• What Is Your Mindset and What Can You Do About It

    Posted on December 6, 2016 by in OJT Blog

    Subject of OJT Talk, Thursday, December 22, 2016   When you lose your job you are flooded with negative emotions.  Negativity is a powerful force in all of our lives.  Most people don’t even know there is such a word as “Positivity”, yet there is.  Check it out.  Most of us are programmed to react […]

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  • The Power of Networking

    Posted on September 19, 2016 by in OJT Blog

    In Jan 2015 I retired and moved to Columbus, Georgia. Trying to get my consultant business up and running, I networked with almost 70 people, leaving information and trying to get names, but Columbus is a very closed business community and more than half the people I visited had difficulty coming up with any names […]

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    10 Best Practices for the Job Seeker

    Posted on July 19, 2016 by in OJT Blog

    10 Best Practices for the Job Seeker and Others   Networking as an activity that has the most power and leverage for a successful job search – the most current research continues to bear this out  and shows over 70% of jobs are found by this method verses any other.  Over the many years I’ve […]

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  • Get Serious About Networking

    Posted on June 28, 2016 by in OJT Blog

    At our weekly meeting last week (May 23) the guest speaker was Mr. Travis Jones, President and CEO of Career Development Partners.  The subject was Networking, one of his passions.  Networking is perhaps the major component of any job search and his message was that most people do not do it very well. The major […]

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    Can your job search fitness pass the OJT test?

    Posted on June 22, 2016 by in OJT Blog

    Dymian Kritikos  recently presented on ‘How to get the most out of OJT’   It was an outstanding summary of how OJT can help job seekers create a networking based strategy tailored for their unique situation. The checklist is a document he created and reviewed so we wanted to highlight  several items to get your search launched: 1.Schedule […]

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    Networking Maintenance To Do List

    Posted on June 8, 2016 by in OJT Blog

    A recent OJT alumni stopped into the Thursday meeting to give an update on her search and showed the group a ‘long-term’ network ‘maintenance’ check sheet she had developed and was still using daily.  We think this is an OUTSTANDING tool to help you think LONG TERM about staying connected with and helping YOUR network after you […]

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  • How to join the OJT LinkedIn Group

    Posted on June 7, 2016 by in OJT Blog

    In case you haven’t already joined, I created this quick video on how to join the OJT LinkedIn Group. You will find that by following the steps and joining, you will be aware of the latest information and discussions posted by peers and the leadership. As you get involved by “liking”, “commenting” or creating a […]

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  • Let’s Recap Jack

    Posted on June 3, 2016 by in OJT Blog

    If you were not at the OJT meeting today, 6-2-16, you missed a powerful and practical presentation by Jack Myrick.  Like Clark Ingram and Boe Parrish he came to our group through the OJT-OKC that Boe is leading in Edmond, OK.  This relationship has enriched both groups.  Jack is an experienced career coach involved in […]

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  • You Have to Be There!

    Posted on May 27, 2016 by in OJT Blog

    The regular OJT meeting this week was anything but “regular”.  It demonstrated once again that how essential it is for anyone seeking to overcome job transition in this group to show up every time.  We had strong and effective facilitation from Leonard Reitz, good presentations on the Launch Pad from James Seiter and Sergio Molina, […]

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  • Create a “Sticky” Message

    Posted on May 26, 2016 by in OJT Blog

    At the meeting last Thursday, Corbin McGuire stressed the need for all job seekers to craft a message that is memorable to the listener…a  “sticky” message.  If you were there I hope you took this seriously.  He also said that there was the need for a sense of urgency.  You need to create the message […]

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