The Christmas cookie platter and job search strategy
by Dawn Bugni - Dec, 2014
Fudge, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Scotcharoos, and Melt Aways. I decided to make Christmas treats this year. Those close to me know a voluntary venture into the kitchen is rare. The hubs plans meals and is chef extraordinaire at our house. I’ve not changed to a baking blog. I promise. This comes back around to job search. Knowing I wanted Christmas-type cookies I began the planning process. No matter how good the treats,...
8 times to get over your fear of looking like a suckup
by Beverly Jones - Dec, 2014
Fear looking like an apple polisher? It’s probably time to get over it. One of the greatest TV characters ever was Eddie Haskell, Wally Cleaver’s oily conniving friend, still to be seen on reruns of “Leave It To Beaver.” Eddie was an archetype who no decent person wants to resemble — a two-faced sycophant, always scheming and currying favor to promote his plans The fear of looking like a brown noser is so powerful amo...
by Kalindi Garvin - Dec, 2014
According to a 2012 survey by Right Management, person-to-person networking is the single most effective way to find a new job, with 46% of job seekers identifying networking as the reason they found their most recent job. Research consistently identifies networking as an important job search tool — anywhere from 40-80% of job placements are attributed to networking. Networking can also be a way to identify unadvertise...
How to Boost Your Career with a Seasonal Position
by Cathy Francois - Dec, 2014
A seasonal position can be more than just an opportunity to make some extra cash. It could also serve as an opportunity to network within an organization, or feel a position or industry out. When searching for seasonal opportunities, consider your long term career plan and the skills you would like to acquire or enhance. These skills may include customer service, sales, marketing, communication, inventory management, loss prev...
How to Be More Productive in 2015
by Lindsey Pollak - Dec, 2014
With the New Year right around the corner, many of you may already be making resolutions to be more productive in 2015. That’s a great first step. But the next step is how to accomplish your plans. For my next Hyatt Place Seamless Travel Series piece, I’m talking about how to be more productive in the New Year so you can achieve your best year yet – both personally and professionally, on the road and off. Here are my top ti...
7 Ways to Improve Your Mood at Work
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Dec, 2014
Jude Bijou, MA, MFT, is a respected psychotherapist, professional educator, and workshop leader who appeared on my show: Your Working Life this season. Her award-winning book is Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life. I love Jude’s tips about improving your mood at work since we all can relate to needing an attitude adjustment every now and again. Our job is where we spend the majority of our wa...
The Art of Following Up
by Rowe Leathers - Dec, 2014
One of the most important components in a job search is the interview follow up; yet it is one of the most overlooked and uncertain parts of the process. While many job seekers recognize this to be a critical step, many fear it because they don’t know what to say or, worse, don’t want to be a nuisance. To conquer your fear of making that call, consider shifting the way you think about it. If you view your follow-up call as...
10 Books on Happiness & Success that Should be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List
by Melody Wilding - Dec, 2014
As an entrepreneur, you hit emotional obstacles daily, including butting up against self-doubt, rejection, perfectionism, and even loneliness. The truth is, these obstacles can be powerful opportunities for reflection and self-growth to help you become a better founder and leader. Cultivating happiness, therefore, is not only crucial for your mental health, but also essential to being a successful entrepreneur. Take some do...
Changing Jobs: Should You Be Looking For Greener Pastures?
by Abby Locke - Dec, 2014
When it comes to job and career satisfaction, it's often hard to tell if the grass is really greener on the other side. Do you have nagging frustrations about your current job? Do you feel like you are missing out on your long-term career goals? Do you think that leaving the only and best option for you? An article in an old issue of Talent Management magazine gave some pretty good insight on why some employees are no...
7 Tips To You Put Your Best Speech Forward in Your Career
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Dec, 2014
Over the years, a number of my coaching clients have expressed a desire to improve their public speaking abilities – especially if they’re being called upon to make presentations at work. For many, speaking in front of a live audience is a daunting proposition. Some clients have admitted to feeling like “a deer in the headlights” when speaking to groups. As someone who gives presentations regularly, I can say, from exper...
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