Can You Lead Without Authority?
by Alexandra Levit - Apr, 2010
In a business world of shrinking hierarchies and individual contributors, one of the toughest challenges for the high-achiever is learning to lead without authority. In my years in the workforce, I’ve been responsible for several large, multi-departmental initiatives with only a few direct reports to engage. Here’s what I’ve learned through my own experiences: Let your passion shine through It’s hard to be critical of...
How to Find 15 Extra Hours in Your Schedule Every Month
by Andy Robinson - Apr, 2010
What would you do if you were "given" 15 extra hours each month? We're talking about more than four weeks of extra PERSONAL time each year! What would be the highest and best use of that time? Consider the following as your "Time" gift: Set your alarm for 30 minutes earlier beginning TOMORROW morning and for every morning going forward. This extra 30 minutes a day could literally TRANSFORM your life - your work-life,...
“Any Clues, Sherlock?” Uncovering the Hidden Job Market
by Dawn Lennon - Apr, 2010
Remember the old joke about the little boy whose parents took him to a psychiatrist because they worried he was too optimistic? The psychiatrist took him into a room piled high with horse manure. Instead of recoiling, the boy ran to the pile and began digging frantically. His reason: “So much manure. There must be a pony in here somewhere.” You have to dig to find hidden job opportunities. If you’ve confined your job...
Career Change: Parenthood - Anyone else inspired by the show?
by Patricia Erickson - Apr, 2010
Just recently I watched an episode of NBC's Parenthood that I thought was truly inspirational. I guess that personal dreams and career change touch everyone. Even writers in Hollywood. If you're an avid viewer of the series, you know that Amber is in her junior year of high school and is poised to either head off to college after she graduates from high school or maybe not - it depends on Amber. Sarah is Amber's mother and...
Is It Your Boss That's Bad, or Are You Just Hard to Get Along With?
by Heather Mundell - Apr, 2010
In my former life, I was an HR director. HR folks can be a cautious, cynical bunch. Reason #1 - they are the legal front line when things go south with employees. Reason #2 - they've seen a lot of bizarre and bad behavior at work (and they're called in to help deal with it). I inadvertently had my HR hat on when I read What to Do If Your Boss Is the Problem on the Wall Street Journal online. It's a good article with...
Twitter Job-Search Success Story
by Kevin Donlin - Apr, 2010
If you’ve been on the Internet for longer than 30 minutes, you’ve likely heard of Twitter.com. It’s the “micro-blogging” web site that lets you share information with people in your network using short updates of 140 characters or less, called “tweets.” It’s free to join and to use. Can it help you find a job? Yes. Can it also be a huge waste of time in your job search? Yes. So, let’s look at a Twitter job-search s...
When Is An Offer Not An Offer?
by Judi Perkins - Apr, 2010
I received an email from a woman who was “elated about an offer for employment for a long awaited job opportunity.” She’d been looking for a while and hadn’t been having much luck. Despite her elation, she went with her instinct and turned down the offer. They’d been “sweating” her about coming in for training while she was working notice on her current job. She felt she needed to have fully resigned one job before she b...
Career Counsel: Job Opportunities In A Tough Market
by Ramon Greenwood - Apr, 2010
It is very difficult to find much good news in today's job market. However, there are signs of a sliver of silver lining in the dark clouds for ambitious young men and women. With companies downsizing to operate with fewer employees as a means for reducing operating costs, job opportunities are opening up for younger careerists, with lower salaries and less experience, to take on more responsibilities. Fair or not, thi...
How To Get The Job: Five Reasons To Follow Up And How To Do So
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Apr, 2010
Many job seekers miss the one step that can land them an interview and the job they are applying for. Sure, they send in their resume or application. They may even send additional information requested. But many of the unemployed simply fail to follow up with the employers to whom they apply. Why follow up? Read on: 1. Consideration. Care to guess how often an online resume or application is not received or misrouted to...
How To Guarantee A Successful Career
by Tai Goodwin - Apr, 2010
The criteria for having a successful career will vary from person to person. For some career success is measured by income, for others it may be title or the overall impact made by their work. And some of us define career success as being able to do the work we love. Regardless of our personal interpretation of career success, there are two strategies that will help you get there: 1. Building a career centered on something...
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