Tag Archive: Personal Success


Tuesday Thought

Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

Tuesday Thought

Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

Tuesday Thought

Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth. 

Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

Tuesday Thought

Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

healthEven as the job market has slowly been recovering, many highly intelligent, experienced and qualified people still find themselves unemployed. The job market is historically tight, companies are loathe to hire any employee they do not absolutely have to, and in many cases having skills and experience can leave a candidate out of consideration due to being “overqualified.”

However, even in this difficult environment, if you find yourself unemployed, you don’t have to stay that way. By taking a fresh approach to how you present and prepare yourself for your job search, you can find quality employment that will put you back on the path to exponential personal and professional success. Take the following 6.5 steps, with the .5 as an extra “half-step” to ensure maximum freshness.

  1. Freshen Your Skills. As mentioned above, companies that are skittish about a highly qualified candidate who will require too much money or leave as soon as something better comes along will sometimes reject them on the grounds of being “overqualified.” However, by focusing on developing a “fresh” set of skills that employers desperately need, rather than acquiring flashy or “impressive” skills that demand a high salary in theory but have few practical applications in reality, you can make yourself irresistible to a prospective employer. In today’s market, think about skills like programming, data analysis, and social media marketing.
  2. Freshen Your Network. The phrase “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is overstated, but contains more than a kernel of truth. While you generally need to be qualified to get a job, there also are generally more qualified people than there are job openings. Thus employers usually prefer to narrow the field of candidates by selecting people that they know, or can be vouched for by someone they know. Maintaining an active and growing network of professional and personal contacts is absolutely vital. This means both keeping valuable relationships active and developing new relationships. Attend professional events and seminars, go to your high school, college and grad school reunions, and take full advantage of social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook.
  3. Freshen Your Education. This step is different than freshening your skills. Learning a new skill can often be accomplished on the job or through personal research, but freshening your education means obtaining credits, certificates and diplomas through accredited institutions. As opposed to focusing on a single skill area, freshening your education allows you to strengthen your knowledge in a whole field of expertise. As with skills, focus on educational areas that will give you knowledge and capabilities employers in your field of interest will find irresistible.