Career Advancement: How Are You Doing?
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2014
Unless you’re one of those rare individuals who’s perfectly happy chugging along in his or her comfortable groove indefinitely, the thought of career advancement has probably crossed your mind a time or two. In fact, I encourage clients to keep career advancement in play as an ongoing situation, although it doesn’t necessarily have to be top-of-mind every moment. What Career Advancement Means to You Just as “success”...
Facebook is Ten! Are You Using it to Manage Your Career Yet?
by Barbara Safani - Feb, 2014
In celebration of their 10th birthday, I’m blogging about Facebook to show how much I appreciate its implications for career management and job search. Facebook often plays second fiddle to LinkedIn and many are unaware of its enormous potential for job search. Here are a few of the features I particularly like. Graph Search Graph Search allows you to search profiles based on information that may be important to your...
Losing Momentum? Get Someone in Your Corner. | Encouragement Power
by Dawn Lennon - Feb, 2014
Nothing beats a good streak. Things fall into place with ease. Good stuff gets done. Our confidence rises. Our skills deliver. Optimism soars. We’re on a roll. You know what they say about streaks? They’re made to be broken. Few teams win all their games and few, if any of us, win every round as our careers unfold. The first time we get knocked down, we dig deep and get back up, ready to try again. Get knocked down ag...
The Young Professional’s Ultimate Guide to Twitter
by Lindsey Pollak - Feb, 2014
Based on the great feedback from my post on how to conquer LinkedIn in 15 minutes a day, I wanted to offer another simple but thorough social media guide. This time we’ll talk about Twitter. Twitter is another social network I use every day and find extremely powerful. With over 200 million active users and over 400 million tweets daily, Twitter is an information juggernaut that you can’t afford to ignore as a professiona...
Unemployed? How Do You Show Your Value to a Potential Employer?
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2014
The number one question an unemployed executive will be asked in an interview is “What have you been doing while unemployed?” Companies want to hire executives who have up-to-date skills and are current in their industry. They often think of the unemployed as losing touch with current issues and unable to maintain the sharp edge needed to be part of an executive team. How can you show a potential employer you have contin...
What You Don't Know About Networking
by Jean Cummings - Feb, 2014
Everybody is always telling you that networking is how most people get jobs. But I can't think of anyone who hears that who doesn't feel a sinking sensation in their stomach and a sense of... I don't have a big enough network My network is out of date My network is in another industry I've moved and I don't know anyone in the area I hate to call people and ask them for a job I hate to call people out t...
When Do You Do Your Best Work?
by Jason Alba - Feb, 2014
I do my best writing in the morning. I like to get at least one blog post cranked out early… if I do it in the morning I think the quality of the post is better. I have less distractions then, than later. I have come to cherish the mornings as a time to get my best and most important work done. About a year ago I realized there was other important stuff I needed to do, which typically took too long to do. I was sav...
Who’s Viewed Your Profile… stalkers?
by Jason Alba - Feb, 2014
As I work on the fourth edition of my LinkedIn for Job Seekers DVD I said something that made me think a bit. It had to do with the “who has viewed your profile” section, which will show you nothing unless you upgrade. For many years I’ve felt that this is another way that LinkedIn gets people to upgrade. We like to know who’s looking at our stuff, and what they think, and what their interest is, and if we are in a job...
Millennials at Work: Instant Gratification and the Need for Speed
by Lindsey Pollak - Feb, 2014
The infamous traits of the Millennial generation have been studied, discussed and debated far and wide: they’re always connected, they’re ambitious, they’re approval oriented and more. In this series of blog posts, “Millennials at Work,” I’m diving into each of these stereotypes and discussing how they impact this generation and those of us who work with them. Millennials (a.k.a Generation Y) are the instant gratification...
Are You Making a Great Impression?
by Patricia Erickson - Feb, 2014
Impression management is important to any job seeker. You’re taking a big chance if you don’t pay attention to the way you present yourself. The first impression that you make as you enter a room and greet an interviewer really sets the tone of the interview and going forward. The right attire and confident personal presence can go a long way in giving you the initial edge. Tips On Dressing The Part Remember that the in...
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