How to Succeed as a Freelancer
by Miriam Salpeter - Oct, 2012
Temporary and contingent workers are on the rise. The independent workforce has grown to 16.9 million from 16 million in the past year, according to research by MBO Partners, which provides business services to consultants. As companies realize that they can hire contractors for certain services instead of paying for full-time workers, more people will find themselves becoming freelancers, either by choice or by necessity....
How to Revive Your Job When You've Just About Had It
by Heather Mundell - Oct, 2012
Are you tired of the "same old same old" at work? Do you have a thousand complaints about who you work with and how things are done? Are you constantly stressed about the security of your job? Work negativity can take many forms, and they all feel pretty terrible. When you're feeling blah, angry or afraid much of the time, your job performance suffers and so does the overall quality of your life. You may be tempted to...
Is This Job A Good Fit?
by Linda K. Rolie, M.A., CVC - Oct, 2012
You can become skillful in the art of interviewing. You may even convince an employer that a perfect match exists during an interview even though you are truthfully only looking for a paycheck to reduce financial fear. Within the first three months of employment, relationships can unravel leaving you and the employer with feelings of frustration. To avoid a potentially bad experience and having to look for another job, first...
Self-Plagiarism and Other Ethical Grey Areas
by Alexandra Levit - Oct, 2012
I know a very young and successful business book author named Jonah Lehrer. Lehrer has written two bestselling books and is frequently in the news, but last month it was not for a positive reason. Slate – among other outlets – recently reported that Lehrer had been caught stealing…from himself. “Media watcher Jim Romenesko claimed that Jonah, a newly minted New Yorker staff writer, copied his blog post “Why Smart Pe...
Best & Next Practices in: Executive Resumes, Personal Branding & Executive Job Search
by Jean Cummings - Oct, 2012
Have you been wanting to improve your LinkedIn Profile without tipping off your employer, boss or peers that you are looking? A number of people I talk to are reluctant to fully utilize the potential of LinkedIn for job search for fear of getting questioned or fired by their employer. It's a legitimate concern. Some companies do keep an eye on changes employees make to their profiles and may view them as red flags. So what...
Five Reasons Why You Are Unemployed
by Ozzie Saunds - Oct, 2012
1. You Have a Bad Resume or Cover Letter Having a strong, professional resume strongly enhances your chances of being called for job interviews and is vital to increasing your career opportunities. Many resume services will provide you with free resume critiques and this valuable feedback can be used to improve your resume. If you are in school, visit your career services centre and get free resume advice from a career prof...
Digital Dirt & Your Job Search: Tips To Improve Your Online Personal Brand
by Michelle Dumas - Oct, 2012
Conducting a job search isn’t what it used to be! Once limited to the little time it would take to pore over the classified ads, look over a local job board and perhaps talk to friends and friends of friends, a job search today is essentially a full-time job. The internet has made it possible to search for jobs the world over, researching not only companies but entire industries in hopes of finding the ideal situation. O...
What To Do First When You Lose Your Job: Minimize Your Unemployment and Get Hired Fast
by Michelle Dumas - Oct, 2012
The economy is bad, company revenues were low, you heard rumors, but hoped it wouldn’t happen to you, but it did – you lost your job. It’s a trying time, a stressful time. But you need to look ahead and start thinking of going forward to get hired in a new job. The first thing to do when wanting to get hired is to be calm, cool, and collected. Wait until the emotions – fear anger, sadness – have passed; remember, things al...
Are you a Good Leader?
by Nicholas Dillon - Sep, 2012
A leader is not born. A leader is created and the whole process starts inside the most dangerous place you’ll ever encounter – your own mind. How can you become a strong leader who inspires others, drives people toward excellence, holds people accountable, and instills a sense of trust? Learning what makes a great leader is your first step. Here are some things you can do to become the leader you’ve always wanted to...
Tips On Time Management
by Valerie Sokolosky - Sep, 2012
Try to use waiting time (Dr’s office, business appointments) to knock out paperwork. Is everything on your list for today a priority? If not, put it on the list of “nice-to-do’s.” Maintain a list of most important things to do. Those you don’t want to do? “Eat the Frog.” Examine your time-wasting habits (e.g., checking email/texts too often). Eliminate them. Minimize — as gently as you can — those people, tasks who...
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