Guest post–Introvert leadership: how to master networking in 7 simple ways
by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran - Sep, 2013
A person once told me that she would rather clean the floor of Grand Central Station with her own toothbrush than network. Comments like this kind of sum up our overall attitude about networking. For many people, introvert or not, networking is like falling into the black hole. Scary, tiresome, unproductive, mysterious and endless – is this YOU? I may not be able to turn you into the poster child for networking. Howe...
Job Gone–Now What?
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2013
Whether it’s a case of being one of 100 people receiving the dreaded pink slip or just one poor soul who ran afoul of management and was shown the door, your job has gone and it’s not coming back. What do you do now? Of course, the exact circumstances can and probably do have some bearing on the actions you take. Being caught in a group layoff–even a small one–has a different tone than being fired for not meeting management’s...
5 Tips to Really Stand Out in Your Job Search and Get Hired Quickly
by Michelle Dumas - Sep, 2013
With your excellent skills, detailed knowledge, and vast experience, you may think that your job search will be smooth sailing, even in the current economic times. But don’t be too complacent. Given the numbers of people who are out of work or underemployed, the likelihood of getting hired quickly may not be as easy as you think. To differentiate yourself in your job search and get hired quickly, here are 5 tips to stand out f...
10 Fun things to do to prepare for life after college graduation
by Debra Ann Matthews - Sep, 2013
10 Fun things to do to prepare for life after college graduation Most college students have a plethora of ideas about life after college graduation. Many think that they will land a high paying job just like that. While others think that it will be extremely challenging to land their job of choice. Most accurately, college graduates who use any of these 10 fun activities are sure to grab their job of choice quicker than tha...
8 Hiring & Resume Trends Every Executive Needs to Know
by Louise Garver - Sep, 2013
Resume and hiring trends can confuse even executives, especially when they are getting advice from multiple sources, and some information may contradict what others are saying. So what data can you depend on? Career Directors International created a Global Hiring Trends report after surveying professionals worldwide for their insights and preferences, and brought context and relevance to the data contained therein. Her...
Opting in? Leaning in? Whatever you choose, protect your tomorrow.
by Lindsey Pollak - Sep, 2013
The New York Times Magazine recent article, “The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In,” followed up their much-talked about “The Opt-Out Revolution” 10 years ago and offered several conclusions about the impact of leaving one’s career. However, one conclusion not drawn in story was how women might protect themselves and safeguard against the challenges of “re-entry” to the workforce. As a career and Millennial expert, I regula...
Tips for Moving Up the Proverbial Career Ladder
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Sep, 2013
Let's say you've been in the same position for a few years now and you're ready to move up. You've done a great job, but you no longer find it challenging. How can you position yourself for a promotion? Here are some tips that can help: 1) Increase your visibility. Be sure to network within your own department and with those from other departments and even other divisions. 2) Let your boss know you want to advance. Your...
Résumé Requirements for Technical Staff
by Debra Wheatman - Sep, 2013
After working with thousands of high-tech clients, I’ve noticed some universal résumé strategies that most techies don’t get. If you can master these strategies, you will make an excellent first impression and your interview request rate will be on the rise! Show Skills Relevant to Your Target Job In your technical skills section, list the skills that are most relevant to your target job. This should not be a listin...
How a Wind-y Career Path Can Actually Help You
by Kelly Gurnett - Sep, 2013
Know what you want to be when you grow up from a young age. Pursue an educational route that leads you there. Enter your dream job. Stay there for 40 years until retirement age. Be perfectly, 1950s happy and content. Wouldn’t it be nice if our careers worked that way? For some lucky souls, it does—but for the majority of us, career paths are wind-y, twisty things that often have several starts, stops, and do-overs befo...
Warm Networking, Not Cold-Calling
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2013
When you attend so-called networking events, you most likely don’t have a chance to gen-up on the other attendees ahead of time or give them an opportunity to do the same about you. That’s what I’ve labeled cold-call networking. On the other hand, when you schedule a conversation with someone you haven’t met before, you do have a chance to pave the way–and you should. Warm networking offers much greater potential value tha...
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