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The 4 Components of Successful Job-Search Networking Emails

Monday, January 08, 2018

During a recent resume critique, one of my clients told me about his networking efforts. He was proactive and went knocking on a company's door; as a result, something promising was now in the works. Not that he literally knocked on the company's door, although that is a viable option. Instead, this client had sent a networking email to one of the directors at the company. ...

The Visual Guide to Starting Your New Job Off on the Right Foot

Monday, January 08, 2018

It's normal to be nervous before starting a new job. Will your coworkers like you? Will your boss be impressed? Will you quickly adjust to new policies and procedures, or will you accidentally follow your old job's guidelines? Instead of letting your imagination run away with itself, pause for a moment. Take a deep breath. It's going to be okay. Remember: The company chose you for a reason. The hiring ...

How to Answer 'Tell Me About a Time You Made a Mistake' in 4 Easy Steps

Friday, January 05, 2018

No one likes to talk about the mistakes they've made. However, interviewers want to know about more than just your successes. They want to hear it all — the good, the bad, and the ugly. That includes your mistakes. This is why I'm surprised when I conduct mock interviews and my participants aren't prepared for the common directive, "Tell me about a time when you made a mistake." I explain to my participants that good interviewers will challenge them with questions like ...

Using LinkedIn to Make Your Freelance Business More Visible

Friday, January 05, 2018

If you run an independent business as a freelancer, you need to be prospecting for clients on LinkedIn. The site, when used correctly, can be your secret to getting clients chasing you. Before you start prospecting, however, you need to give your profile a complete revamp. Does the information in your work history show off the impressive results you have achieved? Do you have plenty of recommendations from ...

In 2018, Resolve to Improve Your Career

Friday, January 05, 2018

Look back on 2017. How many times did you think to yourself, "If only I work a little harder, my boss will recognize my value. Next year, I will get a decent raise and a promotion. I'm really not happy, but I have no other choice"? If you had these thoughts or similar ones, then 2018 is your year. Let's face the facts. Your boss may recognize your value, or they may continue to take advantage of your hard work. You may get ...

Choosing the Perfect Furniture for Your Home Office

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

As flexible work and work-life balance become more popular, more and more people find themselves in need of home offices. After all: If you choose to work remotely, you'll need a place to work. There are a few things you must consider when creating a space meant to foster productivity at home. In this post, we'll look ...

3 Ways to Use Experiential Learning to Boost Your Career

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Article by Dan Lauer Most of us have been in the room while a boring professor drones on and on in front of dozing students. While the centuries-old lecture format can be an efficient way to transfer knowledge, it doesn't necessarily further learning. Instead, students are more likely to gain lasting understandings of new concepts when they're asked to teach or use those concepts, according to Harvard University's Eric ...

6 New Year's Resolutions for a Better Personal and Professional Life in 2018

Friday, December 29, 2017

  You returned to work bright and early on January 2nd, and I bet the first person you encountered in the break room turned to you, perky and upbeat, and asked: "So, what are your New Year's resolutions for 2018?" Did you have an answer ready? What inclines us toward making New Year's resolutions, anyway? In attorney-speak, we're dealing with what is called a "bright-line point" (derived from the "bright-line rule"), which means a definite cutoff point — an exact moment in time, ...

How to Write a Sure-Fire Elevator Pitch for Your Job Search

Friday, December 29, 2017

Every now and then, you may bump into a friend or acquaintance with whom you'd like to reconnect. This person may have resources or connections that can be of value to you in your professional life. If the topic of conversation shifts to what you do for a living, that's when things can get interesting. You can take this opening to market your business or yourself through what is popularly known as an "elevator pitch." What Is an Elevator Pitch?

SEO Trends Every CMO Should Be on the Lookout for in 2018

Thursday, December 28, 2017

As 2018 begins, it's appropriate to take some time both to reflect on the previous year and to look ahead into what the new year will bring. In digital marketing, this is especially important, as the rapid pace of change in technology has only increased in recent times. One specific area of digital marketing that is always in constant flux is that of search engine optimization (SEO). Google's consistent innovation when ...

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Why 'The Job Interview' Is Only Part of the Story When Looking for a Job

Friday, January 12, 2018

Key steps to maximize your interview opportunities.

Experienced Workers Sell Wisdom. Employers Buy Expected Results

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Older job seekers need to prove they can contribute immediately.

8 Actions to Kick Off Your New Year and Career Right

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A new year is here and what better time to get your career in shape?

These 4 Leadership Styles Crush Enthusiasm at Work

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

How to recognize and avoid them to nurture employee growth.

Should You Slow Down Your Workload This Year?

Monday, January 08, 2018

How to figure out when enough is enough.

4 Ways to Crush Your Job and Still Have a Personal Life

Friday, January 05, 2018

Get more done, without clocking overtime.

How to Shine a Spotlight on Your Soft Skills During Your Next Job Interview

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

As prospective employers see if your technical abilities are a match, they're also sizing up your coveted soft skills.

5 Ways Your LinkedIn Feed Can Lead to a Job

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Make yourself into a thought leader and find hidden opportunities.

How to Use Your Email Signature Line to Stand Out in Your Job Search

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Small changes can make the right first impression.

Do Extroverts Get a Bad Rap at Work?

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Introverts are in vogue these days … but where does that leave extroverts?

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