How to Job Hunt When You’ve Been Away from the Workforce
by Lindsey Pollak - Mar, 2013
You’ve probably heard the saying that it’s easier to get a job when you have a job. Well, what if you don’t currently have a job? What if you haven’t had a job for a long period of time? Don’t despair. It may take some extra effort to land a job after a long period of unemployment, but it is absolutely possible. Here are five Es to guide you: 1. Explanation First and foremost, it is a mistake to hope that employers...
Every Career Challenge Is Tough In The Beginning
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Mar, 2013
Are you facing a challenge in your career that seems insurmountable? Are you unsure how to handle it? Do you wish that overcoming your challenge was easier? No one really wants things to be tough. Yes, we may know deep down that tough makes us stronger, but when we are going through a situation ourselves, easy is the choice we would make if we could. What is your current challenge? Have you known for a long time that y...
Get Uncomfortable In Your Career
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Mar, 2013
Are you happy in your career or just going through the motions? Do you know it's time to act, but you don't want to? Are you pushing yourself to do more, and be more, or are you too comfortable being comfortable? Making a change in your career involves work, and not everyone likes to do work. Whether it's a new job, a new career, or a new way of dealing with a problem at work, challenging situations do not change without y...
The 8 Keys to Networking- Network Your Way to a Job
by Thomas J. Denham - Mar, 2013
Many people use the classified ads as their sole job search technique. Unfortunately, statistics show that only 10% to 20% of jobs are ever published, which means that 80% to 90% of jobs remain hidden in the job market. For this reason, networking remains the number one job search strategy. Eight Keys to Networking 1.Be Prepared, First, define what information you need and what you are trying to accomplish by networ...
Navigating Your Way to Success
by Leslie Becker-Phelps - Mar, 2013
Do you remember the wooden labyrinth game from childhood? Or maybe you even still have one. It’s that game in which you move a metal ball around a maze without letting it fall into any of the holes. Knowing the path to the finish is clearly not enough – there are those darned holes that you need to get around! Attaining your goals is a lot like that game. You might know some good advice about how to open your own business, los...
How Supervising a Small Group Prepares You for the Big Stage | Learning to Lead
by Dawn Lennon - Mar, 2013
Bad supervisors are everywhere. Some know they’re bad and don’t care. Some are clueless. But most desperately want to do better. Most of us don’t want to go to work and be known for doing a poor job. Too often, new supervisors were great technical performers inexperienced in how to lead others. Once they’re in the job, they discover that their success is measured by how well others perform under their direction. Th...
Help - My Co-Worker Can't Say No!
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2013
Over at Intuit's Fast Track blog, a reader wrote us with the following question: Here’s the question, with our experts’ responses below: My manager quit earlier this year, leaving me to run the marketing department with a woman we’d just hired. I wasn’t in favor of the hire because I was concerned that she lacks professional maturity, but now she’s my co-director and we’re making do. They’re not replacing my manag...
Job search when someone is talking about you
by Miriam Salpeter - Mar, 2013
What can you do when you think someone may be sabotaging your job search efforts? Is the rumor mill hurting your chances to get a job? I recently received several questions from readers who believe unfounded gossip may have lengthened their periods of unemployment. For example, one high achiever heard that former employers were spreading rumors that he was an underperformer. Another job seeker worried that people were miscons...
5 Things that military retirees and veterans get to decide about their career now
by Debra Ann Matthews - Mar, 2013
No more military uniforms, no more commanders in charge or sergeants telling you what to do or where to live or what your current MOS will be (job duties). Now do let your local ACAP office guide you and direct you, but other than that, it’s now your time to decide. It’s a choice that you get to make. What is your ideal targeted job? And by the way, thank you for your service Now decide among these 5 things about your next ca...
How Valuable Are You to Employers?
by Georgia Adamson - Mar, 2013
Whether it’s your current employer or the company(ies) you’ll be targeting in your next job search, the question of your value takes center stage. If you can’t answer the question posed by this post, you’re probably in trouble! Employers flat-out will not take the time and effort to figure it out for you. Your Needs vs. Employer Needs You need or want a new job, maybe a new direction involving a career change or an opp...
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