The Fine Art of Listening
by Brian Muys - Jan, 2014
As a communications professional, I take my obligation seriously to write and speak clearly and effectively when interacting with the media, senior executives or faculty, and co-workers. While this seemingly basic skill is not unique to my trade by any means, I’ve found it’s equally essential to respect and master the art of listening. Many of us, regardless of our specific job, are quick to brush off this advice and say t...
“Hey, I Know You!” How Social Media Could Ruin Your Chance of Landing That Job
by Rowe Leathers - Jan, 2014
I know your likes and dislikes. I know how you spend your weekends and where you go on vacations. I know who your friends are, and I know your family. I know where you went to school and where you live. I know the things that interest you and the things that are important to you. I know all of this about you without my ever having to ask. More importantly, I know that I do not want to hire you. Just like that, you have...
The Determined vs. Disbelieving Job Seeker: Which are you?
by Kristen Carter - Jan, 2014
With a difficult job market and an overqualified applicant pool, it is becoming increasingly common for people to seek job search guidance with the hopes of landing a position. The importance of standing out to a potential employer, has led many job seekers to admit they need outside help. Enter career coaches! I have been blessed to work with many students and alumni as a career coach. The variety of hopes and dreams tha...
A Growth Mindset Can Increase Career Options for Females
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jan, 2014
Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? How about others you encounter, whether you're a parent, teacher, counselor, or career coach? Have you noticed if some are more open to trying new things than others? What is a fixed mindset? According to Stanford University psychologist and author Carol Dweck, a fixed mindset occurs an individual believes intelligence is a fixed trait and are therefore more likely to avoid c...
How Do I Become A Virtual Call Center Agent?
by Pamela La Gioia - Jan, 2014
If you’ve been thinking about working from home but thought this type of work arrangement was only for web designers, writers, or computer “geeks”, think again. There are numerous call center companies that have adopted this work-from-home model. And the number of virtual call centers are growing. This means more job opportunities for Americans who are interested in working from home as customer service representatives. T...
Get Out From Under the Career ‘Should Haves’
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jan, 2014
When I talk with women in my coaching practice and around the country about loving their work, some balk at the idea. There is a contingent of women in the workforce who believe that the words ‘love’ and ‘work’ don’t belong in the same sentence, and many of these women are quick to pepper their conversations about jobs and career with an abundance of the word ‘should’. On a regular basis I hear things like ‘It doesn’t...
Why Business Cards Don’t Matter as Much as This
by Rich Jones - Jan, 2014
I’ve made a good number of business cards over the years. Some I spent a ton of time on. You may have done the same. You sit there agonizing over the logo (if you have one), where your name goes, which phone number you put down (I be on my Google Voice flow), and how quickly they’ll arrive. Because honestly, a lot of us don’t think about business cards until there’s some event coming up where we know we’ll meet a lot of peopl...
9 Ways to Improve Your Resume & LinkedIn Profile For the New Year
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2014
The New Year is here! It is a pivotal time of year to get your resume and LinkedIn profile updated, in sync and given to the right contacts to land your next job faster for the New Year. Whether you are simply updating your achievements, landing a new job, or switching careers, it is key to capitalize on this time of year to position yourself to thrive in 2014. Here are 9 resume and LinkedIn profile tips that you can do rig...
Have goals? Measuring progress gets you there faster!
by Beverly Jones - Jan, 2014
Step 1: Set clear goals. Step 2: Choose metrics. Do you have professional and other goals in mind for the year? For the future? So what’s your plan? It can be motivating to have a broad, enticing vision, but it can also be daunting. Sometimes people put off their biggest objectives and most exciting projects because they don’t even know where to begin. To get started and keep moving toward your goals,...
Tactics For Today: Practical Job Searching Techniques You Can Use Right Now
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2014
People are currently filling the jobs you may have had in mind. They were smart to plan their job search last summer and got serious about it in the fall. They interviewed in November and December, and walked into their new offices this January. Tip #1 – Do not wait: Make a job search your idea. Job searching takes planing, passion, and persistence. It also takes some practical tips that you can use right now. Do not w...
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