How to Give an Effective Performance Review
by Heather Mundell - Jun, 2012
Most of us crave meaningful feedback at work. It's natural to want validation and acknowledgment for our accomplishments, and many of us wish we could hear constructive criticism more often to help us learn and grow. Yet the tool that organizations give managers, the dreaded performance review, is pretty universally loathed. Most managers aren't well-trained on how to give effective feedback. They forget the importance of...
How To Replace Your Resume’s Overused Keywords/Phrases
by Cathy Eng - Jun, 2012
While we have good intentions when we use common phrases to describe our abilities, the fact is we are only serving to bore hiring managers and recruiters! Many of these skills - teamwork, dedication, enthusiasm - are ones that are simply expected in today’s workplace and don’t do the job of making you stand out to employers. In fact, hiring managers see them so often on resumes that they often don’t even notice them anymore....
Interview Preparation: Are You Ready?
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2012
The phone rings, and a company you applied to wants to interview you more or less “right now.” What should you do? Ideally, start by buying yourself some think-time. That is, indicate to the caller that although you don’t have time to talk properly at the moment, you are definitely interested and would like to schedule a call or in-person interview for a later day/time. Too much is at stake to rush into the interview without a...
Knock, knock: How to Write An Effective COVER LETTER that Opens Doors
by John Crant - Jun, 2012
Cover Letters are one of the most perplexing challenges for the Job Seeker. The Job Ads ask for one. The guides all suggest we send one. Why is it that so many resumes go out without a proper cover letter? (most of them may never be read, but they will be… for the right candidates) Careful taking license with what I just said: Yes, most cover letters will never be read. In a world where there are often 3–5,000 resumes se...
Leverage Your Added Value as a “Job Hopper”
by Norine Dagliano - Jun, 2012
I was recently coaching a job seeker who was lamenting the fact that she has had multiple job changes over a course of five years. She attempted to minimize attention to this fact by combining positions on her résumé, not revealing that she had recently ended one job and begun another. She attempted to direct the employer’s attention to what she labeled “Summary of Qualifications”, although nowhere on the résumé did she answer...
Moving Up In Your Company? YOU Need A Resume, Too!
by Cathy Eng - Jun, 2012
I have written resumes for many clients who were not moving companies and some who weren’t even moving departments – they were simply asked to present an updated resume to apply for a higher-tiered position within their company. The funny thing is they were surprised that they would even need a resume for the same company that hired them years earlier. If you are thinking of applying for a higher position in your company,...
My Physical Response to Job Loss
by Norine Dagliano - Jun, 2012
Losing a job is quite an emotional experience – looking for your next opportunity leans more toward the cerebral. Until you can come to terms with the first, it is difficult to tackle the latter. I recall my last job loss more than 10 years ago as if it were yesterday. I have always had the reputation of being the logical, analytical one that doesn’t get sidetracked by the emotional aspects of life. There is some truth in...
Should I Include X in My Resume?
by Louise Fletcher - Jun, 2012
This is one of the most common questions I’m asked by my clients. I write resumes designed to appeal to a specific target audience, and this means I often omit facts and information that I know won’t impress that target audience. And that can sometimes be hard to swallow. After all, if you see a first draft of your resume that omits key facts, it’s natural to ask “but shouldn’t X be included?” You worked hard for that achi...
Stuck in a rut with your career ideas?
by Hallie Crawford - Jun, 2012
I’ve had many people come to me for career coaching who are looking for a specific kind of job, in a certain industry, and have little luck; whether it’s due to the tough economy or something else. I want people to pursue their dream job, and go for the job they really want! But sometimes it’s not going to happen for whatever reason. Don’t give up on the dream, but adjust it. If your industry was hit hard by the tough eco...
Try This Today - Check Your Team's Key Goals Alignment
by Andy Robinson - Jun, 2012
Question: How well do the key goals being focused on by your direct reports align with YOUR goals? Try this .... Check in with each of your direct reports over the next couple of days and ask them: "What are the two or three key goals that you're most focused on this week?" .... and "What are your two or three key 30-day goals?" Make note of what year hear ... then ... scan the list of team member key goals and look for...
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