Actions Really Do Speak Louder than Words

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If a company tells you that they brew the best beer in the world, but have minimal sales and no awards to show for their efforts, how believable is their claim of having an outstanding product? We can all say whatever we wish about our abilities…

Act II, Seen 40: Encore Careers

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Regardless of what the news media might be reporting, MANY people have been landing on their feet and obtaining gainful employment, especially in Ohio. In fact, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), Ohio's unemployment…

Don’t Take an Employer’s “Rejection” Personally

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Something that is shared with me by many of the job seekers with whom I’ve had contact is that they take “rejection” personally.  My response to that is always pretty simply put: DON’T. Remember… hundreds of job seekers send…

Job Seekers, Do You Have the “Wow” Factor?

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For anyone who follows and understands the NFL’s draft process, you know just how much preparation and time is expended, first, by the prospective players (candidates) and then by the teams’ decision-makers (hiring managers). This helps…

Now What Do I Do..?

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Sometime over the next couple of weeks, I will be a first-time grandfather. Can’t wait, as I hear from other “new” grandparents how wonderful is the experience and how different it is than when we were new parents (way back when). I…

Good Signs for 2012

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Over the last few months I’ve made presentations at area job seeker’s groups and corporate outplacement companies to nearly 1,000 people in transition. The bad news is that there were nearly 1,000 people at the presentations (this is one…

Employers' Big Frustration – “We can’t find the right people to fill our openings”

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Did you ever hear one of your single friends say something like, “There are no good men/women out there”? You hear that and feel like you need to respond with, “But, there are lots of good men/women out there that would be great for you…you’re…

Candidates May Need Some “Tough Love” to Succeed

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Over the last week, I’ve met or spoken over phone with a couple dozen or so people in transition to do some resume/job search coaching. Often, I find that a good deal of what is discussed and recommended during such conversations is difficult…

What Type of First Impression are You Making?

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Many people say that you can tell a lot about someone in just the first few minutes of meeting them. I agree. Body language, tone of voice, attire, level of self-confidence, ability to convey a sense of believability and trust are just some…