Why Millennials Need Side-Businesses
by Lindsey Pollak - Jan, 2014
Moonlighting has become the new reality for our generation. For 20-somethings who often find themselves underpaid and under-employed, side-gigs provide much-needed income as well as the chance to build on their education and experience. For 30- and 40-somethings, who are often facing stagnant wages as well as increasing household costs, they offer income and the chance to transition to self-employment. Meanwhile, for worke...
Executive Job Interviews & Networking: Improve Yours
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Jan, 2014
If you haven’t been on an executive-level job interview in awhile you may want to consider evaluating your performance during your first few forays to uncover needed improvements. And if you’re conducting a series of networking discussions, this same approach will help you to bolster your performance and your results. I’ve listed a series of self-coaching questions here for your consideration. My suggestion would be to...
Thriving when change is the new normal at work
by Beverly Jones - Jan, 2014
How to stay steady in a changing workplace A longtime client I’ll call “Betty” asked me to give a talk about how to survive in an organization that’s going through a multi-year transition. I was pleased to speak at the company where Betty is a manager. But when she told me the topic, I was surprised. That’s because I can’t think of anybody more adept than Betty at navigating a rewarding career through an industry...
You Are Not A Job Seeker!
by Joshua Waldman - Jan, 2014
Ever hear the expression, “It’s easier to get a job when you already have one?” Well, it’s true! When I was at Cisco back in 2008, I had recruiters contacting me almost every single week. As soon as I was laid off, they disappeared. Advertising to the world, “I’m looking for a job” is the fastest way to scare recruiters off. Somehow “unemployed” became synonymous with “unemployable”. This type of unemployment discriminatio...
9 Reasons Why Every Twentysomething Needs a Side Hustle
by Danny Rubin - Jan, 2014
Andres Zapata is handing Millennials a golden opportunity. The owner of a consulting firm, Zapata closes his office every day at 5:30 pm. No exceptions. Francesca Di Meglio of Bloomberg says our generation demands a greater work/life balance, and Zapata gives us what we want: more free time. How should we fill (some of) the extra hours? With a side hustle. It could be anything: business venture, start-up, developin...
Using LinkedIn For Your Job Search: 10 Golden Rules That You Need To Know
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2014
The development and popularity of social media has transformed the way we communicate, how we gather and disseminate information (whether personal or professional), the way in which we share our opinions, and the method by which we brand ourselves. Yes, brand. We disclose what we think, expose what is important to us, essentially lay bare who we are through our online presence. Who we are on the Internet becomes, for better...
Is Your Brand Getting Burned?
by Valerie Sokolosky - Jan, 2014
Burnout is common! There is more work to do and fewer resources to get it done. Here are a few points I made on KTXD-TV as their guest Leadership Excellence expert. Host Courtney Kerr and I discussed ways to avoid burnout. Leadership must care. Leaders must believe in their employees’ well-being. That starts with taking care of themselves. Leaders should model the ability to be successful and productive without worki...
How to Tell When It’s Time to Quit Your Job
by Adrienne Erin - Jan, 2014
There was a time when you loved getting up every morning to go to work. Somewhere along the road however, something changed. Now, your dream job is more like a nightmare. How can you tell if you’re going through a rough patch or if it’s time to pull up stakes and leave? There are several things you should take into account when deciding if you should quit your job. Consider these factors before choosing to walk out the door....
6 Commonly Misused Words on Your Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jan, 2014
How many times have you not received that interview call because you used a nonexistent word in your cover letter or resume? Or because you used the entirely wrong word in your LinkedIn profile? Or an incorrect word form in the Thank-You letter? You’ll never know. Your writing skills are your all-important introduction to a hiring manager. And like it or not, that person is going to evaluate you—either consciously, with a...
4 Steps When Contacting A Stranger On LinkedIn
by Joshua Waldman - Jan, 2014
Last week, I received an info interview request from a stranger as a direct message on LinkedIn. Despite my very busy schedule, I decided to take his call. Over the weekend, I asked myself, “Why did I agree?” Let’s take his email apart and put it into four essential elements so you can use them in your own LinkedIn networking communications. Networking with strangers on LinkedIn can give you great results if you’re de...
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