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Thursday’s Thought: Top 12 Reasons That Position Disappeared

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

I was so excited that things were going so well and I really thought “this is the one”. Then I got the call from the recruiter telling me that the job has been placed on hold, or “frozen”. What happened? Are they just playing with me? Possibly! But here are some other possible reasons for […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: 3 Ideas on How to Get Value Out of Job Fairs

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on October 26, 2010 in Job Tip |

Overall, I do not think you should attend many job fairs throughout the year, but I also do not want to wipe them clean from your job search plan. Instead of going to every single one that pops up, go to the one or two in your industry or one or two that you see […]

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Thursday’s Thought: Why Don’t Companies Make a Decision Already?

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on October 21, 2010 in Job Tip |

So you’re at the end of the interview and you feel things have gone great. If you want to “test” that theory, ask them one final question. Ask them, “Do you have any concerns about moving forward with me as the ideal candidate, because if there are, I would like to have an opportunity to […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Are You Keeping Your Skills Up To Par?

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on October 19, 2010 in Job Tip |

During your job search, you do not have a lot of time to waste. Every hour invested should have a meaning and a purpose. To help facilitate this, everyone should have a job search plan to keep you “task oriented” and “on-track”. One section of that plan should consist of training. Training can be obtained […]

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Hiring – Sales Executive

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on October 19, 2010 in Job Tip |

Min Education: Four Year Degree Salary: Commission Job Type: Full Time Min Experience: 5 Years Required Travel: 25% Location: Chicagoland/work from home To Apply: Email your resume in PDF format to Jobs@KevinCrews.com Description: The Sales Executive is responsible for the development of the corporate sales program. The incumbent has specific accountability for developing the client […]

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Thursday’s Thought: Working For a Company With a Bad Reputation – Should I Do It?

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

There have been many articles and discussions about avoiding working at companies that have a bad reputation (ie. The Enron’s of current day), or large companies that do not return phone calls, or treat the candidate in a disrespectful manner. I want to go against the grain here (as I often do) and encourage jobseekers […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Does My Resume Need to Be Pretty?

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on October 12, 2010 in Job Tip |

Everyone has their own opinion about your resume, and if you ask 20 different people for advice, you’ll get 25 different answers! Most are “right” that it should be changed, but clueless on what to change and WHY to change it. You must ask yourself if your resume is a History document of your career […]

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Today’s Tip: Got An Offer? You Can Still Negotiate For More – Even In This Economy!

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on October 7, 2010 in Job Tip |

Companies feel that “talent” is on sale right now, and thus try to save additional dollars by offering candidates a lower salary than they have in previous years. However, unlike popular opinion, there are not many #2 or #3 candidates waiting in the wings. What most companies don’t want you to know is that you […]

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Today’s Tip: Step Right Up and Win a Prize (a Career)

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on October 5, 2010 in Job Tip |

Unlike the carnival carnies who try to entice you to come play their games that you cannot possibly win, I am looking for ONE volunteer to be my “player” and prove to the world that my job search techniques work. I am taking “applications” from job seekers to partner with me and allow me to […]

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