How to Successfully Navigate 12 Very Common Career Situations
by Andy Robinson - Mar, 2010
Be Prepared! Time to Take Action...NOW! Proactive career planning and career management are key career success elements, but even our best laid plans can get side-tracked if we don't keep our eyes on the horizon and be prepared for unexpected changes and detours in our career path. As an executive career coach for the past 15 years, I have noted 12 common career situations that present themselves to us at both expected ...
Characteristics Of A Successful Entrepreneur
by Marshall Brown - Mar, 2010
Entrepreneurs are people who will make decisions, take action, and think that they can control their own destinies. They are often motivated by a spirit of independence which leads them to believe that their success depends on raw effort and hard work, not luck. Studies have shown that successful entrepreneurs possess these characteristics: 1. Self-confidence This is that magical power of having confidence in oneself ...
Cover Letters - Dos and Don'ts
by Robin Ryan - Mar, 2010
The biggest mistake many job hunters are currently making is that they actually skip writing a cover letter when sending off a resume, says an AT&T Human Resource Manager. “Cover letters are very influential, and a well written letter can grab an interview just on its own merit. It’s too bad most job hunters are so lazy they don’t write one anymore,” notes this HR manager who’s seeing hundreds of applications a week. This i...
Focus First, Network Second
by Thomas J. Denham - Mar, 2010
The number one reason clients work with me is because they lack focus. A typical client may have been tossing around a few ideas in their head for a while, but are just not sure. Sometimes, they’ve been on the Internet seeing what’s out there with little or no luck. Without a sharply defined focus, this process quickly becomes scattered leaving them feeling confused, discouraged and at-risk of giving up any hope for change....
A Brief Overview Of Common 401k Mistakes
by William Lemerond - Mar, 2010
Believe it or not there are many mistakes that can be made along the way when it comes to financial retirement savings and investing. Unfortunately a good many of these mistakes center around the 401(k), which can be a tremendous boost to your retirement plans when used properly in order to build your portfolio. The problem is that the mistakes are often the only things we hear when it comes to retirement plans and investing. ...
Career Question: What Do You Have at Stake?
by Kris Parfitt - Mar, 2010
Considering a career change? Thinking of going for that promotion? Looking for a job? Something is motivating you to consider your options, but have you asked yourself the one question which once answered really identifies what would happen if you didn’t pursue the change? That question is simple in content yet profound in context: What do you have at stake? In other words, what do you have to lose in your life if you do NOT s...
How to Find a Job Long-Distance
by Kevin Donlin - Mar, 2010
In the current economy, some folks are looking far and wide for jobs, including out of state. But there are plenty of obstacles to relocating, right? Not exactly. Most obstacles to a long-distance job search are in your mind, not the employer’s. That’s according to David E. Perry, co-author of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0 (Wiley; 2009). Perry, a working recruiter with more than 24 years of experience, of...
Taking a Job Search Personally
by Harry Urschel - Mar, 2010
Riding the roller coaster of emotions in a job search can be emotionally draining! Even the most even keeled personality can often feel like the ups and downs of a search are affecting the positive attitude they are trying to maintain in the process. Why? Obviously because a job search is so personal! Even professional sales people, who are used to handling frequent rejection in their jobs, are often deeply affected b...
The Employee Attitude Problem - What's A Supervisor To Do?
by Dawn Lennon - Mar, 2010
A supervisor’s nightmare—the employee with a “problem” attitude. Makes you feel like you just drew the Old Maid card. What to do? You have an employee with a personality, work style, or temperament that is driving you crazy or aggravating others, making it harder to get the work done. And you don’t want to fire. Performance appraisal is how supervisors save us from ourselves. Good supervisors use appraisal to teach an...
11 Facebook Applications To Launch Your Job Search!
by Sharon Cohen - Mar, 2010
• Do you want to have suitable, jobs, emailed to you daily? • Would you like to find out what it is really like, working in a particular company, division and department? • Do you want to connect to decision makers and hiring mangers directly? • Wouldn't it be great to make your Facebook page and profile more professional-looking? As a Business and Career Counselor and Instructor at Georgia State University, I am often...
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