by Judi Perkins - Apr, 2010
Aside from "Why did you leave?” the question "What are your salary requirements?" is probably the one that causes job seekers the most discomfort. The company holds all the cards, and they're not letting you peek. You know that if they don’t like your answer, you might easily kill any further discussion. As if the question isn't awkward enough at any time, it's usually asked at the beginning of the process during a phon...
Turn Your Job Layoff into a Brighter Future
by Robin Ryan - Apr, 2010
Losing your job is one of the most stressful things you'll ever live through. No matter how many others have survived it and even prospered, being fired is still an awful experience. Today, too many people are interpreting a layoff by thinking "my world is ending". That idea will lead you down a dark road of depression and desperation. I've worked with so many career counseling clients that have used their layoff as a sp...
Convey Personal Excellence and Professionalism at All Times
by Andy Robinson - Apr, 2010
Quality and Personal Excellence are two key elements of your Personal Brand. The degree to which you fully embrace the importance of these elements is communicated to others on a continuous basis and is incorporated into others' vision of who you are -- i.e., the Personal Brand that you broadcast . Those who are fully aware of this fact can definitely undertake action to broadcast a Personal Brand that elevates their professio...
Five Daily Goals That Will Dramatically Improve Your Job Search!
by Harry Urschel - Apr, 2010
As a job search drags on, it’s often difficult to keep feeling like you’re being productive from day to day. Daily planning and daily objectives will make your job search move forward at a better pace. You never know where your best leads will come from so you need to pursue all you can. Here are five daily goals that will make sure your job search continues to keep gaining ground in that daily uphill battle... 1 – S...
Getting What You Want to Come to You
by Marshall Brown - Apr, 2010
KNOWING WHAT YOU WANT AND COMMITTING YOURSELF TO OBTAINING IT ARE FUNDAMENTAL TO ACHIEVING SUCCESS IN YOUR CAREER AND PERSONAL LIFE. Paul is one of those people at work you just love to hate—but can’t, really, because he’s so darned nice. Things seem to go so easily for him. He lands contracts, the head of the company pops in with interesting projects, and customers call him with huge orders. It’s as if he’s just kicking ba...
Job Search ROTI
by Claudine Vainrub - Apr, 2010
Maximizing ROTI – Return on Time Investment when Looking for a Job As we prepare for the economy to get back in shape, jobs are becoming every day more available for professionals seeking for new opportunities. The question is: What strategies can we use ensure landing a job soon? How do we achieve the best return on our job search time investment? In the following series, we will discuss the impact of several strategies, b...
Start Smart. Finish Strong. Job-to-Career Strategies.
by Dawn Lennon - Apr, 2010
Singin’ the “I Need a Job” blues? It starts like this: “Don’t know what I wanna do with my life...Got so many bills to pay.” It’s a sorrowful tune about the rock and the hard place. You want a job that launches your career but can’t find one—the rock. You settle for a make-do job to cover debts and expenses—the hard place. Luckily, there is a cure for the blues! Jobs don’t make a career, but they can add up to one. A...
Career Transition Confusion? Seven Types of Psychological Motivation
by Sharon Cohen - Apr, 2010
• Are you in Career Transition? • Confused about your career direction? • What career will make you happy? • What are your extrinsic and intrinsic needs, your unmet needs? • Have you ever had a high paying job, where you were miserable? • Have you had a less prestigious or lower paying job, where you were happy? Most career tests only access your extrinsic needs and ignore intrinsic needs. Read on to learn about ca...
Handwritten Notes - Personal Branding
by Andy Robinson - Apr, 2010
The Power of Handwritten Notes and Cards We've all heard this IDEA before, but read on about how to make this a HABIT that will transform your Personal Brand in a lasting manner. Very few people in business ever send hand-written notes and even fewer (and far between) do it on a regular basis. Yes, we do order boxes of those pre-printed "Thank You" notes, but then we file them away in our desk drawers and our supply clo...
What Steve Jobs Can Teach Us About “Buzz”
by Suzanne Bates - Apr, 2010
After reading the 1,347th article on the iPad this month, I got to thinking about buzz. What does Steve Jobs know about creating buzz that could help the rest of us take our business ideas from good to breakthrough? What does he understand that makes otherwise normal people wait on line with grungy strangers for days on end without food or porta potties to get their hands on a device that nobody has even laid eyes on? A...
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