Category Archives: Career Coaching
If you’ve applied for a job recently, you’ve probably looked over that 8½ x 11” summary of your career more times than you can count—and tweaked it just as often—in pursuit of the perfect resume.
But before you add another bullet point, consider this: It’s not always about what you add in—the best changes you can [...]
Have you ever been asked for a curriculum vitae or CV when applying for a job? Did you wonder what the employer was talking about?
For Canadians, curriculum vitae can mean one of two things: 1. It is a document similar to a résumé but much more comprehensive and used primarily in academic settings; 2. It [...]
Conventional wisdom says “stick up for number one.” “Nobody will take care of you if you don’t.” Our society sends us the message that this is the attitude we should have when we negotiate for a equestrian jobs. Negotiating is seen by many people as a “battle of adversaries.” [...]
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of accepting a new horse job. But, wait! Have you done your homework? Here are nine things you need to be sure about BEFORE you accept a horse job.
1. Be happy with the job offered to you. Despite all sorts [...]
So you have graduated from a great equine related college program and you can’t find a job that pays enough for you to make the payments on your student loan. This is a common problem for graduates of equine programs. Many entry level horse jobs simply don’t pay enough to [...]
It is quite common for employees to disagree with their boss about how the horses are treated. There is a fundamental conflict of interest between running a horse business and the ideal treatment of horses. When money and competition are mixed with horses, the horses end up giving up [...]
Regardless of your situation, working, out of a job, need help, or fully staffed, there are some habits that can be identified as common to most successful people. Here are eight of them.
1. Be aware of your weaknesses and work to improve on them.
2. Never stop learning about your career or business. [...]
It’s no secret that horse jobs don’t pay spectacular salaries. Often there just doesn’t seem to be enough paycheck to fill out the month, let alone save for a rainy day. Here are some ideas for making a few extra dollars on the side. Remember, that your “day job” should be [...]
A few months ago I published a proposed Code of Conduct for Equine Employers. Now it’s the employee’s turn. Here is a code for Horse Industry Employees to follow:
1. Always think about what you can “do for” an employer first and what you “want from” an employer afterwords.
2. Always remember where the buck stops. [...]
Not every equine employer follows the same hiring procedure. It is important for horse industry job seekers to be ready for all different approaches. Here are some of the approaches we have seen:
1. A few employers don’t spend much time investigating potential candidates. They simply hire one that sounds [...]