Executive Life - Making and Keeping Commitments
by Suzanne Bates - Jan, 2010
“Unless commitments are made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” -Peter Drucker Yesterday a client canceled an appointment. Big deal? Depends. Emergencies happen. But I can predict with 100% accuracy whether a client is floundering or flourishing simply by whether he or she keeps these commitments. The flounderers do not call me directly, they have their assistants do it; the conversation usually goes ...
Spruce Up Your Resume in 30 Minutes or Less
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Jan, 2010
How would you feel if you possessed a nicely polished resume that projects and elevates your level of professionalism? More confident? More positive? I bet! Crafting a dynamic resume that is also a great selling tool is more time-consuming than 30 minutes. Yet, with the following quick and easy visual and marketing ‘styleover’ tips, you will begin to distinguish yourself from the job search mob in half an hour! That sounds ...
30 Jobs With Largest Projected Growth
by Brad Karsh - Jan, 2010
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total employment is projected to increase by 15.3 million jobs in the decade from 2008 to 2018. That, quite frankly, is some of the best employment news we've heard in a long time. But in which sectors will those jobs be created? And which jobs within those sectors? The BLS has complied the numbers, and here are the 30 jobs with the largest projected employment growth: ...
How to Turn Weak Ties into Solid Job Leads
by Kevin Donlin - Jan, 2010
In his 1973 article, "The Strength of Weak Ties," sociologist Mark Granovetter, after interviewing dozens of people, determined that most jobs were landed through "weak" interpersonal ties -- not friends telling friends, but acquaintances telling friends. In other words, if you’re mostly asking friends to send you job leads, you won't succeed as fast as asking acquaintances, who then ask their friends to help you. Count...
Making The Most Of The New Year
by Debra Wheatman - Jan, 2010
The New Year is a time of hope. Many of us make resolutions and look forward to starting fresh. I always think of it as a time to plan ahead and consider the positive things that the future holds. For those of you in job search mode or transitioning from one career to something new, this time can be filled with uncertainty, and dare I say it – dread; it need not be though. Here are some (hopefully) uplifting thoughts and tips ...
Want Better Results? Run Your Job Search Like a PR Campaign
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jan, 2010
It’s not exactly a news flash, but the strategies for a successful job hunt have changed considerably over the past several years—and possibly forever. Like it or not, getting in front of the right audience for your search has become the equivalent of running a PR campaign, complete with brand development, market research, and message delivery. If you’ve been striking out while trying to get noticed, it’s possible that y...
Ten Steps to Preparing Top-Notch References
by Rob Taub - Jan, 2010
It Pays to Groom Your References Grooming your references is essential; knowing exactly where you stand and avoiding surprises can be the make-it or break-it in a search. A little time with a reference can result in great returns. 10 Steps (“Yes, Another 10-Stepper”) for Preparing Your References to Work for You 1. First, phone or visit your references. Demonstrate the importance of your request my investing your time...
Five Ways to Hack Your Work So You Can Have a Life
by Rebecca Ryan - Jan, 2010
Hack #1: Curb your (email) enthusiasm. No one gets promoted for the number of emails they send. In the “time waster” category, email earns top honors. (Facebook is close behind.) Engineers at Intel studied the impact of email interruptions and found they cost over a billion dollars a year. It’s time to show your email who’s boss: • In your email preferences, disable notifications that bounce or chirp. Here’s how to d...
Calculating the Financial Impact of Not Hiring the Top-third
by Lou Adler - Jan, 2010
As you know the best people typically don’t look for new opportunities the same way as everyone else does. For one thing they’re looking for careers, not lateral transfers, and they find them largely through some type of networking effort. This suggests a massive shift away from generic job boards to new tools for networking including the implementation of an aggressive employee referral program. It also implies using a dif...
Tiger Woods vs. Personal Branding
by Amanda Guralski - Jan, 2010
If I mention the name Tiger Woods, some may think “what an idiot”, others associate the name with “the world’s greatest golfer,” and others are left in bewilderment thinking, “I just don’t get it.” Tiger is an icon, a corporate brand for the game of golf and everything the sport represents. His was a personal brand portraying character and achievement, almost at hero status for his seemingly boyish charm, his determination to ...
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