The most spectacular networking I have ever seen was done by an out of work international executive. It took incredible guts and an unswerving belief in his mission.
He was a multilingual Canadian who had hired and fired a lot of people in his career. He did something very simple, he started a job hunting [...]
There are 6 billion people. If you passionately care about something, someone else will too. Find them and you have a network.
This is either a metaphor or a call to action. You can either use the idea of blogs to create a non-computer network, or you can start your own blog.
Personal networks are [...]
It is true for every job and skill, as well as for IT.
Only about a third of the IT jobs are in the tech industry. The best paying industries are not necessarily the ones that are hiring the most IT guys. The industries hiring the most IT guys may not want the latest and [...]
Networking with scissors and screen prints – for jobs
Your best introduction can be made with scissors or a screen print.
Decide which people you want to network with. Let’s say program managers. Look in websites, newspapers, trade publications, and business magazines for any mention of any program manager who might hire you, or know [...]
Your age can be a problem. It can also be an asset when job hunting. Whether you are in accounting, computers, or engineering, age discrimination exists. You can also use your age to your advantage.
Do you remember Ronald Reagan saying that he wouldn’t use his opponents youth and inexperience as a political tool? (here [...]
Getting noticed and hired in a new job as a Tax Partner, Audit Manager, Hadoop DBA, Android Programmer, or SEC Compliance Manager can be tricky. You may hear how hot your field is, but you just can’t seem to get noticed.
Here are 9 things that may help. Make sure and go past the first [...]
The harder I work on me, the better my life gets. But I can only improve a little each day. So I focus intensely on one or two things that I want to be better at. That makes my career much better with the least effort for the reward. It also improves your job search.
Careers and lasers are not naturally focused. Your career focus will determine whether you have the career you want, or the one that is most convenient for your boss and coworkers.
Lasers, by nature, are also unfocused. A common misconception is that the light comes out of a laser in a tight beam. It does [...]
What is hot today? Follow the money. To which industries is money flowing the most heavily? What are people investing in? Where is the greatest potential for growth? Where will it be the easiest to get hired and promoted?
If you really want to know, you need to go to Investor’s Business Daily. The chart [...]
Sometimes your job search just isn’t working. Fix your job search using what the old sailors called “ash breeze”.
You won’t go anywhere in your sailboat if you are becalmed, no wind. Sailors on the old 3 mast boats used to dread finding themselves where there was no wind. There are places in the ocean [...]