5 Simple Steps to a Career Boost
by Long Yun Siang
It’s always tough to give advice on career success factors because there isn’t really a set of formula you can follow that can guarantee career success. A combination of various factors in the right context and with the right character will give your career a boost.
Making the Old You New
Making the old you new means getting aligned with the current job climate and refocusing on your best assets. The New Year is a time to rejuvenate, reconnect, and retool your job search strategies. If you've been looking for awhile, frustration can take its toll. It's time to wipe the slate clean, reclaim your confidence, and put the best you forward. Here are the three "R's" that will get your search up and running toward success.
Job Search Secrets Unlocked!by Joseph S. Turner
The first premise of Job Search Secrets Unlocked! is that iob searching has changed drastically. Turner estimates that the average professional will have to conduct ten different job searches during their career. "In our business world, you will be expected to wear many hats now and to multitask with these added roles," he writes. Any job seeker trying to position themselves apart in a world that seems to have too few jobs being chased by too many job seekers will welcome this assemblage of common sense and uncommon, undisclosed tips.
Q. I submitted my resume to a company two weeks ago. I've tried calling a few times since then, but can't seem to get any response. I really want this job, but how long should I wait before moving on?
A. If you're like most people, you're probably going to need to apply to a number of jobs before finding your next opportunity, and you should be submitting those applications as soon as you learn of the position. Don't wait for one company to tell you "no" before moving on to company 2, 3 or 300. Keep applying to other positions right up until the point where you have a firm offer. It would be great if companies would give you a firm yes or no, but that often won't happen. Hiring managers get busy or just don't want to close any doors until their position is filled. So don't wait. Follow up diligently, but cast as many seeds as possible.
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