From Shame and Despair to Hope and Dignity

Jobseekers: your attitude may be the reason you are still unemployed. It’s reasonable for you to experience: Despair – a complete lack of hope. Shame – painful feeling of humiliation or disgrace. It’s an imperative that you find: Hope – A feeling of expectation. Dignity – a state or quality…

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Job Security: How to Manage Your Depression

Most jobseekers agree: the toughest part of the search is managing the mental traffic. When I ask jobseekers what kind of week they’ve had and follow it up with the question about “What made it good/bad/hard?” If it was “good” it was usually triggered by an event. It could have…

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Job Security is Like the Olympics: Vet the Recruiter!

To get a job and stay employed is a lot like the Olympic Games. These athletes train day after day and year after year for these events. Similarly, jobseekers are going to have to do the same to understand their industry, track hiring trends, and steer clear of opportunists who…

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Unusual tips to manage your vulnerability during the holidays.

It’s a time of vulnerability… …and most jobseekers already “feel” vulnerable. A simple question or comment can cause a flood of emotions to overwhelm our thoughts. It seems that this holiday can bring out the best and worst in people, especially those who are closest to us: our family and…

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How to Get from Despair to Hope

Or…Jobseeker Mental Madness Management Time and time again, jobseekers tell me that the most difficult part of a job search is managing their mental traffic. As I listen to my clients they often begin a sentence with, “What if…” The remainder of the sentence is usually a negative event: “What…

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Navigate the job market like you’re shopping!

Be a savvy shopper in today’s employment marketplace! Guest blogger, Anna Pitts gives recommendations to grads that are relevant for every jobseeker! The graduate job market. It sounds very exciting. Is it a place where you can go and buy a graduate job? That would be handy. Unfortunately, it’s not…

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