7 Tips for Domestic Engineers (Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads Re-Entering the Workforce)

7 Tips for Domestic Engineers (Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads Re-Entering the Workforce) I know how hard it can be on families with a single income right now so I want to provide some tips to all the stay-at-home moms and dads who are re-entering the workforce after being gone for five or more years. I want you to know that YOU CAN GET A GREAT JOB AND MAKE MONEY, TOO! I have coached countless domestic engineers, and all of them have gotten hired and are making great salaries. Some of them get hired within a week of posting their resume, while others can take up to six months to find a job. Here are some tips to help you in your job search: 1. Value Yourself Whatever you need to do to make yourself feel more valuable, more current and more hireable, do it. Changing your hairstyle, buying new clothes, starting a new exercise routine—these are the kinds of things that will help you to build confidence and feel more up to date. Whatever you need to do to make yourself feel better, JUST DO IT! 2. Join LinkedIn It’s easier than you think! Create a LinkedIn profile and [...]

By |2016-09-14T04:06:58+00:00September 14th, 2016|Career Coaching Advice, Job Search, LinkedIn, networking|

What To Do When Your Grandmother, Father or Mother Try To Give You Career Advice

What to Do When Your Grandmother, Father or Mother Try to Give You Career Advice I often wonder why people think they can offer career advice when they’ve been out of the loop for awhile.  Well-meaning family and friends may offer their input on how to land a job, even though they haven't had a job in over 10 years, or have been retired for the last 5 years, and/or have been in the same job for the last 10-15 years. Sure, their advice might have worked for getting a job awhile ago. But you need advice for getting a job NOW, in today’s job market. Don't get me wrong, listening to your family is always a nice thing to do. Your family loves you more than anyone on earth; however, taking career advice from them might not always be the greatest idea. So simply say “thank you” but don’t follow their advice. I have worked with many people looking for work over the past 20 years, and it always worries me when clients listen to anyone who hasn't actively looked for a job or who has actively looked for a job and is still unemployed after a year [...]

By |2016-02-05T03:08:13+00:00February 5th, 2016|Career Coaching Advice, Job Search|

Interviewing: Thank you notes, following up and getting past the rejection.

Interviewing: Thank you notes, following up and getting past the rejection.   It is very important to remember that interviewing is good practice for you. I would like you to approach them like you would if you were having a business conversation. You are interviewing the hiring company to find out information so you can make a sound decision about them.   This is not just one-sided.   Remember to get closure for yourself. If you haven’t heard from the hiring company or manager then contact them within two weeks of interviewing.   Make sure you send the thank you note within the same day or 24 hours from your interview. Whether it’s a face to face interview or over the telephone you must send a thank you note via email. You can send a snail mail copy but make sure you send an email because sometimes companies lose the mail items.   Don’t waste your time and energy worrying if you didn’t get the offer from an interview. Remember it’s important to keep your interviewing activity high so you won’t get upset about the rejection. Rejection comes with the territory.   Keep focused and please be honest about [...]

8 Networking Tips for Introverts

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! I really liked reading this article and wanted to share it with you. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did. It has some great tips.   8 Networking Tips for Introverts   Article written by: Padmaja Ganeshan-Singh, PayScale Dec 29, 2014 Socializing with new people for extended periods of time can often be draining to introverts. They are most energized by working on their own, or in small groups, with people they know and are comfortable with. It's not to say that introverts are not successful in a business setting where there is a lot of team activity and collaboration. Introverts can be extremely social, entertaining, even the life of a get-together, but they need some downtime to recharge. Introvert (Photo Credit: Chaiwat/freedigitalphotos.net) Networking is not necessarily their forte, but it is a necessary part of a professional career. If you are an introvert and find it difficult to make connections, here are a few tips that can help you: Prioritize events that you have to go to: There are a zillion networking events happening all year long. Some events help your professional growth, some are a formality, some [...]

By |2014-12-31T03:03:24+00:00December 31st, 2014|Career Coaching Advice, Job Search, networking|

Holidays are the best time to Get a job. Why? Your competition has quit their job hunt.

Don’t Quit Your Job Search! Why? Because companies are hiring during the holiday season!   Myth: Companies don’t hire during the Holidays. Fact: Candidates get hired all the time during the holidays (November through February), the number of positions might not be as high but hiring managers and recruiters are always looking for candidates to fill positions by February 2015.   Myth: Hiring Managers are too busy with holiday parties, shopping, their families, corporate shutdowns or vacations and won’t have time to interview with candidates. Fact: Not true, this is the best time to interview with hiring managers and executives because most of them don’t travel during the holidays. Accessibility is key at this time. Their schedules are free to interview and hire during November through February.   Career Tips: 1) Most candidates quit their job search during November through January. The benefit of this is less competition for those who stay in the game. Their is more job opportunities for those candidates who continue searching for their dream job during these next few months. 2) Stay positive because all hiring managers and human resource professionals are more relaxed, flexible and willing to accommodate you during the hiring process. [...]

Job Dishin with dear jane!

I recently taped a session with my dear friend Robin Fahr in Pleasanton, CA for her show on local Channel 30. She is so gracious and always asks me to share on the latest career topics, trends, etc. I tend to talk about what's going on with me and my clients as usual. :) So below is what I wrote before I went on the show. To memorize my script I used the acronym PIFF and before the tape started rolling I was telling Robin about PIFF and it was so funny because she actually thought it was part of dear jane's methodology, so she mentioned the word PIFF on TV. It makes me chuckle to this day. But it also helps me to remind my clients about what's important during the job search.   Postive Mental Attitude Indeed.com Focus Follow Up  _____________________________________ There are so many jobs and this is a great job market, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. I work with people all over the world and I believe everyone can get a job if they are willing to put at least 35-40 hours a week into their job search. Below are some tips that [...]

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