Confidence On Tap – Part 3 Keep On Learning!
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Sep, 2014
In my previous blog posts ‘Confidence On Tap’, Parts 1 and 2, I discussed how practicing bold body language and taking continuous action steps towards goals can have a positive affect on your confidence level. Since it’s ‘Back-to-School’ season, I thought it would be apropos to continue the confidence discussion by focusing on the positive impact that continuing education can have on your overall confidence. Feeling out-of...
7 Ways To Write Another Mediocre Resume That Nobody Wants To Read
by Michelle Dumas - Sep, 2014
Job searching is hard work. Depending on the industry or your career preference, it can even become a full-time job. It’s important, therefore, to utilize all the resources available to ensure that you conduct your search as effectively as possible. Online job boards, intensive and extensive networking, the use of social media, and almost countless “how-to” resources are all at your disposal and you should take advantage of...
What to Do If Your New Job Isn’t What You Expected
by Alexandra Levit - Sep, 2014
According to a new survey by staffing firm Robert Half, 41 percent of workers said the role they accepted at a company was different than what had been outlined to them during the interview process. If you find yourself in this situation, what’s the most productive way forward? To gain insights into this unfortunately common scenario, I tapped Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half. Paul, from the comp...
Building Relationships –Your Competitive Advantage!
by Dorothy Montgomery - Sep, 2014
Not marketing. Not strategy. Not technology. It is building relationships that remains the ultimate competitive advantage in business today both because building relationships is powerful and yet so hard to start and sustain. I recently returned from a trip to Spain where I facilitated a team building workshop with participants from two beverage companies. They were holding an annual meeting in Madrid and the goal of the...
The Foundation of Any Job Search or Transition
by Bernie Frazier - Sep, 2014
When working with clients today or working with candidates in my past life, there’s always been one thing successful people do that unsuccessful ones typically don’t do – be clear about what they want. On the surface it seems like a simple thing, but if you stop and think about it, answering the question, “What do you want?” isn’t always so simple. Many of the people I’ve encountered have either chased the almighty doll...
Taking the Fear Out of Public Speaking
by Corinna Klawon - Sep, 2014
As a college grad, I always feared taking the classes I would have to present at. I remember it like it was yesterday; the sweaty palms, the feeling of wanting to vomit, and the thoughts going through my head: “What if I forget and have a complete blackout...Oh dear, and what if I stumble over my own words...I mean, everybody will be staring.” It certainly wasn’t a healthy approach because little did I know that I would get in...
How I Overcame Insecurity at My New Unconventional Job
by Katie Chamberlain Kritikos - Sep, 2014
Maintaining confidence and sanity in a society that encourages competition and judgment is tough at work and at play. Herein, I share my story of recognizing and accepting my limitations on the yoga mat...and how I found peace with my yoga practice and new career. Falling In and Out of Love with Yoga In the fall of 2013 when I started going to the hot yoga studio just around the corner from my condo in Chicago, I wante...
The Top 10 Reasons You Need a Career Journal
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Sep, 2014
By the time you sit down to update your resume or finally hire a professional to write it for you it’s already too late — too late to clarify your brand, achievements, and goals in the time available before you complete the project. The time to start all of these activities is long before you need them. In other words, now. A career journal can help you to jumpstart the process in a gentle way. Unlike a regular journal, a c...
The Underestimated Importance of a Mentor
by Corinna Klawon - Sep, 2014
I have been recently faced with some challenges in my personal life but also in my work life (I applaud people who can separate the two). I have found myself just running in a circle in hopes of finding an answer. I am trying to better understand what my personal goals are and how I can close the gap between what I do and who I want to become. I was so close to this issue that I felt like my vision was clouded. I know that our...
Warning! If You’re Using These 5 Words, You’re Killing Your Executive Presence!
by Valerie Sokolosky - Sep, 2014
Remember that time when you were at a business meeting and it took an awkward turn? There was congenial conversation—then all of a sudden you or someone else said something unprofessional that killed the flow of the discussion. The conversation went from congenial to awkward. The point is, how we communicate is a reflection of our personal brand and executive presence. Let’s look at some “brand busters” that can rot an othe...
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