Lisa Kaye's Blog (30)

Do You Post & Pray?

When it comes to looking for work, how do you best approach your job search? Now that there is some movement in the job market with over 75,000 media & entertainment jobs posted on some of the job board aggregators, do you feel there is opportunity for you or do you like many, still hope that someone will notice your resume and pick you out of the countless number of others who may be…

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Added by Lisa Kaye on April 29, 2010 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Job Respect or Cash, You Choose...

When you struggle to find a job, keep a job or to perfect the job you have, you may find yourself battling the forces of good and evil. Whether you are in the workplace, the interview room or the board room, you are faced with the inevitable choice of whether to put up or shut up. Sometimes it’s not even a matter of whether you are good at or even value for the job you do. What matters…

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Added by Lisa Kaye on March 29, 2010 at 1:50am — No Comments

Are You Committing Career Suicide?

Have you had enough of rejection letters, cancelled appointments, rescheduled interviews and your inability to gain traction in your search whatsoever? Are you continuing to blame the lousy economy, high unemployment and staggering competition for your lack of job progress or employment? Are you ready to admit that it might be more than just these issues causing you concern. Have you…

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Added by Lisa Kaye on March 13, 2010 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Set Your Career Curve

In the chaotic hustle and bustle of searching, interviewing and networking to find your next job, you may forget to take time to appreciate yourself and the efforts you’ve made towards recognizing your goals. As you struggle to keep up and keep moving, you should remember to take the time to acknowledge and reward yourself on all of your hard work. You may not have gotten a job offer,…

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Added by Lisa Kaye on March 13, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments

Career Manifesto



When it comes to creating your career plans, you must start with the belief that you want a career and what that really means to you. What is your career philosophy? How do you define your career ambitions and goals? Are you ready to stand up and fight for the career you want? Are you a…

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Added by Lisa Kaye on February 28, 2010 at 12:36am — No Comments

Make It Work!

For every fan of “Project Runway,” you have heard the indelible Tim Gunn, utter his signature line “Make It Work” as he encourages, prods and sometimes embarrasses aspiring fashion designers to reach their goal of making it to the finish line and ultimately win the competition. For those of you who have a similar coach, mentor or someone you can rely on to encourage you to achieve your goals, you have received a rare gift. For those of you who do not, I’m about to help you apply the… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on February 1, 2010 at 12:02pm — No Comments

When Your Job Search Hits Rock Bottom...

and the world around you has turned upside down, what do you do? When all of your job search efforts, interviews, breakfast meetings and resume re-writes lead you to the same place, nowhere, who do you turn to for help? When it's no longer enough to keep going, sometimes you reach for a little divine inspiration, sometimes you want to give up. You know when you've reached the end of the road, this is the time to pick up where you left off and start all over again. The old way of doing things,… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on January 20, 2010 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Keeping It Simple in the New Year....

With the New Year upon us it’s time to clear the way for the new by discarding the old. Time to clear out the closets and rid yourself of what no longer fits. Grab that hefty bag and start emptying out draws, shelves and purge anything and everything in your life that no longer serves you. When you start the New Year with a clean slate in every aspect of your life, you send yourself and the universe a message that you are making room for the new. It’s time to simplify your life and your job… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on December 30, 2009 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Is You Career Blessed, or Just a Mess?

In a time where you should be grateful for all that you have in your life, you can find yourself getting caught in the hail storm of worry, doubt and fear. When you know you should focus on the good things in your life, you can’t help but get dragged into the concerns, challenges and dread that has become your seemingly endless quest for the perfect job, or for some, just any job. When you look at your career, do you consider yourself blessed or just a mess?



It’s okay if you answered… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on December 15, 2009 at 7:08am — No Comments

Hold the Vision and Trust the Process...

I’m hearing from more and more from people I meet with and interview how difficult it is out there. Particularly during the holidays when you are reminded about a holiday bonus, giving gifts and sharing good times with friends and family. You may not be in much of a mood to celebrate, but you have to show up, put a smile on your face, and pretend anyway. It’s not that you can’t be a good actor but why do you have to try so hard? It’s times like these where you have to hold onto the vision and… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on December 6, 2009 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Jobspiration-When the Going Gets Tough ...

You know the old expression, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” Well, these days it might mean you should run! We are in the midst of tough times, no doubt about that. We also need all of the inspiration we can get and we are not likely to find it from our immediate surroundings. It’s times like these we are in need of a little inspiration, or in this case it might be a little “jobspiration.”



The idea that we can be our own source of inspiration might be enough to make… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on November 29, 2009 at 11:04pm — No Comments

The Holidays-Time To Get To Work!

While most of us are busy getting ready for the holidays, whether that includes traveling to visit family or making plans to entertain friends at home, we might want to make the most of the time we have now and do something a little different, like focus on ourselves. We tend to busy ourselves with plans that usually involve helping and taking care of others. In all that entails, we should remember to take the time and attention to tend to ourselves. If we don’t, we can’t always expect others… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on November 23, 2009 at 1:03am — 2 Comments

Are You a Natural Born Recruiter?

Are You A Natural Born Recruiter?



What does it take to recruit talent these days? Is it as easy as it once was? When all it took was to post an advertisement in the trades, newspaper, job boards, Craigslist, or better yet, to actually pick up a phone and put the word out to your “network” for referrals? Do you remember when you would actually post jobs on a piece of paper in the lunch room so employees could apply to them before you even started the recruiting process accepting… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on November 16, 2009 at 12:55am — 6 Comments

Bigger, Better, Job Bling...

What do you want from your job right now? Maybe you just want a job. It’s not so much that you have to settle for the next best thing that comes along, It’s not like they are banging down the door offering you a job either. Sometimes you crave for just a little more. But who can you trust in knowing whether the decision to want something more is the right one? If you can’t trust yourself who can you trust? Sometimes all you want is a little, bigger, better and yes, a career with some… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on November 8, 2009 at 10:13pm — No Comments

Feel Sorry for the Recruiter...

We are all so concerned about our jobs, whether we have one or not. Everything from blogs, the news and just about anyone you’ll speak with reminds us that the recession is still well under way and maybe the end, is well not as close as we think. We try hard to focus our attention on how best to pursue our career goals, even when there doesn’t seem to be much encouragement. We sometimes become so self-absorbed in our own career angst, that we often forget the one who is on the frontline trying… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on October 26, 2009 at 2:15am — 3 Comments

Are You A Jobaholic?

Find yourself drunk with envy at your highly successful working friends? Having trouble saying “No” to every network invite you receive? Tired of the rejection, invitation, rejection? Too busy counting the increase in the number of unemployed this week? Well, I’m sorry to say the diagnosis is in, you are a jobaholic! Obsessed, worrying about the job you have or the one you are about to lose. Don’t worry, there is a guaranteed 3 step program that will help you combat your addiction no matter… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on September 20, 2009 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Job Forecast: Partly Cloudy With A Chance Of Showers …

Well it seems like we might experience a break in our job drought forecast. Visibility remains cloudy with an 80% chance of showers. What does that mean for your job search? Pack an umbrella and some rain gear, as there’s a good chance you’ll get wet with opportunities, well at least a sprinkle.



According to the “2009 Job Forecast Report” published by Careerbuilder.com, the highest areas for growth in new jobs in the coming months lists them in top order as, 1) Information… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on September 10, 2009 at 5:32am — 4 Comments

Fast Forward, Rewind, Pause or Play Your Career …

Our careers are continually in motion. You move in real time whether you are currently employed or not. It does not always feel like you make progress as you measure your success by how much you have truly accomplished and in what period of time it took to get there. Whether you wish you could hurl yourself into the future and fast-forward your career into a more profitable time, or you could rewind it back to a place when you were perhaps at the top of your game, always remember the choice is… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on September 3, 2009 at 2:16am — 1 Comment

Bend, You Won't Break ...

Staying fluid to the changing times is as necessary as the air you breathe to support your life. Change is constant. Inclement weather to clear skies, poverty to abundance, fear to certainty, unemployed to employed, in order to remain current you need to embrace change like an old familiar friend. Remaining flexible and being confident that change is imminent whichever way the wind is blowing will help you. Go ahead and bend really, you won’t break.



Your career will take shape when… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on August 27, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Create Your Career Vision Board ...

Waiting, wanting and willing to put up with all of the uncertainty and fear of not knowing what is coming around the corner is enough to make anyone wish they were not living in the now. We have a way of throwing ourselves off balance, waiting for the right moment to make a career move whether we know where we are going or not. Well, it’s okay to be afraid. When in doubt, it’s time to move on…



Life is full of changes. Whether you are expecting a child, moving into a new house,… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on August 20, 2009 at 1:45am — 1 Comment

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