Stuck in lots of meetings? Make good use of that time.
by Beverly Jones - Feb, 2015
Sharon wanted the chance to lead a team. But Jenny, her mentor, warned that some senior colleagues felt she wasn't ready to be a manager. Sharon complained, "If I didn't have to waste so much time sitting in their useless meetings I could really show them what I can do." Jenny countered, "You can't get out of those meetings, so why not make better use of them? That's where people see you in action, so think of those se...
Interviewing is not all about you
by Sherri Edwards - Feb, 2015
It is surprising that many people still rely on their resume to tell their story for them and spend little time preparing for an interview. The old-school thinking that “the resume will get me in the door and, once there, I’ll wing it” is no longer effective. Preparing your answers for the most frequently asked interview questions is a good start, but if you don’t know the context of the role you are vying for, or are unawa...
4 Reasons Why Your Resume Isn't an Effective Networking Tool
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Feb, 2015
Once upon a time all you had to do to land your next job was share your resume with your network. Sadly, those days are mostly gone. Your Networkingresume can no longer serve you as an effective networking tool – here are 4 reasons why. Resumes are too focused to work for networking purposes. The best networking tool these days is one that gives your readers a big picture perspective of your strengths and experiences. Whil...
The Problem With the “Can You Take a Quick Look at My Profile” Request
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
At least 4-5 times per week, I’m asked by new LinkedIn connections, and other people I don’t know, to take a quick peek at their profile and let the requestor know if I have any suggestions on improvements they can make. Unfortunately, this isn’t so easy. In fact, there are several problems that can occur from such requests and it can actually be a great disservice to job seekers. Even worse, if you ask inexperienced job se...
College Students Have Many Obligations
by Bob Roth - Feb, 2015
To be successful, every college student has a long list of obligations that he or she must be willing to fulfill. Since these obligations are not always made clear to students, many end up falling short in several important areas. Students must be aware of the following obligations and stay on top of their performance and progress, as they move through college. Student obligations include: 1. Financial Obligations - Co...
4 Resume Mistakes No One Mentions: Content
by Robin Schlinger - Feb, 2015
I’m sure you have heard about resume mistakes like misspellings and poor grammar, or missing contact information. But in this blog and next week’s blog, I will address a few mistakes that are just as critical but less likely to be mentioned. Here are four common content mistakes to avoid: Resume mistake #1: Overdoing the adjectives and adverbs. You should definitely mention that one of your projects led to increased profit...
Your Online Brand & Reputation Management
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2015
By now, I think most people realize that they have a brand, whether or not they pay much attention it. However, since so much information is available about you online these days, ignoring your online brand and reputation is risky at best. How Do You Manage Your Personal Brand Online? William Arruda is widely recognized as the guru of personal branding. A recent post by Tara Kachaturoff in Arruda’s online publication,...
How to Present Career Longevity on a Resume
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2015
Today's post is another question from a DailyWorth.com reader: “I am 57 years old, and I'm concerned that my resume goes back too far and may be too long. When the high-tech company I worked for went under, I returned to school, got a master's degree in education and began teaching. I worked in the inner city for 10 years and finally burned out and left two years ago. Since then I have been working part-time in grant-fund...
Are You a Career Perfectionist? Part I
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jan, 2015
In my coaching practice as well as in my travels for speaking engagements, I regularly meet women who are terrified of change. They’re afraid to change careers, jobs, or even pursue a promotion for fear of making the wrong move or not measuring up. Many women are standing in the way of their own success, and the roots of these self-inflicted roadblocks can often be traced to perfectionism. In their book, The Confidence Code...
6 Tactics to Maximize Your College Grad’s First Salary
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2015
It’s no secret that college grads today are entering a job market that looks nothing like it did when you were just out of school. The economic landscape has drastically changed for this generation and many parents are worried and frustrated that their kids’ future may not be as bright as their own. The good news is that if they are able to maximize their first salary then they will be just fine. The amount of money your ch...
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