Pedro S. Silva II's Blog – October 2009 Archive (4)

How To Overcome The Need For Closure

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This isn't the first time that the subject of closure has come up on this blog. In a previous post entitled Handling Non-acceptance, we told candidates not to focus on the things that they cannot change. Sometimes you will not know why you were not chosen for a… Continue

Added by Pedro S. Silva II on October 20, 2009 at 4:27pm — 3 Comments

Planting a Resume Garden

Many candidates are not told this, but how they distribute their resume can contribute greatly to the response they receive from prospective employers. To demonstrate this I will use the analogy of a garden to show your resume's relationship to the job market.



In this example you should consider each copy of your resume as a seed with the potential to grow your ideal job. The soil is represented by the places where your resumes end up, such as companies, organizations, job… Continue

Added by Pedro S. Silva II on October 6, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Discovering Your Transferable Skills

Miyagi taught Daniel the Secret of Transferable Skills One of the most difficult, yet most valuable discoveries one can make on a job search is figuring out how to apply their transferable skills to a new opportunity. This particular ability is especially helpful for people wanting to make a career change or those looking to enter the job market for the first time.



A transferable skill is any ability--whether it is a natural talent or acquired skill nurtured through employment, schooling, etc.--that can be used in multiple… Continue

Added by Pedro S. Silva II on October 5, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Rules of Engagement In a Job Search

In military terms, the Rules of Engagement determine when and how much force should be applied to a given situation. The amount of force applied varies with increasing intensity depending on the level of resistance that the troops are coming up against. An example of how to respond to a level 3 resistance according to the US Marines' ROE goes as follows:



Level 3:… Continue

Added by Pedro S. Silva II on October 5, 2009 at 3:25pm — No Comments

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