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More Real World Thought

Posted by on November 2, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on More Real World Thought

Over my nearly 35 years of helping good people to find or create new and rewarding employment opportunities I’ve learned that effective oral and written communication is very often one of the most significant challenges job seekers face.   From being raised to not toot our own horn to writing resumes that look more like historical documents or obituaries the process of effectively communicating for most can be a very daunting task. We really just don’t know how to do it effectively and are therefore easily overwhelmed by fear of not...

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Holiday Cheer

Posted by on November 1, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Holiday Cheer

Subject: Holiday Cheer Greetings; The holiday season is almost upon us! Too soon for many, while not soon enough for others. This time of year hopefully brings you pleasant or joyful time with family and friends, enjoying on all that is good and taking the time to reflect on our bountiful gifts while not overlooking the needs of others. It is certainly an important time of year for sharing ourselves with those less fortunate which in itself will put a smile on your face and joy in your heart. This time of year often puts us in a reflective...

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Making It Easier To Say Yes

Posted by on October 30, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Making It Easier To Say Yes

Over my nearly 35 years of helping good people to find or create new and rewarding employment opportunities I’ve learned that effective oral and written communication is very often one of the most significant challenges job seekers face.   From being raised to not toot our own horn to writing resumes that look more like historical documents or obituaries the process of effectively communicating for most can be a very daunting task. We really just don’t know how to do it effectively and are therefore easily overwhelmed by fear of not...

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Internet Reality

Posted by on October 15, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Internet Reality

The Internet, From My Perspective, Fact and Fantasy:FACT: Probably one of our greatest inventions FANTASY: One big paid unregulated ad FACT: In using the internet, be a careful consumer FANTASY: The jobs I am looking for are all posted on the internet  While the internet is a marvelous invention and most of us would be hard pressed to get along without it today, for the job seeker or career changer, being a very careful consumer of information is absolutely critical. From my window on the world, internet job posting have more to do with...

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The Last Truth

Posted by on October 1, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on The Last Truth

Job Search Truth #10: A successful job search or career transition is 20 percent analytical, technique, strategy, planning and 80 percent emotion –  how you are feeling about yourself and your ability to relate to the rest of the world.  My clients who end up with meaningful work made a “doable” plan of action and put one foot in front of the other to execute it. They are both disciplined and flexible, optimistic and cautious, analytical and emotional. The path to their new work did not run in a nice, tidy, straight line....

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Another Truth For You

Posted by on September 6, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Another Truth For You

Job Search Truth #8: You do not need a resume to do a job search.   Based on what I’ve learned “on the street” over the past 34 years, you do not write a resume until you have done your research. That is why I say that you do not need a resume to do a job search. A successful search if first about finding out what’s out there in your areas of interest that fits what you really want. Then, when you make the decision to generate job interviews in your area of interest, you might need a resume to become a viable candidate to interview for a...

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Realistic Job Search

Posted by on September 11, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Realistic Job Search

Most folks know more about buying a car than they do about finding or creating a new and rewarding employment opportunity. Think about the process generally used in selecting a new car and then compare that to the process used to find a new job. If we are honest with ourselves, we will probably have to admit that we are not nearly as pro-active when looking for work. We take buying a new car seriously because it is a big deal. But bigger than a new job? I don’t think so!! Finding a new job today, especially one that puts a smile on your...

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Job Market Today

Posted by on August 14, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Job Market Today

Sadly, the majority of new hirings today are for part-time positions, which are generally lower paying jobs offering limited benefits. This trends hold true in Oregon and around the country. This challenging reality makes it so important that job seekers fully understand the overall job getting process, which unfortunately, most folks don’t. Bottom line, finding or creating meaningful work today has more to do with who you know rather then what you know. 80-85% of our clients are be hired today using personal referrals. Having an...

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Posted by on December 20, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on HAPPY HOLIDAYS

May each of you have a very happy, joyous and safe holiday season and let’s look forward to a rewarding 2013! Peter

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We Have Friends

Posted by on October 18, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on We Have Friends

We have the greatest customers! When it comes right down to it, we are very much in the business of people helping people find or create new and rewarding employment opportunities. After all is said and debated about the best way to find new jobs, the fact remains that people don’t hire applications or resumes, they hire people they are comfortable with. Companies and individuals choose CareerMakers in just the same way. Yes, we help them solve their challenges and needs, but the decision to use our services is really based on personal...

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