The Two-Headed Monster
by Bob Maher - Feb, 2010
Specific to recruitment and placement activity and the Career Services Profession that provides support to both using groups, technology has long provided a siren song of improvements in quality and efficiency. After all, isn’t that exactly what technology represents...a tool for us to use? Here's where technology has really created a two-headed monster (with a small "m"). In my opinion, the largest, most utilized Interne...
Researching Your Marketplace
by Bob Maher - Dec, 2009
One of the most important skills a job-seeker can learn during a job-search is research skills. The quality of your research skills will dramatically impact both short term job search and longer range career continuity. Information is a critical commodity in job-hunting; the more you know and the easier it is for you to find information, the better your chances of success. So, make the commitment to improve your research skil...
Implementing Your Personal Market Plan: Part I
by Bob Maher - Dec, 2008
Getting Started in Career Transition If your goal is to identify and secure a new position, then you should prepare your search as a "business model", manage it accordingly, be flexible, and be ready for the unexpected. Here are some time tested tips to get you started: 1. Have a "business-as-usual" attitude...Manage your search as you would your business or job and you will earn success faster. While rejection may be p...
Implementing Your Personal Market Plan: Part II
by Bob Maher - Dec, 2008
Your Career Transition Voyage Both physical fitness and CAREER FITness are gifts that you can give yourself at any time. Your FIT in the market doesn’t change relative to time of the year or market conditions... Understand the nature of FIT. You understand that managing your own career involves three key ingredients: 1. Confidence in knowing that your career is on the right path and moving forward 2. Continuous rese...
Embracing The OTHER Job Market
by Bob Maher - Aug, 2008
In every marketplace, there are buyers and sellers. In the traditional job market, the one that our Department of Labor measures for us, job seekers are the sellers and their potential employers are the buyers. The commodity is productive work and the competition is fierce. In the OTHER Job Market, buyers and sellers hold equal responsibility for the recruitment process. When employers have a need for someone to fulfill a s...
by Bob Maher - Jul, 2008
Creating an action plan, your Personal Market Plan, during career transition, will reap rewards during your implementation campaign. Success in career management confers rewards not unlike those in the workplace: • A sense of accomplishment; • Pushing oneself beyond expectation, often acquiring new skills or knowledge; • Identifying developmental goals to assure continued career success; • Gaining the respect of those...
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