6 Tips for Making a Successful Career Change
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2013
Job searching is challenging for everyone, but experienced job seekers, especially those who realize they want to change their career tracks, may face special challenges. Marc Miller, career design specialist with Career Pivot (careerpivot.com) and author of Repurpose Your Career—A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers, suggests these five key steps to follow when making a career change: 1. Decide what you want. "Know thyself" m...
Career Advancement Reconnaissance: Gathering Intel for Your Job Interview
by Michelle Dumas - Feb, 2013
Once upon a time, the key to getting a job was nailing the job interview. Well, okay, perhaps that still is the key. What has changed, however, is what is expected of you during that job interview. Professional appearance, a ready smile, steady demeanor and clear communication skills are still important, so important, in fact, that almost everyone with whom you’d be competing for the position possesses those attributes ...
Career Change: A Little Straight Talk
by Louise Fletcher - Feb, 2013
If you’re contemplating a career change, you’re not alone. Millions of people are tired of their work and dream of doing something different. I can empathize as I made a big change myself 10 years ago. I worked in corporate HR and I hated it, so I know how horrible it is to feel that you’re in the wrong job. But here’s what I want to say: I’ve now been writing resumes for 10 years and during that time, I’ve spoken with...
Job Fair Preparation Tips
by Caitlin McNally - Feb, 2013
Job fairs are a great way to get in front of recruiters. Instead of just sending them your resume, you can talk face-to-face, ask questions and truly make an impression on them. At the same time, job fairs can be very competitive especially if there are many attendees. To make your time at a job fair worthwhile and to stand out in the crowd, here are some tips on how to prepare for job fairs and advice to keep in mind whi...
Starting a New Job on the Right Foot
by Caitlin McNally - Feb, 2013
Starting a new job can be exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. You were chosen for the position and it’s a new beginning, but there are so many questions. Will they like me and will I fit in? What is truly expected of me in my first few days? Am I prepared enough? It’s completely normal to have the first day jitters, but it’s recommended to take some time to prepare to be the new kid on the block. Provided be...
5 Steps to a Successful Career Transition
by Kim Meninger - Feb, 2013
Have you been considering a career change, but are unsure how to approach it? Perhaps you’ve been unhappy for a while, but don’t know what else you would like to do. Or, maybe you’ve noticed warning signs in your current career that suggest it may be time to look for something else. If you are thinking about making a career change, here are 5 steps to a successful career transition. 1. Know Who You Are Before yo...
Job Search and Headhunters (aka Recruiters)
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2013
The subject of using headhunters (aka recruiters) in a job search comes up from time to time. I guess some jobseekers view it as a possible magic bullet in the job search. I have written at least one post in the past about this subject. However, recently a couple of clients have asked me questions about using headhunters in a job search, so I decided it was time to revisit this topic. Recruiters Don’t Find You a Job I ...
3 Tips to Writing a Strong Career Biography
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Feb, 2013
A career biography as a job search document is nothing new; employers and recruiters have often reviewed bios as a part of a leadership or executive portfolio. In fact, don’t be surprised if you’re asked for an executive biography when submitting your resume. However, you don’t want to resort to the tired, “James has served as the IT Director of XYZ Company for 6 years” type of bio. Instead, power up your biography...
Warning signs of a dysfunctional company
by Louise Garver - Jan, 2013
Scenario: you are thrilled that you have a job offer and are excited to start your new position. What’s wrong with this picture? Nothing really, except that sometimes executives are so ready to jump into their new job, they may ignore the red flags that exist. Of course no company is perfect, but before you accept that job offer, look at these issues that could spell disaster. Bad vibrations. You know when you walk into a ...
Addressing an Inefficient Process
by Alexandra Levit - Jan, 2013
It’s one of the great injustices of Corporate America. Complex processes spring up around everything, and only some of them make sense. As someone with an eye toward improving productivity and adding to the bottom line at your organization, inefficient, overly complicated, unethical, or just downright silly processes may irritate you to no end. Off With Its Head! Whether you’re a new employee who has seen things done...
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