3 + 3 = Information Meetings
What does a Successful Job Search Look Like?
What do you say during an information meeting? If you are networking, and making connections, you are getting information meetings with people who are second or third degree connections. They may offer career advice and may, in the future, have a job opening or know of a job opening. You are not interviewing for an […]
“I’m Too Old” – Get Over It!
Are you having trouble with your job search? No responses to your emails? Not getting interviews? Getting interviews but no offers? Getting offers but not meeting your expectations? Here are some tips to guarantee success in your job search: Don’t rely on answering ads on the internet. Millions of people are viewing ads on the […]
5 Tips for Finding the Hidden Job Market
We have talked about ageism in the workplace before…but ageism is definitely not a numbers game. It is about how you look and feel and act. So what can you do to improve your personal brand? Your look – that means hair, teeth and clothing. Gray hair on a man is a sign of […]
WHEN YOU JUST CAN’T FIGURE IT OUT
Is there such a thing as the hidden job market? Yes. Then where is it? The answer is everywhere. Then how do you find it? 1,000 individuals will see a job post, 200 will begin the application process, 100 will complete the application, 75 of those 100 resumes will be screened out by either the ATS or a recruiter, 25 resumes will be seen […]
WHATS WRONG WITH MY RESUME?
March 21, 2017 (c) Amy Geffen Let’s say you’ve been doing the same job for a long time and you are tired of it. You need a change but you don’t know what you want to do or what opportunities are out there. Or, if you are a recent college graduate and you majored in […]
What’s Wrong with My Pitch?
March 14 2017 © Amy Geffen If you are sending out your resume, whether in answer to postings or cold to companies where you would like to work, and you are getting few responses, it is time to revise and re-work. Remember, the resume is an advertisement for you. Its purpose is to get your […]
5 Tips for the Information Meeting
(c) Amy Geffen March 7 2017 Your pitch is your 30 -120 second advertisement for you. It is your commercial that you can use when you meet new people, in your cover letter, in your resume, in your interview, in your follow up letter. It is pretty much the single most important piece of promotion for your […]
HELP FOR THOSE OF YOU OVER 50
The whole point about networking and reaching out directly to people is to meet as many new people in your field as possible. Since you are not asking them for a job, you are doing research in the field, it is important to prepare for these meetings as much as you would prepare for any […]
5 WAYS TO USE LINKED IN for YOUR JOB SEARCH Feb 7 2017
There is ageism out there. We know it. We sense it. Sometimes we can’t put our finger on it but it is there. So if you are in your fifties or older and still want to work here are some strategies to get you working again. And after all, most of us are going to be living well into […]
5 WAYS TO USE LINKED IN for YOUR JOB SEARCH Feb 7 2017 Your LinkedIn page is an integral part of your job search strategy. Hiring managers and search firms are using Linked In as their number one place to troll for viable candidates. Don’t worry what your current employer may think. Just click on […]