Exploratory Interviews: How to Land Them and Make Them Work for You
by Lisa Rangel - Apr, 2015
Question: When is a job interview not a job interview? Answer: When it is an exploratory (or informational) interview. Exploratory interviews are a high-value way to network, obtain information and leave a good impression in a workplace that might interest you. Whether you seek a position, or desire a transition, an IEJI can bridge the distance between where you are in your career and where you want to be. Even without...
TRUST VS MISTRUST: What Would You Do?
by Carole Kanchier - Apr, 2015
When I was a beginning high school counselor a student (Dorothy), who had discipline issues with several teachers, asked me if I would lend her $10.00 to buy her mother a birthday present. "What to do?" What does trust mean to you? The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines trust as "believing in the honesty and reliability of others;" and "having confidence or faith in..." The Dictionary defines mistrust as the "lack of trust...
What Recruiters Are Looking For In An Executive LinkedIn Profile
by Louise Garver - Apr, 2015
LinkedIn statistics reveal that there are 347 million users as of February, 2015 with a geographical reach to 200 countries and territories. A LinkedIn statistics report also said that about 40% of these users check LinkedIn daily, with 30 million views of LinkedIn member pages. Whether you are an executive job seeker or a recruiter, that’s a pretty big social media pool to tap. Even if you are not actively looking for you...
When You Don’t Get The Job: 4 Tips To Help You Bounce Back
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Apr, 2015
Your resume is well polished. Your LinkedIn profile finely-tuned. You land the interview, and you’re hitting it off with everyone you meet. Then you’re called back for a second…then a third interview…you’re feeling like you’ve really got this! Then the waiting begins…followed by more waiting. And then the news…”We’ve decided to go a different direction.” Paul Freiberger, author of When Can You Start? Ace the Job Interview A...
Conflict at Work? Learn about 4 Goals of Inter-personal, Misbehavior
by Sharon Cohen - Apr, 2015
Unhappy at work? Confused about why your coworkers/boss do what they do? Would you like to improve your relationships? Understand what motivates you and your colleagues. Cut the drama and increase cooperation and teamwork... I used to work as a Conflict Resolution Manager at a College of Business, Technology and Healthcare in beautiful, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). I helped mediate conflict between faculty, st...
Should You Connect on LinkedIn with Your Interviewer?
by Thea Kelley - Apr, 2015
In job search, you're continually looking to expand your professional network, especially among people who are well placed to help you get a job. The people with whom you've done job interviews are certainly in that category. So should you invite your interviewers to connect on LinkedIn? In many cases the answer is "yes, but probably only after the job interview process is over." An invitation to connect during the in...
Smiling can make your day and boost your career
by Beverly Jones - Apr, 2015
In his popular 1936 book, How to Win Friends & Influence People, Dale Carnegie offered advice for becoming popular, persuasive and successful. Among the book's well-known techniques is Principle 2 of his "Six Ways to Make People Like You." That rule is brief: "Smile." Carnegie quoted this Chinese proverb: "a man without a smiling face must not open a shop." Your smile, he said, "is a messenger of your goodwill," and a simpl...
How Involved Are You in Your Work?
by Carole Kanchier - Apr, 2015
Do you identify closely with your job? Are your moods and feelings affected by your work? Are you involved in your job? Job involvement refers to the psychological and emotional extent to which people participate in their work, profession and company. Top performers who are engaged in their work generally have high levels of job involvement. Studies show high job involvement contributes to high job satisfaction, employee mor...
Advance Your Career Through Mentoring
by Stacy Harshman - Apr, 2015
Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an expert, the mentor, who has experience and wisdom, assists a novice, the mentee, to gain knowledge, skills, and experience that will contribute to the mentee’s professional growth. American businessman John Crosby describes the concept as “a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction”. What are the benefits? Mentoring can bene...
Your Resume and Your Portfolio
by Robin Schlinger - Apr, 2015
I have many clients in creative careers that demand online or print portfolios: writers, graphic artists, photographers and web designers, among others. When hiring managers or recruiters look at job applicants for communications or design positions, they expect to see samples of previous work at some point. Any creative person about to engage in a job search should make sure to accumulate physical or electronic samples of...
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