Eight actions to prepare for an interview
by Dwain Celistan - Dec, 2010
The interview is the culmination of many hours and sometimes weeks or months of effort. This process began with developing and sending out resumes, networking with large numbers of people, applying to positions on line, working with executive recruiters and eventually securing phone screens. Now that you’ve made it to the interview, this suggests that you are someone the organization is interested in considering for a positio...
The Secret of Making an Impression After the Interview
by Ruth Shapiro - Dec, 2010
(This article is an excerpt adapted from my workbook, HOW TO WRITE JOB SEARCH LETTERS THAT LEAD TO INTERVIEWS) The interview is over. You thought it went well, but the employer was noncommittal. You have more appointments set up with other companies. But if you really want the job you just interviewed for it’s time to launch a follow-up campaign of three different letters that will keep you under consideration. How d...
Positive Resolutions Lead To Positive Changes
by Ramon Greenwood - Dec, 2010
Have you made resolutions to accelerate your career in 2011? Experts say that making resolutions improve by a factor of 10 your odds of achieving positive changes. If you haven’t resolved to make specific changes in your life in the world of work and in your personal life during the new year you can expect to get the same results you experienced in 2010. Ask yourself: “Will that be good enough to get me where I want to g...
Powerful ways to get your resume noticed
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Dec, 2010
As much as you may want to land your next job, you have to feel for the person who is reading your resume on the other side of the hiring table. I can attest to the brain drain that happens after reading hundreds of resumes with similar phrases and nearly identical conventions… giving the impression that they were all written by the SAME person! Generating attention during this hectic job market requires shaking things u...
5 Leadership Predictions for 2011
by Alexandra Levit - Dec, 2010
2010 is quickly coming to a close, and fortunately, so is the recession that left most leaders fearing for the future of their organizations. As you think about strategies for managing your team(s) in 2011, here are some predictions to keep in mind: Retention over layoffs For the better part of two years, you had to focus on how to let some employees go, and now it's going to be the other way around. The recessionary wo...
How to Create an Attitude of Gratitude
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Dec, 2010
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. - Melody Beattie Happiness and Success I believe the key to happiness and success in life and wo...
The Leadership Trust Gap
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Dec, 2010
I’ve learned over the years that my most inspiring executive coaching leadership clients are congruent with how they feel and what they say. They get excited in my office telling me inspiring stories that engage their people. They are honest, humble, optimistic, and forward thinking. Emotionally intelligent leaders know that creating a workplace culture and climate where emotions are appropriately expressed increases engagem...
Be Outstanding!: Make No Excuses
by John G. Miller - Dec, 2010
Daughter Tara, while a high school senior, came home one weeknight after I’d turned in and typed out a note on my laptop. This is exactly how it looked and read: “Dad, I’m sorry for not calling to let you know I wouldn’t be home by ten. I understand things like this can take away the trust you have in me. I won’t even make excuses, because I know I need to have Personal Accountability!” I remember thinking, Wow, great note...
Four Ways To Avoid An Outdated Resume
by Cathy Eng - Dec, 2010
Beyond the skills and experiences you list in your resume, the formatting and design you use says a lot about you. Recruiters and hiring managers can tell right away when they look at your resume whether you simply pulled a template off the internet and plugged in your information, or took the time to create a customized, up-to-date document that is a perfect representation of you. They know the current resume trends and pay a...
A “We” Attitude
by Suzanne Bates - Dec, 2010
I once had an employee who took one of our new folks to a client meeting. When it was over, this veteran insisted they take the afternoon to go shopping and out to lunch. When the new employee raised an eyebrow and said perhaps they should get back to the office, the veteran cajoled her into compliance. ”Don’t worry,” this employee said, “It’s no big deal. You and I deserve this.” Please don’t get me wrong; we all goof...
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