Winning the career war
by Nimish Thakkar - Sep, 2010
In the secure walls of corporate fortresses career warriors are relentlessly fighting -- at times with their own selves -- the battle to succeed. Although, victory and defeat have different connotations in this war, the rules, the challenges, and the strategies are like any other. As elusive as winning the battle on the career front may sound, it really is a game of good timing, great strategy, and powerful allies (smart ne...
How to Brand Yourself for Promotion
by Andy Robinson - Sep, 2010
Communicating your unique and differentiating value doesn’t stop once you get a job. Personal branding is important for all professionals across industries whether they are seeking new career opportunities or seeking opportunities for advancement within their current organization. Here are 7 effective ways you can begin positioning yourself for movement up the corporate ladder: Communicate Your Goals: Make sure your mana...
Quick Assertive Communication Skills For Professionals
by Andy Robinson - Sep, 2010
Communicating in everyday life and in social situations is a great and useful skill to possess, but as you may have figured out, such skills don't take you very far in the board room or with business clients. In professional situations, you will find that the communication skills you need to master take on a decidedly more formal and pointed framework. It is crucial in professional situations, especially with money at stake...
7 Surprising Reasons You Didn’t Get a Call Back for that Job
by Heather Huhman - Sep, 2010
It’s natural to wonder why you didn’t get an interview – or perhaps make it to the second round – for a job you thought was a perfect fit. While I always feel it’s best to ask the hiring manager what went wrong, do a little self-analysis first. Perhaps you made one of the following mistakes: 1. You didn’t follow-up, and someone else did. At every part of the job search process, it’s important to follow up with the hiring ma...
How Should You Measure Quality of Hire?
by Lou Adler - Sep, 2010
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning Not being Valentine’s Day, nor the 24/7 romantic, some of you might be confused. Of course, in this case I’m referring to quality of hire. It’s a worthy topic, but like a cloud, it’s hard to get your arms around. When should it be measured is as difficult to answer as how. “Why” adds another set of variables to the mix. I’ve just volunteered to help H...
Is Your Resume Ready for a Recruiter?
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Sep, 2010
Great news! You received a call out of the blue from a recruiter who wants to see your resume quickly. But what if you haven’t kept it current? First of all, consider asking for more time to pull things together. After all, the recruiter’s job is easier if your resume clearly tells the employer why you’re a strong candidate. Now, on to getting that resume in shape! Here are 3 tips to help you craft a compelling document—...
Personal Branding and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
by Valerie Sokolosky - Sep, 2010
In the 1960s, psychologist Abraham Maslow introduced his hierarchy of needs—the things a human being needs most in a sequence that builds one on top of the other. By using this hierarchy, it helps us understand the actions and motivations of others as well as ourselves. There are five levels of human needs and each must be fulfilled before the next level can be realized. Here are the five levels (in inverse order) of Maslow’...
Is My Personality Killing My Chances?
by Rob Taub - Sep, 2010
If you feel your enthusiasm and focus on being the best you can be, either in an interview or on the job, may be working against you, you may want to rein in your enthusiasm and moderate your intensity to some degree. Nevertheless, and more often than not, it is a matter of developing good communication sense. Is my personality killing my chances? "Communication skills" and "communication sense" are not the same. Good co...
Job Search Tips for Multicultural Job Seekers
by Barbara Safani - Sep, 2010
I just returned from the National Resume Writers’ Association annual conference where I heard career professionals Murray Mann and Makini Harvey speak about multicultural recruiting. There is a great opportunity for multicultural candidates to embrace their diversity and showcase their differences to hiring managers in an effort to build a strong diversity brand and be found for current openings. Here are some of my key takeaw...
A Simple “Thank You” Goes a Long Way
by Kathy Bornheimer - Sep, 2010
This subject was addressed in earlier publications (Creative Materials for Job Search and The Resume; Just Part of the Package). Since the publication of those works use of technology and Social Networking (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) has increased greatly. So, let’s look at this again. People love to be acknowledged and recognized for what they do or have done. This would include an interview, providing you with a ref...
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