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Ready for that New Job? 5 Actions You Must Take

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : January 11, 2017

January is the big month for job changers. But did you know it can take 18-24 months to land a job? You can cut your job search short by starting with these 5 actions. 1) Write your ideal job description; include all of the criteria that are essential like commute time, environment, desired responsibilities and those new challenges you’re ready for, salary range, perks and benefits you’d like, even the organization’s mission if that’s important to you. Write about the immediate contribution you can make in this job. Get excited about this. Really see yourself here. Make it real. 2) Read the rest of this entry »

 

Do Elite Colleges Lead to Higher Salaries? Only for Some Professions

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : February 02, 2016

A diploma from a highly selective college means higher pay in certain fields. In others, it makes almost no difference at all Source: WSJ.com For all the thought that families put into choosing a college, very often the decision is dominated by a simple line of reasoning: The more prestigious the school you attend, the higher your salary will be after you graduate. So, they focus their efforts on getting their children into the best possible college they can afford, figuring that even if they’re paying more tuition now, they’re maximizing earnings down the road. But that formula doesn’t always Read the rest of this entry »

 

Upcoming Webinar - LinkedIn: Recruiter Secrets

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : December 18, 2015

During this Free Webinar You Will Learn: How recruiters use LinkedIn to find qualified candidates. How recruiters decide who to connect with on LinkedIn. How to become one of these sought after candidates. REGISTER HERE >>

 

The 10 Toughest Jobs To Fill In 2016 (And What To Do About It)

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : November 18, 2015

Source: Generational Interchanges™  2015 was a challenging year for hiring managers. Regardless of industry and geography, companies struggled to find and keep top talent. Unfortunately, 2016 is predicted to be tougher. According to new data from Career Cast the 10 most difficult jobs to fill in 2016 represent a diversity of industries, levels and functions. Data scientists Electrical engineers General and operations managers Home health aide workers Information security analysts Marketing managers Medical services managers Physical therapists Registered nurses Software engineers Attracting and retaining talent will be the number one human capital challenge of 2016. It will force executives and HR Read the rest of this entry »

 

What is your message to potential employers?

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : November 09, 2015

Hats off to Donnie Grooms. He generated the interest and attention he needed to get a new job that he desperately needs. But this story also highlights a fundamental issue that many people face…he doesn’t say what he’s really looking to do and how he wants to add value to an organization! If you got the attention of potential employers what would you tell them you’re looking to do? It’s incumbent on us to know what we bring to the table. Here are some questions for you, and Donnie, to consider to help you to be prepared to talk to Read the rest of this entry »

 

Client Success Story: Peter

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : September 11, 2015

I was very fortunate to work with Daisy as I was retooling my resume and improving my interviewing skills.  She always had the appropriate and useful comment for any issue I presented.  Equally important, she did not use kid-gloves, but rather told me what I needed to hear.  I felt she took a sincere interest in my goals and potential and showed leadership, yes, she lead me to a more marketable position as a candidate.  Indeed, only one month after our sessions ended, I was offered a position. – Peter, NJ 8/2014

 

Client Success Story: Jeff

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : August 28, 2015

My experience with Daisy was exceptional, and exceeded my expectations. I came to her seeking advice about how to take the next step in my career. She helped me clarify my personal and professional goals, and helped me visualize a career path that met my personal and professional goals. Daisy also helped me see that the perfect role was out there for me, and worked with me on a strategy to find it. Her care, diligence, and thoughtful advice were invaluable throughout the entire process, from career exploration to offer and acceptance. I highly recommend Daisy Swan for anyone looking Read the rest of this entry »

 

Client Success Story: Kathleen

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : July 30, 2015

Like many recent college graduates, I felt lost and alone. I craved to establish a sense of belonging. Afraid to admit my shortcomings, I withdrew into myself. Negative self-talk like, “you are not good enough, smart enough, qualified enough” dominated my thinking. Social gatherings became less desirable.  I did everything I could to avoid the dreaded question, “So what do you do?”  I did not know this person. Where was the determined young woman I worked so hard to become? After a lay off and months of sitting in my pajamas feeling down on myself, I finally had enough. I Read the rest of this entry »

 

Think You Have to go to SFO for Cool Work? Think Again.

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : October 31, 2014

L.A. County Has Most High Tech Jobs in Country By MELISSAH YANG Los Angeles has more high-tech jobs than any other metro region in the country, including its northern neighbors in Silicon Valley, according to a report released Monday. The county in 2013 employed more than 368,500 people in its high-tech sector, defined as businesses with a large proportion of technology-oriented jobs. The biggest high-tech segments for Los Angeles were in aerospace, wholesale production, engineering, consulting and computer software development. High tech made up 9 percent of all L.A. jobs, above employment numbers posted by manufacturing; accommodation and food services; Read the rest of this entry »

 

SHOULD VS. COULD

Author : Daisy Swan | Date : May 02, 2014

Daisy Swan – Career Coach Guest Contributor for My L.A. Lifestyle We are all so good at ‘shoulding’ on ourselves. So very accomplished at this. I ‘should’ get that project finished tonight; I ‘should’ go to the gym; I ‘should’ make that call, etc. Think about it, though: What’s the next word that usually follows a ‘should’? I would assert that the next word is usually ‘but’. ‘Shoulds’ have the magical effect of eliciting a rebelliousness or irritation that keeps most of us from taking action on that very ‘should’. Not always, but often. ’But’ I have three Read the rest of this entry »

 

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