“Be yourself” is the advice of teachers, coaches, parents, and motivational posters everywhere. But “be yourself” is pretty terrible advice when you’re searching for work. How could that be? Shouldn’t we be honest and authentic? Shouldn’t be be clear and forthright? The answer, as with so many things in life, is yes….but…. © Flickr User […]
Tue, March 14 2017 » Career Planning and Goal Setting » No Comments
One of the oldest sayings in the business world is “Why is it so hard to find good help these days?” To me that’s pretty funny for two reasons. First, because “these days” doesn’t need to be included. And second, it’s the person looking who is usually creating the problem, even though the quote implies […]
We all know what Facebook is for: silly videos, arguing about politics, or looking up flames that we should never have broken up with. Right? But it turns out that Facebook is a fantastic place to find a job. How could this be? The secret isn’t just in your own friends. It’s in Facebook groups, […]
Don’t make your story part of the application. Whether you are proud of your kids or are struggling to get by or won the lottery and don’t need a job…shut up already.
When I speak to employment groups in Indianapolis or talk to individual jobseekers, a common question that comes up is “job hopping.” People are afraid of being perceived as short-time—but ironically, that’s sometimes what you have to do to succeed.
When jobseekers here in Indianapolis approach me for advice, I often try to figure out which of the three kinds of jobs they want. Because, there are only three kinds, and most people don’t know that.