VP of Monster Talks About Best Strategies for Job Hunting

The video below (click here if you’re not reading this at the GreatOccupations.com site) features Gabriel Bouchard, VP of Monster.ca, who talks about the “hidden job market” and says that in addition to looking for a job online, you need to leverage relationships in your network. In 2:38 minutes, Bouchard summarizes very well the most critical things you need to know about effective job hunting. In addition to networking to find jobs that aren’t posted, he suggests you…

Job Search: “What you need to know to get noticed.”

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Surely, by now you’ve heard that recruiters are using social media to find job candidates. Years ago, recruiters would type keywords into their resume databases or into a job board resume database (I know, I was one of them!), but today they’re typing keywords into social media sites like LinkedIn. On TheBostonChannel.com today, you’ll find a succinct article and video news story about a job seeker who was found and eventually hired because of her online presence. The reporter also interviews a recruiter…

Our “Power Years” Give Us A Second Chance To Pursue Happiness

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A friend recommended a very interesting book called The Power Years: A User’s Guide to Rest of Your Life. The primary contributor, Dr. Ken Dychtwald, is a psychologist, gerontologist, documentary filmmaker, entrepreneur and best-selling author of sixteen books on aging-related issues.

In my first perusal of the book, the following main points really stood out for me.

We’ll be living longer and healthier than we used to.
In 1800 the average life expectancy was less than 40 years. Today, the average lifespan is…

Ignatius’ resume didn’t hold him back, nor should yours!

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I’m reading Heroic Leadership by Chris Lowney, which is about the founding and subsequent success of the 450 year old “company” of the Jesuits. Beyond simply feeding my love of history, this book is opening my eyes to how leadership principles of the business world compare with what Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Catholic religious order, used as pillars in the forming of his organization in the 16th century.

But even more fascinating to me is learning about Ignatius’ meandering career path and how it didn’t come together for him until what was then considered the twilight of a man’s life. Did you know…

Canfield’s great advice on choosing a career

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By Angela Loëb My youngest sister recently told me about a book that has literally changed her perspective about her life and career – Jack Canfield’s Success Principles.  Since I haven’t had time to read it, I’ve been checking out … Continued

A Finance Guy Finds The Work He Loves

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Jared Gossett was living in Dallas, TX. In his late 20’s and well-educated, he was working in the financial industry as an investment banker. He was quite successful at turning small piles of money into large ones. He should have been enjoying his career, but something was missing.

What’s that you say? Fear is good?

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Jay & I are always talking about how you should overcome your fear. And we will certainly keep on doing it. But, really, it’s true. Having some fear is healthy. Fear plays an important role in our psyche. It’s helped us survive as humans for millennia.