The New Reality Of The Adult Student
by Robin Fisher Roffer - Jan, 2014
With fewer opportunities for advancement, 60% of Americans are considering going back to school. Should you? Last week during my monthly touch-up, my hairstylist announced that he was going back to school. George was excited about transferring his talent for making people beautiful into a new career as a plastic surgeon. His plan is to work his way through school over the next seven years. I was completely inspired by Georg...
Unmotivated? Burned Out? Stuck?
by Robin Fisher Roffer - Jan, 2014
Answering these questions will help you come back to yourself so you can finally move forward. Over the summer I had the privilege of spending a week in Atlanta, the city where I started my professional life. I thought about all the jobs I held there in my 20’s: stints in fashion and music, and promotion director posts at a pop radio station, alternative newspaper and finally at TNT, where I made a name for myself in the c...
The 14 Top Tips To Land a New Job in 2014
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2014
2014 will be the Year of the Employee. As the economy recovers, more employees will move on to new and better opportunities. It may be the time for you to land a job you want. Tip #1 – Face facts. Job search distractions include stress and anger for the mid-career unemployed. But, it is time to move on. Make a plan, keep it focused, and go to “work” every day to land a job. If you are looking for something new, pl...
You Should Customize Your Resumé
by Bob Roth - Jan, 2014
Employment candidates who do not take the time to learn something about the employer must rely on a generic resumé. However, we all know that one size does not fit all. Therefore, if you want to make the best possible impression, a customized resumé is a valuable tool. To increase the number of invitations you receive for interviews, customize your resumé for each employer. Just like you, employers appreciate people wh...
How Do You Reapply for a Job After Being Rejected?
by Lisa Rangel - Dec, 2013
You found a great job you thought would be a perfect fit, but your application received either radio silence or one of those dreaded “We’re sorry, but you’re not a fit for us at this time” form letters. Think that’s the end of the road for you? Think again. While a rejection can be discouraging, it doesn’t necessarily signal a dead end for your job search. It could benefit you to reapply to the company, even after you’ve recei...
Secrets from Great Networkers
by Marshall Brown - Dec, 2013
We all know that to succeed in business, one must have (and use) a network. We work hard to create a web of like-minded individuals that support us, defend us, and are there when we need a favor. Likewise, as we create and nurture these relationships, we need to be prepared to offer the same in return. Unfortunately, making contacts and turning business cards into a dependable rolodex of steadfast colleagues is easier said tha...
10 Little Things That Make A Big Difference To Hiring Managers
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Dec, 2013
As a former hiring manager in several consulting firms, I often wondered if candidates were cognizant of the impression they made on employers. Even small things, such as the frown displayed by an applicant upon arriving at an interview, or the worn-out jeans on an applicant in a roomful of suits, gave me pause as I worked to screen candidates. Ironically, many of the issues I spotted were easily fixed by taking care...
How Do I Pick My Major If I don't Know What I Want To Be (When I Grow up)?
by Rob Taub - Dec, 2013
Start with the end in mind. As with writing a speech, you determine what your objective is and what it is you hope to instill in your audience and only THEN do you begin to write your speech, make sense? Same with the job search and too, picking a major, internships, related clubs and activities, and more: You begin with the end in mind. Every step you take, even in the moment, is another step on a path that will lead to o...
Is Staying In Your Pajamas All Day Stalling Your Job Search?
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Dec, 2013
Unbridled stress and angst can exacerbate today’s job search. The economy is uncertain, bad attitudes are ablaze and the competition is fiercer than ever. No wonder job seekers struggle with maintaining poise, hope and focus. With that said, targeted, positive and actionable behaviors are what create the perfect storm for meaningful outcomes in today’s job hunt. Avoidable job search behaviors abound. We’ve unearthed six m...
Major Mistakes Executives are Making on LinkedIn
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Dec, 2013
Let’s get right into it. Shall we? #1 – No picture. Profiles with no pictures are ignored [because they are boring]. Please place a picture on LinkedIn. Stop procrastinating, get a nice headshot, Photoshop it just a bit if you must, but get one pronto! Contrary to what others will say regarding attire, I am advising you go with something other than the ‘mundane’ black business suit. A warmer earthy tone will hel...
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