5 Steps to Starting a Career Transition
by Kathy Bornheimer - Sep, 2015
5 Steps to Starting a Career Transition Career Transitions have become almost necessary since the beginning of the 21st century. Some people have been doing it since the early 1980’s; others are just going through their first one. As an experienced (and successful) career changer, I’m able to use my own experiences in my Career Coaching practice. The one rule that remains consistent is what I call the ABC step program. When c...
LinkedIn Groups; One of the Most Underutilized Features of LinkedIn
by Kathy Bornheimer - Apr, 2014
Millions of professionals all over the world are now on LinkedIn (or at least have an account). One of the best features of this dynamic, fluid venue is the Group feature. Too many LinkedIn users do not appreciate the power of LinkedIn groups in reaching the right people for the right reasons. The basic premise of any LinkedIn feature, for those of you who have read my articles/blogs on LinkedIn is Quality over Quanti...
Marketing Yourself in Job Search
by Kathy Bornheimer - Feb, 2012
No matter how the “job market” swings the prepared job seeker/career manager must understand the employer’s needs and wants. Basic marketing principles apply in this endeavor in order to “seal the deal and obtain the job you want. Basic Market Research Techniques What does the market (employers) want? Find this out by doing your homework through various resources. The Internet is a fantastic tool; however, how you use it i...
Advantages of Hiring First Generation American Workers
by Kathy Bornheimer - Jul, 2011
With the increase of immigration into the United States comes the increase in the children of this generation. This future workforce will eventually become the current workforce. The three highest groups of immigrants are Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Asian populations. The immigrant generation settles into a community and offers work skills that are needed, as well as contributing to that area socially and culturally. The...
Are You Prepared To Recruit The 'Next' Generation?
by Kathy Bornheimer - Jun, 2011
Are You Prepared To Recruit The “Next” Generation? - Do you remember when the only body part that was pierced was women’s ears? - How do you develop, maintain or use a “blog” and can you tweet with the best of them? - Did you participate in Vietnam War protests, or learn about them on the History Channel? - A candidate says, “Working here would be really fly”; is that good or bad? - Did you buy your first new ca...
A Simple “Thank You” Goes a Long Way
by Kathy Bornheimer - Sep, 2010
This subject was addressed in earlier publications (Creative Materials for Job Search and The Resume; Just Part of the Package). Since the publication of those works use of technology and Social Networking (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) has increased greatly. So, let’s look at this again. People love to be acknowledged and recognized for what they do or have done. This would include an interview, providing you with a ref...
Employers Want “Excellent verbal and written communication skills”; They Mean It!
by Kathy Bornheimer - Aug, 2010
With today’s 24/7 technology, written and verbal communication formats have expanded. Those with superior skills are often the ones selected for employment and/or promotions (45 Things blog (8/2), emails and voice messages) and HR Capitalist, The (7/27) “Hire the Write Candidate”). Both of these articles address the writing abilities of candidates and the impact it has in regards to resumes/cover letters, emails and voice mail...
Effective Use of Social Media and the Mature Worker
by Kathy Bornheimer - May, 2010
There are increasing programs on using Social Media offered by a plethora of resources. Some just skim the surface, some overwhelm and others are so technical that the participant goes into shut down. The following information is specifically for the novice and the technically challenged “baby boomer” who finds themselves in an unstable employment situation or job search. The focus will be exclusively on the use of LinkedIn...
Striving For Satisfying Employment
by Kathy Bornheimer - Jan, 2010
The overwhelming majority of people look for jobs; an enlightened few now realize they need to search for satisfying employment. Yes, there is a difference! As a recruiter or a hiring manager in past lives I have experienced an employer driven job market and a workforce driven market. Adjustments must be made depending on the times. We all need work/jobs to meet our needs financially, professionally and personally. Since we...
Leadership: Are You Ready For It?
by Kathy Bornheimer - Jul, 2009
In good economic times effective leaders are an asset; in turbulent economic times these good leaders are a requirement. Many people view the concepts of management and leadership as the same thing. They are not; good managers manage things and tasks (sometimes people), good leaders lead people. An over looked group of people are the good informal leaders. They do not have official titles; nor do they necessarily want them....
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