Maximize the Time You Spend in THE ZONE - Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Day
by Andy Robinson - Jan, 2010
Feel cheated by disappearing time at work? Not getting to the really important things at work and at home? Do you feel like you're constantly "fighting fires?" Establishing and maintaining control over how you spend your time and what you spend your time on is an important element of career success. Staying in "THE ZONE" of highest impact, as illustrated below, is definitely where you want to spend the predominance of you...
Smart Tips For Completing Your Own Self-Assessment At Work
by Elizabeth Freedman - Jan, 2010
It’s review time at the office and your boss has asked you to complete a self-assessment – those forms that ask you to rate yourself on your own work performance. Here’s where you’re going to have to walk the gauntlet like never before. After all, you’re being asked to step back and consider how your work on the product launch, or office reorg, “exceeded” or “met” expectations (or, God forbid, only met the “minimum” requirem...
by Dawn Bugni - Jan, 2010
It seems to be my week to challenge verbal roadblocks. In my last post it was the word “just”. This post, I’m going after “ya, but”. I spend a good deal of time on the phone speaking with potential clients. During those conversations, I generally offer a bit of guidance to help the caller, whether they use my services or not. Sometimes they get it. Sometimes, they “ya, but...” themselves right out of an opportunity for grea...
Are You Really Ready To Look For The Next Job?
by Scot Herrick - Jan, 2010
Most people think that if the unthinkable happens -- they get laid off or their company goes belly up -- that they are immediately ready to look for another job. I know this because Robert Half published a survey that asked -- and 82% of the respondents said they were ready right now. Next, they asked this question: "When did you last update your resume?" That's when things got interesting: ...if they lost their jobs to...
Executive Life - Making and Keeping Commitments
by Suzanne Bates - Jan, 2010
“Unless commitments are made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” -Peter Drucker Yesterday a client canceled an appointment. Big deal? Depends. Emergencies happen. But I can predict with 100% accuracy whether a client is floundering or flourishing simply by whether he or she keeps these commitments. The flounderers do not call me directly, they have their assistants do it; the conversation usually goes ...
Spruce Up Your Resume in 30 Minutes or Less
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Jan, 2010
How would you feel if you possessed a nicely polished resume that projects and elevates your level of professionalism? More confident? More positive? I bet! Crafting a dynamic resume that is also a great selling tool is more time-consuming than 30 minutes. Yet, with the following quick and easy visual and marketing ‘styleover’ tips, you will begin to distinguish yourself from the job search mob in half an hour! That sounds ...
30 Jobs With Largest Projected Growth
by Brad Karsh - Jan, 2010
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total employment is projected to increase by 15.3 million jobs in the decade from 2008 to 2018. That, quite frankly, is some of the best employment news we've heard in a long time. But in which sectors will those jobs be created? And which jobs within those sectors? The BLS has complied the numbers, and here are the 30 jobs with the largest projected employment growth: ...
How to Turn Weak Ties into Solid Job Leads
by Kevin Donlin - Jan, 2010
In his 1973 article, "The Strength of Weak Ties," sociologist Mark Granovetter, after interviewing dozens of people, determined that most jobs were landed through "weak" interpersonal ties -- not friends telling friends, but acquaintances telling friends. In other words, if you’re mostly asking friends to send you job leads, you won't succeed as fast as asking acquaintances, who then ask their friends to help you. Count...
Making The Most Of The New Year
by Debra Wheatman - Jan, 2010
The New Year is a time of hope. Many of us make resolutions and look forward to starting fresh. I always think of it as a time to plan ahead and consider the positive things that the future holds. For those of you in job search mode or transitioning from one career to something new, this time can be filled with uncertainty, and dare I say it – dread; it need not be though. Here are some (hopefully) uplifting thoughts and tips ...
Want Better Results? Run Your Job Search Like a PR Campaign
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jan, 2010
It’s not exactly a news flash, but the strategies for a successful job hunt have changed considerably over the past several years—and possibly forever. Like it or not, getting in front of the right audience for your search has become the equivalent of running a PR campaign, complete with brand development, market research, and message delivery. If you’ve been striking out while trying to get noticed, it’s possible that y...
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