On Getting a Second Opinion
by Shun McGhee - Jun, 2013
I have been experiencing hesitation in second gear that has gotten progressively worse. Because I have endured the cost and aggravation of putting a new transmission in a previous vehicle, I immediately assumed the worst. I went to a local transmission shop to ask one of the mechanics what he thought the problem was. After listening to me describe the symptoms and finding out how many miles the car had on it, he said I may wan...
Should You Ever Turn Down A Promotion?
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
You've been working hard, getting things done and demonstrating how prepared you are to take on more responsibility at work. Finally, the day comes: you're offered a promotion. On one hand, it's exactly what you've always wanted: a better title and more money. Before you accept the position, stop and think: do you really want that promotion? Take the following factors into consideration and answer these questions before you...
Achieve Goals with Conversations That Count
by Dale Kurow, M.S. - Jun, 2013
In my executive coaching work, I’m often asked how I help people reach the next level and achieve their goals. My simple response to that question is — Make your conversations count. Every conversation. How flattered would you feel if an acquaintance you met once remembered not only your name but also details about what you said? My guess is you’d feel flattered and impressed that your words were remembered....
Selling Yourself in Your Interview
by Jason Stauffacher - Jun, 2013
While many of us think highly of our backgrounds and career, what we can bring to a potential company, at the end of the day, would you really hire yourself if you were at all honest with yourself? Most say yes, but is that the best answer? Let's explore. To answer that above question honestly, for your best in mind, it is all-important for job seekers (that is you) to take a few moments and re-assess what your are conveyin...
8 Ways to Boost Likeability at Work. Who’s Clicking on Your Button?
by Dawn Lennon - Jun, 2013
Like it or not, we’re living in a world of “like, ” or sometimes the dreaded “unlike.” “Liking” on social media, company websites, and blogs has become an obsession by many to: Feel affirmed by people known or unknown Become part of a community of other “likers” Support “like” requestors, whether we really do or not Most people want to be liked. I know I do. The reality, though, is that not all the people like u...
5 Reasons You're Not Getting Responses to Your Job Applications
by Cathy Francois - Jun, 2013
If you’re a jobseeker and after a period of about 60 days you haven’t gotten any responses from employers, something might be wrong. The following are possible reasons why and tips to increase your job application response rate. 1. You don’t qualify. Plain and simple, you do not meet the requirements. In today’s competitive job market, do not waste your time applying to anything that comes your way hoping an employer will...
Bad credit in job search: what to do?
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
Did you know employers may want to check your credit before they hire you? While companies are more likely to be concerned with credit when the job specifically involves managing money, credit could come into play as a factor for anyone who will be handling money. The concern is that people in the midst of financial problems may not be the most responsible when it comes to handling an employer’s money. Many people have been...
4 Career Solutions to 4 Types of Unemployment
by Sharon Cohen - Jun, 2013
I just read an interesting article about the 4 types of Unemployment. However, it left me wondering what job-seekers think of this. If you know the cause of your job loss, then what is the career solution? As a career advisor, I customize my approach to the client's unique needs. Debriefing the loss is essential for moving forward in your career. Only then can we formulate, an effective career action plan. Here are my ideas...
Are Required and Preferred Skills Really That Important to My Resume?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2013
You’d better believe it. The employer wouldn’t include them if they weren’t. Required and preferred skills are essential. When reviewing the description for a job opening, be careful to note exactly what the employer lists as required and preferred. This is critical information. You need to make sure your resume communicates very clearly that you possess all of the required skills. This means you’re capable of doing the jo...
Global Outlook and Your Career
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2013
Global Outlook and Your Career Can you have an isolationist view of your career, and would you want to? Whether or not you plan to seek employment outside your home country , you might find it valuable to explore the concepts of a global outlook and an isolationist view; then look at your career management from a different perspective. According to Wikipedia, “isolationism is the policy or doctrine of isolating one’s co...
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