Tag: job strategy

I have just been laid off and don’t know where to turn; what do I do? (TPOY071)

When we are first laid off, it can be overwhelming.  Our income is going or gone.  And we face the prospect of going through a painful, barely understood process to get a job. This Power of You microcast… Read More

As an expert in my industry, what questions can I have for my network besides ‘Do you know anybody with a job’? (TPOY070)

Those familiar with The Power of You will know that learning more and more about the positions, industries and organizations we are interested in is the most effective way to engage our network.  For those of us sticking… Read More

I can imagine some objections to my candidacy; how do I tell which, if any of these I need to worry about? (TPOY067)

At various times in the interview process, we may suspect, that we are being viewed as a flawed candidate.  This Power of You microcast addresses how to approach this sensitive topic.   Other Power of You microcasts referred… Read More

Can you make any recommendations how I can organize my time to make my career campaign more productive? (TPOY064)

In a job there tends to be a focus on what we do.  This is rarely true in a job campaign where unfamiliar and last-minute tasks arise regularly. Other than our overall goal of landing a job, our… Read More

I am frustrated by my progress even though I am pursuing a variety of job options. What can I do to improve my results? (TPOY062)

Being open to a variety of options gives us more scope for success.  At the same time, it can spread us too thin.  It turns out that being persuasive about our ability to do a job requires more… Read More

How do I get to the point where I can speak about myself with confidence? (TPOY058)

We hear a lot about selling ourselves when it comes to the job market.  This can be a daunting prospect, but with some up front work, can be very manageable.  This microcast shows us how to get a… Read More

Who is in my network and how do I get other people in my network? (TPOY057)

We tend to think of our network as the people we know professionally and assume that building our network involves cold calls to people we do not know or becoming some kind of super salesperson.  In fact, networking… Read More

I need to know more before I can put myself out there in the job market. How can I do this without feeling foolish? (TPOY056)

It is tempting to think that a job campaign is like a lot of other things we deal with in the 21st Century: Do the necessary work up front, push a button and your result appears.  A 19th… Read More

How can I get confidence to sell myself in the marketplace when I feel unfocused and unproductive? (TPOY054)

A job campaign has so many moving parts that it is easy to get lost in the process and end up feeling like we are engaged in random activity. In this microcast we take a step back to… Read More

Being new in the job market, I don’t know enough to land a job on my own. Who can help me? (TPOY048)

Classes may have us to working in teams or we may have friends we study with, yet in the end, the grade we receive is ours.  In the same way, just because the job we get is ours… Read More