What to Eat Before an Interview
by Miriam Salpeter - Sep, 2011
No detail is too small when you're job hunting. You don't want to wait until the last minute to decide what you'll wear to an interview, or what you'll say when they ask, "Why should we hire you?" You want to bring your "A game" to every conversation. Knowing what to eat for peak performance may be as important before a big meeting as it is when training for a marathon. Athletes know how to load up on all the right foods an...
Why is Your Professional Brand the Best?
by Debra Wheatman - Sep, 2011
If you don’t know the answer to this question, it may be time for you to figure out the true differentiators that make you #1 in the job market. Creating a professional brand image for your career growth is not something that happens overnight. It is something that you build over time. How can you create a personal brand and a professional brand image that is unique, if you are not sure what it is about YOU that makes you...
8 Pillars of Leadership Wisdom
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Sep, 2011
I was recently working with one of my San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching clients – the president of a professional services firm. We had a collaborative coaching conversation discussing the comp0nents of wisdom. My executive coaching client and I discussed how judgment, social intelligence and core values have influenced his ability to make wise decisions. I am coaching my client to tap into his wisdom and creativity....
Say Something, If You See or Hear Something
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2011
Almost all college students will be exposed to the offensive words and behaviors of other students, as they move through their college years. Some of those disturbing incidents and experiences will simply be minor, while others may be deadly serious. Either way, it is clear that students are likely to find themselves on the front lines of illegal and dangerous behavior. Therefore, it is important for students to say somethi...
Are you living the dream?
by Hallie Crawford - Sep, 2011
On a recent group career coaching call, my clients Josh and Aleks both brought up the importance of being dedicated to your dream in order to make it happen. Josh said, “I’ve spent the last 15 years of my life doing something I’m not really happy with and I look back and wonder what happened!” Don’t let this be you guys. You have to touch your dream every day. I don’t care what it is, it can be online research, talking to a...
‘Create Your Own Job’ 101: A Last Hope for Desperate, Unemployed White Collar Professionals
by Ben Ruark - Sep, 2011
No panacea, here, after soul-searching and wrapping your mind around a new, harsher economic reality, you may be ripe for embracing one of life’s less-appetizing last-ditch efforts. While the allure of nailing down any job may tempt you to read further, know that life overall, and personal-commitment, get very real, very fast, when you’re gazing across the desk of the president or operations/general manager of a small company....
Healthy Job Search: Keep Your Sanity
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Sep, 2011
Unemployed can induce anxiety and depression! I know. Especially with all the talk on the news about the high unemployment rate. Yet, taking some time off from job searching (and away from the nightly news) will help you sustain your sanity so you come back to your job-hunt campaign renewed and with a fresh perspective. A clear mindset and a positive attitude is as essential to your job search as your career marketing tools....
Why Your College Major Doesn’t Matter
by Lindsey Pollak - Sep, 2011
In honor of back to school season, I wanted to share an observation I’ve made over the past ten years of advising Generation Y on their post-college careers: When it comes to your job search and career aspirations, your college major doesn’t matter.* Yes, there are some professions (e.g., accounting), where you may need a particular major to land a job with a particular corporation. And job interviewers may ask why you chos...
3 Ways to Demonstrate Emotional Intelligence in a Job Interview
by Marcia Robinson - Sep, 2011
Emotional Intelligence is defined as a person's ability to identify, assess and control emotions of themselves, others and groups of people. In today's highly stressed work environments where people are impacted by recession woes, you can see why employers might be interested in hiring and promoting people who appear to demonstrate higher levels of Emotional Intelligence. A recent Career Builder survey of 2600 employers sh...
Do you feel stuck in the mud?
by Hallie Crawford - Sep, 2011
My career coaching client Denise was saying to me recently that she was trying so hard to remain positive in her career search, that she got frustrated with herself when she wasn’t able to always be optimistic. I think trying to stay positive all the time is counter-productive. Yes you want to lean towards optimism as much as possible when you’re looking for your dream job, but there are going to be days when you’re frustrated...
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