Posts for "expert"


Over 40 and Unemployed? Why Are You Overcompensating?

From CAREEREALISM
November 26, 2012 at 2:45 am
I work with people who are 45+ and looking for work, and I’ve seen a pattern in the “strategies” of the older and unemployed. To put it simply, older job seekers have ... (more)

5 Signs it’s Time for Career Change

From CAREEREALISM
November 26, 2012 at 2:00 am
Have you ever noticed various signs that arise in your drive to work? Speed limit. Slow Curve. Stop. Yield. Merge. Sometimes I think those signs are for me personally. “Yield, ... (more)

7 Tips to Jump Start Your Job Search

From CAREEREALISM
November 26, 2012 at 1:30 am
So you have this great, marketable resume that showcases your potential as an employee. You’re ready to launch your job search and start using your new resume as vigorously as ... (more)

Old Employer Doesn’t Exist Anymore, What Do I Say?

From CAREEREALISM
November 25, 2012 at 2:00 am
Hello J.T. & Dale: I am making a re-entry into the work force. Here’s the rub: My work history has gone awry. By that I mean one major employer no longer exists, another ... (more)

4 Tips to Overcoming Career Fear

From CAREEREALISM
November 21, 2012 at 2:00 am
Are you paralyzed in fear over your current or future career? Or are you in the middle of a job search and it just isn’t getting you anywhere? Which FEAR is holding you back? ... (more)

How to Deal With Family Asking About Your Job Search

From CAREEREALISM
November 21, 2012 at 1:45 am
If you’re in the middle of a frustrating job search, holidays can be the worst time of year for you. It may not exactly bring out the best in you when old auntie May keeps ... (more)

The Perfect Holiday Recipe for a Great Job Search

From CAREEREALISM
November 21, 2012 at 1:30 am
What are you fixin’ to do this holiday season? Relaxing? Priming a turkey? Watching football? How about preparing your job search? No? You see, many job seekers think the holiday ... (more)

5 Sites for Finding Networking Events

From CAREEREALISM
November 20, 2012 at 2:00 am
If you are a job seeker, you’ve probably read that networking is essential to finding a new job opportunity. “Is this for real?” I get asked this a lot by clients who are ... (more)

Resume Cheat Sheet: 5 Tips for a Winning Resume

From CAREEREALISM
November 20, 2012 at 1:15 am
Who has time to write a resume? We know you have a busy life – and sometimes there’s just not enough time in the day to scan through articles to get the information you need. That’s ... (more)

13 Holiday Networking Strategies You Need to Know

From CAREEREALISM
November 19, 2012 at 12:30 am
It’s that time of year again, when job seekers think they may as well stop looking for a job throughout the holiday season. No one will be hiring anyway, so you may as well take ... (more)

Why Didn’t I Hear Back After My Interview?

From CAREEREALISM
November 18, 2012 at 1:00 am
Dear J.T. & Dale: Earlier this year, I landed an interview for a great full-time position on the team I interned with while in graduate school. I was told I’d definitely ... (more)

#1 Secret to Successful Career Advancement

From CAREEREALISM
November 16, 2012 at 12:30 am
What’s the secret to career advancement? As a savvy job hunter, it’s critically important for you to continually research potential employers for two reasons: 1.) You ... (more)

Why Your Resume Should Be Ready Before You Need a Job

From CAREEREALISM
November 13, 2012 at 1:45 am
Many people wait until they need a job (or a job opportunity is brought to their attention) before they get their resumes in order. But if you wait until you absolutely need your ... (more)

4 Benefits of Mock Interviews

From CAREEREALISM
November 13, 2012 at 1:00 am
Mock interviews provide candidates with an opportunity to test out their interview skills with someone who isn’t evaluating them for an actual job. A mock interview may be offered ... (more)

LinkedIn Cheat Sheet: 5 Tips for a Professional Profile

From CAREEREALISM
November 13, 2012 at 12:30 am
Who has time to research LinkedIn? We know you have a busy life – and sometimes there’s just not enough time in the day to scan through articles to get the information ... (more)

5 Ways to Make More Time at the Office

From CAREEREALISM
November 12, 2012 at 1:15 am
How do you create time? Really, sometimes, it’s not so much about creating time, but about not losing time. Based on observations of myself and my productive colleagues, ... (more)

Unemployed Because of Economy, Why Don’t People Get It?

From CAREEREALISM
November 11, 2012 at 12:15 am
Dear J.T. & Dale: With the exception of eight months, I have been unemployed for the past six years due to the economy. How can I try to fill in that gap? Some employers ask ... (more)

How to Put Punch in Interview Questions

From CAREEREALISM
November 8, 2012 at 12:30 am
Chances are good that as a job hunter, you have agonized over dealing with the standard, hackneyed interview questions like, “Tell me about yourself” or “What will you be ... (more)

10 Social Media Must-Dos for College Students

From CAREEREALISM
November 7, 2012 at 1:45 am
School’s back in session; now that summer’s over, most college students will be seriously entrenched in classes, social life, and hopefully saving some brain cells for thinking ... (more)

Top 3 Tips for Phone Interviews

From CAREEREALISM
November 7, 2012 at 1:30 am
More and more companies are relying on phone screens, or phone interviews, as a preliminary gauge of whether or not a candidate should be invited for an in-person interview. Phone ... (more)

Should You Upload Your Resume to LinkedIn or Other Social Media?

From CAREEREALISM
November 6, 2012 at 1:45 am
In a word: Don’t. LinkedIn has made it very easy to upload your resume as a .pdf to make it part of your LinkedIn profile. While it’s tempting to do this rather than to do ... (more)

Career Benchmarks in the Entertainment Business

From CAREEREALISM
November 5, 2012 at 2:00 am
Are you where you should be in your entertainment career? Read to the end to find out… By age 21 – 22, you should be out of college with a degree in something relevant to the ... (more)

#1 Interview Question You Must Answer Correctly

From CAREEREALISM
November 5, 2012 at 1:00 am
There are hundreds of questions interviewers can ask potential employees… but there’s one interview question that you could be answering in a way that is costing you the job ... (more)

Should You Be Networking With Past Employers?

From CAREEREALISM
November 1, 2012 at 2:00 am
Each week, we ask our experts to answer a career question on behalf of our readers. This week, we received a question on appropriate networking: What’s your take (suggestions ... (more)

5 Reasons You Should Follow Career Experts on Twitter

From CAREEREALISM
September 11, 2012 at 1:32 am
Mashable recently posted an article on 14 career experts you should be following on Twitter (CAREEREALISM’s founder, J.T. O’Donnell, made the list!). So, what are ... (more)