6 Habit-Making Ways to Make Networking Easy and Automatic
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2015
Most things in life are a habit. Essentially we have to train ourselves to take certain actions each day until it becomes like second nature. Networking is one of those job search actions that need to become a habit in order for it to be truly successful. By making job search networking a habit, you not only increase your chances of finding a job, you’ll also start to feel like networking is more natural to you. Use th...
7 Moves to Protect Yourself During a Merger Or Takeover
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2015
Last year, Investor Place reports, the deal volume of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) was the highest since the financial crisis. The pace in 2015 is supposed to top that. This reflects the drive to enhance competitiveness. Those strategies could include adding new product lines, increasing market share, gaining access to proprietary technology and/or reducing costs. It’s not about just your job As the two companies b...
7 Steps to Take Now When Your Boss Might Be Fired
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2015
Your boss might be fired. That’s the rumor in the grapevine. Or there’s the confidential information credible source shared with you. Your department is now holding its breath. Your boss might wind up terminated. What’s at stake? How that actually plays out is irrelevant, right now. What counts is that in the period of uncertainty, there are 7 things you should be doing. Your objective has to be to protect your own j...
How to Gain a Workplace Sponsor
by Terri Tierney Clark - Jun, 2015
One of the greatest determinants of success for ambitious middle level managers is the existence of a sponsor. Sponsorship, unlike mentorship, is a two-way street in which protégés and sponsors depend on one other to help each of their careers. A protégé offers her sponsor exceptional work product, loyalty, and a unique view of team and company dynamics; she can help him fulfill his goals and build his legacy. A sponsor provid...
Stop Being So Boring + 4 More Things to Quit Doing on Your Resume
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jun, 2015
5 Things Not to Do on Your Resume 1. List every task you perform. If your role as an administrative assistant requires you handle everything from preparing coffee in the morning to collaborating with your boss on financial reports in the afternoon, then focus on the report creating and not the coffee making. Resumes are strategic marketing pieces aimed at selling your value, not a laundry list of duties. 2. Forget to C...
The Corporate Dating Rule
by Michelle Kerrigan - Jun, 2015
So, you thought this would be about love in the workplace? Not really, except that the happy-ever-after in your career depends only on one relationship: the one you have with yourself. You need to play the field in your career, and not tie yourself—or your confidence--to one title or company. Case in point: I recently spoke with a college graduate who is beginning her job search. She wants to get a job in a prime-tim...
Begin The Mentoring Process By Knowing Yourself
by Stacey Lane - Jun, 2015
We know from ecology that a tree planted in a clearing of an old forest will be stronger than one planted in an open field. This is because the roots of the new tree are able to follow the pathways created by former trees and embed themselves more deeply. Over time, the roots of trees graft themselves together forming a system underground. The older trees help the younger ones mature and become stronger. The same principle hol...
Could Working From Home Be For You?
by Stacy Harshman - Jun, 2015
Working from home is becoming more common. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 23% of the American workforce did some or all of their work at home. Could a job from home be for you? Below are some advantages and disadvantages to consider. Advantages No Commute- Those that don’t commute can save on fuel, vehicle wear and tear, and parking expenses. Some indirect savings, although harder to quantify, are associate...
Employment Trends That Impact Your Resume
by Robin Schlinger - Jun, 2015
A company that specializes in helping virtual teams work effectively recently reported on the latest employment trends, including an increase in freelancing and part-time work, multigenerational workplaces and work across borders and time zones. What effect do these trends have on your resume? First, freelancing and part-time work—or multiple consulting jobs—are no longer seen as panicky attempts to fill an employment gap...
Is Your Brand the Ultimate Narcissism?
by Joshua Waldman - Jun, 2015
My grandmother, who is 86 this year, always told me, “humility was for people who could afford it” and when I was 10, I “couldn’t afford it.” She wanted me to be more confident, brag a little bit. I’m sure she was just a proud grandma, and I love her for it. Now, and only after years of corporate experience, do I finally understand what she meant. Of the many cold hard facts of the work-world, one of them is, “You have...
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