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Working Like a Dog – Job Search

Guest Author: CareerAlley
Website: http://CareerAlley.com

It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’ve been working like a dog” – Lennon/McCartney

I never really did understand the phrase “working like a dog”. I don’t know about your dog, but mine seems to sleep most of the day (unless I’ve got something important to do, then he is bothering me). We all know that the phrase means working really hard and almost anyone I speak with tells me that they are “working like a dog”. Now if you are out of work, you should be working like a dog looking for a job. If you still have a job, your time to spend job hunting is limited so you will need to make the best of it (like reading CareerAlley). So, to help you out, today’s post is all about lists (read on).

  • 93 Most Linked To Articles of Top Job Search and Career Blogs – A great list of articles from JobMob, all the more better because one of the articles is from CareerAlley. The list is organized by category (such as Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Job Interviews and more) and each category lists four or more related articles. One consolidated list with all of the categories you could want. Definitely worth spending time to read through those articles that will help you with your job search.

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Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Job Search

Guest Author: CareerAlley
Website: http://CareerAlley.com

I coulda done this, I coulda done that. But I know I can’t go back ‘Cause now it’s just too late I’m sayin’ shoulda woulda coulda, yeah” – Brian McKnight

I spend a lot of time with vendors, service suppliers and consultants in my job. One consulting firm in particular screwed up a project big time. Cost overruns, unfinished work, stuff that didn’t work at all, you get the picture. And then, to add insult to injury, they wanted more money to finish the work that they should have done for the original boatload of money we paid them. Anyway, I was talking with the sales guy from the consulting company and he went on and on – “we should have done this, we should have done that, we should have communicated early, wah wah wah”. Shoulda, woulda, coulda. Who cares? Move on, you can’t change the past.

So what’s the point? Whatever your reason for looking for a new job, you can’t dwell on what got you here and you can’t worry about what you should have done in your job search. Forget the past, look forward to what you can do and make today the first day of the rest of your job search. (more…)

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Job Search – From the Beginning – Recruiters Part 1

Guest Author: CareerAlley
Website: http://CareerAlley.com

Journey

Life is a journey, not a destination – we determine our destiny by the direction we take.” – Anonymous

Do you remember “do overs”? You know, when you are playing a game or sport, make a mistake and ask to do it all over again (like don’t count the bad turn)? Sometimes you need to do the same with your job search, kind of “do over”. Maybe you are not getting the result you expect or sometimes you just need to “start fresh”. Whatever the reason and how deep your “do over” is depends on you. Today’s post starts with a fresh look at recruiters, one of the “four legs of job search“.
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College Grad Job Search – Are We There Yet? – Vol 2

Guest Author: CareerAlley
Website: http://CareerAlley.com

One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.” – Baltasar Gracian

When I was growing up, my family did not go on any vacations that required an airplane. Typically, the four of us (Mom, Dad, Sister and me) would go on a vacation that meant we were getting into the car and driving for (what felt like) eternity. Our car, which did not have air conditioning, certainly did not have a DVD player to keep my sister and I occupied. How ever long it took, we did finally get to our destination and we had a great vacation. We did not miss the DVD (there was no such thing) and, you know what they say, ignorance is bliss.
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