Separating the Wheat From the Chaff in Job Search Strategies
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jun, 2013
It’s overwhelming, discouraging, frustrating and exacerbating – the quantity of blogs and articles telling you how to job search. By focusing on the latest ‘trends’ and progressive strategies, self-anointed experts continue to use their megaphones to sell their own ideas. The following list of 10 trends is designed to help you separate the wheat from the chaff, identifying those activities or rules of thumb you should cons...
Succeed at Work: How to Get Out of Your Own Way
by Leslie Becker-Phelps - Jun, 2013
Failing to live up to your potential can sometimes be difficult to understand and correct. Perhaps you are consistently late to meetings. Your procrastination might lead to sub-optimal work. Or, you might be easily distracted. Whatever your difficulties, serious reflection may reveal that the underlying reason for falling short of your aspirations is related to an inner conflict. The inner conflict might be something as si...
How Do You Define Career Success?
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jun, 2013
How do you define career success? Having a vision for your career is important because like the saying goes...."If you don't know where you're going, any old road will lead there." Career success can mean something different for each person. For some it may be a career in which they earn a certain amount of money. For others it can mean reaching the top rung of the proverbial career ladder. Or it could be a career that fulfill...
The Science Behind Your Résumé
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2013
There is more than meets the eye when it comes to your résumé. The trick is to be sure the most impactful parts of your résumé are viewed and absorbed by the recruiter or hiring manager. Other than mind control, (which is not an option) how can you direct the reader’s eyes to particular places on the résumé? How can you get them to retain key points? The answer is proper construction. I’ll share a few trade secrets used...
Questions to Ask Before Taking a Job
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
You know you should ask questions before taking a job. However, job seekers who have been looking for new opportunities for months, or even years, are unlikely to spend a lot of time and effort evaluating a new offer before signing on the dotted line. If you’ve been searching for for a long time, you may not have the luxury to turn down an offer. Questions to ask before taking a job If you can afford to pass up an oppo...
How to Discover Your Purpose
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jun, 2013
How to Discover Your Purpose Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. - Ste...
7 Ways to Shine in Your Internship
by Marcia Robinson - Jun, 2013
Kudos to you for doing the hard work to land your summer internship. Whether you have already begun to work or getting ready to start, take note of these 7 ways to shine in your internship role. If you do the right things to shine and be outstanding in your internship, there can be several potentially great outcomes. Of course, you could learn a lot about real work but you could also build a professional network, identify a me...
The simple resume writing hack that will transform your job search
by Louise Fletcher - Jun, 2013
Have you noticed how often product marketers use testimonials? It’s very rare to find a website that doesn’t include rave reviews from clients. And remember those toothpaste ads that used to claim “9 out of 10 dentists recommend this toothpaste?” Marketers do this because they know how effective testimonials can be. After all, if they tell you how great their product or service is, you might ignore them (they would say...
5 Things You Didn't Know Could Hurt Your Career
by Alison Green - Jun, 2013
Some of the ways you could damage your career are obvious – poor work performance, shouting at your boss and stealing from the company are all pretty well-known career-harmers. But there are less obvious things you might be doing that can also damage your career without you realizing it, and they're worth paying attention to. Here are five ways you might harm your work progression that might not be so obvious. 1. Stay...
A Simple Assignment that Could Land a New Grad a Job
by Marcia Robinson - Jun, 2013
The last thing new grads want to hear after they have walked the stage at commencement is a new assignment. Unfortunately though, without completing this assignment, most new graduates will struggle to find employment. I have seen it. I started giving this assignment to new graduates, as a response to one of the common questions new grads ask: How do I get a job if I have no experience? In today's competitive job market I...
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