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The Last Truth

Posted by on 10/01/2018 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. Instead, it...

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Another Truth For You

Posted by on 09/06/2018 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 is 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 09/11/2013 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 proactive when looking for work. We make 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 08/14/2013 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 trend holds 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 than what you know. 80-85% of our clients are being hired today using personal referrals. Having an...

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Posted by on 12/20/2012 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 10/18/2012 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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WHY DO YOU STAY? Three Questions To Understanding Your Job Rut

Posted by on 10/16/2012 in Blog | Comments Off on WHY DO YOU STAY? Three Questions To Understanding Your Job Rut

Are you bored at work? Do you yearn for fulfillment and excitement, yet are afraid to leave or explore? Well, you are not alone. The vast majority of unhappy workers are paralyzed by some fear which effectively keeps them showing up for work, dreading each day, but frozen by their fears. Here are a few examples for you to ponder, at the very least they may well ring true for you so you’ll know you are not alone with your fears. Are you addicted to perks? Paycheck; medical benefits; pension plan, etc. Who says that you can’t...

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We Really Never Know

Posted by on 10/09/2012 in Blog | Comments Off on We Really Never Know

Each of us makes decisions every day. In fact, we make hundreds, maybe thousands of decisions every day. Most of these decisions are made with the safe confines of knowledge, information, experience or belief. None of us wants to make a mistake, so we try and garner all the information in advance to be able to make the knowledgeable and correct decision. Well enough. What we are challenged with finding or creating a new employment opportunity for ourselves is just the opposite …. too little of the right information and way too much of...

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Job Interviews: The Art of Self-Disclosure

Posted by on 10/02/2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Job Interviews: The Art of Self-Disclosure

CareerMakers clients often say that learning to tell success stories in job interviews is one of the most practical and powerful skills they have learned at CareerMakers. These stories have contributed to their success in becoming known to the interviewer (self-disclosure) and boosted their confidence because they now know how to prepare for interviews in a targeted manner. Telling success stories in a job interview means that you are responsive to an interviewing technique known as “behavioral interviewing.” Many companies use...

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Networking, the Gracious Art Of ……

Posted by on 09/27/2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Networking, the Gracious Art Of ……

One of the most misunderstood concepts of the job search is “networking.” It has been my personal experience that what people believe they know about networking is just enough to make them dangerous. Most of us believe networking is all about finding a job (and yes, in the long run, that is the goal), but networking is actually a process of creating relationships and doing targeted research, allowing you to make informed decisions rather than one base on assumptions. An effective networker begins with a high level of personal...

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