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Tuesday’s Tip: Get Your Own Domain Name

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

Okay, I think we can safely say that this Internet thing is more than a fad… It just might be around for awhile. So, with my bold prediction, I want you to go out an invest in this phenomenon. A very wise investment would be to purchase a domain name for your business or brand. […]

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Thursday’s Thought: Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on November 25, 2010 in Job Tip |

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Eat well, rest well, and then starting tomorrow, work off those extra pounds you gobbled up today by showing up at your targeted companies, park in the last row and walk into their lobby with confidence that you are there to solve their problems. Your “energy” alone […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: I Have to Click That Apply Button

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

Most job seekers that I meet have a very bad addiction. They turn on their computers every morning, look on the job boards for positions that they are interested in and before they take a second sip of their coffee, they have clicked “Apply” two or three times already. Why are you so determined to […]

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Thursday’s Thought: Mushy Gushy Time

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on November 18, 2010 in Job Tip |

Since I often describe myself as the Simon Cowell for Career Consulting, I usually don’t get too touchy feely. But we all need to step out of our comfort zone from time to time. There are a lot of great unemployed talent out there these days and I wanted to attempt to provide my heartfelt […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Are You Shooting Bull’s Eyes At Your Targeted Companies

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

Often times, people add a company to their targeted list, just because. They have not done detailed research into that company and they have no plan of action. Taking a strategic approach will help you, as well as people in your network, identify those companies where you should spend most of your job search time. […]

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Thursday’s Thought: Laid Off? Start Your Own Business Immediately (If Not Sooner)

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on November 11, 2010 in Job Tip |

I have talked about discrimination in a previous post, but let’s re-address one of those issues now… A lot of employers seem to think that the unemployed are not working for a valid reason, and in this economy, they feel that they have the “pick of the litter” and often choose to only contact and […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Laid Off On Monday? Start Your Own Business On Tuesday!

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on November 9, 2010 in Job Tip |

When you get that dreaded call from HR, asking you to come to a conference room, you are about to be let go. No matter how good of a “quick talker” you are, you are not going to change their mind! Don’t even try. However, there are some things that you might be able to […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Special 1 Day Class

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on November 5, 2010 in In My Opinion, Job Tip, Jobs |

I’ve added a new class on unlocking the secrets to a job search in today’s online and networked world. This class is scheduled  for November 22 from 1:30 PM to 8:30 PM and includes a pizza dinner! Whether you are new to your job search or have been at it for a while or are […]

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Thursday’s Thought: No More Colored, Thick or Fancy Paper

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on November 4, 2010 in Job Tip |

I don’t recall exactly when the “shift” happened, but it did. One day, it seems, everyone suddenly decided to stop using colored, thick or fancy paper for their resume. It happened so quickly that there was never a “transition” period where I would get a mix of regular paper resumes along with the expensive style […]

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Tuesday’s Tip: Are You Riding the Social Media Wave?

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on November 2, 2010 in Job Tip |

The average teen sends over 2000 text messages per month. The average teen speaks a shorthand language that adults have never heard of and the average teen is well ahead of their parents on the the use of social media to interact with society. If you have not given social media a valid try, then […]

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