job search column Archives - Abby Locke

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March 6, 2013

Job Search: What’s the magic number

A client recently asked me “How many job applications would it take to land a new job?” It’s a good question and certainly a valid question, but unfortunately, a successful job search comes down to […]
January 31, 2013

Are There Really Hidden Jobs?

I recently had a conversation with a client who was exploring new avenues to advance his job search. “Should I stick to recruiters? Is an agency my best choice? Should I make the investment and […]
January 11, 2013

Do You Have Your Job Search Armor?

As I made my way to an appointment this morning, I was a little surprised to see rain drops as I emerged from the Metro station in downtown DC. As the rain drops were light, […]
January 8, 2013

7 Ways To Strengthen Your Job Search Muscles

Are you at a breaking point in your executive career? Has unexpected company changes prompted a job search? Are you nervous or concerned because its been 10+ years since you looked for a job? Even […]
October 11, 2012

Executive Job Search: What do you really know?

October is my birthday month and as I look forward to celebrating another milestone, I can’t help but reflect on my development and growth over the past few years. Not all my growth came through […]
October 2, 2012

Executive Job Search: The Silent Addiction No-One Talks About

Ok, so maybe this blog title is a bit “dramatic”, but it does address a very serious topic for job seekers. While technology keeps being innovative, creative and yes, addicting, we must not become a society that has […]
September 28, 2012

Executive Job Search: Renew Your Mind, Land A Job

I have been thinking a lot lately about how negative or restricted thoughts and beliefs stifle and “kill” our personal and professional success. I meet so many executive job seekers who have launched a job search for […]
September 27, 2012

Executive Job Search: 5 Steps To Getting Re-Charged

Wow…how did we get to the month of the September? I swear, it was just March and I was busy planning my father’s 80th birthday party..while I hate to see the summer go, fall is […]
September 25, 2012

Executive Job Search: Too Many Cooks In The Kitchen?

Recently, one of my clients sent back her executive resume with a sea of red marks, deletions, and changes and also included comments from five different people. My first response was “whoa” as it was very challenging […]