3 Mistakes Employees Make When Preparing To Get a Promotion
by Dorothy Montgomery - Nov, 2014
Are you feeling stuck in your career? Have you been passed by for promotion or just trying to see the roads of opportunity ahead? We have felt this way at some time or other in our career. People are often led to believe that promotions come: to those who are lucky (just happened to be in the right place at the right time); to those who manage-up well (become their boss’s favorite); as part of the job (entitlement)....
Should You Go Back to School for Your Master’s Degree? 3 Points to Consider
by Lisa Rangel - Nov, 2014
After being on the job hunt for a while with no prospective offers or interviews on the horizon, executives often times wonder whether or not they should go back to school to obtain an advanced degree. Same conundrum can happen to recent college graduates when they struggle to find a suitable first job. Job seekers from both demographics feel that perhaps a Master’s Degree (or any advanced degree) will improve their chances of...
Ho-Hum Resumes: Is Yours One of Them?
by Georgia Adamson - Nov, 2014
Sometimes it feels as if I’m playing a broken record on this, but experience shows that too many job seekers still don’t get the difference between a resume that showcases their unique value to employers and one that looks basically like a job description. The latter is what I’ve decided to call a ho-hum resume. In other words, the response to it is likely to be something along the lines of “who cares?” or “So…?” or even “O...
Got The Sunday Night Career Blues?
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Nov, 2014
The way we feel about our job at any given time can vary depending on a wide array of factors: how a particular project is going; technical issues; how well staff is performing; etc. However, when you have a chronic case of the Sunday Night Blues – dreading the return to work each Monday – that’s a sign that it’s time to consider changing jobs or possibly even careers. In a recent LinkedIn post, Sallie Krawcheck, former ban...
by Robin Schlinger - Nov, 2014
They creep in everywhere, the little exaggerations or omissions: those little resume lies. Some resume writers even encourage them in the name of “helping” a job applicant look good. But in my viewpoint, the consequences of lying are never worth the risk; they are too severe, both personally and professionally, and too likely to be exposed, even during the job interview. Those little lies include: Inflating a job title. Your...
Numbers Talk: Why You Must Use Social Media in Your Job Search
by Lisa Rangel - Nov, 2014
You have read so many articles like “14 Ways to Use Twitter to Land a Job” or “8 Ways to Get Recruiters to Find You on LinkedIn.” You may have read many of ours giving this type of premier advice…but here is the million dollar question… Are you doing it? Any of It? Even a little bit of it? You know the answer to that… I have to believe you do not need any more convincing as to why you must use social media in your...
4 Steps to Thaw Out a Frozen #JobSearch
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Nov, 2014
Frozen by the cold harsh realities of job search in today’s ever-shifting and often-brutal economic climate? Here are 4 counterintuitive steps you can take to help thaw things out: 1. Write thank-you letters or call someone (friend, family member, co-worker, former boss) to let them know you appreciate their impact in your life. It’s amazing what showing appreciation for others can do for you. Witness the spark you spur wit...
You’re Fired! Dealing with Unexpected Career Transitions (Part 2)
by Kalindi Garvin - Nov, 2014
“You’re Fired” Somehow, it seems much more benign when Donald Trump says those two words at the end of every episode of The Apprentice. But when those words are directed to you, you may be shocked. What you do next, however, can make the difference in the length of time you’re unemployed, and how you fare financially. Generally, you’ll be told of your termination in a face-to-face meeting. The meeting might be led by you...
Is Your Introvert Personality Preventing You From Getting Noticed?
by Rowe Leathers - Nov, 2014
Do you need to nail your next job interview? If so, don’t go! Instead, send someone who is a master of conversation, someone who is energetic and charismatic to help you land that job. A charismatic person can convey your skills, experiences and qualifications with purpose. A person with energy can showcase your commitment and dedication for success, and a master of conversation can connect with the interviewer to demonstrate...
What is Your Resume’s Personality Type?
by Cathy Francois - Nov, 2014
I have reviewed thousands of resumes as a career coach. I find that every resume provides clues about the person behind it and have a personality all on their own that may be a reflection of the author. Sometimes it’s spot on and other times unfortunately a false representation that often does not work in the job seeker’s favor. If I were to assess your resume it would be classified under at least one of the following four res...
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