Exploring the Confidence Gap
by Kristen Carter - Jan, 2014
In a recent article titled, “New Study: Job Seekers Overconfident in Their Ability,” J.T. O’Donnell referenced the third annual Job Preparedness Indicator (JPI) study, recently completed by the Career Advisory Board. This survey identifies the gaps between the skills job seekers say they possess, and the skills employers are seeking to fill their positions. It revealed that 72 percent of job seekers possess the confidence to p...
by Kalindi Garvin - Jan, 2014
You’ve no doubt heard about informational interviewing but you may be wondering just what it is and how to go about it. Today’s post focuses on just that in hopes that you can utilize informational interviewing to expand your professional network and learn more about the potential opportunities on your horizon. Informational Interviewing According to Wikipedia, “ An Informational Interview is a meeting in which a job s...
10 Strategies to Stand Out from the Crowd at a Career Fair!
by Sharon Cohen - Jan, 2014
How can you stand out? Who are you hoping to meet? What can you offer an employer? What are you hoping to learn? As part of the Career Management team, at Georgia State University's Robinson College, our business is to provide career management advising for job seekers and recruitment support for employers. We have 8,000+ students each semester and 11,000+ recruiters in our job-board databases. We host many, large...
Leverage Your Network to Make Things Happen
by Jason Jacobsohn - Jan, 2014
Success doesn't happen overnight. In fact, it may take years for you to have business success. That is why it is important for you to continuously build business relationships. With the right relationships, you can generate success sooner than later. Once you have established credibility and trust with certain people in your network, you can reach out to them for help. Your network can be a great source of client refe...
Promote Your Personal Brand
by Jason Jacobsohn - Jan, 2014
Just as a business markets its products or services, you should market your own expertise. Personal branding is critical for today's business professionals to stand out from the crowd. Your brand is your identity. It is how others perceive you or your organization. Businesses spend a lot of time and resources creating Quality Logo Products and promotional items as part of their marketing efforts to potential clients. Tak...
The Best Interview Follow Up Checklist
by Mary Elizabeth Bradford - Jan, 2014
Knowing how to follow up after one or more interviews can be confusing even for the most savvy job seeker. Interview Follow Up Checklist Here is a checklist of things you can do to leverage your post-interview activities and interest from potential employers. 1. Find Out The Next Step You must always ask what the next step is. One of the most discouraging situations is to believe an interview went well – only...
Three Signs It’s Time to Find Your Next Role
by Debra Wheatman - Jan, 2014
Happy December everyone! I continue to be astonished at how quickly each year comes and goes. With 2014 less than 30 days away time to assess where you are in your career. As you wrap up 2013, now is the time to take a look at where you are career-wise, measure where you thought you’d be vs. where you’d like to be vs. where you realistically can be given your role, responsibilities, title, compensation, and growth profile. W...
Why Millennials Need Side-Businesses
by Lindsey Pollak - Jan, 2014
Moonlighting has become the new reality for our generation. For 20-somethings who often find themselves underpaid and under-employed, side-gigs provide much-needed income as well as the chance to build on their education and experience. For 30- and 40-somethings, who are often facing stagnant wages as well as increasing household costs, they offer income and the chance to transition to self-employment. Meanwhile, for worke...
Executive Job Interviews & Networking: Improve Yours
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Jan, 2014
If you haven’t been on an executive-level job interview in awhile you may want to consider evaluating your performance during your first few forays to uncover needed improvements. And if you’re conducting a series of networking discussions, this same approach will help you to bolster your performance and your results. I’ve listed a series of self-coaching questions here for your consideration. My suggestion would be to...
Thriving when change is the new normal at work
by Beverly Jones - Jan, 2014
How to stay steady in a changing workplace A longtime client I’ll call “Betty” asked me to give a talk about how to survive in an organization that’s going through a multi-year transition. I was pleased to speak at the company where Betty is a manager. But when she told me the topic, I was surprised. That’s because I can’t think of anybody more adept than Betty at navigating a rewarding career through an industry...
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