Utilizing Your Networks
by Adrianne L. Hooker - Feb, 2011
The current job market is frustrating to say the least. In fact, there has to be another more vexing term to describe extremely limited job opportunities for the millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans. In December 2010, United States economists proudly projected the job market would return to “normal” within four years, while other economists struggle to define what the new future “normal” will be. This informatio...
Take another look at transferable skills: You’ve heard it over and over – listen in this time
by Hallie Crawford - Feb, 2011
This New Year’s, Frank, Vaughn and I attended a party where I spoke to a woman, Donna, who gave me a great story for the idea of transferable skills. Donna was a marketing and ad representative for MSNBC and NBC for years in New York City. She really enjoyed her work, but after several years she realized it wasn’t what she wanted to do forever. One of Donna’s friends told her about corporate real estate leasing. She had never...
Twitter Rules Every Job Seeker Should Follow
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jan, 2011
How should a job seeker craft effective, meaningful Twitter messages that resound with an appropriate, yet impactful tone? Sometimes, the Twitter stream is a smooth rivulet, offering calm conversations, inviting chatter and encouraging words. In other instances, a strongly worded and edgily toned message causes the water to roil. As a job seeker determined to add and receive value from the always moving Twitter stream, I su...
Start Your Career with Self-Assessment
by Thomas J. Denham - Jan, 2011
Most of my clients don’t know what they want to be when they grow up, and often say to me, “I just don’t know what I want to do.” The very first step is Self-assessment. It’s the most ignored part of the entire career development process, but required for an effective job search strategy. It begins with an extensive and written inventory of your “VIPS” (Values, Interests, Personality Traits and Skills). The goal is to buil...
How to Read People and Influence Perceptions
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jan, 2011
I’ve learned in an over twenty-five year consulting career that my most effective executive coaching and leadership development clients are communication catalysts. They are authentic and help people achieve a shared purpose. They are optimistic and forward thinking. One of my law firm Managing Partner clients recently confided in me that she was having a hard time influencing several of the firm partners on a new strategy fo...
How to Socially Intelligent Interact with People
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jan, 2011
My leadership coaching clients who display great character communicate clearly and are empathetic. They are authentic in their interpersonal interactions and help people achieve a shared purpose. They are optimistic, inspiring and forward thinking. One of my law firm Managing Partner executive coaching clients recently shared with me that he was having a hard time influencing several of the firm partners on a new strategy for...
Has Your Network ABANDONED You? (10 Tips to Win them Back)
by Rob Taub - Jan, 2011
Running out of ideas on how to stimulate your network? Are your one time 'good contacts' harder to reach today? Let me be blunter: Has your network abandoned you?! How often you can use your network contacts and for how long, IS ENTIRELY UP TO YOU. If you leave that up to them and it becomes "work" for them, expect 'contact' it to be infrequent at best and short-lived. FACT: It's human nature to want to...
Blogging Your Way to a Professional Brand
by Debra Wheatman - Jan, 2011
To blog or not to blog? That is the question! You are a busy executive with lots of daily responsibilities. So why on earth would you want to blog in addition to all of your regular duties? I get it, believe me! As a professional in the career industry who is committed to providing my clients with personalized attention and professional results, it is sometimes hard to find the time. I make the time because I know that...
THE THANK-YOU LETTER AS A STRATEGIC SELF-MARKETING TOOL
by Linda Dobogai - Jan, 2011
Most people forget to send a thank-you letter after interviewing. Mistake. Those who do send one often fail to capitalize on this wonderful opportunity to further promote their value. Big mistake. While it is true that this type of document should thank the interviewer for their time and interest, a greater impact on the hiring decision can be made by incorporating one or two of the following strategies. - Emphasize an a...
Don’t Look for a Job—Make the Job Come to You
by Miriam Salpeter - Jan, 2011
It may be unexpected advice from a job-search coach, but ideally, you should not be looking for a job. Instead, you should be looking for problems to solve and letting the jobs come to you. Confused? Here’s why you need to get off those job boards and readjust your approach: 1. Looking for a problem to solve is more effective. Looking for a problem to solve instead of looking for a job requires you to identify ski...
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