Certainly, job searches can be tough. But looking for a completely new kind of job, or trying to break into a new industry? That can be so anxiety provoking for people that they avoid ever even trying.
But with the right strategy, it is possible to make the transition.
Many people treat networking as a transactional process in which they need to “sell” something: their services, product, brand, job qualifications.
Yes, new relationships will often open doors to new jobs, clients, or sales. But if you’re only out to help yourself, others will quickly pick up on that, and your efforts will backfire.
Instead, approach networking in a thoughtful and considered way – as the relationship-building opportunity it is.
I recently wrote about “career ghosting,” the phenomenon in which recruiters abruptly stop responding to job seekers.
But job seekers aren’t just victims of ghosting; they’re guilty of it, too.
Despite our best intentions, we don’t always make the best use of our time.
Certainly we all want to get more done - so why does productivity often feel so elusive?
Find out what could be standing between you and your goals - and how you can work smarter.
Companies used to fear social media. They thought: if we don’t put our brand on Facebook or Twitter, it won’t be vulnerable to any negative communications happening there.
We now know that they were wrong. But years on, what have we learned?
Amy Spelman on the importance of taking control of your personal brand - and how to do it.
Ghosting is unfortunately not limited to the dating world; it’s a frustrating but real phenomenon for job seekers, too.