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The Many Faces of Job Interviews

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Ford Myers

Many Faces of Job Interviews

Let’s assume that you’ve done your strategic networking, gotten some names and numbers, leveraged recruiters, and gotten referred to the right people in the right places. Now it’s time to learn some important details about the interviewing process. Read more »

Salary Negotiation: The Rules of the Game

Monday, August 15th, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Ford Myers

Career Negotiation

Why is it that people have such a difficult time successfully negotiating their compensation? The reason we can’t or won’t negotiate is not because we’re incapable of doing so, but rather because we just don’t know how! Read more »

10 Tips for Summer Job Search Success

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Ford Myers

Ford R. Myers, career coach, speaker and author of “Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring,” says, “Summer is no time for job seekers to be trading-in their business suits for swimsuits or their briefcases for beach bags. Summer is the perfect time for career advancement.” Read more »

Top 10 Myths of Job Search and Career Management

Monday, June 20th, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Ford Myers

Top 10 Myths of Job Search and Career Management

Many people believe in a kind of “career mythology.” Their assumptions and expectations are distorted, which gets them into trouble in their careers! Here are the top 10 “myths”… Read more »

Your Most Powerful Tool to Get the Job Offer: Accomplishment Stories

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Ford Myers

Remember a time when you heard a friend or colleague tell a memorable story? You can probably still recall some of the details about that story long after it was shared. Good storytelling creates a vivid picture and a positive response in the listener’s mind. Utilizing stories to enhance your job search is a skill that is often overlooked. Yet, without powerful accomplishment stories to tell prospective employers, you have almost nothing to “sell.” When you can effectively tie your accomplishment stories directly to the employer’s needs and problems, you will likely get a job offer! Read more »

Performing an “Internal Career Audit”

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Ford Myers

Internal Career Audit

Would you like to get your career on track, with more power and momentum than ever before? Are you prepared to create the focused and productive career that you know you are capable of having — one that will give you great satisfaction and financial reward? When you think back to prior career transitions, did you also believe that you were finally going to “get it right?” Read more »

The Job Seeker’s Toolkit

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Ford Myers

A carpenter would never show-up at a construction site with only a hammer. A graphic artist would never interview for a design position without showing a complete portfolio. So why is it that most job seekers use only their resume as the cornerstone of their search? Read more »

Use of The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in Outplacement

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Ford Myers

Before discussing how type is used in the field of outplacement, we should first define what the word “outplacement” means. It is: the career consulting services provided to an organization to facilitate a reduction in workforce. Corporate outplacement is actually a benefit that the employer provides to its displaced employees by contracting with an outplacement consulting organization. There is also a “retail” side of the outplacement business, in which an individual who is in need of career guidance engages the services of an outplacement organization directly. Read more »

Interviewing For Success

Monday, April 11th, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Ford Myers

Interviewing For Success

Do you freeze-up at the prospect of going on a job interview? Do your hands get sweaty; your stomach in a knot?
It’s a fact that better interviews get better job offers! Yet most candidates show-up for interviews totally unprepared! The keys to “acing” the interview include: have a strategy, practice your skills and be fully-prepared! Read more »

“Red Flags” – Warning Signs to Watch-Out For in Job Search

Friday, March 11th, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Ford Myers

In all my years of experience in the career services field, I have coached thousands of job seekers through their searches and career transitions. I have also worked as an executive recruiter, filling positions for corporate clients. I have seen the hiring process from the perspectives of both parties, and on both sides I have observed many “red flags” or warning signs during the hiring process. These are like “red lights” saying “STOP,” or at least “yellow lights” indicating that it would be wise to slow-down. Read more »

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