job search

Job Search Checklist: What Factors Employers Use In Hiring Decisions

– Posted in: career coaching, overall job search skills

When I blogged previously about the importance of thank you notes (including five real job seekers whose thank you notes hurt or helped them get a job), I meant to showcase an often-overlooked by powerful job search step. This isn’t to say, however, that for any of the job seekers I showcased the thank you [...]

How To Take Advantage Of The Best Job Market In Years

– Posted in: career coaching, overall job search skills

The 2015 Regional Hiring Outlook, a report and survey by recruiting firm The Execu|Search Group, shows a much improved job market, where employees may finally have the upper hand. If you’re looking for a job, it’s helpful to know what employers are focusing on so you can target your job search activity to meet their [...]

Behind-the-Scenes In MBA Recruiting: Six Recruiters Share What Works In Job Search Today

– Posted in: career coaching, negotiate and close the offer, networking, overall job search skills

In addition to my talk on career change for the 2015 Asian MBA Conference, I contributed a behind-the-scenes look at the MBA recruiting process. I interview five recruiters on what works and what doesn't work in job search today: Recruiters will never give you the “real” reason why you didn’t get selected for an interview [...]

Made A Bad Career Move? Five Moves To Help You Recover

– Posted in: career coaching, motivation, overall job search skills

The idea for Skimlinks came from the previous business I started, Skimbit.…It failed, but through that process we invented a means of monetizing our site that I realised was the most innovative and exceptional aspect of what I’d built….I pivoted quickly, dumped Skimbit, and launched Skimlinks. – Alicia Navarro, CEO and Co-Founder of I [...]

Are You Stuck Due To Limiting Beliefs Or A Legitimate Deal-Breaker?

– Posted in: career coaching, motivation

I have written before about limiting beliefs that hinder career success. These are negative stories we tell ourselves that dilute our confidence and take us out of the running before we give our full effort. Lately, the issue of limitations has popped up again in multiple reader questions: can I look for a job while [...]