Joan Lloyd & Associates, Inc. BBB Business Review
Client Testimonials | HR Articles | Managing Articles | People Skills Articles | Today's Workplace Articles | Career Articles | Job Hunting Articles
Search Tips

Job Hunting

Whether you are writing your resume, composing a cover letter, or preparing for a job interview, job hunting can seem overwhelming. These articles will help you discover how to make the most of your job hunt and find the position that is a match that’s right for you.

We have built this database of Joan Lloyd's articles, from her syndicated column, "Joan Lloyd @ Work," as a personal resource for each of you. We hope that you enjoy them.

If you would like to share Joan's articles internally, we welcome your adding a link to the  article(s) to an email, newsletter, or on your Intranet. 


Please remember that this material is copyrighted. Reprints for distribution are prohibited without permission. For any other use, please call us.

Date Article Title
11/13/2013  Take advantage of holiday time to step up your job hunting efforts
07/24/2013  How to respond to common interview questions
03/29/2013  Accepting counter offer closes doors
10/11/2012  Online applications perplexing
08/15/2012  Prepare, for a great job interview
06/07/2012  As the recession eases, people are looking to jump ship
11/16/2011  Post interview protocol
10/27/2011  Revealing potential medical details in an interview
09/15/2011  10-year absence hurts chances of employment
08/17/2011  Joan responds to 2 reader letters
07/14/2011  New resume tips for older workers
03/30/2011  Joan answers reader questions: Customer service resume & Go back to your old job?
02/23/2011  Take stock of your career
01/19/2011  My job is hell
01/05/2011  Are your job hunting skills rusty?
12/22/2010  Job hunting in a tough economy
12/15/2010  Tips for communicating effectively with a staffing agency
12/08/2010  Tips for writing a stand out cover letter
03/17/2010  Working for a staffing agency
02/24/2010  Don't tell employer you might be leaving
10/07/2009  Fired job hunter wants to avoid negative reference
09/16/2009  Out-of-state interviews
09/10/2009  Considering internal & external job opportunities
08/27/2009  Unscrupulous interviewer
07/22/2009  Juggling job opportunities
04/22/2009  Job hunters send questions on references, age discrimination / outdated skills
04/01/2009  Beware of negative job references
03/11/2009  The job search from both sides of the desk
02/17/2009  Job hunting for the rusty
12/17/2008  Job hunting during down times brings reader questions
09/25/2008  Can I return to my old job?
07/31/2008  Grief makes new employee stumble
06/18/2008  Reader provides another idea for checking your own references
06/12/2008  How to deal with a bad reference
03/12/2008  Spring brings job hunting questions, from restless employees
02/27/2008  Don’t let bad ex-boss, or work experience, stop you from getting a great new job
02/06/2008  Preparation tips for effective phone interview
01/30/2008  When providing references is a challenge
10/31/2007  Tips to appear confident, and assertive, in an interview
08/08/2007  Tips to sooth the angst of a potential new job, out of town
07/19/2007  Key person in small business – jack of all trades – needs advice on marketing self for new job
05/31/2007  How to handle termination on new job in search for next job
05/17/2007  Resourceful, or a nuisance? Job hunter sabotages himself
02/07/2007  If and when to divulge pregnancy to perspective employer
10/11/2006  Embarrassing moments and other challenging interview questions
09/13/2006  Recruiter/reader responds to recent, “If it looks like a rat” advice
09/07/2006  Leaving your job? Tips for a savvy and graceful exit
08/30/2006  Horrific reputation as employer reaches potential future employees
08/02/2006  Dream job turns into nightmare – when to leave . . .
06/21/2006  Using degree to transition to management, and relocate, prove challenging for job hunter
05/03/2006  Tips for job hunter to assure a good fit with new company, new position
04/19/2006  Pared down job responsibilities? To stay, leave or retire
02/08/2006  Tips for follow up, after interviewing
02/01/2006  Finding a new position only answer to toxic workplace
11/09/2005  One hostile employee causes continuous turnover problem
07/06/2005  Fired, or laid off - how to recover after job loss
06/02/2005  Requests for information before hire make job candidate uneasy
04/06/2005  Displaced workers find there’s more to job hunting than resume
03/09/2005  Career transition approach needs fine tuning
02/10/2005  Asking good questions, while being interviewed, can make your interview more effective
02/06/2005  Alternate resume format may be the key to a successful job hunt
12/01/2004  Job hunters take note - recent behind the scene changes
09/01/2004  The pros and cons of accepting a counteroffer
08/25/2004  Job hunting can feel like competing on the Dating Game
07/21/2004  How to maximize the effectiveness of your informational interviews
04/28/2004  No notice, two-week notice or longer notice?
03/31/2004  Balance initiative and patience during selection process
12/25/2003  Poor job hunting results may be “packaging” issue
12/03/2003  Take advantage of holiday season to step up your job hunting
10/01/2003  Conduct reference check on resume & career service companies
07/30/2003  Leaving your job? How much notice is enough?
01/15/2003  The 3 rules of smart networking
01/04/2003  Bad job changes, re-entering the workforce and illegal interview questions
09/04/2002  Handling salary history, cover letters and job loss questions
07/31/2002  Have you been disqualified for being overqualified?
04/03/2002  Answers to reader questions on Job Hunting
02/27/2002  Thoughtful preparation important regardless of interview style
01/23/2002  Position yourself wisely with potential employers, after being fired
12/20/2001  Downsized or reorganized out of a job? Get moving!
11/21/2001  Internet job hunt poses new questions about resumes
06/27/2001  Slow economy brings lots of job hunting questions
05/11/2001  You're fired, now what?
04/27/2001  Make your resume come alive
01/02/2000  Manager may need a push when performance review is overdue
09/12/1999  Two-week notice is courteous, and a necessity in tight times
03/28/1999  Hiring problem isn’t always due to human resources professional
03/07/1999  What to do when your old company asks you to come back
02/28/1999  Resume is the key in opening door to job in business world
12/20/1998  Get a foot in the door without putting one in your mouth
09/06/1998  Give yourself an advantage when competing for a dream job
05/24/1998  Networking is about meeting people, exchanging information
03/22/1998  Resumes, interviews and getting the job
01/18/1998  Having a business plan might help you land job
11/23/1997  Some answers to questions on reference checking
10/05/1997  Some things to remember when job hunting online
09/28/1997  Variety of web sites available to help you net a job
08/24/1997  Job hunters: Here are your most frequent questions
06/15/1997  Show your ability to accept challenges, get results
05/04/1997  Asking good questions could help you win a new job
11/03/1996  Don’t be coy about salary needs when you’re seeking a new position
09/22/1996  Hiring is too important to expect a magic answer
08/18/1996  Employers can be sympathetic to temp workers’ job search
07/21/1996  Job Applicant right to ask about the boss
05/12/1996  Packaging qualifications could be key to re-entering the job market
05/05/1996  Some tips on the fine art of learning to network
07/02/1995  Job interview will be OK, just don’t bring Mom
05/21/1995  Tactful questions can be part of job interview
04/09/1995  A little extra effort after the interview could win job
02/26/1995  Ready your references
01/29/1995  Part-time work can turn your resume into an interview
08/28/1994  Prepare yourself for ‘trick’ questions
04/17/1994  Interviewers need to make good impression too
02/27/1994  Quality of work experience can make up for brevity
01/16/1994  Got 2 offers? Choose best fit
09/05/1993  Forget letters, get references
07/18/1993  Job hunt, but subtly, while still employed
04/04/1993  Age need not doom job search
03/14/1993  Offer can be leveraged for job you really want
01/31/1993  Fresh approach can help dead-end job search
10/18/1992  Cover letter is as important as the resume
10/11/1992  Starter wardrobe should be built on classics
10/04/1992  Networking helps out of town job hunts
09/06/1992  Older job seekers must disprove prejudices
07/19/1992  Minor details play major role in interview
05/17/1992  Stress weaknesses as strengths during interview
03/29/1992  Tailor interview clothes to job
03/15/1992  Time off in new job may be negotiable
02/16/1992  Ex-boss’ drug problem shouldn’t be discussed
01/19/1992  Functional resume emphasizes strengths
09/22/1991  Answering machine is helpful in job search
09/15/1991  Make reference count but use caution
07/28/1991  Dinner meetings are a networking forum
07/21/1991  Functional resume might be better for the "imperfect"
07/14/1991  Remember proper etiquette with job applicants
06/16/1991  Setting the record straight about job hunting
06/09/1991  Prove your good job material by marketing
01/13/1991  Turn job negative into a positive
10/14/1990  Illegal questions pose a problem
09/16/1990  Keep options open in salary requests
03/18/1990  Cover letter can market skills
03/11/1990  Resumes capture the spirit
10/29/1989  Turning a lemon into lemonade
09/03/1989  Successful networking can lead to job
01/15/1989  Key words can explain leaving
10/16/1988  Timeout doesn’t diminish skills
07/24/1988  Wasting your time or is the interviewer trying to help?
07/17/1988  Simple etiquette in a lunch interview
06/19/1988  How to cruise through a job interview
04/24/1988  Actual experience may be lacking
04/03/1988  Resume starts during school days
02/07/1988  5-year layoff hurts chances for a smooth return to career
11/29/1987  How to find a job states away
11/15/1987  What to do after the interview
08/30/1987  Job-hunting can be hard work
06/28/1987  Getting a headhunter to call can be the 1st step to a better job
05/10/1987  ‘Right’ answers are truthful, too
04/19/1987  Ask tough questions in interviews
01/25/1987  Marketing letter introduces job seekers to employers
11/02/1986  Shake off interview resentment
06/29/1986  Nourish network to boost career
06/01/1986  What every graduate needs to know: how to find a job
04/13/1986  Don’t sell yourself short in interview
06/30/1985  Should he mention that he was formerly a priest?
05/05/1985  Resume should reflect your goals
09/23/1984  Be prepared to ask questions during interview
05/27/1984  Don’t be afraid to show enthusiasm at interview
03/11/1984  You still can make ‘network’ connections
11/13/1983  Psychological testing can benefit job seeker
11/05/1983  How to make the best use of references
10/23/1983  Don’t overlook value of cover letter
10/09/1983  Don’t get n-n-nervous about salary
10/02/1983  Questions to expect at a job interview
09/25/1983  Thorough preparation will help in interview
09/11/1983  Writing resumes right

 

© Joan Lloyd & Associates. All rights reserved.
Milwaukee, WI (414) 573-1616