Emotions Are High Right After Termination

Termination

It is vital that we do not blame ourselves for the termination/bankruptcy of the company. In this situation we all immediately become salespeople. You are now selling YOU: your ability, experiences, successes, drive, curiosity, and commitment. Remember, you must know yourself. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Some sales call work, others don’t. It […]

The Truth? Only YOU can choose a new job … or Hades.

Truth meter

Notice to the Reader This post may be emotionally upsetting to some readers. Why Should You Use our system? While speaking with a candidate during a break at a volunteer seminar session at one of the local Universities. I had been explaining how to get a job in thirty days or less. This former senior […]

Cathartic

Free Yourself from Work

This was originally written in 1989. It was written as a tool to help me understand my circumstances as a recent dehiree, as I was about to embark on a position as a career counselor with a major outplacement firm. I have modified it below to fit all dehirees. ——————— Now, having endured an interminable period […]

What are your personal obligations as a candidate before you launch into your Job Search?

Obligations

What are your personal obligations as a candidate before you launch into your Job Search? Write answers to the following: Your complete Job Description. (If necessary, use our site and the web to get examples.) Your Career or Collegiate Story Your Compensation Program (salary.com) Your 7-9 Professional Attributes Your 3-5 Professional and College Accomplishments Your Volunteer or […]

Writing Difficulties and the Realistic Truth

Writing Difficulties

I never could understand why people who spent time, two to five years, in the gulag called “College” often froze, especially when they had to write or discuss anything about themselves. Hey, you graduated! You had enough credits to get your diploma. A piece of paper is pushing you out into the real world. Now […]

Family vs YOU! It’s not maturity, rather the courage to believe in yourself

No Courage Already Lost

When graduating from high school, you are usually very closely tied to your family unit. When you go off to college, your unit changes. Your 4–5-year exposure to other people from other families and to the routine of the school calendar will change you. I started out wanting to be a design engineer, since I […]

How to Land a Dream Job, Even If You’re Not Sure What You Want

dream job

“I’ve recently graduated and I’m not very excited about my career choices. I’ve spent all this time and money to earn a degree. What should I do?” Friend, I see you…and totally feel you. I’ve pursued several different career fields in my day: Graphic design Marine biology Social work Personal fitness training Counseling Unlike you […]