The one thing you need to start your new job
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Mar, 2012
One of my hardest working job search clients got a job offer for not only a good job, but THE JOB he told me he wanted at our first or second meeting. Both of us were on top of the world – back to work! We talked on the phone several times to ensure he was completing everything required of the employer for the hiring process: Drug Screen Completed Drug Screen Passed Formal Application Submitted Background Check...
PROOF THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET EXISTS
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Nov, 2010
If you are looking for work you, no doubt, have heard of THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET. You may have even heard TOO MUCH of it. I know that in working with my clients in Delaware and Maryland, I include the Hidden Job Market in nearly every vocational counseling session… Why? Here is a recent success story that illustrates just WHY THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET IS CRUCIAL TO JOB SEARCH: I have been working with a career electrician for se...
Career Fair-Don't Hire Me
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Oct, 2010
I am just coming from a career fair, here in Delaware and saw or heard many of the scenarios outlined below. A few I added from other career fair experiences, but not many! This is no commentary on Delawareans or those seeking to work in Delaware – I commonly see and hear many of these egregious examples at job fairs I attend across the region. If you don’t want to be hired by attending a career fair: Bring your child/chil...
Résumé Tips For Career Change
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Jun, 2010
Looking for work can be difficult in the best of times… These are not the best of times. Advice about résumé writing abounds and experts offer astoundingly different opinions. How is a job seeker to know which advice to follow? The bottom line: No one way is the right way for everyone. For the job seeker, it is best to read as much as you can about how to write a résumé and how to job search. If you are looking for wor...
Five Reasons to Follow Up in Your Job Search
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - May, 2010
Many job seekers miss the one step that can land them an interview and the job they are applying for. Sure, they send in their resume or application. They may even send additional information requested. But many of the unemployed simply fail to follow up with the employers to whom they apply. Why follow up? 1. Consideration. Care to guess how often an online resume or application is not received or mis-routed to the wrong p...
How To Get The Job: Five Reasons To Follow Up And How To Do So
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Apr, 2010
Many job seekers miss the one step that can land them an interview and the job they are applying for. Sure, they send in their resume or application. They may even send additional information requested. But many of the unemployed simply fail to follow up with the employers to whom they apply. Why follow up? Read on: 1. Consideration. Care to guess how often an online resume or application is not received or misrouted to...
Extreme Job Change: One Woman’s Story
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Mar, 2010
A 53 year old female client, Rhonda, was just offered her dream job. Not too surprising until you hear that the job she was offered was with the FBI. She thought she was wasting her time, she informs: The FBI only hired young (male) college students. She had an associate’s degree in administrative science (read secretary) earned 30 years ago and experience in administrative and IT positions. Most recently, she worked in...
Networking For Your Career Success
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Feb, 2010
Research done by the Career Center in 2009 has shown that 60 per cent of job openings in the U.S. are filled not through advertising and recruiter companies but through word-of-mouth or networking. And that is quite understandable: to hire someone via recommendation is both much safer for employers, as they have a reliable reference, and easier, as they save considerable effort in advertising the position and sorting through a...
Fourteen Tips For Telecommuters
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Jan, 2010
Overall, working from home can be a positive and rewarding experience for you, your family, and your employer, if you follow a few simple tips: 1. Understand your employer’s expectations. Will your job requirements and duties be the same at home as in an office environment? How much support will you receive as a home office worker. Some companies have very stringent guidelines about what equipment and support will be prov...
Is A Raise In Your Future For 2010?
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Jan, 2010
Are you considering asking for a raise, but are fearful about the outcome? It may be time to ask for a raise if it has been a year or more since you received a raise or you have done exceptionally good work in the past 6 months. Do not ask for a raise unless you this is the case. If you are uncertain about your standing with your company, you may want to read, “Am I Being Leveraged Out Of A Job?” Good employers want to kee...
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