Resumes and Job Hunting

Class of 2013, it's your life

Don't listen to the doom and gloom

College grads, Class of 2013- congratulations, you did it! Now what? Well, first off you can tell all the naysayers and pessimists in the media, your family, and your group of friends to back off ...

Print jobs are not dead

Everyone’s a writer. Or so it seems these days with all the blogs and gossip and news sites. Communication and journalism degrees are still being sought after by college students… but why? Recently CareerCast.com, a ...

No noisy bracelets

...and other job interview dress tips

Warren Carter, of The QualiFind Group, explains the importance of dressing for success. First, please tell me what you do. I’m the founder and president of The QualiFind Group. We are composed of three separate ...

A smile, a handshake, a positive attitude

These are the beginnings of your self-marketing plan.

When a company produces a new widget, that is is the culmination of months or maybe years of research, development, design, and manufacturing. But the work is not over yet. When a software company designs ...

Is your job search smart?

Specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timebound

For the third in a six-part series about stepping up your job search or job upgrade process, business coach Kate Kerr (nee Hanley) explains the importance of goal setting. We’ve talked about the role of ...

Eight seconds to make a good impression

Rob Smith, of the Job Readiness training program at Second Chance, explains the importance of interview readiness. In your program what is the very first thing you stress to your clients about interviewing? We stress ...

What should Bernice do?

Bernice recently lost her job. Her email said, “I have been working for a long period of time, and I am enjoying my time off, getting my house in order, and taking care of my ...

Pancakes, sandwiches, jobs

Tom Fitzpatrick might have a job for you at The Mission. First, please tell me about your restaurant. I have three restaurants with Fay Nakanishi and Deborah Helm: The Mission –Mission Beach; The Mission – ...

Let your calendar manage you

You’ll be surprised how much more you get done

For the first in a six-part series about stepping up your job-search or job-upgrade process, business coach Kate Hanley explains the importance of keeping a calendar. First, please tell me what you do. I help ...

A pile is not a file

The importance of job search organization

Carolyn Walstein, profession organizer, explains the importance of staying organized in your job search. First, please tell me what you do. I’m a professional organizer. I help people update and prioritize, and let go of ...

The life coach speaks

If one goes out looking for work coming from a place of exhaustion, worry, and resentment, that is what he or she will give off.

Don’t mess up a job interview with a shabby appearance

Every employer’s crazy about a sharp-dressed man… … (or woman.)

Wear little or no cologne or perfume. What smells good to you may not smell good to the interviewer.

Effort is not enough

Job searches require smart strategy as well

While older workers are less likely to be laid off than younger workers, they arre about half as likely to be rehired.

The Proper Handshake

...and other "soft skills" that will help you get and keep a job

Robert Coleman, executive director of the Second Chance program, offers tips and resources for the “hardest to employ.” First, please tell me about Second Chance. Second Chance is dedicated to creating opportunities for self-sufficiency. We ...

Let Your Website Find You a Job

The biggest no-no is creating a website that looks like you did it yourself.