Interview Questions about Your Weaknesses – How to Answer Them ?
by Thea Kelley - Jan, 2015
Some of the trickiest job interview questions are the ones about your weaknesses. Questions like these can make you feel a little paranoid! "What is your biggest weakness in your work?" "What are three areas in which your supervisor wants/wanted you to improve?" "What's your growing edge – what do you wish you could do better?" "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Why are they asking this? While it is always...
Recruiters - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Part 1: How to Discover Whether a Recruiter is Right for You
by Sandra M. Smith - Jan, 2015
If you’ve been a professional in your field for a while, you have more than likely come into contact with many different recruiters over the years. And, chances are, not all of those experiences have been pleasant. I have talked with many candidates who have expressed that they have had “bad” experiences with recruiters in the past. If this has happened to you, you may have resolved to cut off all ties with recruiters for fear...
Is Your Job Stressful?
by Carole Kanchier - Jan, 2015
Occupational stress has been defined as a “global epidemic” by the United Nations’ International Labor Organization, and it’s increasing. What does this quiz say about you? Stress Quiz Answer “yes” or “no:” I … 1) Am irritable, tired 2) Have little to say 3) Have no leisure activities 4) Lack autonomy, support 5) Lack challenge, feelings of accomplishment 6) Forget appointments, deadlines...
Career Success–No Fear in 2015
by Georgia Adamson - Jan, 2015
With all that’s been going on in the world during the past months and years, you might roll your eyes at the very thought that you could pursue career success without fear this year, and it would be hard to blame you. However, I’d like to offer some encouragement with this thought: fear paralyzes; hope energizes. I know it’s easier said than done to tell you to put fear aside as you plan your career steps this year. Like yo...
2015 Job Interview Trends
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2015
If you’ve been following the Chameleon Resumes blog lately then you know we’ve been covering the latest trends in job hunting, LinkedIn and resumes for the new year. Of course, an overview of trends for an upcoming year wouldn’t be complete without mentioning interviews! We’ve curated a list of what to expect in the coming year – from new trends to old methods that are making a comeback. Situational Job Intervie...
Expand Your Network in 2015
by Stacy Harshman - Jan, 2015
The best way to land a job in 2015 is to expand your network. The art of building and maintaining relationships is vital to job seekers. Greg Simpson, Senior Vice President, Career Transition Practice Leader at Lee Hecht Harrison says “The reality is that most job openings are never advertised or posted, which means tapping your network is an essential job search resource to uncover hidden opportunities. In fact, 63 percent of...
Have a problem at work? Here are 6 times when listening can be part of the solution.
by Beverly Jones - Jan, 2015
Recently a reporter asked me to name the one piece of advice I most often give clients. Because coaching isn't supposed to be just about giving clients standard advice, I side-stepped that question. But since then I've been dreaming that if I could wave a magic wand to give all of you one enhanced career skill, that super skill would be listening. By "listening" I mean you not only shut your mouth long enough for the other...
6 times listening may be the best strategy
by Beverly Jones - Jan, 2015
Have a problem at work? Listening may be a solution. Regardless of how you define your key workplace objectives, I’m willing to bet that better listening skills could help you achieve at least one of them. By “listening” I mean you not only keep your mouth shut long enough for the other person to talk, but you also shut down the voice in your head when it tries to tell you what to say next. You concentrate on the spea...
3 New Year’s Resolutions Every Executive Should Make
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2015
A new year means new goals and resolutions. Resolutions also typically happen to fall into one of three categories: health, relationships and money. The good news is improving all three of these categories can help advance your career. Below you’ll find three New Year’s Resolutions all executives should make for 2015. 1. Create better work/life balance. “Work/life balance” may seem like a popular buzz wor...
6 Ways You Give Your Power Away at Work
by Michelle Kerrigan - Jan, 2015
There are many ways you give your power away in your career, often without you even knowing it. Here are six that leap to mind, along with solutions for avoiding the power drain: #1: You spend too much time and energy trying to change others. We all do this. We want to change our boss, our co-worker, our husband — you name it. At one time, I felt as though I spent a lifetime trying to change a few people on my team....
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