Career Coach: Advice for blushers and job hunters
by Dr. Joyce E. A. Russell - May, 2012
Managing a difficult co-worker Q:I have a co-worker in another office who often scolds me via e-mail and adds additional names to the “cc:” line. It is not as embarrassing as it is annoying. How do I approach her tactfully to put an end to this? A: E-mail is often used inappropriately. It is definitely not the best forum for delivering bad or uncomfortable news. The e-mails often escalate back and forth and then the issu...
Make Job Promotion a Reality For You
by Betty Cohen - May, 2012
Whether you’re outdoors reveling in the warm air or you’re a curious window shopper gazing at the new pastel-colored clothing in store windows, it is clear; we’re now well into Spring. And, to many of us, that is a welcome change. With a new season often comes a desire for transition in other parts of our lives as well, such as creating a fresh new look in our garden or home decor. But, let’s not stop there. As part of this...
How to Develop Emotional Intelligence (EI)
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - May, 2012
I recently spoke with the director of human resources a San Francisco Bay Area company regarding providing executive coaching for the company’s CEO. The director of human resources asked some very insightful questions to determine whether we were a good fit. She specifically wanted to know how I worked with different personality styles, and my methods for initiating behavior change. She was very interested in my executive coac...
LinkedIn’s Great Slideshare Presentation
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - May, 2012
How is that job search coming along? I am sure you’ve heard the buzz—LinkedIn has become the #1 social media tool to professionally network, gain job search leads and penetrate the hidden job market. Mmm-hmm, glad you are aware! Now what can you do to stand out from the crowd of executives and job seekers who have flocked to LinkedIn with the same idea as you? Many, many things can be done—but today, I am sharing with...
Career Confusion: Take a Career Quiz!
by Sharon Cohen - May, 2012
• Can't stand your current job, but feel stuck? • Are you overwhelmed with job-search buzz words? • Learn the top 25 activities of succesful job seekers! Take heart, the lack of call backs and interviews may have nothing to do with your education or experience. It could be that you are simply using old, outdated or inefficient job search techniques. It is not your fault. Most people wouldn't hesitate to hire a pers...
Have you narrowed down your career ideas too much?
by Hallie Crawford - May, 2012
I recently spoke with my career coaching client, Damon. He said something to me that I often hear as a career coach and I wanted to share it with you. He said, “Don’t just focus on 1-2 aspects of your life or what you want in a job because that was where I went off track before. I hadn’t looked at other areas of my life to help me determine the big picture of what I wanted in a career.” You want to narrow down your car...
Networking tips to help you land your first job
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2012
Are you planning a transition “from college to career?” You won’t want to miss out on advice from Lindsey Pollak, a recognized expert on next-generation career trends. She recently released a new edition of her terrific book, Getting from College to Career. In this Q & A with Lindsey, she outlines some best practices for networking, following up, and transitioning to your first job. In addition to LinkedIn, what online to...
Why CEOs Score Low in Emotional Intelligence (EI)
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - May, 2012
I recently spoke with the VP of Human Resources of a San Francisco Bay Area company regarding providing executive coaching for the company’s CEO. The VP of HR asked some very insightful questions to determine whether we were a good fit. She specifically wanted to know how I worked with different personality styles, and my methods for initiating behavior change. She was very interested in my executive coaching work with helping...
How to Answer Questions About Underperforming Co-workers
by Bonnie Lowe - Apr, 2012
A new subscriber recently asked me how to respond to this type of interview question: "What would you do if a colleague was not pulling his weight?" Note: since the question is worded with "colleague" and not "employee" or "subordinate," I'm going to answer this as it would apply to a NONSUPERVISORY position. There are generally two management styles that determine how employers want their people to handle such situati...
9 Business Communication Tips: Purpose, Prose, and Proofreading!
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Apr, 2012
One of the reasons writing can be so hard is that we often dive into the writing part without a lot of thought to the strategy and purpose of our message. By giving yourself a slower start and working a bit on the overall picture of what you want to accomplish in your writing, you will likely finish with a much better message! Tip 1: It is all about ME! ME! ME! ME! ME! Actually, that is a joke. It is not all about you....
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