The Financial Impact of Not Hiring the Least-best
by Lou Adler - Jan, 2010
The financial gain of hiring A-level talent is probably 10-100 times the person’s compensation. The financial cost of hiring a walking lawsuit is probably 10-100 times their compensation. Assuming the duds and the stars represent 10% of your total hires, it’s what you do with the other 90% that really matters. To get a sense of the enormous financial impact of shifting people from the bottom half into the top half, fi...
Social Networking or Socializing?
by Kris Plantrich - Jan, 2010
Social networking is vital in today’s job search. If a job seeker is not yet aware of the benefits of social networking, they may never be aware of their missed opportunities. The most utilized and effective networks today are LinkedIn and Facebook and now Twitter. They are invaluable for establishing relationships with targeted contacts. These networking sites are databases at your disposal for researching industries, loca...
Five High-Impact Career Habits
by Lindsey Pollak - Jan, 2010
Exercise for 30 minutes a day. Sleep eight hours a night. Floss. Good habits are the building blocks of a healthy life. The same goes for your career: small daily habits add up to big success. The earlier in your working life you develop smart daily practices, the easier they will be to maintain and the more overall impact they’ll have. Here are 5 important career habits to cultivate: 1. Keep up with the news. We l...
Save Your Change and then Change Your Career
by Thomas J. Denham - Jan, 2010
A job change is an ideal time to reflect on your overall financial picture. According to Spectrum Group/Access Research (2001), 50% of all job changers consulted a professional financial advisor to help them decide what to do with their retirement savings. Financial planning for most people is totally overwhelming, and so we have to make smart choices. I don’t pretend to be an investment advisor, but I do suggest you think ...
The Resume as Part of Your Social Media Job Search Campaign
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Jan, 2010
Contrary to what you have heard, the resume still has its place in this web 2.0 world; despite interactive mediums, it's still a very crucial marketing tool and essential in launching your digital marketing campaign. What has occurred? Greatly due to the explosion of social media...job sourcing and job-seeker marketing has exponentially evolved. Consequently, the way in which you write and promote your self-marketing message m...
How To Conquer Self Doubt
by Alexandra Levit - Jan, 2010
Self doubt has been something I’ve struggled with all my life, from debating whether I could get into a top tier university to believing I could succeed as a writer. It’s a very human emotion, and it’s made worse for some people because of life experiences or temperament. Self doubt also makes you feel alone. Sometimes you think you’re the only person in the universe who suffers from a crisis of confidence, and you wish tha...
Maximize the Time You Spend in THE ZONE - Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Day
by Andy Robinson - Jan, 2010
Feel cheated by disappearing time at work? Not getting to the really important things at work and at home? Do you feel like you're constantly "fighting fires?" Establishing and maintaining control over how you spend your time and what you spend your time on is an important element of career success. Staying in "THE ZONE" of highest impact, as illustrated below, is definitely where you want to spend the predominance of you...
Smart Tips For Completing Your Own Self-Assessment At Work
by Elizabeth Freedman - Jan, 2010
It’s review time at the office and your boss has asked you to complete a self-assessment – those forms that ask you to rate yourself on your own work performance. Here’s where you’re going to have to walk the gauntlet like never before. After all, you’re being asked to step back and consider how your work on the product launch, or office reorg, “exceeded” or “met” expectations (or, God forbid, only met the “minimum” requirem...
by Dawn Bugni - Jan, 2010
It seems to be my week to challenge verbal roadblocks. In my last post it was the word “just”. This post, I’m going after “ya, but”. I spend a good deal of time on the phone speaking with potential clients. During those conversations, I generally offer a bit of guidance to help the caller, whether they use my services or not. Sometimes they get it. Sometimes, they “ya, but...” themselves right out of an opportunity for grea...
Are You Really Ready To Look For The Next Job?
by Scot Herrick - Jan, 2010
Most people think that if the unthinkable happens -- they get laid off or their company goes belly up -- that they are immediately ready to look for another job. I know this because Robert Half published a survey that asked -- and 82% of the respondents said they were ready right now. Next, they asked this question: "When did you last update your resume?" That's when things got interesting: ...if they lost their jobs to...
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