Gifts vs. Favors: Why One is POWER & Other is POISON to Your Career
by J.T. O'Donnell - Feb, 2010
I read a post by Seth Godin recently that discussed the power of a gift. Something struck me immediately: People who struggle to find professional satisfaction (a.k.a. a job they are happy with) are often guilty of doing favors instead of giving gifts. If you’ve ever said the following, then you are guilty too: - I can’t believe they didn’t give me a promotion after all that extra work I did without asking. - I’ll call th...
How Much Should an Executive Resume Cost?
by Louise Fletcher - Feb, 2010
Shopping for a new resume is not like shopping for a new car. There’s no ‘blue book’ to tell you what you should be paying and it’s hard to find even a ballpark figure. This results in confusion. As someone who writes a lot of executive resumes, I’ve found that client expectations are all over the map. Some expect a resume to cost $100-$200. Some are expecting something over $1,000. And with this much uncertainty, it can b...
Been Burnt By a Bad Hire? 10 Red Flags For Interviewers
by Dawn Lennon - Feb, 2010
Trying to hire the right person can keep you up at night. Why? A bad hire can quickly turn employee harmony into raucous noise and tank confidence in you. If you know what you’re looking for, you’ll find it. If you don’t, oh well! The biggest mistake hiring managers make is not paying attention during the interview. Sounds incredible, right? Too often, interviewers are focused on themselves, specifically their: • ...
Why Office Popularity Matters
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2010
In high school, didn’t a part of you always wonder how the cool kids did it? Popularity remained an enigmatic aspect of human existence that ceased to be relevant once we threw our caps in the air...right? There are scores of research studies on popularity in schools, and most have indicated that popular children are viewed as better students and make and maintain friendships more easily. In 2009, however, organizational ps...
Is Your Resume as Fashionable as Plastic Slipcovers?
by Barbara Safani - Feb, 2010
I put up a picture on Facebook yesterday of me as a kid sitting in my living room. I love this picture because it reminds me what my house looked like as a child and it’s a window into what trends influenced how homes were decorated at the time. My mother had a penchant for plastic slipcovers and she put them on everything in the living room, including the lampshades. Plastic slipccovers made their debut in the mid 50s and man...
Career Management In The New Workplace
by Leslie B. Prager - Feb, 2010
The work world of today is dramatically different than the workplace was when I began my HR career back in 1980. Those were the days before the social media phenomenon, blackberries, the internet, virtual meetings, etc. The issues facing professionals today include the “new workplace”; fast-paced, on-demand staffing; a multi-generational, cross-cultural workforce; demographic trends such as the aging workforce and baby boomer...
The Ultimate Two-Word Question to Evaluate Your Resume
by Scot Herrick - Feb, 2010
In the job search process, your resume provides the key link between applying for a job and getting that first interview. There is a whole world of resume tips, including tips on formatting, rules to live by and many others. In the end, all the rules can drive you crazy because they are all about rules (should your resume be one page — or two? Show all your jobs — or just the last ten — or fifteen — or twenty years worth?) ...
The Value of Your Tweets During a Job Search
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Feb, 2010
How To Tweet Your Way to a Job Lead The value of your tweets. Now that you have set up your Twitter account, what do you tweet in order to get closer to an actual job lead? There are many steps you can take to job search via Twitter but in this blog post, I will focus on your tweets' content because a great tweet can propel you closer to a job--a bad tweet can help you lose the job you currently have...AND QUICKLY! Micr...
Five Beliefs That Keep You Living Paycheck to Paycheck
by Tai Goodwin - Feb, 2010
Fearless Woman Magazine is the brain child of fearless networking master, author, and on-line talkshow diva – Adrienne Graham. I recently shared an article on Fearless Woman Magazine, I’d like to share with you here: 5 Beliefs That Keep You Living Paycheck to Paycheck 47% of Americans say they live “paycheck to paycheck” according to a 2008 survey. Even more startling: * 21% of those earning over $100,000 also live payc...
Five Questions To Help Uncover Your Passion
by Tai Goodwin - Feb, 2010
What do career burn out and being laid off have in common? Both situations are opportunities to explore what you are passionate about. While there is pressure if you are laid off to find another job as soon as possible, for some markets and industries the opportunities may be far and few between. Savvy professionals benefit from tapping into not only their talent, but also their passion in order to find work that feeds their s...
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