Thursday 16th of May 2013
This week I will be broadcasting the Show live from the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO. This is the site of the nationally renowned Colorado Christian Writer's Conference. Immediately following the Show, I will be speaking on an Author's Panel and be part of a Book Signing Event.
I will continue the production of our "Audio Book" by finishing Chapter 2 and beginning Chapter 3 entitled Moving Forward by Preparing Your Materials.
You will discover:
•Three Questions to Immediately Ask Yourself as a Job Seeker
•Seven Steps to a Life with Meaning and Purpose
•How to View Unemployment as a Blessing in Disguise
•The Importance of Persistence
•How to Prepare Your References
•The 15 Second Resume Test
•Cover Letters that Wow!
Thursday 9th of May 2013
Thursday 2nd of May 2013
You've Got the Interview - Now What? The interview is the most important part of the entire job search process. If you don't do well at this, you won't get the offer.
Most speakers and authors spend their time focusing on what to do or not to do during the interview. I also have covered this extensively in my book and previous radio broadcasts.
However, on this week's show we will do something a little different. I will zero in on the successful seven steps that you should take before the interview and after the interview. Implementing these key steps will help ensure that you are the candidate of choice!
Thursday 25th of April 2013
This week on Successfully Unemployed, I will break from the production of my Audio Book to Hosting special guest Amanda Augustine, a renowned Job Search Expert for TheLadders, the online job-matching service for career-driven professionals. Amanda is a Certified Professional Career Coach and a Certified Professional Resume Writer.
In addition to being a Brand Ambassador and Spokesperson for TheLadders in their New York headquarters, she also writes a weekly career advice column, Ask Amanda, which is shared with more than 5 million job seekers every week. Her career advice has been featured in various media outlets including the TODAY show, Forbes, FOXBusiness.com, MSN, and CBS New York.
This week you will have the opportunity to hear Amanda's great advice on Career Transitions and Finding a Career You Love. We will be discussing:
•How Do You Figure Out Your Dream Career?
•How Can People Best Leverage Their Skills into a New Career?
•What are the Best Industies for Older Career Changers?
•How Do You Turn a Hobby into a Paid Career?
•What are the Common Pitfalls that Career Changers Should Avoid?
Thursday 18th of April 2013
I Invite You to Come Along with Me for an Audio Book Adventure. I plan to produce an "audio book" via the radio show and its podcasts. Though I have shared highlights of various chapters, I have never covered all of the content. The only way to accomplish that is for the entire book to be read by the author! Over the next few weeks I will read from my recently released book: Successfully Unemployed: Finding or Creating Your Dream Job. You can choose to listen live or download all the podcasts for the entire book.
An explanation of the way the book is laid out: I begin each chapter with a segment of my own job loss, search and discovery process. Then I follow with practical steps and strategies for finding your dream job. I close each chapter with a couple of exercises that will help move you forward in your search. This applies whether you are unemployed, underemployed, looking for your first job, or in job transition.
This week I will start with Chapter 1 - Suddenly Unemployed. You will discover:
•Four Areas Impacted by Job Loss
•Why Mindset Must Precede Skill Set
•How to Deal with Shock
•5 Steps of the Grief Process
•Negotiating Your Exit Package
•Family Impact and Support
Thursday 11th of April 2013
Ideas to Enhance Your Job Search. As a result of recent questions from listeners like you, and my own reading and research, I have some important information to share. These ideas will enhance your job search and career. Some of this comes from my recently released book: Successfully Unemployed: Finding or Creating Your Dream Job.
We will discuss the following:
•Is Twitter Killing the Resume?
•Career Truths to Live By in 2013
•Nonprofit Hiring will Increase
•Why the Severance Vacation can be "Fool's Gold"
•How to Combat Concerns over Short Tenure
•10 Things to do Every Work Day