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...
Top Five Career Mistakes
by Nimish Thakkar - Sep, 2010
Held, guilty of career stagnation -- of course, no one is ever going to pass that sentence on you, but by ineffectively managing your career, you could easily find yourself making the same career mistakes most individuals make. 1. Randomly pursuing jobs Apparently, even the greatest of strategists do not have a clear plan when it comes to their own careers. Most, just accept jobs or opportunities that come their way, wit...
Playing Your Cards Right: 7 Steps to Making Your Employer Your First Customer
by Dee McCrorey - Sep, 2010
A thought crosses your mind while sitting in your cubicle at work, “One day I’d like to run my own business.” You’re not alone. A recent study on employee engagement, (complimentary copy of the article with registration) conducted by the Corporate Executive Board's Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) and published in the May 2010 issue of Harvard Business Review, found that 25 percent of the "employer-identified, high-potential...
Is Multitasking Helping Or Hurting Your Performance?
by Ramon Greenwood - Sep, 2010
With your workload piling up, multitasking may seem to be the only way to get the job done. But hold up. Research by the University of Michigan reveals that what we think of as multitasking may be nothing more than skipping about between multiple tasks, forcing our brains to refocus with every new subject. This reduces productivity by 20% to 40%. “Attempting to multitask is one of the single greatest ways to undermine pr...
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