Monthly Archives: January 2012

5 Job Search Tips to end the Monday Morning Blues.

Come Monday

Monday Morning Job Blues??

Not looking forward to another week of work?  Take action to find a job you will enjoy!    1)Determine target jobs and companies.  2)Practice your Sales Pitch so people will know your skills and targets.  3)Develop a networking plan with weekly goals. 4)Make the calls; send the emails.  5)Commit to daily action.   With a proactive, targeted approach, you will find career happiness! – – Terry Walton

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10 easy tips for the job search– from the hiring manager’s point of view! A quick read with good career advice — Terry Walton,


This is a guest post by Vanessa Merit Nornberg, owner of  Inc 500 Company, Metal Mafia. If you’d like to be a guest writer here on Jobtrakr, we would love to have you.  Just follow these guest writer guidelines.  

From Job Search to Employment in 10 Easy Steps

As an employer, I often see many candidates who are not the right fit for my company. Many times the actions they take in the application process prevent them from even getting to the interview stage and often, even if they do make it that far, they have not truly considered whether the job is the right fit for them.

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Be ARTSY- -Quick and Easy Job Search Tip

Sales Pitch

You are not selling dirty socks...

Be ARTSY — Always Ready To Sell Yourself!  Know yourself and be ready to enthusiastically share your skills & experience, and targeted jobs, companies and industries. Develop a “Sales Pitch” that succinctly describes you and your situation. Practice saying this outloud- – and then use it on everyone! Your career success is our focus — Terry Walton  – – And for more tips and articles, visit me at:

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Quick and Easy Interview Answers

Here's the Answer

Now that's a good question...

Here’s a quick and easy way to answer a lot of different interview questions.  Take a minute to think through this interview question: “What are the 5 things I should know about you?”  To get to your answer, quickly simplify and streamline your experience, values and skills.  You can then use these 5 as your guideline for a succinct answer to a broad question, or as separate, in-depth answers to 5 different questions. Now that was easy!

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Easy Job Search Tip of the Day

Think of one person who is outside of your normal “network” and talk to them about your job search.  Be ready to briefly tell them about your skills and what jobs and companies you are targeting.  This is a great way to broaden your job search without too much effort.  And be sure to add this person to your Linkedin and contact list!

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The easiest tip for the job search-

One of the easiest ways to succeed in the job search is to reach out to the people in your network and say “thank you” – – for their time, their thoughts, their ideas — whatever!    First of all, they will really appreciate it.  Secondly, it’s another reason for them to think of you.  And thirdly, they will be happy to refer you to others, considering you are giving them all the credit for your successes. It’s so easy- – and so effective.

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New Year? New Job!

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New Year? New Job!

It’s not as hard as you think.  Focus on yourself: your skills, values and interests.  Focus on the job: what jobs use your skills. Focus on the industries/businesses:  what businesses line up with your interests. And focus on networking: spread the word about what you can do and what you want to do.  For more tips on the job search, visit me at

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