The Top 5 Dos and Don’ts of Salary Negotiation
by Dale Kurow, M.S. - Aug, 2014
Salary negotiations can be a major pain point for most employees and even managers. There’s a way to do it and garner results and a way to do it ineffectively. The different rests in these few dos and don’ts. Don’t… Be Ridiculous While you should ask for a fair salary, be sure to avoid naming a figure that’s absurdly high in the hopes it will just be negotiated down. Few things can halt a salary negotiation quite like...
Why Not to Force Yourself to Become a Morning Person
by Adrienne Erin - Aug, 2014
Some find happiness in the early morning hours when all is quiet and still; and then, of course, there’s you. Whether you cringe at the sound of your alarm clock or block out the sun’s first rays by placing a pillow directly over your head, one thing’s for certain: you are not a morning person. In the past, you might have wanted to — or had to — change your ways in order to be successful. Not anymore. In fact, many e...
6 Steps To Asking For A Reference
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Aug, 2014
The references you provide to the employer for the job you REALLY WANT are more important than you imagine. A missing in action reference can really kill your chances of a job offer, especially if the choice between you and another candidate is a close one. Before we get to the nuts and bolts of how to ask for a reference, it is important to understand that you should NOT: Use the same references for every job....
How does knowing your “WHY” help you in your career?
by Louise Garver - Aug, 2014
You may have heard of Simon Sinek, the author of “Start With Why.” His message in this book is focused on how great leaders inspire everyone to take action. So how does knowing more about your “why” help you? The why I am referring to here isn’t “why should I get up and go to work today?” It is an outlook on life, work and how you want to make a difference—in essence, it’s your purpose, cause or belief behind what and how y...
The Absolute BEST Time To Look For A Job
by Stacey Lane - Aug, 2014
When is the very best time to look for a job? a) When you have a job (so don’t quit before you find a new one). b) When you have time to devote to finding a job. c) When you’re “ready” and focused to look. d) Once your resume gets updated. e) Only after two years in the same job. f) None of the above. The correct answer is (f) none of the above. The ideal time to look for your next job is the day you star...
Five Tips for Remote Workers During The Summer
by Tiffany Young - Aug, 2014
The benefits of working from home have really paid off in my work performance and personal life. The hour per day I save in commuting alone translates to me saving gas, spending more time with family, and pursuing personal interests. The flexibility has also allowed me to better plan summer vacations and set time aside for professional development. When done right, remote working is a win-win for the employee and employer. If...
Lying or Fudging on Resumes–Rotten Idea
by Georgia Adamson - Aug, 2014
The subject of lying or exaggerating on resumes just keeps coming up! It amazes me how many people–at least some of whom seem otherwise intelligent–make the lousy decision to falsify information in their resumes (falsify is a euphemism for lying, but sounding weaker doesn’t make it better). With all the publicity there is from time to time about perpetrators getting caught, I would think people would hesitate to take the r...
What to Include on a Resume for Retail
by Debra Wheatman - Aug, 2014
Dear Deb: Is it necessary to bring a resume for a job at a retail shop in the mall? What would it say? I have only worked at an Italian ice cart at a local amusement park and also some intermittent work as a catering server. It might make me look silly to show that and a high school diploma plus two years of college. What’s your advice? Thank you, Lauren Dear Lauren: Yes, I would recommend a resume. In yo...
Happiness Matters To Your Success!
by Dorothy Montgomery - Aug, 2014
Abraham Lincoln once said “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Your happiness is determined not by what other people do but by what you do, just like your success. Why does happiness matter and what impact does it have on your career success? It has a much bigger impact on your success than you might think. Positive emotions such as optimism, cheerfulness, enthusiasm are positive emotions that dra...
Use Marketing Techniques in Your Job Search
by Lisa Rangel - Aug, 2014
When marketing a product or corporate brand, you need to identify your different audiences, segment them and craft messages for them. These things also apply to job hunting—which is really nothing more than a sales process, except you’re selling your own qualifications and skills instead of a company’s product or service. Here’s how to use marketing techniques in your job search. Very rarely do even the best products sell t...
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