3 Ways to Find Community in Your Job Search
Job search can be a lonely, discouraging process. Particularly when you’re lacking results, it’s easy to feel unmotivated and maybe depressed. You may feel like you’re doing all the right things – networking, submitting your resume, attending job fairs – however, you aren’t getting any callbacks. You are not alone!
The job search period goes hand-in-hand with deep reflection. It’s a time to get advice, build new skills and even redefine yourself. Explore our resources.
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Laura came to JVS with negative attitudes about her age and the belief she would never be hired. Like many older job seekers, she was concerned about the impact of age discrimination on her job search – and whether she could overcome it. How far should she go back on...read more
Job search can be a lonely, discouraging process. Particularly when you’re lacking results, it’s easy to feel unmotivated and maybe depressed. You may feel like you’re doing all the right things – networking, submitting your resume, attending job fairs – however, you...read more
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Our JVS job seekers are insightful, curious, powerful individuals. They help and inspire each other every day at JVS. We facilitate an environment that is both innovative and aspirational; this is where transformation happens. In line with our coverage of age...read more
Here you are. Your dream job. This one will bounce you back. Twenty years of executive admin experience. A rockin’ LinkedIn profile. Fabulous dress. And your friend in accounting forwarded your resume. You strike the power pose because, you know, you got this. But,...read more
If you can remember gas rationing, or seeing the original Star Wars six times in the summer of ‘77, chances are good you’re “of a certain age.” If you’re also a woman currently looking for a job, economists say there’s a pretty good chance you’re experiencing hiring...read more
As a job seeker, you’re often responding to a lot of questions. “What was your last position?” “Where do you see yourself in five years?” And the dreaded, “Why should I hire you?” But there’s one tool you have as a job seeker that turns this structure on its head: the...read more
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I have seen many job seekers lose their way when it comes to resumes. Their determined efforts to craft compelling content get swallowed up by the quest for perfection, a dubious goal for such a subjective process. While everyone will have an opinion on your resume,...read more