Monday, January 30, 2017

Robots Taking Your Job? Look Up, There's Hope

Hi! Call me Replace Man.

Lots of talk of automation these days. Robots taking all of our jobs, nowhere to turn.

If you're one of those worried about being replaced by metal and wire, here's an article from that might help you see it from a different perspective.

All is not lost.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Are You Getting What You Deserve?

You may be selling yourself short on the job. 

Here's a great article to help you get a bit more of what you are worth.

Click here: Ten Things You Deserve From Your Job -- Besides A Paycheck by Liz Ryan, Forbes

Monday, January 23, 2017

More Interview Tips (It Never Hurts to Know More, Right?)

By Richard Kent Matthews

Tips, tips, tips. The more, the merrier!

The entire point of this blog is to help you get as much info and tips as possible when it comes to your interviews, and yes, your career. 

So, here's a few more from HuffPost.

Click Here: Your Job Interview: The Two Impressions That Really Count! by Eileen Williams

Thursday, January 19, 2017

How to Rev Up Your Job Search, Career, and Life!

By Richard Kent Matthews

Today, I share with you just one career site.

Quintessential Careers

It was recommended by Richard (Dick) Bolles in his What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017 edition. After looking it over, I think it can be a great help to you in your job search. 

I tend to trust Mr. Bolles' suggestions. I've read his career books since 2010 and they're just about the best, in my humble opinion.

Tell me what you think of it by leaving a comment. If you don't think it has helped you, tell me why.

Thanks much and great success to you!


Monday, January 16, 2017

What Your Hands Tell the Job Interviewer

By Richard Kent Matthews

You can answer the questions with your mouth, but what about your body language?

Perhaps you rarely think about your hands and what they're doing during the job interview. Here's your chance to think again. 

This article by Mike Nudelman and Shana Leibowitz for the Business Insider will show you what to do with your paws when sitting across from, or standing in a room with, your interviewer:

Click here: Here's What to Do with Your Hands During the Job Interview 

Comments welcome below...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Are You Letting Your Age Keep You from Reentering the Work Force?

By Richard Kent Matthews
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Ageism is still out there, but you don't have to buy into it.

As Leslie Jane Seymour points out in the article link below, age can be a barrier, or at least in the minds of some people.

It doesn't have to be. Read on, get motivated, and don't let anyone or anything stop you from doing what you want to do.

Click here: Why Is Age Still The Last Taboo in The Workplace?

Your comments are always appreciated.

Monday, January 9, 2017

I'm Desperate! Please Hire Me! Please!!! (Really?)

By Richard Kent Matthews

Signs of desperation not good for your job search!

Liz Ryan writes for Forbes this week about the best approach to presenting yourself. You don't want to look like you'd do ANYTHING to work here, do you? Good.

From the article: Job-seekers are taught to take the first offer they get, and not to be choosy. Of course job-seekers feel desperate when they are told that they are just one of a million job-seekers all competing for the same jobs!
You'll know that you are sending out signals of desperation when you find yourself doing these five things:

Click here for full article: Are You Giving Off Signs You're a Desperate Job-Seeker by Liz Ryan

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Change Your Words, Change Your Outcome: Talk Isn't Necessarily Cheap

Our language is powerful. It can help or hinder in greater degrees than we might imagine....

"Start by changing the subjects of your daily conversations from the life you are living to the life you aspire to create. By speaking the language of the person you seek to become, you will soon find yourself immersed in the conversations that make you most come alive.

You'll sense the energy you emit attracting similar energy from others. Your conversations will lead to opportunities, which will become actions, which will become footprints for good."  Adam Braun, The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change (2014)

Talk isn't necessarily cheap.

Monday, January 2, 2017

The 2017 Hiring Picture in America: Get Ready!

Want to know where they're hiring in America this upcoming year? Then this is for you...

Forbes has posted the following article on the states that will be hiring heavy, and those that won't, in this new year. 

Click here: Where the jobs will (and won't) be in 2017 by Karsten Strauss

From the article: The top five states, in terms of positive employment outlook, were Oregon (25%), Hawaii (23%), Florida (21%), Iowa (20%) and California and Oklahoma tied for fifth place with 18%.  On the low end – states where employers intend to tap the breaks on hiring – are Wyoming, North Dakota, Montana, West Virginia and Puerto Rico. Some of those, says Manpower North America senior vice president, Kip Wright, are probably related to mining and energy-related jobs. “Some of the pullbacks associated with what had been staffing increases and growth in prior years seems to have moderated.”