Turning Down a Job Without Burning a Bridge
by Lisa Rangel - Oct, 2014
Sometimes we get job offers we don’t want. Or, maybe we got multiple offers and need to turn down the ones that aren’t the best fit. This can lead to a very awkward situation. We need to say no, but at the same time we don’t want to burn a bridge. After all, you never know when you’ll need the connection. Use our tips to help you turn down a job offer while still keeping a door open. Have your statement prepared – and...
Use The Androgynous Approach to Enhance Job Search
by Carole Kanchier - Oct, 2014
Victoria wanted a job that would enable her to use her creativity. After assessing personal traits and exploring compatible options, Victoria decided to establish her own boutique. When Murray lost his job, he started searching immediately for a similar position. Although there are individual differences, these stories underscore some of the traditional differences between how men and women tend to manage career transi...
It's Time to Become the Boss: Individual Contributor vs. Leader
by Lindsey Pollak - Oct, 2014
In writing my new book, Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders, I found that one of the biggest mistakes new leaders make is assuming the skills that got them promoted will be the ones they use in their new management roles. They aren’t. Being great at something doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be great at leading other people to do what you’ve excelled at. Being a great teacher doesn’t guarantee yo...
Is Your Personal Style Hurting You Professionally?
by Bernie Frazier - Oct, 2014
Everyone has a personal style, but not everyone is aware of how their personal style affects their interactions and relationships with others. Some people don’t look you in the eyes because they were told as a child that it’s rude to stare, but don’t realize it can come across as being uninterested or lacking confidence. Others don’t realize the red onions they love to eat make them almost unbearable to be around afterwards....
How to Write A Great Cover Letter
by Abby Locke - Oct, 2014
They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Whether it's a letter that accompanies your direct job application, is used for networking or is for introductions to an executive recruiter, it is a critical part of your brand presentation and career marketing. When properly written, a cover letter serves as a personal introduction and the tricky part is to make an impact with rehashing your resu...
Present Ideas to Your Boss With Confidence
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Oct, 2014
Pitching a new idea to your boss does not have to be daunting or intimidating. Some practical tips from eHow magazine will help you on your way and give you the confidence and courage to share your ideas with conviction. Gather information that supports your idea. Find statistics that show the potential success of your proposal with relevant examples. Write your idea out on paper before you pitch your boss. What seems g...
Edge Walkers – Making Strategy Everyone’s Job
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Oct, 2014
Come to the Edge “Come to the edge. We might fall. Come to the edge. It's too high! COME TO THE EDGE! And they came, And he pushed, And they flew.” - Christopher Logue I’ve learned over the years that my most effective executive coaching leadership clients know the “why” of what they are passionate in achieving. They get excited in my office telling me inspiring stories of their hopes and struggl...
Executive Presence: Leading with Intention, Connection and Inspiration
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Oct, 2014
Whether you call it charisma, confidence or compelling leadership, executive presence is the new corporate “it” factor. We’re talking about more than making a great first impression. Presence is multifaceted, builds over time, and is reflected in everything you say, feel and do. In today’s competitive business environment, executive presence can make or break your ability to influence others during periods of uncertainty...
Professional Resume Writers: Everything You Need to Know
by Louise Fletcher - Oct, 2014
If you’re thinking about hiring a professional resume writer, or maybe just researching resume writers to understand more about the pluses and minuses, this article is for you. As a professional resume writer myself, I’m often asked by potential clients whether they really need a rewrite. You might think I’d always say yes, but actually that’s not the case. The truth is that, while many people benefit from the work of profe...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 4, Issue 10
by Local JobNetwork™ - Oct, 2014
Volume 4, Issue 10 The Proposed Equal Pay Report: What You Need to Know by Valerie Hoffman, Esq. Pay equity is front and center as a priority for the White House and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”). In August the Federal Register publi...
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