The ABC’s Of Holiday Networking
by Stacy Harshman - Nov, 2014
The holiday season is approaching quickly. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas will be here before we know it. For job seekers, it is the perfect time for meeting new people and reconnecting with others through parties, holiday events, and greeting cards. Tap into this ready-made resource through what I call the ABC’s of holiday networking which are: Absorb information on potential job leads, Build relationships and Connect...
What I Learned About Influence from Peter Drucker
by Marshall Goldsmith - Nov, 2014
“The great majority of people tend to focus downward. They are occupied with efforts rather than results. They worry over what the organization and their superiors ‘owe’ them and should do for them. And they are conscious above all of the authority they ‘should have.’ As a result they render themselves ineffectual.”—Peter Drucker You can make a positive difference, even when you do not have direct line authority. Here ar...
Fuel your job search with a goal and a sense of urgency
by Sherri Edwards - Nov, 2014
If the last bus was leaving in two minutes and you were still contemplating where you were going, how long would it take you to make a decision whether to get on that bus? If you did get on the bus, what’s the likelihood you would be on the right bus headed in the right direction? It seems to me that most people would no sooner jump on a bus without a destination in mind than drive with their eyes closed. Why, then, do people...
Turning Down a Job Without Burning a Bridge
by Lisa Rangel - Oct, 2014
Sometimes we get job offers we don’t want. Or, maybe we got multiple offers and need to turn down the ones that aren’t the best fit. This can lead to a very awkward situation. We need to say no, but at the same time we don’t want to burn a bridge. After all, you never know when you’ll need the connection. Use our tips to help you turn down a job offer while still keeping a door open. Have your statement prepared – and...
Use The Androgynous Approach to Enhance Job Search
by Carole Kanchier - Oct, 2014
Victoria wanted a job that would enable her to use her creativity. After assessing personal traits and exploring compatible options, Victoria decided to establish her own boutique. When Murray lost his job, he started searching immediately for a similar position. Although there are individual differences, these stories underscore some of the traditional differences between how men and women tend to manage career transi...
It's Time to Become the Boss: Individual Contributor vs. Leader
by Lindsey Pollak - Oct, 2014
In writing my new book, Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders, I found that one of the biggest mistakes new leaders make is assuming the skills that got them promoted will be the ones they use in their new management roles. They aren’t. Being great at something doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be great at leading other people to do what you’ve excelled at. Being a great teacher doesn’t guarantee yo...
How to Be a Great Interviewer
by Terri Tierney Clark - Oct, 2014
Wouldn’t it be nice to finish interviewing a candidate and be able to say, “This is the one” or even “This isn’t the one!” But so often, we’re left somewhere in between. It’s worthwhile honing your interviewing skills to save your company the time and money that’s involved in making wrong talent decisions. The added benefit for you personally is that if you become a good interviewer, you will certainly become a better intervi...
Is Your Personal Style Hurting You Professionally?
by Bernie Frazier - Oct, 2014
Everyone has a personal style, but not everyone is aware of how their personal style affects their interactions and relationships with others. Some people don’t look you in the eyes because they were told as a child that it’s rude to stare, but don’t realize it can come across as being uninterested or lacking confidence. Others don’t realize the red onions they love to eat make them almost unbearable to be around afterwards....
How to Write A Great Cover Letter
by Abby Locke - Oct, 2014
They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Whether it's a letter that accompanies your direct job application, is used for networking or is for introductions to an executive recruiter, it is a critical part of your brand presentation and career marketing. When properly written, a cover letter serves as a personal introduction and the tricky part is to make an impact with rehashing your resu...
Present Ideas to Your Boss With Confidence
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Oct, 2014
Pitching a new idea to your boss does not have to be daunting or intimidating. Some practical tips from eHow magazine will help you on your way and give you the confidence and courage to share your ideas with conviction. Gather information that supports your idea. Find statistics that show the potential success of your proposal with relevant examples. Write your idea out on paper before you pitch your boss. What seems g...
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