Negotiating the Best Starting Salary for Your New Job

When you start a new job, you have a “starting salary” — what you are paid at the start of your tenure in that position. The right starting salary is very important....more

Why Are You Still Unemployed?

You may have lost your job last week, last month, last year, or in 2009, but, if you are unemployed, you are part of a very large group of people. You are probably asked about your unemployment, and you probably ask yourself, too. Recently, most of the...more

Gratitude in Your Job Search Helps

The job search process today feels de-humanized. Resumes drop down the infamous...more

Chart a New Career Course with Information Interviews

Speaking as someone who has made the bad old job to worse new job transition...more

Modern Job Search Methods: 21st Century Career Management

Most of us have many phases to our careers, from the typical entry level jobs through mid-career to retirement. In the 20th Century, this seemed to run in a predictable series of stages, and often involved working for the same employer, in the same industry or profession, for decades. Not any more ....more

Increasing Your Job Search Luck

When you were a kid, did you cross your fingers “for luck” when you were really, REALLY hoping something good would happen? Perhaps, you crossed your fingers as you were getting ready to ask someone out on a date, star in a school play, take your drivers’ license test, or as the teacher/professor was handing […] The post Increasing Your Job Search Luck by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe ....more

Bad Assumptions About Networking for Your Job Search

Many job seekers have told me how much they hate networking for their job search. They don’t like meeting strangers, particularly when they (and the strangers) have “an agenda.” They’d rather spend (waste?) time endlessly clicking on the “Apply” button on job boards than venture out into the scary world of “NETWORKING”! My favorite networking […] The post Bad Assumptions About Networking for Your Job Search by Susan P ....more

Job Search Networking Secrets From the Top Recruiters

I attended the Fordyce Forum, a two-day conference of top independent recruiters (also known as “head hunters”). And it was a VERY educational experience! At the Forum, I was able to meet and interact with over 120 of these top professional networkers in action ....more

Layoffs: 3 Bad Employee Assumptions

If your employer has recently begun laying off staff, time to pay attention to your salary continuation plan (and career self-preservation, as well). As anyone who has been through a series of layoffs can tell you, things do not generally improve. A large study was done in the 1980′s that showed that once the layoffs […] The post Layoffs: 3 Bad Employee Assumptions by Susan P ....more

Why Job Search Is SO Hard Today

The convergence of competition and technology has created the “perfect storm” of elements to make a job search very challenging today. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible to land a job now – more than 4 MILLION people are hired every month in the USA. However, landing a job takes focus and effort ....more