Promote Your Personal Brand
by Jason Jacobsohn - Jan, 2014
Just as a business markets its products or services, you should market your own expertise. Personal branding is critical for today's business professionals to stand out from the crowd. Your brand is your identity. It is how others perceive you or your organization. Businesses spend a lot of time and resources creating Quality Logo Products and promotional items as part of their marketing efforts to potential clients. Tak...
The Best Interview Follow Up Checklist
by Mary Elizabeth Bradford - Jan, 2014
Knowing how to follow up after one or more interviews can be confusing even for the most savvy job seeker. Interview Follow Up Checklist Here is a checklist of things you can do to leverage your post-interview activities and interest from potential employers. 1. Find Out The Next Step You must always ask what the next step is. One of the most discouraging situations is to believe an interview went well – only...
Three Signs It’s Time to Find Your Next Role
by Debra Wheatman - Jan, 2014
Happy December everyone! I continue to be astonished at how quickly each year comes and goes. With 2014 less than 30 days away time to assess where you are in your career. As you wrap up 2013, now is the time to take a look at where you are career-wise, measure where you thought you’d be vs. where you’d like to be vs. where you realistically can be given your role, responsibilities, title, compensation, and growth profile. W...
Why Millennials Need Side-Businesses
by Lindsey Pollak - Jan, 2014
Moonlighting has become the new reality for our generation. For 20-somethings who often find themselves underpaid and under-employed, side-gigs provide much-needed income as well as the chance to build on their education and experience. For 30- and 40-somethings, who are often facing stagnant wages as well as increasing household costs, they offer income and the chance to transition to self-employment. Meanwhile, for worke...
Executive Job Interviews & Networking: Improve Yours
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Jan, 2014
If you haven’t been on an executive-level job interview in awhile you may want to consider evaluating your performance during your first few forays to uncover needed improvements. And if you’re conducting a series of networking discussions, this same approach will help you to bolster your performance and your results. I’ve listed a series of self-coaching questions here for your consideration. My suggestion would be to...
Thriving when change is the new normal at work
by Beverly Jones - Jan, 2014
How to stay steady in a changing workplace A longtime client I’ll call “Betty” asked me to give a talk about how to survive in an organization that’s going through a multi-year transition. I was pleased to speak at the company where Betty is a manager. But when she told me the topic, I was surprised. That’s because I can’t think of anybody more adept than Betty at navigating a rewarding career through an industry...
You Are Not A Job Seeker!
by Joshua Waldman - Jan, 2014
Ever hear the expression, “It’s easier to get a job when you already have one?” Well, it’s true! When I was at Cisco back in 2008, I had recruiters contacting me almost every single week. As soon as I was laid off, they disappeared. Advertising to the world, “I’m looking for a job” is the fastest way to scare recruiters off. Somehow “unemployed” became synonymous with “unemployable”. This type of unemployment discriminatio...
9 Reasons Why Every Twentysomething Needs a Side Hustle
by Danny Rubin - Jan, 2014
Andres Zapata is handing Millennials a golden opportunity. The owner of a consulting firm, Zapata closes his office every day at 5:30 pm. No exceptions. Francesca Di Meglio of Bloomberg says our generation demands a greater work/life balance, and Zapata gives us what we want: more free time. How should we fill (some of) the extra hours? With a side hustle. It could be anything: business venture, start-up, developin...
Using LinkedIn For Your Job Search: 10 Golden Rules That You Need To Know
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2014
The development and popularity of social media has transformed the way we communicate, how we gather and disseminate information (whether personal or professional), the way in which we share our opinions, and the method by which we brand ourselves. Yes, brand. We disclose what we think, expose what is important to us, essentially lay bare who we are through our online presence. Who we are on the Internet becomes, for better...
Is Your Brand Getting Burned?
by Valerie Sokolosky - Jan, 2014
Burnout is common! There is more work to do and fewer resources to get it done. Here are a few points I made on KTXD-TV as their guest Leadership Excellence expert. Host Courtney Kerr and I discussed ways to avoid burnout. Leadership must care. Leaders must believe in their employees’ well-being. That starts with taking care of themselves. Leaders should model the ability to be successful and productive without worki...
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