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Today’s Tip: It’s All In The Name

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on September 30, 2010 in Job Tip |

Naming things is a big part of our society. We name our pets. We name our stuffed animals. We name inanimate objects like our boats and cars. We even have nicknames for our loved ones (and no, I wasn’t thinking of “old lady”). And even though we think of very creative names for the above […]

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Today’s Tip: Measure Results Via a “Customized” E-mail Address

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on September 28, 2010 in Job Tip |

With the increase use of technology to screen candidates, a lot of corporations are sending pre-screening questions to your e-mail address. If you are like a lot of job seekers, you probably have your resume posted in a variety of places. How do you know which ones are beneficial and getting you recognized? A smart […]

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Today’s Tip: The Economy Moved Your Cheese. What Are You Going To Do About It?

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on September 23, 2010 in Job Tip |

For those of you that are not aware of the best selling business book of all time, it’s called, “Who Moved My Cheese?”, by Spencer Johnson. It’s all about dealing with change. It’s a pretty entertaining book and I would recommend it to job seekers. One of the learning points in the book is “When […]

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Today’s Tip: Outplacement Services – Friend Or Foe?

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on September 17, 2010 in Job Tip |

For those of you that have been laid off from a corporation, have you found the Outplacement Services to be a valuable resource in getting you back to work? Or at least, have they properly prepared you to tackle the economy and beat the odds? Or, did they just make you feel “temporarily good” after […]

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Today’s Tip: Get Yourself Checked Out!

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on September 16, 2010 in Job Tip |

Are you worried that your past employers are saying things (to people checking your references) that are preventing you from receiving offers? If so, are you going to do anything about it? My suggestion is you get that checked out before it causes any further amputations! I would ask a real close recruiter or HR […]

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Today’s Tip: Do You Have a Job Search Plan?

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on September 15, 2010 in Job Tip |

How many of you have shown up at the airport and said to the airlines, “I would like to go somewhere, where do you fly to?” How many of you were able to “wing-it” on a big project at your last employer? You wouldn’t take a vacation without some kind of plan, nor would you […]

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Today’s Tip: These ARE the Good Ole Days

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on September 14, 2010 in Job Tip |

I am going out on a limb here by declaring that these are the good old days RIGHT NOW! Before everyone thinks that I am smoking the wacky weed, let me explain. I am aware that things are really bad right now, but unfortunately, they are going to get worse. We will look back in […]

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Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on September 13, 2010 in Job Tip |

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Today’s Tip: Prove-It Interviewing

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on September 13, 2010 in Job Tip |

The interview is the core of the candidate assessment process even though it is not a very reliable predictor of “on the job success”. In fact, studies show that the interview process has less than a 50% correlation in determining the long-term effectiveness of making a good hiring decision and having a productive employee that […]

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Today’s Tip: Time To Get Controversial!

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on September 10, 2010 in Job Tip |

My blog is new and, as a consequence, my readership is still low. But that doesn’t mean you should be quiet about things I write! So, in hopes that you will start replying to my posts, I am going to start introducing topics that are a bit more controversial and emotional. And with that in […]

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