by Bob Roth - Oct, 2011
Most college students will learn to network in order to gather employment information and learn about companies that may be hiring. Savvy students understand that their personal networks contain people who have the information they are seeking. Therefore, to learn about employment opportunities that have never been advertised or made available the outside world, students should systematically contact everyone in their netwo...
The #1 Millennial Career Advantage
by Lindsey Pollak - Oct, 2011
As we enter fall recruiting season on college campuses, many students are concerned about how to position themselves for jobs in the continuingly dismal job market. To stand out in this economy, everyone needs an angle (or three…or four…). But there is an angle that I think many Millennials overlook, perhaps because it feels so natural to them. In my opinion, the #1 advantage Millennials offer employers is that they are dig...
It's time to shine in your career transition!
by Hallie Crawford - Oct, 2011
I've had some great examples from career coaching clients of creative things to do to get noticed in your job search. Here are some of the examples I wanted to share with you: Just walk in. My clients Hilary and Allison just walked right into their potential places of employment this week to hand deliver their resumes, and ask if they needed some volunteer work or if they were hiring. Hand-delivering your resume can make a...
50 Networking NO NOs!
by Thomas J. Denham - Oct, 2011
If you really want to find a job, then double your networking efforts. It’s the best job search technique. Networking is an art and science that anyone can learn. To be successful in your search, I strongly suggest a strategy that maximizes your networking efforts. Here are 50 pitfalls to avoid when you are either at a networking event or having individual networking meetings. I have highlighted my pet peeves. 1. Being...
Five Secrets to Creating More Career Opportunities in the 21st Century!
by Ed Sykes - Oct, 2011
In the 21st century, career opportunities in the job and employment marketplace are changing fast, and morphing all the time. In order to successfully take advantage of these career opportunities, you must develop a different mindset. Let me share this story that illustrates my point: In high school, my best friend and I went to his house to hang out. While there, his father asked what was I going to do when I finished...
Executive Wisdom - Developing Your Leadership Wisdom
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Oct, 2011
I was recently working with one of my San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching clients – the president of a professional services firm. We had a fascinating coaching conversation about the stupidest decision or action he had ever taken. My executive coaching client and I then discussed as a leader in his organization, what was the wisest decision or action he had ever taken? I am coaching my client to tap into his wisdom an...
Leadership Resilience - The Art of Bouncing Back
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Oct, 2011
I was recently working with one of my San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching clients – the CEO of a boutique hotel and restaurant company. We had an enlightening coaching conversation about how his company bounced back from two recessions. My executive coaching client and I then discussed how a leader’s emotions are contagious? I am coaching my client to help his employees become more resilient and create a culture of p...
8 Tips for Transitioning Back to Work After Summer Vacation
by Tai Goodwin - Oct, 2011
Even if you couldn’t get away for vacation or took a vacation back in June – there’s something that happens during the summer. Schedules seem to be a little more relaxed, both at home and at the office. After a low key summer schedule, when it’s time to get back into the swing of fall schedules, it can be hard to get motivated. You no longer have fun summer weekends to look forward to and the next long weekend feels a little t...
AS IF THEY WERE YOU
by Nan S. Russell - Oct, 2011
"Treat everybody else as if they were you." These words gave me pause. I wonder what it would be like if we each did what this "unknown author" is advocating? Would she still have abandoned her station at the airport fast food restaurant to get a fork and share a pastry with her friend while her customers waited if she followed this adage? Would he still have sat by the window of the plane with his feet on the seat and knee...
Avoiding the Cloak of Invisibility
by Andy Robinson - Oct, 2011
"I don't hurt or want for visibility, but people seem to forget pretty easily. " Gary Coleman How VISIBLE are you to your boss or manager and other members of your senior management team? "Face time," visibility and frequent engagement with your boss is critical to your success; he or she is definitely one of the (and many times THE) "key holders" to success at your company. Actively seek out opportunities over th...
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