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Jim spent hours preparing for his interview. He researched the company, practiced his answers for anticipated questions and made sure he dressed appropriately. The interview went well, but then Jim blew it. He never sent a follow-up thank you letter.  Jim is not alone, according to iCIMS’ Class of 2018 Jobs Outlook, only “a quarter of entry-level job applicants typically sent a thank-you note after completing a job...
by Kevin Brennfleck, NCCC and Kay Marie Brennfleck, NCCC Career & Life Calling Coaches SM During an interview, many job applicants get caught unprepared when asked salary questions. Poor answers to money questions can cost the applicant the job, or if hired, can result in being paid thousands of dollars less than the employer would have been willing to pay. The following steps can prepare you to negotiate your salary like a pro!...
by Kevin and Kay Marie Brennfleck National Certified Career Counselors and Life Calling Coaches SM One study found that ninety-five percent of job hunters make mistakes that significantly delay their employment! These mistakes fall into two categories: (1) unproductive methods of finding job openings and (2) ineffective interviewing skills. On average, people change jobs eight to ten times (or more!) in their lifetimes, so it makes sense...
  By Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck National Certified Career Counselors and Life Calling Coaches SM   A recent survey by Right Management reported that 7 out of 10 managers and senior professionals out of work thought they knew exactly what they needed to do to land their next job.  However, after going through job search coaching and training that number dropped to only 2.  Too many career changers and...
by Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck National Certified Career Counselors & Life Calling Coaches SM   Your resume is a summary of your qualifications. Think of it as an expanded business card.  You use a business card to introduce yourself or to leave behind after you have had the opportunity to talk with someone. Just as you would never rely on a business card to sell a product or service you represent, you...
by Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck National Certified Career Counselors & Life Calling Coaches SM   A "job fair" is an event in which many employers gather in one location to advertise job openings, publicize their companies, and meet prospective job candidates. Job fairs can be sponsored by colleges, cities, professional organizations, or employers. Job fairs offer you the opportunity to meet representatives...
by Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck National Certified Career Counselors & Life Calling Coaches SM     It is estimated that 95% of job hunters primarily use one job strategy to search for jobs:  applying to online job postings. Relying primarily on internet job boards can significantly delay the time it will take you to find a job. Why?  Because experts estimate that  only 15 to 25% of...
Do you have a son or daughter who is graduating from high school and going to college next fall?  If so, these myths about choosing a college major and career direction are important to share with your students so they don't waste time and money while in college. Myth #1: The sooner you decide on a major, the better . The truth :  One study found that the average college student who enters college with a declared major...
by Kevin Brennfleck, NCCC and Kay Marie Brennfleck, NCCC Career & Life Calling Coaches SM   Job seekers tend to view a job interview as a chance to make a good impression and answer questions well. One area that most job candidates neglect during an interview, however, is taking the opportunity to ask questions of the interviewer. The questions that a candidate asks can make them stand out from other applicants as well as give...
Did you know that an employer may decide whether or not to hire you 30 seconds after he first shakes your hand? Studies show that many employers will make a decision about your viability as a job candidate within the first 30 seconds to 2 minutes of having met you.  So what factors do they evaluate? Here are six key elements that affect employers' "first impression" of you.  How do you rate on each of these? 1.  ...
By Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck National Certified Career Counselors and Life Calling Coaches SM   Is getting a new job is at the top of your Christmas "wish list"? If so, resist the temptation to put your job search on hold until after the holidays are over. Many job hunters think that job searching between Thanksgiving and New Year's is a waste of time. If you buy into this mindset, you are losing the advantages...
By Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck National Certified Career Counselors and Life Calling Coaches SM   You can turn a seasonal position into a permanent job if you know where to look, how to get hired and how to conduct yourself on the job. Here are some quick tips for finding a seasonal job and then turning that temporary position into an ongoing job. Where to Look for Seasonal Jobs Although employers start...

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