How do you define success for your career journey?
by Hallie Crawford - Aug, 2012
I was talking with my career coaching client Janelle this week and she reminded me of this important advice I wanted to share with you. She’s been resistant throughout our coaching process to ask for help in her career journey. We realized this week why that is and what she needs to do about it. You see, Janelle defines success and strength as being able to do everything on her own, without help from others. I challenged her t...
How to Nail That Promotion You're Seeking
by Miriam Salpeter - Aug, 2012
Job-seekers and employees acknowledged as being unique and distinct have better chances of landing jobs and are more likely to excel in the workplace. This is an idea touched on in Mike Junge's first book, Purple Squirrel. Junge, a leadership recruiter at Google, titled his book based on the term recruiters use to identify their ideal hires—people so unusual, they are as hard to find as a purple squirrel. His book addresses ho...
Increase Your Income without Getting a New Job
by Alexandra Levit - Aug, 2012
When you’re underpaid or not earning enough money for some other reason, a common solution is to find a new job. Yet, this still isn’t totally practical given the job market’s slow recovery. Until things improve significantly, you may well be stuck where you are. However, this does not mean you’re helpless. I asked Laura Vanderkam, author of the new book All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Ge...
17 Unspoken Rules of LinkedIn Etiquette
by Andy Robinson - Aug, 2012
On most social media networks, it seems like anything goes. Things are a little more loose on Facebook and Twitter, but LinkedIn is strictly professional, giving it a different kind of status when it comes to etiquette. You have to be careful about what you put out there, how you make your requests, and remember to be polite. Are you stepping on toes without realizing your mistakes? Read on to learn about 17 unspoken rules of...
Are You an Engaged Employee?
by Georgia Adamson - Aug, 2012
I have probably talked about this subject before, but employee engagement (or lack thereof) continues to be a topic-of-interest in the employment world…from the perspective of both employers and employees. If you as an employee are not substantially engaged in or with your job and your company, at some point the situation will begin deteriorating. Eventually, it can lead to your departure–either voluntarily or involuntarily. F...
Career Makeover Strategy: How to Find the Right Professional Mentor
by Tai Goodwin - Aug, 2012
Having a mentor can make it much easier to be successful in work or in life. Knowing how to pick out a mentor can help you make the most of that helpful relationship. Here are some important qualities to look for in an advisor, and a step-by-step guide to finding the right one for you. Traits to Look for In a Mentor: 1. Focus on integrity. Look for someone whom you consider to be a wise role model. You want an adviso...
Career Success with a “Stretch Team”
by Georgia Adamson - Aug, 2012
You might be the independent type who prefers to “go it alone” and achieve whatever your goals are without outside help. In that case, you probably do not have what writer Jon Gordon calls a “stretch team.” If that works fine for you in your career management and job search plans, maybe the stretch team concept is something you can afford to ignore. Maybe. However, I’d be willing to bet that most of you could find such a team...
Two Strategies for Combating Ageism on Your LinkedIn Profile Photo
by Joshua Waldman - Aug, 2012
Speaking at the Engineering Symposium in Portland a few years ago, I had two conversations back to back that were exactly the same. Now, I wasn’t surprised, when speaking to a group of 100 engineers, that ALL of them were much smarter than I am. I also wasn’t surprised to see many baby-boomers in the audience. So the conversations I had after my presentation were expected. Each person who came up to me afterward expres...
3 Ways You’re Turning Off Recruiters on LinkedIn
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Aug, 2012
Ready to make LinkedIn work harder for you… but unsure how to generate activity from the site? Confused as to why your Profile viewers never get in touch with you? LinkedIn will have a tremendous impact on your job search – generating new Connections, recruiter calls, and networking opportunities – but this only happens when you actively cultivate your Profile as a keyword-rich, career-specific presentation that wows e...
Re-Brand 2012: What to Do When a “Brand-Aid” is Not Enough
by Debra Wheatman - Aug, 2012
Many clients come to me for career advice when the same old approach is no longer working. Often they will say, “Something is going on in the market. In the past, I was in high demand.” Well, perhaps it is the challenging market. On the other hand, could it be your long-time brand is no longer effective? In a challenging market, it is twice as important to update your brand. How do you know if you need a brand make-over?...
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