Larry Goldsmith and James Gonyea team up to write, America’s Top 200 jobs and How to Pick the One that’s Right for You. The new book release, published on the iPAD features the Top Fastest Growing Jobs, Top Most Openings, Top Largest Employment Jobs and the Top Highest Paying Jobs, based on statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor. A fifth category features the Top Most Jobs in Decline. A highlight of the publication is the section on how to pick the right job for you. The purpose of the book is to help you develop a roadmap, i.e., a plan – to your new career goal – including finishing any required training, conducting a job search and securing employment.
James Gonyea is most recognized for his pioneering work with America Online (AOL) in the development and management of America’s first commercial online career guidance service. James, with a staff of nearly 100 career experts, created the AOL Career Center and served the career and employment needs of 28 million members nationwide.
Larry Goldsmith is the Author of “Building the Looking Glass Résumé and the Anatomy of a Job Fair. Larry, a Certified Workforce Development Professional, Professional Resume Writer and Job Coach has worked with more than 20,000 individuals. Both James and Larry are Career Development Specialists with significant backgrounds in career guidance having served as heads of career development services in a collegiate environment.
My top choice is Chelsea Gladden’s fourth secret. Do “small goods” for your LinkedIn contacts. I love it. This is a great tip. Our author writes about doing ‘small goods’ when reaching out to LinkedIn contacts. It seems that most job seekers are focused on hitting the home one. They want to hit the big one out of the park. Success is not always about hitting home ones. It is about doing all the little things correct. More job seekers should focus on follow through. My Tai Chi Instructor is always telling us to finish the move. Reach a little further. Work your spine more. Don’t be in such a hurry to get to the next move. This same advice would work well too for most job seekers.
4 Secrets For Using LinkedIn to Land a Job
By Chelsea P. Gladden, FlexJobs
Your job search on the Internet is most likely fragmented. There’s a multitude of job boards, portals for sending applications and places to network in your specific industry. Yet, one service remains the de facto destination across the social web for describing your experience and showcasing your professional skills. It’s the largest and most popular social networking platform on the web for professionals, but can LinkedIn really land you a job? The short answer is yes. It can definitely help your chances, especially when used correctly. In fact, take a look at the following tips that can give job seekers an edge when using the site. MORE
This is one of my favorite articles. Jenna Goudreau, in her article on strategies to reboot your career in 2013 returns to the foundation of critical thinking. One of the first tenants of thinking at a higher level is to define your desired outcomes. Long before you knock on a door or send out an email, our author begins with the question of determining what are you look for, or what do you want. The article brought to mind my coaching philosophy when I share with my clients that their first step is to define their criteria. The correct answers will follow. People who begin their job search first with a task will find that they are reinventing the wheel for every decision.
Seven Strategies To Reboot Your Job Search In 2013
Jenna Goudreau, Forbes Staff
With 12.2 million Americans currently unemployed and a reported 86% of employees interested in finding a new job in 2013, landing your dream job may be more competitive than ever. For those who may not know where to begin, the most important thing you can do is “get out there and start today rather than waiting to be totally ready,” says Carol Camerino, a certified career management coach. At a professional networking event hosted by job-search firm TheLadders, which attracted over 3,500 job seekers in New York, Camerino offered her seven-step plan for successfully rebooting your job search and getting back to work. MORE