Dreams Are Not Achieved By Dreaming
by Bob Roth - Jun, 2012
Do not get me wrong. Dreaming about your future is good. All college students should have someplace they are trying to go, something they are trying to achieve. However, students should also understand that dreams are not achieved by dreaming. Success is rarely achieved by chance. When students apply the wrong approaches, they are setting themselves up for failure. They frequently choose a direction or approach that is ine...
Your Words, Actions And Performance All Have Consequences
by Bob Roth - Jun, 2012
Young children can sometimes get away with saying or doing the wrong things. They may not yet be expected to know any better. However, as children grow older, they can get into trouble because they either do not recognize or do not care that their words and actions sometimes have severe and painful consequences. Because college students are a bit older, more is expected of them. They have already experienced some of the po...
Digital Stress and Your Job Search
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2012
It seems that stress of one kind or another is part of our everyday lives now. It certainly plays a role–good or bad–in job searching, as well as on-the-job activities. But are you familiar with current views about the role of stress in conjunction with multitasking? I recently received an email link from OnlineUniversities.com regarding Digital Stress and Your Brain that gave me a lot to think about. I highly recommend that y...
How to avoid being overwhelmed by your job hunt
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2012
EmailShare The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” – Mark Twain, in The Success Principles, by Jack Canfield It seems obvious – you can’t be successful until you get started. You can’t get started on everything at once, so break it down and work on one thing at a t...
10 Differences Between the Job Search of Today and of Yesterday
by Joshua Waldman - Jun, 2012
1) Google Has Replaced the Resume Recruiters are now using Google and LinkedIn searches to find talent, instead of paying for job-board or talent databases, like they used to do. In fact, many companies are even mandating that every new application go through a Google screening process. So that means the first page of your Google results matter much more than they ever did before. 2) A Summary is Enough Today, the ...
An Honest Letter to Student with Lessons about Real Life
by Joshua Waldman - Jun, 2012
When I graduated from Brown (2000), I was promised the world. I had just completed four years at one of the most expensive schools in the country. It stands to reason, I reasoned, that my career would be a reflection of the investment I had put into school. “The world is yours!” they seemed to say as they sent me my first financial aid bill. Boy was I wrong! After two layoffs in a row and then rebuilding myself from th...
Are Position-Focused Resumes Now The Industry Norm?
by Cathy Eng - Jun, 2012
You bet! In the current job market, people must be flexible and resourceful. No longer can you blast one resume out for 10 different jobs and expect phone calls. The simple fact is that the job market is flooded with highly qualified professionals with the exact skills needed for any given job, and the competition is heated for many of them. Plus, employers are increasingly accustomed to seeing resumes that fit job description...
Career Action Plan – What’s standing in your way?
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2012
At the end of May LinkedIn released a survey stating that of 6,580 professionals polled globally, 89% said they could not accomplish all the tasks on daily to-do lists. That’s huge! What’s amazing is with all the available information (articles, blogs, websites, etc.), helpful tools and technology, only a little over 10% of executives end the day having finished their task list. No wonder executives in job search mode are chal...
Executive Coach Tip of the Day: Let Go of Being Right
by Andy Robinson - Jun, 2012
Maybe you DO know the answer .... Maybe, just maybe you DO know the best way to do it .... Maybe you've solved the problem at hand before and KNOW the best solution .... BUT maybe, just maybe you don't. Could there be a better answer, a better way to do it, a better solution? Maybe, possibly, perhaps? Try this today .... LET GO of any need you have to "BE RIGHT." Give someone else room to figure out the answer, the best ...
How to Boost Your Self Confidence During a Job Search
by Heather Mundell - Jun, 2012
It's ironic when during a job search, just at the time when you need to feel your most confident, you're feeling your most deflated. Earlier this year I met with a client who had been searching for a new job for over five months. Although she had a full-time job, she was looking for a different one because she had been underemployed and underpaid for several years. She didn't have a supportive manager, the organization's c...
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