How to Collect Feedback on Your Performance
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2010
Everyone – even the most accomplished leaders – has strengths and areas for improvement. When I talked to organizational consultant Ed Poole about professionals who rise quickly, he warned me of the danger of being “unconsciously incompetent,” meaning you don’t know what you don’t know. You can avoid this by putting yourself in a position to objectively evaluate your performance. This is easier said than done. In fact, g...
Shift the Burden of Email Overload Back to the Sender with These Tips
by Andy Robinson - Jun, 2010
Before email, SENDERS shouldered the burden of mail. Writing, stamping, and mailing a letter was a lot of work. Email bludgeoned that system in no time. Now the RECEIVER shoulders the burden of filtering, reading and responding to the endless stream of emails we receive on a day-to-day basis. Taming email means training the senders to put the burden of quality back on themselves. What's the best way to train everyone aro...
Can LinkedIn Help You Land a New Job?
by Robin Ryan - Jun, 2010
Social networking is all the rage, but can LinkedIn really help you get hired? Yes - with an emphasis on the word "help." I work closely with my career counseling clients, advising them on how to use this social media more effectively in their job search. LinkedIn is widely used by internal staffing departments in most high tech companies and in many Fortune 1000 companies. You may hear more about Twitter or Facebook, but...
How Do I Overcome Being Rejected As Being ‘Too Senior’ For A Role?
by John Crant - Jun, 2010
Q: How do I overcome being rejected as being ‘too senior’ for a role? - signed, A Wealth of Experience The most interesting part for me, is that the HR person emailed you almost exactly what I talk about in my lecture series. Here’s a portion of the rejection for the audience of readers: “...you are a little too high level for this position and it probably wouldn’t keep you interested for very long. “The worry is that...
Like A Speeding Train, A Resume That POPS Cannot Be Stopped – Three Easy Steps!
by Mandy Marchitello - Jun, 2010
(P) ROVE your value to the hiring manager. Start by taking an inventory of all of your life’s accomplishments. This is the “let me show you what I can do” phase. Include all relevant topics: • Education (degrees earned or classes taken) • Work Experience • Volunteer Experience • Foreign Languages • Hobbies (if they relate to the job) • Computer Skills • Specialized Equipment • Overseas Experiences • Honors / Achieve...
What You Can – And Cannot – Ask In Job Interviews
by Stephanie Thomas, Ph.D. - Jun, 2010
You would think that with last week’s verdicts in Velez v. Novartis – compensatory damages estimated at $1 billion, and $250 million in punitive damages – gender discrimination would be in the forefront of minds across the country. Apparently this is not so. My friend Holly is in the job market, and had an interview yesterday. Last night she gave me the post-mortem on the interview, and I have another real-life example of h...
The Simple $6 Job Search
by Kevin Donlin - Jun, 2010
As a rule, simple is good. The iPad interface, Google, popsicles -- they’re all simple things that achieve great results. Applied to your job search, simplicity can achieve great results, too. Example: What if you identified the people you wanted to work for, then advertised directly to them, asking for an interview? Do you think something that simple might get you a job? Well, it worked for one man, Alec Browns...
Prioritize, Decide, Set Boundaries: Three Keys to Time Management
by Tai Goodwin - Jun, 2010
How often have you said, “If I only had more time,” or, “I wish there were more hours in the day?” We say that often intending to imply that if we only had more time then we would get the rest we need or slow down to a more normal pace. But chances are if we did have more hours in the day, we would immediately fill them up with more things to do instead of creating the space we need to take a much-needed break. We don’t rea...
The Art of Navigating Compensation
by Lou Adler - Jun, 2010
PART I As the economy strengthens, negotiating compensation will become a huge part of the recruiting puzzle. Before you even get to the negotiating part, navigating through the maze of compensation issues will become a prerequisite for sourcing, recruiting, and hiring great talent, whether they’re passive or active. This series of articles will help you handle candidate compensation issues at every stage of the process....
A Resume is a Commercial Starring YOU!
by Mandy Marchitello - Jun, 2010
And just like we rate Super Bowl commercials, hiring managers rate resumes. Give them a dull, poorly organized resume riddled with typos, and sure enough they’re going to pick up that remote and click to the next applicant. Conversely, provide them with a sharp, well written and visually appealing resume and they’re going to pick up...not the remote, but the telephone, to call you and schedule an interview. In crafting y...
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