Holiday Networking and Your Brand
by Wendy J. Terwelp - Dec, 2013
The holidays are fast approaching and that means parties, parties, parties – friends, family, and office parties. A great time to network. Let’s talk first about the “Do’s,” the right things to do during holiday gatherings that improve your brand and build your network: Attend holiday gatherings. I know, you’ve been invited to so many and it can get a bit overwhelming. I encourage you to participate and take an active...
Job Action Day: 5 Quick Tips to Rebuild Your Network
by Wendy J. Terwelp - Dec, 2013
This year’s Job Action Day is about helping our military transition from a Military Career to a New Career. With broad military experience that typically requires travel for extended periods while on active duty, it can be difficult to maintain a network that will be there for you when you’re ready to transition to a civilian career. Here are some tips to reconnect and rebuild your network: Create a networking plan....
11 Steps To Student Employment Success
by Bob Roth - Dec, 2013
Let?s get right to the point. I would like to suggest that students should concentrate on the job search preparation activities that are most likely to give them the results that lead to good jobs in their fields of interest. College students must understand that the “The senior year job search actually starts in the Freshman year.” That means that students who spend enough time following the eleven steps described below...
Are you promotable?
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Dec, 2013
Are you looking for a promotion? If so, what steps are you taking to climb the proverbial career ladder? The first thing you'll want to do is develop a career development plan. If you don't know where you're going, how are you going to get there? Take time to take stock of your strengths and where you would like your career to take you. Knowing your long-range career goals can help you stay on track and position yoursel...
Feeling Left Out and Don’t Know Why? Turn Things Around. Reaching Out
by Dawn Lennon - Nov, 2013
It can’t be avoided but we don’t want it to last. It’s that feeling of being disconnected, conspicuous, and self-conscious whenever we’re plunked in workplace situations with people who don’t know us. It can happen when we: join a new work group participate in a cross-functional meeting attend an industry conference go to our first company party become part of a new project team The sooner we feel accep...
5 Ways to Overcome Obstacles
by Gary Cohen - Nov, 2013
The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. –Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture The best way to overcome obstacles, Randy Pausch suggests, is to imagine they’re opportunities to...
The Art of Salary Negotiation
by Shun McGhee - Nov, 2013
Upon graduating college and returning to the D.C. area from Baltimore, my older brother inquired about the types of jobs for which I was looking. After satisfying his curiosity, he then asked me what my salary requirements were, to which I responded by saying I would not being applying for any positions offering less than 35-40 thousand dollars per year. He responded by laughing hysterically. It was not that what I had said wa...
What Career Coaches Can’t Do for You
by Cathy Francois - Nov, 2013
I love what I do and believe it’s my personal calling to help others move forward in their careers. Whether I’m working with a student or doing private consulting I assist people of all walks of life with career planning, updating resumes, job search techniques and even motivation. However, with all the benefits of having a coach guide you through the sometimes complex job search process there are some things career coaches ca...
Have a Strategy to Make Social Media Job Search for You
by Joshua Waldman - Nov, 2013
Don’t get bogged down in keeping up with the seeming constant changes of social media, just keep focused on your goals and how these tools can help you achieve them. For people just beginning to use social media to advance their careers, a common complaint is that it changes so much. For example, they often cite the most recent Facebook privacy change or LinkedIn’s new user interface. A good army general doesn’t get ca...
How-to Turn Your LinkedIn Profile Into a Multimedia Career Portfolio
by Michelle Dumas - Nov, 2013
Once upon a time, conducting a job search was relatively straightforward: You’d ask friends and acquaintances if they knew of any openings, peruse the Classified Ads section of the local newspaper, and send resumes along with a nice cover letter. It was even permissible, if not advisable, to follow up with a telephone call. No longer. The Internet has completely (and likely irreversibly) altered the job search lan...
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