If you are an executive level employee looking for a new job opportunity, where do you turn? Nowadays, we are socialized to believe that the typical job search is reactive and relies exclusively on networking and job boards to identify opportunities. But, the results are not promising. Why? For a few different reasons.
The Job Search: The Negative Impacts on Our Self Esteem and the Temptations that Arise as a Result
Unemployment, or underemployment, brings with it a lot of ill side-effects besides the lack of a paycheck. One being an unhealthy self-esteem. When we don't have a place to go and things to do on a day-to-day basis, we feel lost. Without a professional agenda, we feel purposeless. Therefore, we all WANT to find a job (for those of us who don't already have one). But with how the job search process works these days, we are beginning to feel even more purposeless.
What Could Have been Avoided by Responding to a Sincere Request for Partnership from an RNR Client
Everything happens for a reason.
One of our clients received a job offer the same week he got a message via LinkedIn (below) from someone he had tried to contact a few months ago (with the email at the bottom). Turns out the CEO is not CEO anymore and is now looking for a job.
The irony in this business never ceases to amaze me.
Why You Aren’t Getting a Callback on Your Job Application
A colleague of mine who owns a medium-sized federal contracting business recently posted an advertisement on some online job boards for a business developer. The ad specifically requested that applicants not send their resume and instead answer a couple specific questions about their interest in the company and its mission. Just a single applicant followed these directions.
Wall Street Journal: No More Résumés, Say Some Firms
A résumé doesn't provide much depth about a candidate, says Christina Cacioppo, an associate at Union Square Ventures
John Fischer, founder and owner of StickerGiant.com, a Hygiene, CO company that makes bumper and marketing stickers, says a résumé isn't the best way to determine whether a potential employee will be a good social fit for the company.
Instead of asking for résumés, the firm posted a series of challenges on its website aimed at gauging candidates' thought processes … "If we had just looked at their résumés at the moment we wouldn't have hired them," says Greg Silva, IGN's vice president of people and places.
"When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good, you will not, hm?"
A recent article in the Washington Post article noted that more people aged 55 and older are employed than ever before. In fact, the number of older Americans who are working has actually risen by 12% since the beginning of the recession. Interestingly, the article makes no mention of ageism, or discrimination against older workers because of their age.
Would it be possible to fit MLK's dream into a job opening?
There was no such thing written for what he set out to accomplish.
“He who seeks to share an affinity for a something that they believe in to be the positive change needed in the World as we know it now, then, and there ever after.”
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"Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter."