Make Weddles.com Your Job Search Headquarters
Modeled after Pinterest, Weddles.com offers four channels of information and resources found nowhere else on the Web. And, one of those channels is specifically tailored for smart Job Seekers – those who want to find not just any job, but a great one!
What’s in the Job Seekers channel at Weddles.com? There are:
- Books & Tools for job search and career success
- An archive of outside-the-box Job Search Tips
- An Association Directory organized by career field & industry
- A Career Fitness evaluation that will help you strengthen your credentials
- And much, much more!
So, don’t delay! Visit Weddles.com today. And, make sure you tell your family and friends about the site, as well.
The Triple Package Job Seeker
Amy Chua (of Tiger Mom fame) and her husband Jed Rubenfeld have a new book out entitled The Triple Package: What Really Determines Success. It’s stirred up a lot of controversy because it aligns certain cultural values with certain ethnic groups in America. Whether you buy their cultural alignment premise or not, however, the three values they identify can turn any job seeker into a triple threat for winning the championship of transition – a dream job.
According to Chua and Rubenfeld, the most successful people in America share these three attributes:
- a superiority complex,
- feelings of insecurity, and
- impulse control.
Let’s see how each of them might help a job seeker achieve success in the job market.
A Sense of Superiority
A job search can be one of the most humbling, self-confidence sapping experiences of our lives. Most job seekers have to endure being rejected or, worse, being ignored over and over and over again. The only way to prevail in such an environment is to retain our perception of self-worth, our bedrock belief that we are more expert at our work and better able to make a meaningful contribution than other job seekers competing for the opening we want. That sense of superiority only leads to success, however, if it isn’t also self-delusion. In other words, confidence is fine, but only if it is backed up with capability. We have to make sure our skills and knowledge are always at the state-of-the-art and always on display, even during a job search.
Feelings of Insecurity
It seems counter-intuitive that a person with a strong sense of superiority would also have feelings of insecurity, but it can and often does happen. Why? Because even top performers worry that changes in their circumstances or external conditions will erode their ability to achieve their goal. How do they deal with that concern and turn it into an advantage? They invest the effort and the time required to prepare themselves for the challenge at hand. They may believe they are more expert and better able to contribute than other job seekers, but they also recognize that their transition will only be successful if they school themselves in the latest job search techniques and then apply those practices more diligently than others in the job market.
Distractions abound in modern life and are often benign. They may cause us to forget chores or postpone errands, they may even irritate our spouse, but they seldom threaten our well being in day-to-day life. In a job search, on the other hand, distractions can be devastating. Electronic games, fun Internet destinations like Facebook and Pinterest, a favorite TV series or even a hobby can keep us from the hard work of employer research, resume submission, networking and interview preparation that are the key to landing a great job. The temptations are constant, so only those who can control their impulse to do something else will get it all done. They alone have the grit to see their search through to a successful conclusion.
Triple package job seekers possess a special set of attributes that gives them a competitive advantage in today’s job market. While some are born with these qualities, however, many others acquire them. That’s the good news. The triple package may be special, but it’s also available to everyone. Yes, it takes determination to become a triple threat, but doing so is within the reach of each and all of us.
Thanks for reading,
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2014 User’s Choice Award Winners
If you’re tired of reading the pundits’ picks for the best employment sites on the Web, here’s the alternative you’ve been looking for.
Each year, WEDDLE’s hosts an online poll for job seekers and recruiters to vote for THEIR picks of the best sites. We call it the User’s Choice Awards.
To see the 2014 winners, click here.
To cast your vote for next year’s winners, click here.
Get the Advice That Works
There’s plenty of free job search and career advice on the Web. But, if that’s all it takes to be successful, we wouldn’t still have so many Americans out-of-work and finding it so hard to get reemployed.
The reality is that too much of what you find online is incomplete (a short article here, a blog post there), out-of-date (posted before the Great Recession changed everything) or just plain wrong. So, if you’re looking for strategies and tips, tactics and techniques that will actually work in today’s tough economy, make an investment in yourself. Get one or more of the books below:
A Multitude of Hope: A Novel About Rediscovering the American Dream. This modern-day epic traces the journeys of three out-of-work professionals searching for answers in today’s seemingly nonsensical job market. Along the way, they discover the secret to “career security” and the pathway to real and lasting success.
The Career Fitness Workbook. This book introduces a complete regimen of activities that will help you successfully compete for and hang onto the job of your dreams. Think of it as “the habits of highly effective career activists.”
The Career Activist Republic. This blockbuster of a book provides a provocative yet positive assessment of the changing world of work in the American economy and describes an innovative strategy that will enable you to avoid the pitfalls and capture the opportunities in this new environment.
The Success Matrix: Wisdom from the Web on How to Get Hired and Not Be Fired. This anthology collects the best of Peter Weddle’s columns on job search and career success. It is the only book you’ll find that provides a candid and totally up-to-date look at how to get and stay ahead in today’s workplace.
Recognizing Richard Rabbit. This fable for adults will entertain and delight you and help you out of the boxes that keep you from becoming the champion inside you. It is a novel and engaging way to recognize the talented person you are meant to be.
The Unbiased Connection to Great Jobs
For over 15 years, WEDDLE’s has published the leading guidebook to job boards and career portals. WEDDLE’s Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet is considered the Gold Standard for job seekers and career activists. In fact, no less an authority than Dick Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute?, rated the Guide “Highly recommended!”
Now, you can sign up for WEDDLE’s Job Alert and get your very own, private and totally unbiased connection to some of the best career advancement opportunities on the Web.
This no-cost resource scours the job postings at leading job boards and career portals and connects you with those that match your capabilities and aspirations. It’s the easiest way possible to find your Dream Job!
Get it for yourself and tell your friends and family about it, as well.