Job Search: Tips & Templates for Thank You Notes

I remember a story that Richard Bolles tells in his classic book, What Color Is Your Parachute?, about a baseball team hiring someone for their public relations position. The woman who was hired later asked why they picked her out of the 35 or so applicants. They told her that she was the only one who had written a thank you note after the interview. Sometimes I’m still taken aback when a client asks me if he or she should write a thank you note. Yes, always, always write a thank you note. Since it’s such an overlooked step…

Ready Yourself for Your Job Search – Get Clear About What You Have

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After you get clear of the baggage and get clear about what you want, you want to get clear about what you have to offer. In the READY module of the Job Search Boot Camp, we like to call this your Value Proposition. Below are 4 areas we suggest you self-examine so you can bring it all together for a prospective employer. This will be especially important for when you’re faced with that all-important question, “Why should I hire you?”

Part II: Cultivating Your Individual Brand

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Taking stock of your career assets includes taking a look at your personal traits. Traits are not the same as personal values, nor are they the same as skills. Traits specifically describe how we do our work in the world. Create a list of your traits – you can find traits online, of course, but the best list I’ve ever seen is in What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles. Round up what you think are your top 5 traits and then, if you dare…

Success comes from doing what you love

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“If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.” – Will Rogers


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we teach you the techniques to ACE the interview and negotiate for 10%-30% more in compensation. The GET HIRED module is the backbone of getting a job. If you don’t do well in the interview, you won’t get the job. The hiring manager will make a “hire/no-hire” decision within the first 10 seconds of meeting you. Will you operate at a deficit, or will you form a “hire” opinion in those first few seconds?

I would rather go to the dentist than do a job search…

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By Angela Loeb “I’ve submitted my resume to a 100 postings and not one call.” “My resume is going into a black hole.” “I’ve received quite a few phone calls, but I haven’t been invited in for any interviews yet.” … Continued

Job Search Attitudes – Employee or Skills Holder?

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“Skills Holders” fully expect to complete a number of transitions during the course of their lives as the value of their skills improve. “Skills Holders” are always keeping up with the market and searching for new opportunities to sharpen their skills while being dedicated to their current employer. But, they always know the basic fact about the job market which is – “One day this job will end, and I must be prepare my skills for my next job.”

Find a Career You Love

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Tonight we are excited to present Find A Career You Love tele-class at 7pm (central)! You can still sign-up — it is a tele-class for goodness sakes, so we always have room. This is a relaxed way for you to discover your career direction that you can do in your PJ’s!