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...
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...
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...
Is Your Career Goal Realistic?
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Sep, 2010
If you’re not gaining the response you want from your job hunt, there can be several reasons: lack of hiring in your desired field, a watered-down resume that doesn’t represent your skills, shotgun job-search tactics like applying to every job you see, or an over-the-top, unrealistic goal for your next position. The latter situation can occur when you’re unsure how your skills tie into different rungs on the career ladder,...
5 Questions to Ask BEFORE You Start Your Job Search
by Tai Goodwin - Sep, 2010
After many anxious nights and frustrating days you’ve finally made a decision: you need to find a new job. Over the last few months you may have gone back and forth, thinking and rethinking, questioning if you should just stick it out or is now the time for you to get your resume updated in plans for finding a new home for your talent. The perfect timing for you to start your search is before you begin feeling a desperate need...
College: Time To Grow Up
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2010
When students enter college, they will begin to face a long list of challenges. Whether they are ready or not, every student will be expected to have the maturity to act responsibly, do their best work and make good choices. This is a time when students begin to operate on their own and take full responsibility for their decisions, words, behavior and results. Students who finance their own way through college, usually...
It All Begins in Your Head-Part 1
by Judi Perkins - Sep, 2010
Frank Lloyd Wright, world-famous architect, said, “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it.” In other words, we create our own reality by what we think. For a huge number of people, this is a tough concept to accept, because it means acknowledging responsibility for their circumstances. Too many people would rather play the victim, preferring to believe they have no contro...
It All Begins in Your Head-Part 2
by Judi Perkins - Sep, 2010
Last entry I showed you how and why your thoughts, verbalizations, and intents create what you experience. To quote Mark Twain: “If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you’re right.” So if you don’t like what’s happening with your job search, look to how you’re thinking and what you’re saying about the process, because your ability to find the perfect job is determined by your attitude and beliefs....
Over 50? Tricks to Land a Better Job
by Robin Ryan - Sep, 2010
You read so much bad news about anyone who's a mature worker that you might think your best years are behind you if you are over 50 - WRONG! I've recently worked with several career counseling clients who are past 49 and each has had a BIG career success. Hope - and self confidence, plus some savvy know-how - seems to be the key. Wendell is a programmer in his mid 50s - a tough job title to maintain on a permanent ba...
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