Don’t be Frivolous: Focus on the Job, Not the Life
by James Thompson - Apr, 2013
“He’s frivolous.” I was in my early 20s and had already worked for a government contractor when I had a big-time job opportunity come available at the leading multinational technology and consulting company. Two words described this opportunity—launch pad. While you figure out that name brand company, I’ll also add that the opportunity was stellar for someone starting out and the pay was good. Based on my degree and te...
Sleeping with Failure? There's Success Under the Covers. | Undaunted Leadership
by Dawn Lennon - Apr, 2013
Failure happens in spite of our best efforts to avert it. Fear of impending failure can be haunting, even crippling. It can drain our self-confidence, crush our optimism, and stress our every move. It can also ignite us to fight the good fight, motivating us to do whatever it takes to stop it. But failure will come anyway. When it does, we often feel defeated, believing our personal brand is forever tarnished and our...
What to do about a bad boss
by Miriam Salpeter - Apr, 2013
Bad bosses can be the kiss of death for employees, and they cost companies big time in lost revenues. One estimate holds that it costs the economy $360 million a year in lost productivity. Meanwhile, 3 out of 4 employees describe their manager as the worst and most stressful part of their jobs; 65% of people would take a new boss over a pay raise. Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? Sometimes leaving your job just i...
Manage This… In the Moment
by Kerrie Halmi - Apr, 2013
To succeed in business, you need more than intellect and a strong work ethic. Selling your ideas and getting promoted depend on “leadership presence.” If you’ve have seen strong leaders in action you know what I mean; they have a certain something that is often hard to define, a way of communicating, of presenting themselves. I identified it long ago. Then, as I was honing a training class on the topic, I discovered I wasn’t t...
Manage This… Negotiating
by Kerrie Halmi - Apr, 2013
We often equate negotiating with a labor versus union situation or negotiating the terms of an acquisition. However, we are continually negotiating at work. Examples include: Getting more resources—people/ budget Project deadlines Hiring employees Being promoted Getting an interesting project Delegating to someone over whom you have no formal authority To increase your success in negotiation: 1. Increase...
5 Reasons To Follow Up In Your Job Search
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Apr, 2013
Many job seekers miss the one step that can land them an interview and the job they’re applying for. Sure, they send in their resume or application – they may even send the additional information requested – but many of the unemployed simply fail to follow up with the employers to whom they apply. 5 Reasons To Follow Up In Your Job Search Why follow up? Here are five good reasons: 1. Consideration Care to guess...
Expanding Your Career Network – Does In-Person Networking Still Trump Virtual?
by Madeline Kronfeld - Apr, 2013
We attend networking events with the hope of exchanging business cards with dozens of new colleagues but it’s hard to meet everyone and hold a meaningful conversation before the night is over. In-person networking events have long been the standard for forming connections outside the office but our communication methods are evolving so our views on networking must do the same. LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook use ca...
6 Ways to Land a Job When You’re Over 50
by Kerry Hannon - Apr, 2013
Are you kidding? Save for retirement? Seriously, there are far more pressing financial issues–like making ends meet right now and clinging to your current job, or worse, finding one, which I will help you with in a minute. Financial advisors recommend socking away a whopping 15 percent of pay for retirement. Easier said then done.Backburner, baby. The 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey published Tuesday by the nonprofit,...
A Few Good Reasons to Consider Sales Jobs During Your Search
by Rich Jones - Apr, 2013
Before transitioning into my desired career as an HR generalist, I spent four years in sales jobs both as a headhunter for a staffing agency and as a sales and service representative for a Fortune 500 company. Coming out of school, I never thought I’d be a salesperson. The idea of spending hours on the phone trying to schedule appointments and pitching products and services to busy business owners brought back painful memories...
Find the Wind
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Apr, 2013
Finding the wind is essential to sailing. Without wind — the boat’s natural engine — your sails begin to luff. Similarly, in our careers, without motivation — the human’s natural engine — our energy droops. In sailing, when this happens, we start looking for wind. This means scoping out wind ripples on the water and navigating toward it. Careers that start luffing require the same initiative. Without it, your career b...
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