The Job Search Money Trap
by Bernie Frazier - Jul, 2015
Earlier in my career, I took a job because it allowed me to start shifting my career in another direction. I wasn’t in love with it but knew it was a good move for me. About 1.5 years into the role, I took a chance and expressed an interest in doing something else within my company. While the results didn’t come immediately, one day my boss approached me about taking on a different type of assignment. I had minimal amounts...
The Power of Referrals
by Linda Dobogai - Jul, 2015
Studies consistently show that insider referrals far outpace online applications in helping candidates secure interviews and jobs. This outcome relates heavily to credibility. It is assumed that an inside referral is made by an employee who is willing to risk their reputation by recommending you. An online applicant with no connections to the business is a complete unknown. This, of course, is where the hard work associated...
An active professional network is like insurance
by Sherri Edwards - Jul, 2015
In an ever-changing economic market, or riding the wave through industry changes, you just never know when you might need to rely on your professional network to help bail you out of a rough patch. Maintaining a professional network is like having car insurance – it’s a pretty big risk to drive without it. Your network is your safety net. And like insurance, it requires an investment that can’t lapse. Without it, the costs can...
Why Going Solo Is A Silly Job Search Strategy (and What To Do Instead!)
by Michelle Dumas - Jul, 2015
It’s no secret that most people view looking for work as one of life’s necessary evils. Can you relate? Most of us have had to do it at some point, but few of us have ever enjoyed the process. Finding a job is often a job in itself. It is time consuming, frustrating at times, sometimes exciting, and just as quickly can turn depressing. In order to succeed you need to put your best foot forward and make full use all th...
Why Having a Mission Statement for Your Social Media Mission Can Help
by Tiffany Young - Jul, 2015
Mission statements may seem overused and irrelevant in the grand scheme of things, but a well-crafted one can communicate to your audience your purpose and why they should care. This is also true when considering having a social media presence for business and personal. Ask yourself, “Why am I on social media?” If you’re like most people who joined social media because their high school and college friends did, then you pro...
Being active in communities can help your career to thrive
by Beverly Jones - Jun, 2015
When I meet new clients, it's sometimes easy to spot the ones who're enjoying resilient careers. Whether they are solopreneurs creating their own thing, or professionals making their way through large organizations, people with thriving work lives tend to share some of the same characteristics, like a positive attitude and an ability to listen. As I chat further with clients, one factor I try to gauge is whether they consc...
10 Ways to Build Trust Remotely
by Nan S. Russell - Jun, 2015
"Office Workers Don't Trust Colleagues Who Work Remotely," read the headline from a recent survey(link is external). According to researchers the survey respondents believed remote workers were: • "Three times more likely than people in the office to miss deadlines, not follow through on commitments or mislead co-workers." • "Four times more likely to give a half-hearted effort, make changes without notice or not fight for...
Learn To Impress In Less Than Two Minutes
by Connie Pheiff - Jun, 2015
You’re at a networking event. You have your business cards, your elevator pitch ready to promote your business, product, and service, and you are wearing your best suit. You have less than two minutes to influence and you fabulously fail at first impressions. Sound like anyone you know? There is power in building relationships. If you can impress in less than two minutes, you rule the power of relationships. The opportunit...
6 Habit-Making Ways to Make Networking Easy and Automatic
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2015
Most things in life are a habit. Essentially we have to train ourselves to take certain actions each day until it becomes like second nature. Networking is one of those job search actions that need to become a habit in order for it to be truly successful. By making job search networking a habit, you not only increase your chances of finding a job, you’ll also start to feel like networking is more natural to you. Use th...
You WILL Get Googled…Are You Afraid?
by Joshua Waldman - Jun, 2015
I tell my clients that they will be Googled as surely as it will rain in Portland. The latest survey said that 81% of employers WILL Google candidates. Online reputation management is a critical piece of your online job search. There is just no getting around it. Quick story, when I Googled my name 1 year ago, I was a convicted felon and a prolific New York Gynecologist, neither profession was something I wanted to be c...
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