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...
Are Your Job Hopping Days Haunting You?
by Kris Plantrich - Jan, 2010
5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Meandering Work History Each individual is different of course, but those with a history of job hopping might find resistance by hiring managers looking for candidates that will remain loyal to their company as the economy works to recover. I recently encountered such a client who was concerned with his resume and interview options because of the wide range of jobs he has had over the past...
Top Five Reasons Why Your Resume Sucks
by Debra Wheatman - Jan, 2010
You have sent out hundreds and hundreds of résumés with barely a response. You reason that it’s the economy and some other factors that you are simply not aware of. How can this be? No response whatsoever? You have accomplished a lot; you were well liked in your last role and did a number of things for the company that even resulted in a promotion. So what’s going on? I will tell you. It has nothing to do with you. It’s your R...
Do You Want Employers To Want You?
by Bob Roth - Jan, 2010
College students who want to land a good job with a respected employer will need to find one or more ways to make employers want them. Since most employers hire only a few new employees each year, the competition for those good jobs is stiff. Here are a some tips that will help those students who are willing to plan ahead and do the serious work that is required. Excel in Something Employers always want to learn about...
No Test Beats an Acid Test - Our Careers Need ‘Em
by Dawn Lennon - Jan, 2010
Don’t you just hate tests? I didn’t like them in school and still don’t. At work there’s nothing worse then a training program with a test at the end. Takes all the fun out of it. Oddly enough, I’ve never hated any of my careers even though they were loaded with tests. Not the textbook type but the real life ones that come with consequences that can make or break you. Real-time career “tests” teach us things we need to d...
Three Ways To Bring Your Resume Up To Par With Your Career
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jan, 2010
If you’ve been busy ascending the career ladder, your resume may have lost the true story of your brand and qualifications. This isn’t a problem, of course, until you‘re looking for a new job. That's when employers won't be able to see the meaning behind your achievements or figure out what you’re really offering. If your resume doesn't capture your current status, you'll need to give it a fresh look and personality that...
How to Organize Your Contact Network for Success
by Andy Robinson - Jan, 2010
All to often I find that my coaching clients, faced with an impending job change -- voluntary or involuntary -- realize very quickly that their contact network is "stale" and rather shallow. It is MUCH easier to maintain and nourish your network on an ongoing basis rather than play "catch-up" when you find yourself in need of help from others. Your network of business, professional and personal contacts is the most valuable...
Why Attend Professional Conferences?
by Wendy Enelow - Jan, 2010
No matter which profession conference you attend, always be crystal-clear about the value of conference participation and how you can optimize your results. 1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. There's nothing better than learning new things that you can begin to use the minute you get back to your office. Bottom line, that's what conferences are intended to do - introduce you to new concepts, strategies, innovations, knowledge, c...
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