Tag Archives: frustration

How Do You Start to Re-enter The Work World?

If you’re planning to leave the work world for any reason, Always Be Job Hunting by keeping current on who’s hiring, who’s expanding, etc., as I outline in my book, for the day when you do return. Continue reading

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What’s the Jobs Outlook for New Grads?

I sincerely hope college job placement efforts are better these days than they were when I, or more recently my children, graduated college. Don’t rely just on those or you’ll likely be waiting tables or making coffee rather than finding the job you want. Continue reading

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Why Am I Not Getting Job Interviews?

My advice is that if a resume isn’t getting you interviews, change it to get people’s attention. The same goes for cover letters, customize them to each job to stand out from the massive crowd that’s out there looking. Continue reading

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How Do I Stay Focused During a Job Hunt?

Finding volunteer work in your field and freelance projects in this tight economy should not be a problem, use your networking contacts, watch job boards and interest groups on LinkedIn and elsewhere. Continue reading

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How Do You Deal with Age Discrimination?

Harping on the age issue, however, will get you nowhere. Emphasize your abilities and your knowledge of the current business scene. Continue reading

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Guest Post Part III: What is a ‘Job’ Today?

One morning, tired of the traditional approach and with nothing left to lose, I put on a suit, commuted down the hall to my home office-studio and hired myself.
It wasn’t so much that I “formed a company with me as CEO,” as much as I stopped thinking of myself as “unemployed” or, even worse in my book, “retired.” Continue reading

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Guest Post, Part II: What Does a Job Mean Today?

By the time I returned home late that night, my life and those of about 1,000 of my former colleagues had been dramatically altered. Our company had eliminated our jobs. Continue reading

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