Is Taking a Second Job Worth it?
by Adrienne Erin - Jul, 2015
Taking on a second job – also known as moonlighting – might seem like a nice idea, but what does it get you? Personal satisfaction, financial security and the ability to pursue other interests rank highly on the list of possible answers. But I think we can all agree that it’s sometimes a necessity. What the Research Says According to a recent study from the Freelancers Union, there are 53 million Americans choosing to f...
Sometimes you need to step back to get ahead
by Sherri Edwards - Jul, 2015
It happens all the time. A candidate has 8–10 years of experience doing something and wants to change into an entirely new role and new field. The requirements to compete for a senior-level role in the new arena are extremely high and impossible to match when there is no specific evidence of performance in the same function. Although the circumstances may seem the same, being capable and being competitive are two entirely diff...
Transforming Your LinkedIn Profile
by Abby Locke - Jul, 2015
Whether you are pressing through on your executive job search or working to enhance your online brand, having a strong LinkedIn profile is a vital tool for you. Too many executives do fail when it comes to building an effective and well branded LinkedIn profile. First of all, remember that your LinkedIn profile is one of the best ways to promote your executive brand. The profile provides a permanent, professional link and p...
Why Going Solo Is A Silly Job Search Strategy (and What To Do Instead!)
by Michelle Dumas - Jul, 2015
It’s no secret that most people view looking for work as one of life’s necessary evils. Can you relate? Most of us have had to do it at some point, but few of us have ever enjoyed the process. Finding a job is often a job in itself. It is time consuming, frustrating at times, sometimes exciting, and just as quickly can turn depressing. In order to succeed you need to put your best foot forward and make full use all th...
Why Having a Mission Statement for Your Social Media Mission Can Help
by Tiffany Young - Jul, 2015
Mission statements may seem overused and irrelevant in the grand scheme of things, but a well-crafted one can communicate to your audience your purpose and why they should care. This is also true when considering having a social media presence for business and personal. Ask yourself, “Why am I on social media?” If you’re like most people who joined social media because their high school and college friends did, then you pro...
4 Reasons Why Your Resume May Not Make the Cut
by Robin Schlinger - Jul, 2015
Many times your resume is discarded by companies for reasons outside your control: someone internal to the company was promoted into the job, the job requirements or the company’s budget changed or perhaps another candidate simply had more of what the company hoped to find in a new employee. However, the following four situations are under your control. Your resume may not make the cut if: ◾Your resume fails to sp...
4 Ways To Love Your Work
by Stacy Harshman - Jul, 2015
Do you love what you do? If not, there are adjustments you can make. In the July 2015 issue of Wired Magazine, Daniel Pink (author of To Sell is Human, Drive, and other books about work and behavior) writes about four scientifically proven ways to achieve occupational bliss. Below is a summary of the research studies Pink cites. 1) Customize your job- To understand what makes the happiest workers, Yale School of Manageme...
7 Clues the Interview Didn’t Go as Planned
by Lisa Rangel - Jul, 2015
The most difficult part of the job search for many is the dreaded interview. Interviews are designed to test applicants to see if they will be a good fit for the company. After an interview, it is normal to spend time waiting for a phone call as you hope to land that next job. However, if you pay attention to a few details, you can probably already tell if you have shot at the job or not. Knowing when an interview didn’t go as...
Don’t Expect Anyone to Be Your Savior + 4 More Job Seeker Tips
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jul, 2015
Calling or emailing your friends, family and colleagues when you are looking for a new job may seem like the natural route. In fact, many experts say, if you know how to concisely guide people to help you, you should do just that. However, like any advice, you should use discernment before applying it to your life. With the wide-open Internet forum and the ease and speed with which we are able to ping, email, send insta...
Go Big or Go Home: What is Your Approach?
by Sara Canaday - Jul, 2015
I love this saying because it conjures up images of a highly charged, “just do it” kind of person who is making things happen. On the other hand, I must admit that sometimes this phrase stops me cold in my tracks. I know the value of giving it your all, and I can intellectualize the idea of pushing through my fears and letting go of my aversion to risk. However, I also have a keen sense of my tolerance for a “burn the ships” m...
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