THANK YOU NOTE – Always Send One!
by Mandy Marchitello - Apr, 2010
Whether you want the job or not, you should always send a thank you note to the person with whom you interviewed. Doing so demonstrates respect and appreciation for the interviewer’s time. Out of hundreds of hopefuls, you are the one with whom the interviewer has chosen to spend an hour of their busy day. Makes you feel pretty special, doesn’t it? It should! You are special and someone has taken notice of that fact. Now ...
Moving Your Team From Activities to Actions
by Gary Cohen - Apr, 2010
Do you lead your team toward activities or actions? You might think “activities” and “actions” are more-or-less synonyms. When you begin to understand the defining difference, you will never look at the words in the same way again. “Activities” are those everyday behaviors that you do, the mundane, no-change, no-gap-closing initiatives. Activities are like merry-go-rounds; you’re constantly moving, but making no forward ...
by Andy Robinson - Apr, 2010
We all make mistakes...there's no getting around it. In today's work environment, we're all being asked to do more, and our ability to deliver more requires us to "up" our cadence rate -- work faster, move quicker, etc. In the rush of getting things done, the opportunity to "miss" something increases and the quality of our work product is prone to suffer. The possibility of making mistakes consequently increases. BEFORE ...
Letting Go of RIF-ed Off Rage: Survival Stages & Strategies for Soon-to-Be Terminated Employees
by Mark Gorkin - Apr, 2010
One way I know that the economy is still in trouble is by speaking topic requests: a) recently I wrote about an after-dinner presentation on “Letting Go” for a career transition support group; to be tactful, many folks were “in between” jobs and b) two weeks ago I led a program on managing stress for county government employees who, due to budget cuts, have either been notified of a specific future termination date or know th...
Afraid To Network?
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Apr, 2010
Most people I speak with know the value of networking. All the experts, including myself, say it's the best pathway to your next great job or opportunity. But what happens if you don't like to network? Or more specifically, you are afraid of it? You are not the only person who doesn't like to walk into a room of strangers and bare their soul. There are many people like you who are uncomfortable opening up to people they've ...
Career Change Myths Exposed
by Patricia Erickson - Apr, 2010
If you have been dreaming of making a career change but for some reason never acted on that dream, you might be operating under a false assumption. In fact, there are several career change myths that can be explained away or at the very least worked around. Career Myth: #1) There’s no way for you to make a living doing something you love. Hmm...sounds like fear talking. Work doesn’t have to be something that you dread. ...
Career Fair Evaluation Scale: How are Recruiters Evaluating you?
by Sharon Cohen - Apr, 2010
• Are you tired of job searching? • Do you just want to stay in bed and sleep in? • Have you given up on Career Fairs? Get re-energized and learn how to prepare! Use a Career Fair Evaluation Form to ace your next networking event! 10 Strategies to Stand out from the Crowd at a Career Fair One of the most efficient ways to network with employers is to attend major, community career fairs. Instead of cold-calli...
Leadership: In Building Trust, Character Matters
by Gary Cohen - Apr, 2010
What if you did something shameful in front of your employees or they found something out about you that you would prefer not to be known? How might your story unfold? You are multifaceted, and there are more dimensions to you than most people know. In fact, there are parts of your character that are unknown to you because the circumstances have not presented themselves yet for you to discover–or you may have a blind spot t...
Is This Simple Resume Mistake Costing You Interviews?
by Louise Fletcher - Apr, 2010
You’ve worked long and hard on your resume – you feel certain it represents you effectively. You send it out and eagerly await the responses...and hear nothing. The problem might not be your resume content – it might be your file format. Of the resumes we receive to review each day, 10-20% are not saved as Microsoft Word documents. This is job search suicide! 99% of the people who will look at your resume online w...
Feeling of Optimism In The Job Market
by Beth Colley - Apr, 2010
I don’t know if it’s just because it’s spring and everything is brighter, but I get the feeling that there’s truly a feeling of optimism emerging among job seekers. Honestly, I don’t think that we’re going to see a huge boom, but I’m beginning to see signs of hope. As usual, I’m going to try to give some practical and helpful advice to give you some strategies on how to take advantage of this optimism. 1) Test the waters wi...
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