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2013 - 2014 Archives

Just laid off from your job? Do these 5 things ASAP

What really frustrates executive-level job seekers

Do employers lie to those not hired? You bet they do

Not enjoying the new job market? Recruiters share some reasons why

No job offer? Not your fault this time as companies, personnel shift

Tools to compete successfully for job offers in the age of social media

Case studies reveal successful job-hunt strategies

Job search miscalculations kill opportunities

2011 - 2012 Archives

Are employers afraid to hire you? Why reputation still matters so much

One-page resume? And other most frequently asked candidate questions

Consider – Would you hire you? Most common job search pitfalls

Dissecting the jobless baby boomer identity crisis – Lost Generation?

Job search commandments

Evolving job search scene has candidates rooting around in the dark

Hiring managers’ wish list a cautionary document for careful job seeker

Stating best case on résumé means getting specific about achievements

Advice for job seekers on passing the 15-second employer glance

Job search truths your mom never revealed

Some lessons for baby boomers about their role in today’s work force

If only your job search players could tell you how to maximize results

2009 - 2010 Archives

Recession was tough instructor

Get ready for the inevitable: Tough interview questions aim to probe

Volatile hiring climate means persistence more important than ever

Frustrated unemployed bringing dark side to job search amid rejection

Age discrimination becomes recession-era fact, so here’s how to cope

Misperceptions, egos will stymie 21st-century job hunt

Behavior can provide edge, destroy your search for new employment

Slow job market means erasing bad traits to get hired

Stay current on job-hunt, recruiting language, tools

If you’re hunting for a job, wake up because it’s 2010

Santa might deliver, but employers devoid of holiday cheer when hiring

How those who land jobs avoid aimless travels of Job Search Zombies

Agony, ecstasy for candidates searching the Great Recession job market

Maneuver through job search process by understanding hiring reality

New interviewing challenges face job seekers in recovering economy

Learn technology, customize résumé to paint masterpiece of yourself

Apart from the pack: What gives successful job seekers their advantage

Twitter, LinkedIn play role in finding a job, displaying your tech smarts

Finding balance in your job search can help reduce many frustrations

Beware predators who come bearing guaranteed work for unemployed

Exercise a little sound judgment when walking the route from job to job

What you should know about changed landscape for job seekers

"Careers" by Janice Worthington

Janice Worthington’s "Careers" column is routinely praised by our readers for the value and insight it gives them on how to strategize and undertake their employment search.  The market intelligence she delivers and the practical benefits subscribers tell us they get from Janice are the reasons Business First has carried her column for 10 years.

Dominic Cappa
Editor
Columbus Business First

Janice and Jeremy give practical advice that people can act on to advance their careers. Regardless of the career stage you’re in, from the recent graduate just starting a serious job search, to the mid-career professional looking for his next career step, to the senior who’s looking for another challenge, their advice is concise, actionable and to the point.

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President & CEO Emeritus
Ohio Society of CPAs

"I was compelled to contact Janice Worthington after reading an article she wrote in Business First directed to job seekers that was quite insightful. Janice is extremely knowledgeable about the industry, operates from a high level of integrity, and is generous in sharing what she knows to positively impact clients. Janice currently serves as a highly engaged collaborative partner and career coach for the TechColumbus CareerTrack program."

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"CareerBoard is proud to endorse Janice Worthington and Worthington Career Services. Since 2004 Janice has been providing CareerBoard job seekers with job search advice, resume writing tips and interview guidance through her blog posts, articles, webinars and the “Ask a Career Coach” column. Janice is truly a wealth of information and is highly dedicated to her customers and partners making herself available 24/7. She is an excellent presenter and knows how to 'charge up' and engage an audience."

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VP Marketing & Sales Support Services
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"Worthington's product integrity and client commitment are second to none. Savvy in both technique and methodology Worthington clients succeed in the toughest of markets. After more than three decades Worthington continues to be a leader in career management."

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Getting Your Career in Shape

This is the main time of year when we attempt to improve. Talk to any fitness center, stop-smoking clinic or career coach and they’ll all tell you how brisk business becomes once December ends.   We believe that when the clock strikes twelve, as it does 364 other evenings each year, everything changes and we become transformed into folks capable of immediate change.

I believe with good planning and reasonable expectations anyone can begin to shape up their careers. Here are some tips you can use this year to keep your career in shape:

  • Secure a new credential. This can be the year when you begin your MBA or other credential. Even if you have to take baby steps just to begin to add to your value, get started. The doldrums of winter disappear when we give purpose to improving our skills and knowledge. Don't be discouraged by the long road ahead in completing your program. Just getting and staying on that road will remind you that a destination of improvement is in your future.
  • Don't become a full time student. While many cannot afford to take a hiatus, those who can leave the job for a year or more tend not be as appealing when they return as those candidates with seamless employment records. While challenging, it’s far more admirable to prospective employers to secure an advanced degree while on the job. Remember this – another great job may not be as easy to retrieve at your convenience.
  •  Give yourself a promotion. Seek to learn a new skill with the employer you currently have. You don't need to change jobs to increase your value if you increase the functions you perform on the job. Am I suggesting that you take on even more work? Yes, if you can leverage it as an additional future offering. Always keep in mind those required specifications for that promotion of new job. Never miss an opportunity to gain future value.
  • Keep your business clean. Recently at a networking event I inquired about an individual no longer with a company and proceeded to get an earful about all the wrongdoing that allegedly caused what I learned was a termination. While the terminated executive's story was less than impressive, more revealing was the poor judgment of the messenger. Word spreads when individuals gossip and no one ever forgives a person who takes pleasure in the misfortune of others. Word spreads about toxic individuals and I have seen them rejected for hire.
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