Manage This… Negotiating
by Kerrie Halmi - Apr, 2013
We often equate negotiating with a labor versus union situation or negotiating the terms of an acquisition. However, we are continually negotiating at work. Examples include: Getting more resources—people/ budget Project deadlines Hiring employees Being promoted Getting an interesting project Delegating to someone over whom you have no formal authority To increase your success in negotiation: 1. Increase...
5 Reasons To Follow Up In Your Job Search
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Apr, 2013
Many job seekers miss the one step that can land them an interview and the job they’re applying for. Sure, they send in their resume or application – they may even send the additional information requested – but many of the unemployed simply fail to follow up with the employers to whom they apply. 5 Reasons To Follow Up In Your Job Search Why follow up? Here are five good reasons: 1. Consideration Care to guess...
Expanding Your Career Network – Does In-Person Networking Still Trump Virtual?
by Madeline Kronfeld - Apr, 2013
We attend networking events with the hope of exchanging business cards with dozens of new colleagues but it’s hard to meet everyone and hold a meaningful conversation before the night is over. In-person networking events have long been the standard for forming connections outside the office but our communication methods are evolving so our views on networking must do the same. LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook use ca...
6 Ways to Land a Job When You’re Over 50
by Kerry Hannon - Apr, 2013
Are you kidding? Save for retirement? Seriously, there are far more pressing financial issues–like making ends meet right now and clinging to your current job, or worse, finding one, which I will help you with in a minute. Financial advisors recommend socking away a whopping 15 percent of pay for retirement. Easier said then done.Backburner, baby. The 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey published Tuesday by the nonprofit,...
A Few Good Reasons to Consider Sales Jobs During Your Search
by Rich Jones - Apr, 2013
Before transitioning into my desired career as an HR generalist, I spent four years in sales jobs both as a headhunter for a staffing agency and as a sales and service representative for a Fortune 500 company. Coming out of school, I never thought I’d be a salesperson. The idea of spending hours on the phone trying to schedule appointments and pitching products and services to busy business owners brought back painful memories...
Find the Wind
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Apr, 2013
Finding the wind is essential to sailing. Without wind — the boat’s natural engine — your sails begin to luff. Similarly, in our careers, without motivation — the human’s natural engine — our energy droops. In sailing, when this happens, we start looking for wind. This means scoping out wind ripples on the water and navigating toward it. Careers that start luffing require the same initiative. Without it, your career b...
How I Used LinkedIn As My Career Consultant
by Rich Jones - Apr, 2013
When I decided I wanted to transition from a career in Sales to a career in Human Resources, I knew I had a long journey ahead of me. I’d have to figure out what companies I wanted to work for and what skills would get me closer to my goal role. I also had to think about my career progression once I was made the transition. Interviewers often ask “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Since I wasn’t gonna say “Working f...
How to Survive a Long Job Search
by Miriam Salpeter - Apr, 2013
If you’ve been looking for work for an extended period of time, you know how frustrating it is. What can you do to change things up and make sure you aren’t getting yourself stuck in a bad situation and facing a long job search? Long Job Search Survival Tips You’ve heard the statistics: Managers prefer to hire people who already have jobs. The long-term unemployed face steep odds. Some 5.4 million people have been out of...
Is LinkedIn an Important Job Search Tool?
by Louise Garver - Apr, 2013
Just when I thought most all executives knew the importance of having a LinkedIn profile during job search, I ran into Fletch Jones (not his real name). Fletch doesn’t have a LinkedIn profile, nor does he think it is important. In fact, he told me he was a very private person and stayed away from social media altogether. I asked him how that was working for him, and he said (and I quote), “No one is contacting me. I do not lik...
Is Your Brand Preventing You From Job Search Success? - 5 Tips
by Louise Garver - Apr, 2013
Several sources are reporting that the economy is on the upswing, and the job market is opening up. New federal data recently recorded the biggest year-over-year unemployment decline. California and Rhode Island tied for highest unemployment rate (9.8%), while North Dakota reported the lowest unemployment rate of any state (3.3%) in the U.S. Are you experiencing more activity in your job search? Are recruiters and hiring ma...
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