.

2013 234

5 Signs It’s Time to Change Careers

Career Alley

I needed something more stimulating, something that would make we want to get out of bed in a morning and along with my business partner we set up clinic comparison website called Good luck in your search. Related posts: 3 Signs You May Be Ready for a New Job.

2013 248

Salary Negotiation – Do You Know How Much You’re Worth?

Career Alley

But when that big day comes, and you get that job offer, how do you know they are offering you what you are worth? While you are on this site, take advantage of the job seekers section. There are additional tools below this for Job Search, Education and Cost of Living.

The Highest Paying Jobs for Non-College Grads

Career Alley

So unless you’re Mark Zuckerberg or some transplanted suburban kid that spawned from a rich family, the only way it doesn’t pay to have a four-year degree is to have a career in one of the following highest paying jobs available for non-college grads: Pastry Chef.

2013 198

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Working At Nike

Career Realism

The coordinator shared that my son was significantly delayed in comparison to the other children. ” Having this resource available gives Nike employees peace of mind so they can focus on their jobs. For some companies, work is about coming in, doing a job, and leaving.

2019 82

Four Steps to Getting Your Dream Job in 2017

Ms. Career Girl

The post Four Steps to Getting Your Dream Job in 2017 appeared first on Ms. So today I’m sharing some exclusive behind-the-doors secrets on how to actually set yourself up for success and get that dream job in 2017.

2017 179

Steer Your Career: Create a Unique Professional Brand

Careers Done Write

What is it about you that causes you stand out in comparison to your peers? Job Search Strategies Professional Branding professional branding

2011 218

4 Tips For Writing A Powerful Resume

Career Realism

Over the past decade, getting through applicant tracking systems (ATS) by including the right key words has become the holy grail of job seekers. Related: 5 Key Resume Writing Tips For The Over 50 Job Seeker. 4 Tips For Writing A Powerful Resume. Work It Daily.

2016 108

Odds Of Landing An Individual Job Through A Job Board Compared To …


Without comparison, it's difficult to see the hopelessness of job board applications. Let's compare odds of being hired from an individual job ad to other odds. Featured Job Boards reCareered Blog career career change career coach getting found Job Job board job search Planning pre-screenContinued at [link].

Create a Professional Brand to Steer Your Career

Careers Done Write

What is it about you that causes you stand out in comparison to your peers? Job Search Strategies Professional Branding professional branding

2011 192

Career Opportunities In The U.S. Military

Career Alley

In addition to a 4-year college degree, you would need to undergo on-the-job training that normally involves about 10 weeks of classroom training, but the exact duration of such training may vary depending on the field of specialty. Warning: Shrinking Economies Shrink Job Opportunities.

Have you heard the rumor going round? Pssst! There’s no jobs!

Career Alley

But one Brit has put the rumor to the test by interviewing 120 successful job seekers from across the world, and learning what they did. If you’re looking for your first job, there are probably two obstacles you’re facing: You’re not really sure what you want to do.

2012 164

Job Hunting in 2010? Let Go of Obsolete Techniques From 2000

Jennifer Anthony

Let Go of Obsolete Techniques From 2000 Posted on January 1, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony By Laura Smith-Proulx Designated Resume Rockstar With 2010 upon us, professionals everywhere are gearing up for the job hunt, with the usual energy that accompanies a January job search.

2010 164

Solving Wage Disparity by Empowering Women to Negotiate


The researchers advertised different jobs and took 2500 applications. If a job situation was ambiguous and did not mention anything about salary negotiation men were far more likely to negotiate than were women. ” For comparison, Men chose “winning a ballgame.”

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4 Lucrative Jobs in Real Estate

Career Alley

That said, here are four of the most lucrative jobs in real estate. For one to get a job as a commercial leasing manager, he or she must have worked in various positions in real estate for several years. The four jobs above are among the best paying in the industry.

Why Hating Your Job is a Waste of Time

Ms. Career Girl

Today’s post will resonate with many twentysomethings who don’t like their jobs and still have the opportunity to do something about it. Although changing jobs or industries may sometimes take a LONG time, it is entirely possible. Do you hate YOUR job?

2012 219