Going Public: Strategies for Career Re-Entery
by Kristen Carter - Mar, 2014
I recently attended a conference where I had the pleasure of listening to one of the keynote speakers, Carol Fishman Cohen, co-founder of iRelaunch. As the name of her organization suggests, Ms. Cohen addressed the topic of how to best “re-launch” oneself after a career break. As a career coach, I have worked with clients who have articulated this very challenge—how to get back in the game with a significant employment gap on...
How to Use LinkedIn as Your Personal Website
by Jill Kurtz - Mar, 2014
I was recently talking with a friend who is looking for a new job. He recited a litany of things he wanted to do to support his job search. I was happy to be able to take one item off the list – a personal website. The great news is that LinkedIn has added so many features that it makes the personal website obsolete. LinkedIn is the best place to establish your professional profile and network to build a career and fi...
Performance Reviews: A Love-Hate Relationship?
by Georgia Adamson - Mar, 2014
Very few people, if any, would say they love performance reviews–either receiving or giving them. After all, they’re a pain to prepare for, regardless of whether you’re on the giving or the receiving end, right? For this post, I’m going to focus on receiving a performance review, including tips for making the experience as positive as possible and enhancing your prospects for long-term career success. 5 Reasons People...
Taking a Second Job: Why It Might Be Worth It and Why It Might Not Be
by Adrienne Erin - Mar, 2014
It doesn’t take a genius to know that, economically speaking, times are tough. Cuts in pay and horror stories about companies laying off employees left and right have made many Americans uneasy – prompting them to seek a second job. But should you really take on a second job? Do the benefits outweigh the risks? Read on to figure out what’s right for you. More Money, More Problems So an obvious perk of having a sec...
LinkedIn: Confusion or Conquest? Part 2 of 2
by Louise Garver - Mar, 2014
Still confused by LinkedIn and how it fits into your job search strategies? Last week I shared the typical LinkedIn concerns voiced by executive job seekers, as well as strategies and tools to help executives better leverage LinkedIn for their job search. LinkedIn: Confusion or Conquest? Here are nine more strategies that are sure to elevate your LinkedIn profile to executive status and improve the chances of recruiters an...
Job Performance: How Do You Measure Up?
by Georgia Adamson - Mar, 2014
It’s easy–sometimes all too easy–to get caught up in the day-to-day activities of your work-life and not take a good look at how you’re really doing overall. This approach bears an uncomfortably strong resemblance to a racehorse with blinkers on. If you’ve fallen into that trap, now is the time to free yourself from it. Job Performance and Blinkers Just to give a little background, blinkers have at least a couple of pu...
What You Need to Know About How Recruiters Get Paid (And How It May Affect Your Job Hunt)
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2014
There is some confusion out there as to how recruiters get paid for their contracted job placement services. Furthermore, there seems to be even more confusion about how a recruiter’s contract with an employer may affect job seekers. External Recruiters are contracted by companies to find them the best candidate for an open position. The contract between an employer and the recruiter is usually done in one of three ways: o...
4 Ways You’re Derailing Your Career
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2014
The worst kinds of career gaffes are those you do unintentionally. It’s easy to see why reaming out the boss or taking an unscheduled vacation might get you into hot water, but more subtle self-destructive behaviors can be just as damaging. Here are a few to watch out for. 1. You’re all business at the office While it’s essential to be productive and possess a strong work ethic, you don’t want to be perceived as th...
5 Tips to Being a Supportive Spouse in the Job Search
by Julie Walraven - Feb, 2014
Sudden job loss is stressful. Any job loss is stressful. All job loss affects the whole family and not just the job seeker. When your spouse has been the main source of income for years, panic can set in very quickly. If there are major health issues that require investment into medications or frequent treatments, you are in a position where the panic grows even more. 5 Steps to Take If Your Spouse Has Suddenly Become Une...
Earn an Extra $100,000
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Feb, 2014
Nearly every client I work with laments the fact that he didn’t keep better records of his achievements in previous years. While it is not impossible, it is often a challenge to reconstruct specific examples of your work accomplishments. More than one client has spent hours in his garage rummaging through old boxes in search of evidence that we can use on his resume. If you are faced with this dilemma, here is what you...
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