There is a lot of great free advice available today. The Internet is chock full of articles and free newsletters. But the old adage "if it seems to good to be true, it probably is" still rings true.
If you have been trying to read and implement all this good advice and it isn't working, you might need help. If you still have questions, how will they get answered?
You might need to collaborate with others in you field to get the real answers. So, you just need to pick up the phone and call people. Oh, it isn't that easy…why? You don't know who to call…
Join a professional group or association. There are hundreds around. Just investigate and find one that seems like a good fit. They probably will require you pay a membership fee or to attend the meetings, they may ask that you pay a non-member rate. Where else can you surround yourself with experts?
There are continuing education programs available. Learning will increase your knowledge, marketability and network. Enroll now!
There are seminars, webinars, teleconferences and the like on-line and in person. Get in tune with who is offering these services. You may want to see if there are testimonials or ask around to see if anyone has any recommendations.
Last, but not least, if you still are stuck in a rut and need help, hire a coach/ consultant. If you haven't been able to do it on your own, you might need that extra support and push to make the changes.
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Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.