Why Business Cards Don’t Matter as Much as This
by Rich Jones - Jan, 2014
I’ve made a good number of business cards over the years. Some I spent a ton of time on. You may have done the same. You sit there agonizing over the logo (if you have one), where your name goes, which phone number you put down (I be on my Google Voice flow), and how quickly they’ll arrive. Because honestly, a lot of us don’t think about business cards until there’s some event coming up where we know we’ll meet a lot of peopl...
9 Ways to Improve Your Resume & LinkedIn Profile For the New Year
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2014
The New Year is here! It is a pivotal time of year to get your resume and LinkedIn profile updated, in sync and given to the right contacts to land your next job faster for the New Year. Whether you are simply updating your achievements, landing a new job, or switching careers, it is key to capitalize on this time of year to position yourself to thrive in 2014. Here are 9 resume and LinkedIn profile tips that you can do rig...
Have goals? Measuring progress gets you there faster!
by Beverly Jones - Jan, 2014
Step 1: Set clear goals. Step 2: Choose metrics. Do you have professional and other goals in mind for the year? For the future? So what’s your plan? It can be motivating to have a broad, enticing vision, but it can also be daunting. Sometimes people put off their biggest objectives and most exciting projects because they don’t even know where to begin. To get started and keep moving toward your goals,...
Tactics For Today: Practical Job Searching Techniques You Can Use Right Now
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2014
People are currently filling the jobs you may have had in mind. They were smart to plan their job search last summer and got serious about it in the fall. They interviewed in November and December, and walked into their new offices this January. Tip #1 – Do not wait: Make a job search your idea. Job searching takes planing, passion, and persistence. It also takes some practical tips that you can use right now. Do not w...
The Myth of the 10,000 Hour Rule – Why Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jan, 2014
"Ask the great athlete or the concert pianist or the successful actor if they arrived at the place where they need no further practice. They will tell you that the higher you climb in proficiency and public acceptance, the greater the need for practice." ~ Eric Butterworth from Spiritual Economics People who can stay on mission and on task with focused intensity for an entire decade are often world-class in their chosen are...
Career Stalled? 5 Tips to Get It Moving Forward
by Louise Garver - Jan, 2014
At some point in your career you may experience dissatisfaction with your job or where your career is headed. Whether you are bored with your current job, didn’t get the promotion you deserved, or no longer think there is a good fit with your current employer—it may be time to consider what’s next in your career. If you ask 20 people what steps you should take to move your career forward, they will probably give you 20 dif...
You WILL Get Googled…Are You Afraid?
by Joshua Waldman - Jan, 2014
I tell my clients that they will be Googled as surely as it will rain in Portland. The latest survey said that 81% of employers WILL Google candidates. Online reputation management is a critical piece of your online job search. There is just no getting around it. Quick story, when I Googled my name 1 year ago, I was a convicted felon and a prolific New York Gynecologist, neither profession was something I wanted to be...
Why Personal Branding Matters In Your Job Search: What You Must Know
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2014
“Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it’s not going to get the business”. ~Warren Buffett There’s a line in an old song that goes “The old grey mare, she ain’t what she used to be”. Replace “old grey mare” with “search for a job”, and you’ve got a catchy little phrase that describes what job hunting is like today. Put another way, the traditional, tried and true methods of pursuing new e...
Exploring the Confidence Gap
by Kristen Carter - Jan, 2014
In a recent article titled, “New Study: Job Seekers Overconfident in Their Ability,” J.T. O’Donnell referenced the third annual Job Preparedness Indicator (JPI) study, recently completed by the Career Advisory Board. This survey identifies the gaps between the skills job seekers say they possess, and the skills employers are seeking to fill their positions. It revealed that 72 percent of job seekers possess the confidence to p...
by Kalindi Garvin - Jan, 2014
You’ve no doubt heard about informational interviewing but you may be wondering just what it is and how to go about it. Today’s post focuses on just that in hopes that you can utilize informational interviewing to expand your professional network and learn more about the potential opportunities on your horizon. Informational Interviewing According to Wikipedia, “ An Informational Interview is a meeting in which a job s...
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