Friday, October 26, 2007

Changing Careers...

There is a time in everyone life when they feel like they need to stop in their tracks and think if the job that they have been doing for years is still for them.

How do we actually know if your job is the right one for you?

According to Diana Ransom who writes for The Wallstreet Journal Online, "While sticking to one career demonstrates focus and dedication, changing course shows a degree of risk taking and self-awareness, which can be attractive qualities to some employers, says Joseph McCabe, a vice chairman for CTPartners, an executive search firm in Boston." To Read full article

Many people wish they can make a career change but the longer you are in your job position people might feel they are at a point where they can not make this change due to financial reason, or just the fact of not knowing what happens next.

Click here if you are ready for your next change

Friday, October 19, 2007

Employ the Older Workers.....

According to the Alliance for an Experienced Workforce, "by 2010 nearly 1 in every 3 hourly workers in the United States will be over the age of 50.” So why are employers in a panic???

The baby boomer is one on the largest generation that has molded the workforce to be what it is today. Employers now are worried that if they lose their mature workers who's going to take their place. Will this candidate have the same skill level as the employee they are about to lose? So many questions, but not a lot of answers, so what should the employer do?

Start attracting the mature jobseeker now to start a new career within your organization or entice the currently employed mature workers to stay longer providing them with better incentives to retire at another time.

If you plan on looking to attract mature workers to your organization here are some tips you can use:
    1. Network – A referral is a wonderful thing
    2. Use Internet Job boards such as:
    3. Partner with organizations such as: AARP or any other baby boomer website
For more useful information about the mature worker check out the following link by clicking here.

Friday, October 12, 2007

How Much Should We Be Networking?

It's not what you know, but who you know!

How many times do you actually hear that saying? A lot, especially if you are in the market for a new position within your company or just a new job or career. So you ask yourself the question, "how much should I be networking?"

According to, “At least 60% - some report even higher statistics - of all jobs are found by networking.” But then we ask ourselves how do we network? Here are a couple of tips you can use to start creating that network:
  • Develop contacts with family, friends, Co-workers, everyone that you know.
  • Join networking sites online
  • Go to local networking events

Attending events and joining networking sites are just a couple of options you can use to get started, however, there are so much more you can do. We just need to ask ourselves how much should we be doing to add to our network.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Holiday Seasonal Jobs....

Tis the season.....

For all of us to reach into our hard earned saving accounts and spend it all on family and friends! The Holidays are just not the same anymore. Remember, when you were a kid and had no money and you created a homemade gift with whatever was laying around the house, or better yet the Christmas ornament you made in grade school. Well that time has changed and gifts got a little pricier! Video game systems, MP3, and more is what the kids are asking for today. But how are you going to afford all the new trends this holiday season?

There are a lot of options, but the first one that comes to my head in finding a seasonal full or part-time job. A lot of retailer have additional opening to fill during this time. According to, "Christmas is the busiest retail season of the year. Between 25% and 50% of total annual retail sales take place during the holidays and retail employers usually increase their workforce by at least 4% just for the holiday gift-buying rush."

Besides just the retail section of our economy there are other occupations that are seasonal as well. Living in the high country of Colorado we also have the benefits of working on the slopes for the winter.

So the next time you stop by a department store or purchase a lift ticket, you may want to learn how you can expand your wallet this holiday season!