Job Search: Ready, Set, G–Whoa!!
by Jan Melnik - Jan, 2013
Whether you are happily employed, unhappily working, or out-on-the-market ready for an exciting engagement, smart job search isn’t a matter of ready, set, go anymore. Since the first of the year, I have had more than a handful of inquiries that included comments along the lines of “I just need to get a resume ‘thrown together,’ I don’t need a cover letter, and I’m not going to worry about using LinkedIn, that doesn’t work a...
Updated Networking Stats
by Jan Melnik - Sep, 2011
Job seekers still rank networking as the #1 way by which to find their next gig — but Internet job boards took a jump up in prominence. According to the Sept. 2, 2011, issue of Human Resource Executive, in 2010, 41% of new career opportunities were secured through traditional networking. An amazing 25% of new positions were secured through the Internet job boards. Right Management in Philadelphia conducted the survey with 59,1...
Remember Your Manners :)
by Jan Melnik - Jul, 2011
Don’t forget to say “thank you.” It matters more than you may think - especially in job search. According to a brief in the June 2, 2011, issue of Human Resource Executive, “More than one in five (22%) of 2,878 hiring managers surveyed say they are less likely to hire a candidate if he or she fails to send a thank-you note after an interview.” (Data source: CareerBuilder.com, Chicago) Mom was right. Courtesy does make a...
Reaching a Goal
by Jan Melnik - Jun, 2011
I’ve been on hiatus from my blog (not my clients, not my private practice, and certainly not my family)… simply because “something had to give.” This past spring I was in the final push to complete my master’s degree and write my culminating project. I can happily report that after three-and-one-half years of diligent, rigorous effort, I earned my Master of Arts degree (Humanities) from Wesleyan University on May 22… summa...
Networking How-tos: Network Your Way to Your Next Job
by Jan Melnik - Oct, 2006
First, before beginning any networking, your resume must be ready-to-go—both hard copy and e-mailable. Very likely the first call you make, you will hear “Fax me or e-mail me your resume!” Key numbers to remember when it comes to methods of successful job search and how you allocate your time: Depending upon level, 75% of all jobs are found through networking For executives, up to 9% find new positions through working wi...
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