The Right & Wrong Ways to Follow Up With an Employer
by Adrienne Erin - Dec, 2013
Congratulations – you’ve made it through the dreaded job interview. You impressed the hiring manager with your skills and expertise. You asked insightful questions demonstrating a thorough knowledge of your industry. You even discovered you both have a passion for French existential literature. But now that the interview is over, what can you do to boost your candidacy and get to the next step of the hiring process – and hopef...
Break Through the Barriers with Career Counseling
by Mindy Thomas - Dec, 2013
What do you do if you can’t sort it out? What happens when you become so fed up with trying to figure out next steps? You and I both know there is a huge cost to this kind of storm that might be brewing inside you. Often, people tell me they’ve been thinking about a career transition for weeks, months, or even years. Trying to sort out how to transition from where you are into a rewarding, fulfilling career takes time, c...
Four Different Styles of Telecommuting
by Pamela La Gioia - Dec, 2013
Everyone wants to do it. Work from home, that is. Whether it’s being able to work in pajamas, or spend extra time with their children, something is prompting people to consider giving up their day job to look for this "alternative" form of employment. The problem, however, is actually finding a work-from-home job! Which companies hire telecommuters? What kinds of jobs are suitable for working at home? Because of the wid...
Are You (or Could You Be) a Difference-Making Leader?
by Georgia Adamson - Dec, 2013
What does it take to be a true organization leader…one whose business leadership makes a clear difference in the operations and outcomes of a company or other organization? And do you have what it takes? Leader versus Manager Managers play a major role at many levels in an organization; however, I think it’s important to note that there are differences between being a manager and being a leader. Not all managers are l...
Becoming a Valuable Team Player in the Office
by Brad Karsh - Dec, 2013
Unless you have been living under a rock in the last few weeks, you know that sports have been all the rage. The Chicago Blackhawks clenched the Stanley Cup, NBA finals are heating up the courts, the World Cup is in full swing, and baseball fans across the country are rooting for their home teams. All of this talk of sports has made the JobBound team think about what makes a good team in the workplace. The answer is synonymous...
Career Advice: 13 Steps To Cope With Losing Your Job
by Ramon Greenwood - Dec, 2013
In times of economic turmoil anyone can get the axe at any time. It happens to good people and bad ones…hard workers as well as slackers. Therefore, plans for your career path should include knowing what to do to survive and reach your career goals should you ever get the dreaded “pink slip”. 13 Career Tips To Survive and Prosper Losing Your Job Keep in mind that the idea of womb to tomb job security is as dead a...
Finding the Good in Your Summer Job
by Brad Karsh - Dec, 2013
Let’s face it, the job outlook for teens and college students wasn’t pretty for summer 2010. The unemployment rate for teens reached a record 26%, leaving many students taking whatever position they could get to make money. Now that summer is coming to a close, you may be wondering how you will translate your less than desirable experiences on a resume or at an interview in a way that will impress employers. We have fi...
Here One Day . . . Then? Accepting Self-confidence As a Work in Progress
by Dawn Lennon - Dec, 2013
We know it when we feel it. When it’s in our grip, we soar. When it leaves us in the lurch, we land hard. Self-confidence, by definition, is: Being sure of your own abilities Trusting those abilities Having faith in them Feeling assured you really have them Self-confidence is in our heads. It’s the way we assess ourselves and decide if we’ve met expectations–our own and others. Every day, readers find th...
Mastering the Behavioral Interview Question
by Brad Karsh - Dec, 2013
The Class of 2010 has commenced, and there are hundreds of thousands eager, ambitious, hard working graduates hitting the pavement looking for a job. Everyone has great experiences that would make them outstanding for certain positions. Employers value these experiences - but more so, they value the ability to talk about these experiences. Hence, the behavioral interview question! Yes, these probing questions are awkward and s...
by Suzanne Bates - Dec, 2013
The other day I was talking with a client who had recently moved into a new role. It was a true stretch assignment. He left behind 15 years of experience in a specialized area. His graduate studies were almost irrelevant. "What did you say, when your boss first came to you?" I asked. "I turned him down flat," he replied. "Wrote him a lengthy email explaining why it wasn't the right job for me." "So, what happe...
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