4 Steps When Contacting A Stranger On LinkedIn
by Joshua Waldman - Jan, 2014
Last week, I received an info interview request from a stranger as a direct message on LinkedIn. Despite my very busy schedule, I decided to take his call. Over the weekend, I asked myself, “Why did I agree?” Let’s take his email apart and put it into four essential elements so you can use them in your own LinkedIn networking communications. Networking with strangers on LinkedIn can give you great results if you’re de...
4-Part Strategy: How to Use LinkedIn to Get the Job You Want
by Joshua Waldman - Jan, 2014
If you’re like me, you don’t feel satisfied sitting around with a pretty LinkedIn profile waiting for recruiters to email you out of the blue. (Although it’s nice, it’s simply not a strategy.) You need to be more proactive, more in control. This post will show you how to get job interviews by next week by directly reaching out to new employers. Warning: Before you start reaching out to potential new employers on Linke...
47 Ways Intelligent Executives are Sabotaging Their Job Search
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2014
Job search mistakes happen to smart, intelligent executives all the time. They are not even aware of it. But evidence of it happening to an executive exists by the lack of interviews and offers he/she has received. Is this you? Are you an executive that is not seeing results you want from your job search? Struggling with finding the best tactics to generate interviews and offers? Never had this experience before and you a...
5 Easy Ways for Your Brand to Succeed at Anything in 2014
by Valerie Sokolosky - Jan, 2014
It’s hard to read minds…or to know what a client or co-worker is really thinking. Here are five habits you can develop that will not only be noticed, but will help your brand succeed with just a little bit of effort in 2014. 1. Be prompt! - When you think about it, there are 20 minutes between success and failure. You show up 10 minutes before work and people will think you love your job, you’re motivated, and a go-getter....
5 Quick Ways to Spruce up Your Resume for the New Year
by Louise Fletcher - Jan, 2014
We professional resume writers see it every year. Christmas ends, and suddenly it seems that everyone has decided to find a new job. Most of us get so busy that we don’t come up for air until March. If you’re considering a job search in the new year, now is the time to get your resume in shape. That way you’ll be able to get a head start on all those people who wait until after the holidays. So here are 5 quick and eas...
5 Simple Ways to Find 9 Hours of Job Search Time Per Week
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2014
Want more time to job search? Would you like to find 9 hours of job search time per week? Do you find yourself asking these questions? “How am I supposed to look for a job, when I am employed?” “Finding a job is a full-time job…and I already have a job. How am I supposed to do this?” Sound familiar? It is a perplexing dilemma in today’s world of over scheduling, multitasking and uber-achievement. But there is help. Th...
5 Ways to Uncover Your Roots
by Alexandra Levit - Jan, 2014
My friend Pam Slim, who has been blogging about meaningful careers since 2005, has a fantastic new book out called Body of Work. The book helps every reader find the thread that ties their unique story together and has been praised by everyone from Seth Godin to Nancy Duarte. I recommend reading the whole book, of course, but I especially enjoyed the section on identifying one's roots. Your roots are the purpose, belief...
Anticipate and Prepare for Opportunity to Strike
by Sherri Edwards - Jan, 2014
The news is filled with pleas to the public to be better “prepared” following a terrible event. Disaster. Emergency. Storm. Flood. Earthquake. Recession. Unfortunately, these events occur pretty frequently, so it is reasonable to believe that being prepared means setting ourselves up for the worst to happen. That might seem obvious, but on the flip side, how prepared are you for the best to happen? If the opportunity you have...
Ask Deb: Handling a Question About a Failed Business
by Debra Wheatman - Jan, 2014
Dear Deb, What is the best way to answer an interview question about why your company failed? I started a graphic design firm and after sinking $30,000 into it; and after 18 months of long hours and no weekends off, I have given up. We just could not compete with more established firms. I am working at a high school teaching graphic design and also work as a restaurant server to pay the bills. Feeling like such a fail...
Career Change: How To Find Your Passion
by Patricia Erickson - Jan, 2014
If you opt to follow your passion when making a career change, you will get a glimpse of a different side of life. Following your passion will lead you on a more personal journey that can actually change your ideas, perceptions, and emotions. No one is suggesting by any means that finding your passion promises a life of ease, wealth or wonder – rather it is a life that is open to new opportunities and endless possibilities th...
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