Networking for Remote Workers
by Alexandra Levit - Aug, 2013
One of the benefits of working in an office is the people. Every day, you are exposed to a variety of similarly-minded professionals from whom you can learn and grow. However, when you telecommute or are a remote worker, it’s easy to become isolated. Here are a few ways to keep your networking efforts up to par when you don’t have the crutch of encountering new colleagues as a matter of course. Join a Third-Party Associat...
8 Tips for Success In Executive Job Search
by Louise Garver - Aug, 2013
Most people have never been taught how to find a job, unless they have had the insight to work with a career coach. Research shows that the average executive spends 4 years in a job — and has as many as 12-15 jobs over the course of a career. You may thrive on variety and change in your career. But no one likes to linger in the “unknown’ too long when making a transition to a new job or career direction. Here are some tips...
Freelance Specialization: Finding Your Niche
by Adrienne Erin - Aug, 2013
In an attempt to maximize their chances of finding gigs and contracts, freelancers run the risk of spreading themselves too thin. We have a tendency — especially in the early years of our careers — to offer generalized services, turning ourselves in to the clichéd jack-of-all-trades. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but most often it’s the freelancers who specialize in a specific area who win the most frequent and profitabl...
Do You Suffer from Monday Morning Blues?
by Georgia Adamson - Aug, 2013
Chances are, at least some of you answered yes, thinking that it’s perfectly understandable to feel a let-down when your weekend is over and you have to return to work. However, chances are, you’d be wrong–if you think Monday morning blues means that Monday is the worst day of the week for you by far. Yes, many people feel a mood change when going to work after a weekend, but the mood isn’t much if any different on Tuesday...
Resumes versus LinkedIn Profiles
by Stacey Lane - Aug, 2013
I started this blog post a few weeks ago. In one week, I had basically the exact same “LinkedIn versus resume” conversation with almost everyone that I met. Note to self: When you have the same conversation more than once, it usually means you have a blog topic at hand. One of the people I follow on LinkedIn is Lindsey Pollak, and when I was starting to blog about resumes and LinkedIn, she posted this article on the...
Some Advice for New (and Old) Managers
by Kristen Carter - Aug, 2013
I am convinced that people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. Whether it is a team manager to which you directly report or a senior level manager that casts the vision of your department, it is evident that leadership at all levels matters! While some individuals are natural-born leaders, it remains a mystery how others have obtained their management roles (case in point). While this example may be a bit extreme, the numbe...
What Every Job Seeker Should Know When Negotiating A Salary
by Michelle Dumas - Aug, 2013
Look! It's the job you want! It's perfect! The work you'll be doing, the reputation of the company, the title, location, everything! Wait, what? Not everything? The salary isn't quite what you were hoping? Well, this scenario is commonly faced by job seekers and here's some advice on what to do about it. Nothing personal. No, really, don't refer to anything personal. Not your personal needs, not what your per...
5 Things Recruiters Wish You Knew About LinkedIn
by Louise Fletcher - Aug, 2013
Even though LinkedIn is the number one online tool for professional recruiters, it often lets them down. Many recruiters fail to find the candidates they need – not because of problems with the site itself, but because simple profile mistakes render the candidates invisible. If this is happening to you, you’re missing out on great opportunities. So here are the top 5 things recruiters wish you knew about LinkedIn. 1. A...
Miserable in Your Job? Wake Up Your Dreams.
by Dawn Lennon - Aug, 2013
Maybe you're sick of it-that "follow your dreams" bit. It can be annoying when fabulously successful people deliver that seemingly hackneyed message. Their words make it sound so easy, as though our dreams are actually clear to us and the path obvious. Their encouragement can even sound a bit like criticism. Ugh! We often convince ourselves that realized dreams are for other people-mostly celebrities, pro athletes, an...
Quick resume advice: Read it backwards
by Hallie Crawford - Aug, 2013
I was talking to my career book editor, Anne, the other day. As a professional writer she has helped many people with their resume writing over the years. We were working on the portion of my book (coming in early 2014, I’m very excited!) regarding resume advice and we were brainstorming tips that you don’t hear every day regarding your resume update. One of her suggestions, was after you have edited your resume and you ha...
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