Failure Is Inevitable. Ready to Handle It? | Career Strife Repositioned
by Dawn Lennon - Nov, 2010
“Be careful,” we’re told as kids. “You don’t want to make a mess.” “Double check your answers,” we’re told in school. “You don’t want a bad grade.” “Better achieve your performance goals,” we’re told at work. “You don’t want to get a poor rating or low raise, be demoted or lose your job.” Failure seems to come with negative consequences. Really? Always? The fallacy of playing it safe So much is written abou...
Professional Development Tips for Career Advancement
by Mary G. White - Nov, 2010
Do you want to enjoy maximum career success and job satisfaction? If so, it's up to you to take advantage of opportunities to engage in professional development activities. This may involve seeking professional certification in your field, becoming active in a relevant professional organization, enrolling in professional development training classes, and seeking out opportunities to take on additional responsibilities at work....
Three Terrific Job-Search Tactics
by Kevin Donlin - Nov, 2010
The following three job search tips have one thing in common. Can you guess what? First read, then guess … 1) Time Management “Time isn’t money. Time is everything.” - Dr. Bernie Siegel We each get 24 hours in a day. How you use this precious resource largely determines your success in finding a job ... and everything else you do. If you’re unhappy with how you manage your time, why not try a different app...
by Suzanne Bates - Nov, 2010
I took accounting in college, got a C, and was grateful to make it through. It just didn’t come easily. At 19, I couldn’t envision a time when I would need to read a profit and loss statement. The best thing about it was it was a summer course so I could study at the university pool, and the boy who volunteered to tutor me was pretty cute. It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy courses outside my major, journalism. I loved biolo...
Executive Coach Tip: Be a Note-Taker ... Here's Why
by Andy Robinson - Nov, 2010
Have you ever had a conversation with a colleague -- asking them to do something or giving them instructions -- and observed that, while they appeared to be listening, they didn't write anything down .... they didn't take notes? BE A NOTE-TAKER .... Why? You'll have less of a tendency to forget what was said or what you need to do, It conveys a sense of organization and professionalism, It demonstrates -- visibly --...
Executive Coach Tip: The Value and Benefits of Giving Someone a Recommendation on LinkedIn
by Andy Robinson - Nov, 2010
How often do you make it a point to give a recommendation to someone on LinkedIn? Have you considered the benefits and value of GIVING a recommendation? The value of giving someone a recommendation on LinkedIn: Every time you recommend someone on LinkedIn, you nurture and strengthen a relationship with a connection. The process and discipline of giving recommendations builds a circle of influence where others see you...
Students Must Stand Out To Make Out
by Bob Roth - Nov, 2010
When college students simply tell employers what they can do and what they have done, they are putting themselves in the middle of a very large pool of job applicants. However, the best candidates will stand out when they describe the exceptional “results” that they have previously achieved. That?s important because employers believe that past results are the best predictors of future results. Which statement of stu...
Holiday Time Means Seasonal Jobs
by Anne Jabusch - Nov, 2010
With the holidays right around the corner, many companies are starting to advertise for additional workers to help them get through the rush. If you are unemployed, work part-time or just need some extra cash, this is a great time to find seasonal work. Even if the seasonal position doesn’t align with your skill set or background, it is still a good opportunity to fill any employment gaps on your resume. You also never k...
What does your LinkedIn headline say about you?
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Nov, 2010
Did you realize that LinkedIn has a built-in marketing and search engine-friendly capability that is easy to use--and often overlooked? Well, neither do most job hunters. The best 120 characters of keyword optimization you can find for a job search, your LinkedIn Headline (or title) is a major piece of the puzzle that can help recruiters locate your skills. If you're one of the many that loaded up this field with your cu...
When Your Career’s Sagging, Get Yourself Business Fit.
by Dawn Lennon - Oct, 2010
Ever had that old sagging feeling? It’s when: -Nothing at work excites you. -Your motivation has flat-lined. -The signs that “you’re going nowhere” loom. -Your energy is drained. -Even a Red Bull can’t jolt us out of that. Wake up! When our careers are sagging, it’s because we’ve allowed it. After all, we own them. They’re a function of our choices—the education we pursued and the work experiences we’v...
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