Winning at Working: Blurred Lines Require New Skills
by Nan S. Russell - Feb, 2015
Instead of an early start, with time to read the news, check key messages, and write uninterruptedly for a pending project, I spent it down a rabbit hole. What I expected was a five or ten minute interruption to answer a client’s email, marked with one of those urgent exclamation points, but it took me over an hour. Before I could even send the requested information, I got an email telling me, in essence, “never mind,” the dir...
Be Your Own Valentine
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Feb, 2015
It’s the time of year for cards with red hearts, chocolates, and flowers as Valentine’s Day approaches. It causes anxiety for some who are seeking affection and bliss for others who are celebrating their love with someone special. This Valentine’s Day I encourage you to see it through a different lens. By all means celebrate your beloved but designate time to honor yourself as well on the holiday when we focus on love. When...
6 LinkedIn Strategies You're Missing Out On
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Feb, 2015
Are you taking full advantage of LinkedIn in your active or passive career search? Position yourself for more career opportunities, more interviews, and more target industry connections by leveraging these six LinkedIn facts. Your LinkedIn profile is 11 times more likely to be viewed if you use a photo. If you don’t already have one, you need to get one today. And don’t waste your time with homemade shots – isn’t your care...
4 Executive Resume Rules You Should Break
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
We’ve recently talked about how to qualify job search advice online. While most of it is written with good intentions, not all of it should be taken into account. One such example is when blogs and articles talk about common “rules” you should follow on your resume in order to get an executive position. You know which rules we’re talking about – keep it to one page, stretch the dates of employment if you were without work,...
Why You Must Adapt or Watch Your Business Die
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2015
Just how important is adaptability to business or career success? According to a 2013 study by DeVry University’s Career Advisory Board, 93 percent of hiring managers say that senior-level job seekers need to demonstrate the ability to adapt in order to cope with the ever-changing workplace. This type of senior leader—one who has learned how to roll with the punches—is essential to guiding 21st century businesses. Gallup’s...
What is Your Time Culture?
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2015
In her book The Culture Map, global workplace expert Erin Meyer talks about one particular keynote speech she had to give to an audience in Brazil. Her remarks were slated to last 60 minutes, but the client said she could take all the time she needed. Meyer didn’t quite believe him. After all, during just about any keynote address in America, you can expect a firm index card countdown: “10 minutes remaining” “5 min...
Are You Stuck in Your Job Search?
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2015
There are plenty of smart, successful executives who struggle with finding a new position and/or a satisfying career. If your job search isn’t working, it’s time to do something different. First don’t think of it as setting out to “find” a job which assumes fitting into an existing job that may or may not be a good match. Treat this as a career discovery project, with defined objectives, an action plan, and a timeline. Ask som...
The Under-Management Epidemic
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Feb, 2015
Are you part of the under management epidemic, or are you a truly engaged manager? You may think you’re a good boss, but a recent survey reports 9 out of 10 managers are providing insufficient oversight—a problem that consultant Bruce Tulgan calls the “under-management epidemic.” Ten years ago, research from Rainmaker Thinking, Inc., confirmed an epidemic of workplace under-management. The firm’s ongoing study reveals t...
Is Your Communication Advancing Your Career?
by Carole Kanchier - Feb, 2015
Is your communication enhancing your career development? Do you welcome others' ideas? Do you send courteous email messages? Good communication enhances relationships, contributes to productive work environments, and advances your career. Thinking about what we say and how we say it can minimize misinterpretations. Communication Tips - Trust and respect everyone. Treat others as you wish to be treated and value their...
Is Your Fear Of Changing Jobs On This List?
by Stacey Lane - Feb, 2015
Let’s talk about the other F word. Fear. As you can probably imagine, there are days when I need a Teflon suit to deflect my clients’ fears. Even the most self-aware clients have moments of sheer panic. Fear shows up. It’s just part of careers. It’s that simple. On good days, I’m a curious and non-attached observer of fear. On bad days, I get sucked into the fear vortex and find myself obsessing about my own career success...
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