Monthly Archives: April 2011
In the horse industry, the most well-known, and possibly most important job is that of horse trainer. These trained professionals ready horses for basic saddle riding to racing or high-level competitive jumping. Typically, horse trainers are very knowledgeable about the equine industry, riding, and horses in general.
Because horse training is one of the most coveted [...]
Sure there are lots of people looking for work these days. Good jobs are harder to find than ever. Here are seven tips to help you outsmart the competition for the best jobs.
1. Be easy to reach. Give more than one way for employers to reach you. Not every employer has email or [...]
A former horse industry associate of mine used to say “Customers don’t come in neat little packages.” If we have too many preconceived notions about what our next customer will look like, we may miss a sale. If we think customers should come from advertising and not from a cocktail party with friends, [...]
I was honoured to have been a careers guest speaker last month at REACH (www.reachhuron.ca) and the students asked a pretty popular question‚ ‚ “What should I wear to a job interview at a barn?”
Great question – clearly the obvious rules of wearing business attire don’t apply here…or do they?‚ Business attire for [...]
A resume is the most common written tool in use by applicants in the horse industry job market. If you employ people in the horse industry, you probably receive lots of them, even when you don’t have jobs available. Everyone who writes a resume does it a little differently. Sometimes [...]
Conventional wisdom says; “When you need a horse job, send your resume to as many equine employers as possible and hope for the best.” A resume is an important job market tool, but many job seekers depend on it far too much. Think of your resume as like a [...]
Have you ever been fired or left a job?‚ It is kind of like ending a bad relationship.‚ There is a lot of hurt, blame and anger left swirling around long after the relationship has been severed, even it it was all for the best.‚ Sometimes it is hard to look for [...]
Sooner or later you will get into a situation with your horse industry boss that is awkward, embarrassing, or uncomfortable. A little advance preparation in these situations goes a long way. Here are eight common situations and their solutions:
1. If your boss is frequently in a hurry and is asking you for information, [...]
The job market in the horse industry is very soft right now. People are getting jobs regularly, but finding a horse job takes extra effort and creativity. Many of you are used to working in main stream horse jobs with farms or stables. There are still jobs out there with these operations. However, [...]