The Disorganized Boss!
by Dorothy Montgomery - Oct, 2014
As I write this blog I’m traveling down Interstate 80 through Nebraska with my husband. I’m sixteen hours away from the start of my work week in Denver with a laptop on my lap. My husband is driving and as we get closer to the Colorado state line, my anxiety is increasing thinking about all I have to do before I walk into the workplace tomorrow morning. Meetings start at 7:00 a.m., followed by presentations, budget reviews...
How to Quantify Your Accomplishments on Your Resume
by Adrienne Erin - Oct, 2014
No prospective employer wants to read a dry, detailed-yet-vague laundry list of job duties from your recent employment. Chances are that you find your job duties as boring to list as employers find them useless to read. Yet how can you communicate your skills and achievements without mentioning job duties? Simple: by measuring achievements. Quantifying your achievements pulls double duty, highlighting key duties while givin...
7 Must-Haves You Need to Manage Your Career Proactively
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Oct, 2014
Are you guilty of managing your career only when you’re in or anticipating an active career search? Unfortunately, the “I’ll wait until I really need it” approach doesn’t work effectively. If you want to minimize your current or future unemployment or protect your work life from long gaps between jobs, you will need these 7 tools: A permanent email address with BrandYOU™ signature: To manage your career proactive over time...
The Art of Failure and Why It's Good for You
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Oct, 2014
Years ago I was in an interview for a big freelance opportunity and my almost future boss asked me – “What was your biggest professional failure?” The question really freaked me out since I did not want to expose my vulnerable side or my true weaknesses. I was trying to land the job and show him why I would be a rock star hire. I fumbled through the rest of the interview and left feeling deflated and lacking confidence for job...
Is A Career In Nonprofit For You?
by Stacy Harshman - Oct, 2014
Nonprofit organizations are often thought of as places you go to volunteer, but they can offer rewarding careers as well. According to a 2012 report by the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University, nonprofit employment represents 10.1 percent of total employment in the United States in 2010. Although there are many similarities between nonprofit and for-profit companies, here are some aspects you should con...
How to Handle Multiple Job Offers as an Executive
by Lisa Rangel - Oct, 2014
It’s an executive’s dream come true! You’ve got multiple job offers on the table with some really great companies! There’s only one problem. Now you have to actually choose which job to take. This can lead to a flurry of questions and self-doubt. Will I make the right decision? Should I just go for the highest salary? What if I make a mistake? Use our guide below to help you handle multiple job offers and how to choose t...
How to Get Noticed During a Virtual Career Fair
by Cathy Francois - Oct, 2014
Have you ever been to a virtual career fair and felt like one in a swarm of bees competing for employers’ attention? And then, when you finally get to a chat session, you’re just referred to the company’s website? Don’t give up! Next time, try these tips to gain the attention of employers and maximize the opportunity that a virtual career fair (VCF) offers. Maximize Your Time by Conducting Research Research the particip...
Don’t Demote Yourself in the Office
by Terri Tierney Clark - Oct, 2014
It was when I called my naval officer father by his first name that he told me I was “bordering on insubordination.” No joke. I wanted to laugh, but even at age 13, I wasn’t that stupid. With my upbringing as a Navy brat, not surprisingly, I entered the work force with as much fear of corporate brass as anyone. At my first job, the new trainees worked mostly with the recent MBA’s. They were pretty approachable, so all wa...
Maintaining Senior Relationships at Work
by Terri Tierney Clark - Oct, 2014
Through your early career, it will seem like everyone you work with will be senior to you. They will be. And damn it- sucking up to them is unfortunately part of your job description. It would be so nice to scrunch up in your office chair, just you and your half-caf double latte, hold the foam. But no… you have to impress your senior colleagues throughout each project. At least when the project is over, you can breathe a tin...
Networking Doesn’t Work
by Bernie Frazier - Oct, 2014
That’s right I said it, networking doesn’t work! For many people that is. The reason why? They don’t know what they’re doing. By now everyone has heard, “Oh, you must network if you want to find a job/find a better job/move up in your company/….” There’s just one problem with this statement. They don’t follow it up with the “hows” behind it. You see, there is an art to good networking and, unfortunately, many people don’...
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