Spring -- New Career Beginnings
by Carole Kanchier - Apr, 2015
Spring is a time for renewal and rebirth. The signs of spring are everywhere. Flowers and tree are blooming and the days are longer, brighter and warmer. Our emotions are lifted by the extra light and warmth. We become open to change. Spring festivals across the globe, celebrate spring or the rise of the vernal equinox, March 21, as a time of new beginnings. These celebrations are calls to positive acting and thinking....
You Are The Average Of What?
by Bob Roth - Apr, 2015
There are factors that combine to make you who you are, what you are and who you will become, as you move through college and beyond. Your success, mediocrity or failure usually depends on what you surround ourselves with. However, you have a great deal of control over your environment. You choose the people, places, information, tools, motivation and opportunities that you allow to get close to you. So, let?s take a close...
How To Exude Your Professional Presence While Networking
by Valerie Sokolosky - Apr, 2015
Last month was a flurry of events and conferences where I found myself in the midst of people I had never met. What fun to stand back and observe first hand some people who exuded executive presence from the minute they entered the room. What a dilemma to watch others struggle throughout the evening, glancing at their watch as if it was going to ring when their time was up and they could leave. Showing up with executive p...
Four Words to Avoid on Resumes or Cover Letters
by Robin Schlinger - Apr, 2015
Can’t “Can’t” is the first word to avoid on your resume because your resume should show you at your best, outlining your achievements, skills, education and overall fit for the job you want. If you “cannot” travel, work on weekends, handle certain tasks or function in rush situations, do not share that information on your resume or cover letter. That is a conversation for later, perhaps during the interview. If the job post...
7 Ways to Self-Promote at Work with Grace
by Lisa Rangel - Apr, 2015
You don’t have to be an aggressive attention-seeker to get ahead at work. In fact, the less obnoxious you are, the better. Instead, build positive relationships with everyone you can, both inside and outside your organization. Get ahead by helping others succeed, improving their perceptions of you, and doing the marketing legwork required to stay visible. This way, when opportunities come along for promotions, you’ll be...
11 Ways to Master Your Professional Presence
by Valerie Sokolosky - Apr, 2015
Who has a presence you admire? What words would you use to describe that person? Is it how they communicate, how they give engaging presentations, or how they hold meaningful conversations? They may bring a spark the moment they enter the room. They may have a profound self-awareness, naturally knowing how to take control in most situations, being rarely intimidated. Typically they are well dressed and groomed, exhibiting a pr...
4 Ways To Leave Your Job Gracefully
by Stacey Lane - Apr, 2015
“I just need to know how to do it” said a new client. She was referring to how to quit her job. I’ve blogged about this in the past but her request, and what we discussed got me thinking – maybe you, too, are wondering about how to part ways with your employer. If you’re just embarking on a job search, my advice can be summed up in two words. Horse. Cart. Remember – they go in that order. Don’t worry about how you’re goi...
Be someone people are happy to refer
by Sherri Edwards - Apr, 2015
There are professionals who match people to jobs or business opportunities and others who connect people with similar interests. Professional associations or academic institutions may match mentors with mentees. All around us are opportunities to link people with people, or people to information. The success of these referrals is typically predicated on how much the referring party knows about each of the others. Everyone w...
Keeping the Resume Real
by Robin Schlinger - Mar, 2015
The goal of a resume is to get you to the next stage, an interview; and a great resume is written in a way that allows you to ace the interview and possibly move on to the stage after that, a job offer. None of that may happen if you make these three mistakes. Recently a blogger on resumes suggested that all tasks in a job lend themselves to being described as an accomplishment. He advised a college student who handed out...
Company Loyalty–How Much Do You “Owe” Them?
by Georgia Adamson - Mar, 2015
The title of this post is somewhat of a trick question. When a company pays your salary, as agreed when you took the job, you probably do owe them something in return. In other words, in most cases you should deliver whatever you agreed to do in exchange for that salary. On the other hand, what if the company expects actions that are, for example, unethical or borderline illegal? Then you’re looking at possible consequences...
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