I am sure I would fit into your work culture.

Cartoon of a clown and a business man. The clown says,
©2017 Kevin Spear

Last October, the Halloween obsession was people dressing up like clowns and charging people. There were stories about people turning the tables and attacking the clowns. All that month, I kept hearing Send in the Clowns swirl around in my mind. There was a time when clowns were considered fun and humorous. Now, they are seen as a threat and a maligned subgroup.

One thing is for sure, when you go for a job interview, don’t dress as a clown or act like one, unless that is one of the job requirements. Even then, I would leave the clown shoes at home.

Add Mobile Power to Your Search – Career Connectors

I wrote a guest blog post for the Phoenix Arizona Career Connectors. I have found the app to be a handy way to search for jobs and easily apply with your smartphone. A link to the article is in the source.

When you are looking for your next opportunity through LinkedIn, there is a handy tool that can make your search even easier, the LinkedIn Mobile App. It is their Mobile Job Search App.

Source: Add Mobile Power to Your Search – Career Connectors

Keep getting back up

If there is one thing I’ve learned from searching for work in Arizona, and now Ohio, it’s this: Get up every day.

That may sound too simple, but I’ve seen so many people trip over this truth. When you don’t have a job to go to, and you aren’t freelancing, it can be tempting to sleep in or decide it’s too much work to leave the house. Push back on that temptation! Get up early and get out the door!

I am thankful I’ve had the chance to ride with my wife each morning. It has been so important for me to keep the morning ritual going. I get so much done when I start the day the same time each day.

This has allowed me to get some writing done, search for the next great opportunity and set up networking appointments. It has also allowed me to do volunteer work for the church she serves. So if you are in a transition, don’t let bad habits. Get up early, rise consistently, and let’s get some work done!

 

The Go-Giver and the Job Search

Cover of "The Go-Giver: A Little Story Ab...
Cover via Amazon
I’ve been on vacation this week. One of the books I’ve been reading is The Go-Giver.

Web site: http://thegogiver.com/

I enjoyed this book because of the stage of life I am currently in. Continue reading “The Go-Giver and the Job Search”

I’m in a Career Connectors Testimonial

In October, I had the opportunity to give a video testimonial about the Phoenix area Career Connectors. It is on the Employer Services section of their web site. Here is the video:

When I came to Phoenix this past July, I realized very quickly my job wasn’t nearly as effective with computer job boards. I was very relieved to find a group like Career Connectors that provides knowledge about the employment in the Sun Valley, helpful resources and some inspiration. I wholeheartedly endorse Career Connectors.