Caroline Ceniza-Levine is a career expert, writer, speaker and cofounder of SixFigureStart®, a career coaching firm comprised of former Fortune 500 recruiters. Ceniza-Levine is a coauthor (along with Donald Trump, Jack Canfield and other leading business authors) of "How the Fierce Handle Fear: Secrets to Succeeding in Challenging Times" from Two Harbors Press, 2010. Formerly in corporate HR and retained search, she has recruited for leading companies in media, financial services, consulting, technology and healthcare.
When people think of LinkedIn, the networking aspect is typically the first thing that comes to mind. This is important for your job search because networking is important to your search. Here are five other reasons to use LinkedIn for your job search that are unrelated to direct networking.
I always tell my job-seeking clients and column readers to be well-rounded and unique and to keep learning and stretching. So learning about things seemingly unrelated to my own day job is part of taking my own advice.
We have two months to go before 2011. You might be tempted to ease into the holidays and push into the New Year your work on landing a new job, starting a business, making a career change, or getting a promotion. But there are certain things you should do now to take advantage of the remaining days of 2010.
I know many jobseekers are really worried about their resume almost to the exclusion of the rest of their search. So, I asked recruiters who worked in diverse industries from non-profit to media, is this emphasis on the resume warranted?
Yes, we’re only in September, but I am still telling all of my coaching clients to think about Thanksgiving and beyond. There are several reasons why it’s a good idea to think so many months ahead.
It’s true that you want to be focused in your job search...But it’s equally important to be flexible so you don’t miss opportunities, you react to market feedback and changes, and you refine your approach for your intended audience. How do you know if you are flexible or just unfocused?
I often hear from happily employed people that they feel guilty taking an unexpected interview because if they are not genuinely looking, then they are wasting everyone’s time. That is not true.
One of the psychic benefits of a job is the camaraderie of working on a team, from a shared mission to the simple day-to-day water cooler interactions. But sometimes it’s not a bed of roses, and there are people you see and work with everyday, with whom you don’t get along.