If you work at a traditional job, this might not be your natural reaction when someone gives you a new project, but if you are a freelancer or an entrepreneur—or think like one—a day when you get more work is a day for smiling. Read more
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When I began a complete overhaul of my resume not long ago, under the tutelage of a wonderful career coach, the first thing she taught me was to quantify everything possible.
Her first instruction for my resume rewrites was always to add numbers wherever we could: How many? How quickly? For how many people? Made of how many pieces? To raise how much? To sell how many?
But then she made us ask a question about every resume bullet point that seemed, at first, quite difficult to answer: Read more
Everyone says it—think positive! Imagine yourself at your goal and it will happen! Visualize success and success will come to you!
It can get…annoying.
Plus, it can work against you. Read more
Last week we talked about some of the qualities of a boss who is also a leader. One of those qualities is a willingness to listen to and reward creative solutions offered by members of their team.
As marketing professionals, we know how to develop successful strategies to reach our potential customers, but sometimes we could also benefit from thinking of our boss as a “target audience” when we have creative and innovative ideas: Read more
As the country celebrated Bosses Day this week, it got me thinking about some of my own bosses over the years. It also got me thinking about leadership – about how some of the best bosses I’ve had not only managed my work but also allowed me to be part of the process.
But what’s the real difference between a “boss” and a true “leader”? Read more
I wish I could tell you how many applications, resumes and job interviews it takes to get a job. For some candidates, it’s only one; for others, it could be hundreds.
But for most of us, the job search process will go on longer than we would like. When we don’t get the first job for which we interview, the rejections will follow - via email, phone, letter or simply by a lack of response at all.
What is the best way to handle it? Read more
Conversations with potential clients often begin with the bottom line: what do you charge for your services? It may feel odd, but by putting off the cost issue until you’ve established your value, you can actually put yourself in a better place to negotiate. Read more
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