The Recipe for Success in Any Job
by Ron Riggio - May, 2013
Just like successful cooking, the ingredients make all the difference. In any job, there is a recipe for success. The recipe for job success calls for having the right “ingredients” (your personal characteristics), and putting them together in the right way. The ingredients for job success are these: Competence, Conscientiousness, Commitment, and a dash of Positive Politics. Competence. Although this sounds obvious, bein...
Mid-life Career Change: It May Not Be What You Really Need
by Louise Garver - May, 2013
Just like Peggy Lee’s song, have you ever wondered “is that all there is” in relationship to your work? In my work as an executive career coach, I meet many people who think they need a career change. They’ve been successful, however, they are now at a crossroads for a variety of reasons. For some, their career path was not what they had wanted to do all those years ago. For others, they are not using the skills and ta...
# 1 Interview Question You Must Answer Correctly
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - May, 2013
There are hundreds of questions interviewers can ask potential employees… but there’s one interview question you could be answering in a way that is costing you the job – and you don’t even know it! So, what’s this one question? It’s different for every person—and every position. But one thing about this question is the same… it starts out like this: “Do you have experience doing… (insert whatever responsibility, duty, etc...
Speaking It Into Existence Isn’t As Important As This
by Rich Jones - May, 2013
Positive affirmations ain’t never hurt nobody. But inaction has. I wish I could tell you how many times over the years I’ve tried “speaking it into existence.” I’ve made proclamations to the man in the mirror or to a close friend, which resulted in a “[Hell] yeah!” or “Go be great.” Then I’d swagger away — enthusiasm and endorphins flowing — intent on taking the world by storm before falling into old habits like tv and t...
Be, Be (Suitably) Aggressive
by Kristen Carter - May, 2013
According to Dictionary.com, the act of being aggressive is defined as “making an all-out effort to win or succeed, boldly assertive and forward, and vigorously energetic, especially in the use of initiative and forcefulness.” All in all, an aggressive approach to your job search is not necessarily a bad thing. Several career resources advocate aggressive job search strategies, advising you to be creative, proactive, and persi...
5 Standout Things To Bring To Your Next Interview
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - May, 2013
It may seem obvious. You were invited to an interview with the hiring manager or recruiter. They beckoned you because they like your resume and believe you are qualified for the job. At this point, it’s all about the dialogue, and you are a fantastic interviewer, so what else do you need but yourself and your confidence – right? Wrong. Sometimes less is not more. And, interviews offer an opportunity to strategically slide i...
7 Job Interview Questions You Should Never Ask
by Kerry Hannon - May, 2013
Interviewing for a job is unnerving. Even people who have a lot of self-confidence feel vulnerable to some degree. That's because when you're being judged, every nuance counts. While you're keenly focused on putting your best foot forward and asking smart and sometimes tough questions, it's oh-so-easy to say something that could knock you out of the running. When an awkward question slips through your lips, even the smooth...
Bad Reasons to Change Careers
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2013
You know what they say: “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” If you’ve been coveting the greener grass of a career change, be sure to stop and reflect before you plan a major shift. While transitioning careers sometimes makes sense, many people mistakenly believe a career change will solve all of their problems. Even successful career changers may be surprised to find that they encounter the same (or w...
Be Memorable. Even After Rejection.
by Rich Jones - May, 2013
I got an email a while ago from a candidate that didn’t get the job. It’s not uncommon to hear back from a runner-up In fact, a thorough “thank you” note after the overall process concludes is a requirement if you wanna be memorable…even if you didn’t get the job. I’ve fast-tracked people on positions before simply because I remembered them from a previous interview or conversation Why am I harping on this here? This...
Compliance Provides a Competitive Edge: A Paradigm Shift in Compliance Mindset and Attitude
by Ahmed Younies - May, 2013
Compliance with federal employment regulations provides two interrelated benefits to every business interested in maintaining a competitive edge. Firstly, a business which complies with federal regulations will avoid the negative financial penalties associated with noncompliance. Secondly, a business which complies with federal regulations will benefit from hiring a diverse and dynamic workforce. The negative financial pena...
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