Are You Stuck In The Job Search Fog?
by Lisa Adams - May, 2013
What does it feel like to be in a job search fog? Do you remember a time when you were in a physical fog, by a lake, at the airport, or on the highway? When you are moving in a vehicle such as a car or boat and a sudden fog comes in – it can be terrifying can’t it? You are moving forward but you suddenly lose your sense of direction. This has happened to me at various times. Once I was sailing and a wall of fog came in. We...
Poor Speaking Skills Versus Job Search Success and Career Advancement
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2013
Have you ever had to listen for long to someone whose voice seemed in imminent danger of fading out completely or was annoyingly laced with “umms” or “you know” or other meaningless verbal fillers? If so, you can probably relate to an article I just read, “Is This How You Really Talk?” (in The Wall Street Journal online). Author Sue Shellenbarger states that “new research shows the sound of a person’s voice strongly influe...
What Will You Earn When You Graduate?
by Bob Roth - May, 2013
You probably know students who say that they do not care what they earn, as long as they are doing something they love. However, you also know that money matters. When you graduate and start working, the money you earn is what you will live on and pay your bills with. How much money will you need each month to live the life that you would like? What would your life be like if your earned $1000, $2000, $3000, $4000, $5000 o...
Hire for Humility
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Apr, 2013
The ability to select, motivate, develop, and retain top people is critical to a company’s success. If you want to build a company where people love to work you have to know how to hire and keep great people. Unfortunately, a poor hire can cost a company a great deal of money and cause undue distress and wasted time for everyone involved. Great companies and managers start with optimistic, change-resilient, and committed p...
Sleeping with Failure? There's Success Under the Covers. | Undaunted Leadership
by Dawn Lennon - Apr, 2013
Failure happens in spite of our best efforts to avert it. Fear of impending failure can be haunting, even crippling. It can drain our self-confidence, crush our optimism, and stress our every move. It can also ignite us to fight the good fight, motivating us to do whatever it takes to stop it. But failure will come anyway. When it does, we often feel defeated, believing our personal brand is forever tarnished and our...
5 Reasons To Follow Up In Your Job Search
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Apr, 2013
Many job seekers miss the one step that can land them an interview and the job they’re applying for. Sure, they send in their resume or application – they may even send the additional information requested – but many of the unemployed simply fail to follow up with the employers to whom they apply. 5 Reasons To Follow Up In Your Job Search Why follow up? Here are five good reasons: 1. Consideration Care to guess...
6 Ways to Land a Job When You’re Over 50
by Kerry Hannon - Apr, 2013
Are you kidding? Save for retirement? Seriously, there are far more pressing financial issues–like making ends meet right now and clinging to your current job, or worse, finding one, which I will help you with in a minute. Financial advisors recommend socking away a whopping 15 percent of pay for retirement. Easier said then done.Backburner, baby. The 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey published Tuesday by the nonprofit,...
A Few Good Reasons to Consider Sales Jobs During Your Search
by Rich Jones - Apr, 2013
Before transitioning into my desired career as an HR generalist, I spent four years in sales jobs both as a headhunter for a staffing agency and as a sales and service representative for a Fortune 500 company. Coming out of school, I never thought I’d be a salesperson. The idea of spending hours on the phone trying to schedule appointments and pitching products and services to busy business owners brought back painful memories...
Find the Wind
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Apr, 2013
Finding the wind is essential to sailing. Without wind — the boat’s natural engine — your sails begin to luff. Similarly, in our careers, without motivation — the human’s natural engine — our energy droops. In sailing, when this happens, we start looking for wind. This means scoping out wind ripples on the water and navigating toward it. Careers that start luffing require the same initiative. Without it, your career b...
How I Used LinkedIn As My Career Consultant
by Rich Jones - Apr, 2013
When I decided I wanted to transition from a career in Sales to a career in Human Resources, I knew I had a long journey ahead of me. I’d have to figure out what companies I wanted to work for and what skills would get me closer to my goal role. I also had to think about my career progression once I was made the transition. Interviewers often ask “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Since I wasn’t gonna say “Working f...
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