Easy & successful approach to networking
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2013
What’s the most important word in networking? Giving. In this tough job economy, many executives don’t take into consideration how easy it can be to give before receiving. It’s a constant struggle to look past the “what’s in it for me?” thinking. In my last blog we discussed the three categories of a typical composition of an executive’s network. Easy – which describes people who are easy to help, but may not be able to giv...
Personal Branding is Out. Reputation Building is In.
by Louise Fletcher - Jun, 2013
Personal branding has become a hot topic over the last few years. Seems everyone has one, or wants one, or feels as though they should have one, even if they’re not sure what it is. I’ll be honest, I’ve long been a naysayer when it comes to personal branding. But today I came across this post by Harry Urschel called “The Reality of Personal Branding” and it helped clarify my thinking on the issue. Harry says this about per...
3 Steps To The Career Sweetspot
by J.T. O'Donnell - Jun, 2013
3 Steps To The Career Sweetspot Whether you are a new graduate just starting out in the workforce, or a seasoned professional looking for a change, these three steps apply to YOU: 1. The Plan You need to pull the trigger and create a plan. Saying , “I plan to work,” is not enough. You have to come up with an idea of what you want to accomplish. What do you want your career to look like? How will you make that happen...
How to Deal with the 5 Most Common Stressful Situations at Work
by Marshall Brown - Jun, 2013
Dealing with stress at work can drain your passion and productivity. Stress can badly affect your mood, work habits, and work relationships. No matter how much you try to control things at the office, there will be circumstances out of your reach. Whether you get stressed or not, it’s up to you. It all depends on how you handle the situation. To help you out, I’ve compiled some of the most common stressful situations at wo...
Career Management & Time Management–How They Mesh
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2013
Career Management & Time Management–How They Mesh You might consider yourself a savvy career manager and still miss the boat if you actually aren’t using your time wisely. Before you say, “Who, me? I’m a great time manager!” take a few minutes to evaluate yourself honestly. Maybe you’re not doing quite as well as you think in that regard. Difference Between Career Management and Time Management In my view, here’s a...
Separating the Wheat From the Chaff in Job Search Strategies
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jun, 2013
It’s overwhelming, discouraging, frustrating and exacerbating – the quantity of blogs and articles telling you how to job search. By focusing on the latest ‘trends’ and progressive strategies, self-anointed experts continue to use their megaphones to sell their own ideas. The following list of 10 trends is designed to help you separate the wheat from the chaff, identifying those activities or rules of thumb you should cons...
Succeed at Work: How to Get Out of Your Own Way
by Leslie Becker-Phelps - Jun, 2013
Failing to live up to your potential can sometimes be difficult to understand and correct. Perhaps you are consistently late to meetings. Your procrastination might lead to sub-optimal work. Or, you might be easily distracted. Whatever your difficulties, serious reflection may reveal that the underlying reason for falling short of your aspirations is related to an inner conflict. The inner conflict might be something as si...
How Do You Define Career Success?
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jun, 2013
How do you define career success? Having a vision for your career is important because like the saying goes...."If you don't know where you're going, any old road will lead there." Career success can mean something different for each person. For some it may be a career in which they earn a certain amount of money. For others it can mean reaching the top rung of the proverbial career ladder. Or it could be a career that fulfill...
The Science Behind Your Résumé
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2013
There is more than meets the eye when it comes to your résumé. The trick is to be sure the most impactful parts of your résumé are viewed and absorbed by the recruiter or hiring manager. Other than mind control, (which is not an option) how can you direct the reader’s eyes to particular places on the résumé? How can you get them to retain key points? The answer is proper construction. I’ll share a few trade secrets used...
Questions to Ask Before Taking a Job
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
You know you should ask questions before taking a job. However, job seekers who have been looking for new opportunities for months, or even years, are unlikely to spend a lot of time and effort evaluating a new offer before signing on the dotted line. If you’ve been searching for for a long time, you may not have the luxury to turn down an offer. Questions to ask before taking a job If you can afford to pass up an oppo...
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