Issue # 31
Phone interview scheduled
in the next few days?
out my latest E-Book to give you the edge in the employment
Interview Skills Sharpened Right Here!” E-Book
shows you the steps you need to take, and what
to say, to have a successful phone interview.
E-Book is instantly downloadable and chock full of great
advice, links and resources that are easy to understand
and use immediately.
here for details
you like to feel more comfortable walking into a room
full of strangers?
“Surefire Networking Tips” E-Book
was written precisely to help you achieve success
in networking situations.
- What to do before, during and after attending an event
- Techniques to de-stress the entire networking process.
loyal readers and new subscribers!
I woke up
on September 6th and there it was. Gorgeous golden light reflecting off
the windows of the building opposite mine. Fall is really here! We spent
an idyllic week on Fire Island with family and friends. Here are two photos:
one of a “deer” friend sauntering down our road and another
of the ladies at the dock in a red wagon!
in Mass. suggested the topic for this month’s feature: Motivating
Tips for the Job Seeker. Thank you, Sarah! Read on for tips to maintain
your momentum and sanity during a job hunt.
the best October!
To Your Success,
Are you staring
at an empty page, trying to write the next cover letter? Or postponing
the grip and grin meeting you’ve scheduled? Have lethargy and laziness
set in? Has your get up and go taken a permanent vacation?
friend, you are not alone.
during a prolonged job search is more challenging than actually going
on an interview.
some tips to keep you motivated:
busy by lending a hand - do volunteer work or help a
neighbor in need. It will raise your self-esteem and the feel good quotient
that can be sorely depleted during a job search.
temp or contract work - this will give you a few
bucks and provide structure to your week.
your booty - Move, exercise, dance. The endorphin
release alone will carry you forward into more activity.
rid of clutter - throw out stuff or donate it
to charity. This always works for me. I end up feeling good about the
new space I’ve created. The tax deduction isn’t bad either.
from the successful job seeker - who among your
contacts has landed a job recently? Find out how they did it!
the whiners - your sanity depends upon it! The
last thing you need is a pity party.
a job search club - get support from other job
seekers. Many state employment offices offer job groups, as do local
community centers and churches.
faith - and derive comfort from visiting a quiet
place of worship or contemplation, whether under a beautiful elm tree
or in a temple.
your brain - instead of watching TV, read positive,
inspirational material for at least 30 minutes each day.
during a job search is a constant test of your patience and fortitude,
particularly if you’ve come in second, or been rejected outright,
by a company you really wanted to work for. Know that everyone feels discouraged
at times. But, the name of the game is staying persistent despite the
difficulties. You do that by continuing to move forward, not dwelling
on the negatives and keeping your eyes focused on the prize - getting
of job hunting, Bonnie Lowe’s “Job Interview Success System”
is a great resource for job seekers. I’ve read the E-book and spoken
with Bonnie. Her e-book is chock full of easy and practical advice on
how to prepare for a job interview, from conquering your nervousness to
the 5 simple secrets to selling yourself. Bonnie puts it all together
in an easy to read guide; she also includes free e-mail support (unheard
here for a blueprint for interview success.
Kurow, M.S. is an author and a career and executive coach
in NYC. She works with clients across the U.S.
and internationally, helping them to become
better managers, figure out their next career moves
and thrive despite office politics.
Click here for more information about her services.
Dale by e-mail