[Career Coach 101] Layoffs And Downsizing Are The New Normal!

As the year comes to an end, do you feel safe in your current job? Are you confident about making progress in your career? In the new work environment no company can guarantee job security. Layoffs and downsizing are the new normal! And you can be the next to be impacted!  What is a layoff? According to Wikipedia a layoff…

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[Career Coach 101] ATS: Understanding the Applicant Tracking System!

Are you understanding the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and the role it plays in the new automated recruitment process? Many job candidates don’t! And that can be a major hurdle in conducting an effective job search. Applicant Tracking Systems have become a key tool to support the recruitment process in most organizations. You need to understand the function of this…

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[Career Coach 101] Networking: Are you a social vegan and don’t like meet?

In terms of networking, are you a social vegan and don’t like meet? If you are, your job search or career transition will be more difficult. And it will take longer. According to NPR a successful job search is all about networking. Most people still hunt for jobs primarily by looking for positions posted online. But the personal connection is…

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[CAREER COACH 101] WHO: Job burnout is classified as a syndrome!

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently classified job burnout as a syndrome. It is more than just a “thing” that people feel. This classification has major health and social implications for anyone in the workforce. It also adds another level of urgency for people considering a Job Search or Career transition. What is JOB burnout? According to WHO, job burnout…

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[Career Coach 101] Recruitment Bias: How it can (and will) affect your transition!

Have you ever applied for a job that fit like a glove? Then you got a rejection? This can be an indication of how recruitment bias can, and will, affect your transition. We all have biases: conscious or unconscious. They are automatic, quick judgments and assessments of people and situations. This process is influenced by our background, cultural environment as…

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[Career Coach 101] The business case for learning job search skills!

Many service providers offer the apparent convenience of developing the Resume, Cover Letter and other job search tools for people in transition. In other words, you outsource without learning the techniques. However convenient this may sound, it will actually work against you. There is a strong business case for learning job search skills. In the new workplace normal, there is…

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