Navigating Your Way to Success
by Leslie Becker-Phelps - Mar, 2013
Do you remember the wooden labyrinth game from childhood? Or maybe you even still have one. It’s that game in which you move a metal ball around a maze without letting it fall into any of the holes. Knowing the path to the finish is clearly not enough – there are those darned holes that you need to get around! Attaining your goals is a lot like that game. You might know some good advice about how to open your own business, los...
How Supervising a Small Group Prepares You for the Big Stage | Learning to Lead
by Dawn Lennon - Mar, 2013
Bad supervisors are everywhere. Some know they’re bad and don’t care. Some are clueless. But most desperately want to do better. Most of us don’t want to go to work and be known for doing a poor job. Too often, new supervisors were great technical performers inexperienced in how to lead others. Once they’re in the job, they discover that their success is measured by how well others perform under their direction. Th...
Help - My Co-Worker Can't Say No!
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2013
Over at Intuit's Fast Track blog, a reader wrote us with the following question: Here’s the question, with our experts’ responses below: My manager quit earlier this year, leaving me to run the marketing department with a woman we’d just hired. I wasn’t in favor of the hire because I was concerned that she lacks professional maturity, but now she’s my co-director and we’re making do. They’re not replacing my manag...
Job search when someone is talking about you
by Miriam Salpeter - Mar, 2013
What can you do when you think someone may be sabotaging your job search efforts? Is the rumor mill hurting your chances to get a job? I recently received several questions from readers who believe unfounded gossip may have lengthened their periods of unemployment. For example, one high achiever heard that former employers were spreading rumors that he was an underperformer. Another job seeker worried that people were miscons...
5 Things that military retirees and veterans get to decide about their career now
by Debra Ann Matthews - Mar, 2013
No more military uniforms, no more commanders in charge or sergeants telling you what to do or where to live or what your current MOS will be (job duties). Now do let your local ACAP office guide you and direct you, but other than that, it’s now your time to decide. It’s a choice that you get to make. What is your ideal targeted job? And by the way, thank you for your service Now decide among these 5 things about your next ca...
How Valuable Are You to Employers?
by Georgia Adamson - Mar, 2013
Whether it’s your current employer or the company(ies) you’ll be targeting in your next job search, the question of your value takes center stage. If you can’t answer the question posed by this post, you’re probably in trouble! Employers flat-out will not take the time and effort to figure it out for you. Your Needs vs. Employer Needs You need or want a new job, maybe a new direction involving a career change or an opp...
Admit Your Career Is Not Working
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Mar, 2013
We all want the dream career. The one that gets us excited to get out of bed everyday. The career that gives us meaning and purpose. The career that we know we were born to fulfill. While this is the goal (and the dream) sometimes the jobs we take before we reach this goal are not that great. Maybe you are in a job now that is overwhelming or boring, but you need to keep it because of the state of the economy. Or, maybe yo...
Secrets to Accessing The Hidden Job Market: Smart Ways To Find Unadvertised Job Openings
by Michelle Dumas - Mar, 2013
In this internet-dominated society in which we live, there are those who would have you believe that there are no longer any secrets. These people have clearly not engaged in a job search lately. It’s been reported that up to 80 percent of all job openings aren’t advertised or otherwise likely to publicly see the light of day. A hidden job market exists. Finding evidence, however is a challenge, which is particularly t...
Are You Blowing the Interview Before It Even Starts?
by Miriam Salpeter - Mar, 2013
Finally, it's happened—an invitation to interview for a job. Have you already blown your chance before you put one hand on their office's door? You may be surprised to learn that the way you respond to the initial inquiry sets the tone and influences employers' impressions before you've even met. Are you sabotaging your interview before you start? If any of these points sound familiar, you may now know why you didn't get t...
Graduating from Facebook to LinkedIn
by Kathy Bornheimer - Mar, 2013
LinkedIn is now acknowledged as one of the most effective modes of job search/career management networks. It is not for social purposes and you have connections not friends in your network. As college students prepare for the professional world of work, the transitions begin well before graduation. To begin this journey the use of Social Media must go to that next level beginning in the junior year for a 4-year degree or by t...
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