Tips for Successful Job Hunting

By Sowa, Tom | The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), January 5, 2014 | Go to article overview

Tips for Successful Job Hunting


Sowa, Tom, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA)


Writer Hal Lancaster observed: "Getting fired is nature's way of telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place."

OK, but what do you do after that?

Several area job recruiters and human resources executives provided these tips for finding a good job in 2014.

Dianne La Valley, senior staffing manager for Accountemps, a Spokane executive job search firm: Develop a professional online profile at LinkedIn. La Valley suggested also joining useful and professionally relevant groups on LinkedIn that an employer can see as positive indicators of one's career goals.

"Include a photo that is a professional quality photo on LinkedIn," she said.

On Facebook, she urges candidates to not reveal too much personal information that an employer could judge as unprofessional.

Nancy Nelson, owner and president of recruiting firm Humanix: Make sure your resume speaks to your abilities and experiences. "Accent the key strengths that you're trying to get the employer to notice," she said.

Josh King, CEO of Tinderbox Consulting, a Spokane media consulting firm: Think of your job search as a full-time job. "After you get up in the morning, be prepared for a full day of job hunting. Be ready to go to an interview on short order, by being well-dressed and looking professional," he said.

That applies even if one only goes to a public library to use the Internet, he said. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Tips for Successful Job Hunting
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.