How to Make Your Job Search Fun
by Kevin Donlin - Aug, 2010
If you’re looking for a job, here’s a strange question: How much fun are you having? Not much? Well, you might want to change that. That’s the advice of former Minnesota Viking Fran Tarkenton, who suggests you try to find the fun in every task: “If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right,” he says. Wouldn’t it be nice if you were as motivated to write your resume tomorrow as you were to play Little League or skip...
Grow Your Career Networking Seeds Organically
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Aug, 2010
I admit, I’ve never really embraced the word, “networking,” or the idea of it. Instead, I love the concept of NetWeaving. Over at the NetWeavers International website, they promote a pay-it-forward approach and publish a creed that talks about a “shift from thinking about WIIFM (What’s in it for Me) to WIIFY (What’s in it for YOU).” As well, they discuss strategies in learning how to be a resource for others to provide informa...
10 Things Every Manager Should Know
by Andy Robinson - Aug, 2010
In working with clients over the years to develop programs for new supervisors/managers - there are some skills, knowledge and competencies that rise to the top of "must have's" for someone in a management role. These are in no particular order, but all are of equal importance to be successful in a management role. Finance 101: Understand the basics of finance; know how to read a balance sheet, understand how to creat...
Are You Headed Toward or Away?
by Christine Hassler - Aug, 2010
Our motivation is directional, impacting the results we create and the ease in which we create them. Think about when you are motivated to do something. Are you motivated more by what you want to get away from or what you want to move toward? TOWARD motivation moves us toward more of what we desire while AWAY from motivation is an attempt to get us away from circumstances/feelings that are causing discomfort. Let's consider...
Establishing your brand in your cover letter
by Debra Wheatman - Aug, 2010
Establishing your brand in a cover letter can be a tricky thing. You want to be creative, yet professional. So if the prose is stifled, the reader can actually feel how the writer struggled with every word, every sentence, and every thought. Here are a few tips to help get the creative juices flowing and extend a brand that conveys confidence and your capabilities: Don’t over do it. You don’t have to fill the document wi...
10 Ways for Managers to Prepare for Interviewing a Job Candidate
by Alvah Parker - Aug, 2010
Many attorneys and other business owners start interviewing people for a job without clearly understanding what kind of person would best fit into the organization. Hiring is often done out of desperation. The attorney or business owner has a large amount of work to complete and knows he/she can’t get it done on time alone so he/she looks for someone to help. Good hiring decisions are made with planning. Here are some ways...
Career Tips: Eleven Steps To Reduce Killer Stress
by Ramon Greenwood - Aug, 2010
Today's workplace is a breeding ground for stress: pressure to get more done with less; layoffs; overtime and inflexible schedules; irritable co-workers and bosses; sedentary lifestyle that leads to bad habits of overeating junk food and spending too much time in a stupor before the TV; uncertainty about the future. While there is no such thing as a job without stress, you can take 11 steps to reduce the life threate...
How to Conduct a Covert Job Search Using LinkedIn
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Aug, 2010
How to Conduct a Covert Job Search Using LinkedIn Ready to launch a leadership job search? You might be worried that cultivating a LinkedIn presence will announce your candidacy—and blow your cover. However, there are ways to conduct a covert job search using LinkedIn, but only if you tune your LinkedIn Privacy Settings correctly. Here are the 3 key steps to preserving some secrecy for your job hunt, while still get...
3 Keys to Customizing Your Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Aug, 2010
In recent blogs, I’ve written a lot about the importance of investing time into every job application you submit, even if this means applying for fewer total jobs. While it’s most efficient to get your resume fine-tuned to a point where it needs little modification for each new job application, you generally will need to make a few changes each time in order to customize your document. UTILIZE PROPER LANGUAGE The first r...
Pulling a Steven Slater – or how not to burn a bridge
by Elizabeth Freedman - Aug, 2010
After landing a (hopefully) great job and having a (hopefully) great experience, you’ve determined that it’s time to move on. Happens all the time. However, what doesn’t happen all the time is the graceful exit. You’ve heard about Steven Slater, but did you hear the one about the guy who sent the angry email to everyone in the company when he quit? How about the one where the woman gave the boss a piece of her mind (and then s...
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