Cast adrift in a fierce and churning sea of competition, how do job seekers who are self-employed grab a toehold in the dwindling pool of jobs?Â Read on for some thoughts on the plight of the self-employed job seeker.
Don’t Do It!
I got this straight from the horse’s mouth, and I can vouch for its veracity, as this particular horse happens to be someone very close to me.Â For purposes of confidentiality, I’llÂ refer to him throughout this caveat as “Jay.” The head of Jay’s department had recently informed him that Corporate had sanctioned an “open req,” […]
So You Think You Don’t Need a Resume
You are not a senior-level executive pulling down a six-figure salary with a resume crafted by a well-known NJ executive resume writing service; in fact, you don’t consider yourself a professional at all.Â Whether you are an entry level or part-time employee, a courier, a stock clerk, or a retail sales associate seeking seasonal/Christmas employment, […]
Turn on the TV, flip open a magazine, click on an Internet site, and prepare to be bombarded with brands.Â By establishing images and messages that uniquely identify them to consumers, manufacturers and providers of services build brand recognition. This recognition is vital to selling their wares to the widest possible markets.Â Take a valuable […]
Blogging for Jobs: Ch-ch-changes in the World of Job Hunting
Has it crossed your mind to wonder why contemporary legends David Bowie and Madonna are still holding their own quite nicely against their much younger, hipper musical counterparts?Â Hint: both the Thin White Duke and the Material Girl are savvy business people as well as artists.Â To retain their competitive edge in an industry that […]
Key in Those Keywords
If we liken the job search to a game of Monopoly, and compare job applicants to the playing pieces moving around the board in search of prosperity, know this.Â Without keywords as well as their proper placement in their resumes, job seekers will not advance past Go.Â They will remain in holding patterns while their […]