Utilizing your network of friends and associates to assist in your job search, is nothing new. The relationships you have built in these areas are extremely valuable, offering a number of new contacts and warm referrals just a degree away.
However, whenever you are networking for new opportunities, there is some etiquette to keep in mind to ensure your relationships last: Read more
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We hope that you re-read your resume every time you send it out, especially since you should be tweaking and updating it often. But any time you make changes, you can also make mistakes. Read more
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
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
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
With the US laser-focused on the Presidential election season, it's a good time to talk about how to handle some office politics.
Your office doesn't indulge? All cultures have some politics going on, even if it goes on below your radar. Managers have agendas, executives have vision (or visions) and every employee should be keeping the company's long-term strategies in mind if he or she wants to move up in the organization.
Handling internal politics can, however, be a challenge. Read more
When we first started writing about LinkedIn, we talked about asking people in our network for Recommendations and especially the value of volunteering in getting Recommendations for your Profile. Recently LinkedIn made it easier for your network to recommend your work through a simpler process: Endorsements. Read more
It's been said that in the 21st Century we can expect to have 3-5 different careers over our working lives. That's quite a difference from our parents and grandparents, who often got an entry-level job, moved up, and retired from the same company.
Me, I'm on my third career and enjoying it immensely. I wonder if I made any mistakes along the way... Read more
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