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10 Tips to get your new year job search off and running.

Here we are in between Christmas and New Year.  The cooking and baking are done, and the goodies long gone from plates, but firmly stuck on your hips.  The tree is dropping needles like snowflakes in a blizzard.  The family is looking for things to do; already bored with all the new distractions.  And you […]

Unique Ways to Get a Job

The people in this blog are real, and their stories are true.  Both were unemployed for longer than they wanted to be.  They both put their thinking caps on and came up with a solution to their job search dilemma. Rocky was working the computer field when his job was sent over to India.  The […]

5 Tips to Beat the Gray Ceiling: Get Hired at 50+ Part 1

I don’t remember where I heard or read this story, but it sets the stage for this blog and the one that follows.  It seems that a man was going to see a career coach about his difficulty finding a job.  He was over 50 and felt the gray ceiling hovering over him.  As the […]

The Job Searchers Most Needed Tool: Job Search Networking Support Group

In the past 4 years, I have been a part of a job search networking group called Pressed for Success.  When it began there were only 3 of us.  The following week, 5 and it grew steadily for a couple of years.  However as the economy improves, growth has not been as steady.  But the […]

Pressed For Success: Success begins with Networking

Any successful job searcher will tell you that the job was attained by networking. By contacting friends, colleagues and former classmates, one can find openings in the hidden job market. After an opening is found, the job seeker reaches out to contacts within the company to walk a resume in, put in a good word […]