You Can’t Close the Sale if You Don’t Open Well
by Suzanne Bates - Feb, 2010
“Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” -Lou Holtz The economy is still bumping along. This is a fact. Unemployment stubbornly sits at 10%. Businesses are holding back on their decisions. People are delaying their purchases. I flew back and forth to Florida this week and one third of the seats on both planes were empty. It all feels so - uncertain. The...
Due and Proper
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Feb, 2010
Do you wake up every morning on time? Do you head to the shower and prepare your body with a cleansing for the work day ahead? Men, do you step out of the shower and faithfully put your razor to work, ridding your face of offensive stubble that began creeping up on you around 5:00 the previous day? Women, do you faithfully set about the task of applying make up and styling solutions to your face and locks, not to mentio...
The Ten Deadly Sins of Career Development
by Thomas J. Denham - Feb, 2010
1. Phobia – Whether it is fear of failure or fear of success, this psychological obstacle is the number one reason clients do not reach their goals. FEAR is really an illusion that stands for False, Evidence Appearing Real. We choose safety over self-actualization because we fear the unknown and the ambiguity of the future. Fear is a test of commitment and a way to focus your attention on answering the question: “Is thi...
Like Trump: We All Get To Hire and Fire - Your Life Is Your Business
by Dawn Lennon - Feb, 2010
There’s a lot of grousing out there about hiring. So when it’s our turn to hire, you’d think we’d be really good at it. After all, we’re hiring people all the time. Yes, hiring people to work for us. Our life is our business, remember? From the time we start living on our own, we’re hiring. Mostly, we hire temps or independent contractors. So, who are we hiring? • Personal service providers — hair stylists, manicur...
Using LinkedIn Groups To Expand Your Professional Network
by Tai Goodwin - Feb, 2010
So you’ve uploaded your picture, filled in your work history and added a few people to your LinkedIn network. Now what? You’ve heard stories of how people are using social networking platforms to build wider networks but how exactly does that happen? How can you gain exposure, expand your network, and find opportunities to grow your career? Joining and contributing to LinkedIn groups is a great way to enhance your network. ...
Network by Volunteering
by Brad Karsh - Feb, 2010
One key networking option is often overlooked: Volunteering. Volunteering isn’t likely to get you a job directly, but it’s a low risk way to expand your network, showcase your skills, and gain some solid experience. Imagine spending 2 or 3 days a month volunteering. It’s not a huge commitment, and it doesn’t matter where you do it. You can volunteer at your favorite charity or nonprofit, or you could volunteer at a priva...
The Job Application Process and How To Break through!
by Harry Urschel - Feb, 2010
In this job market, it seems many job seekers have moved to Egypt...to the State of De-Nile! They believe they can simply apply to job after job online, and through that process they will get a job. Although most of them instinctively know what the reality of that process is in today’s market, few change how they pursue that new position. Hopefully, by making today’s reality clear in this article, in black & white, some job...
The Job Seeker of the Future
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Feb, 2010
What will it take to secure a job in the future? As the world advances and becomes more information-rich, environment and health conscious, and technology savvy, the job market quickly adapts– are you? Let’s assess. Please consider the following: Is your digital ‘self’ strong enough to leverage an interview over other candidates who are job searching online? Are you ready to shape a strong career built on a series of short-...
Conquer Fear Of Mistakes To Make Career Progress
by Ramon Greenwood - Feb, 2010
People losing their jobs; survivors being asked to take on more duties, often with fewer resources; businesses going bankrupt; mortgages being called. These conditions translate in to more tension and apprehension in the workplace. "People are feeling anxious, so they're being short-tempered, passive and unproductive," says Martin Yate, a career adviser at GoSavant.com In this environment people tend to hunker down. T...
New Job? How to Make a Resounding Impact in Your First 90 Days
by Andy Robinson - Jan, 2010
Time to "Hit the Ground Running!" Your first 90 days in a new position (whether at a new company or not) is the period under which you're under close observation -- some consider it the "probationary period" -- the period where you've got to quickly prove your worth and value to your new employer. Perceptions are "cemented" during that time period -- good or bad. So...it's important that you take conscious control over how...
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