Your Definite Purpose
by Dorothy Montgomery - Aug, 2014
I’ve often asked the question, how do I know what my purpose is? The best information I’ve ever come across is from the Proctor Gallagher Institute ‘s Six Minutes to Success. Here’s an excerpt. A key to career progression and development is to know your definite purpose; the reason why you’re here. It doesn’t matter how you were brought up or how you arrived here on this planet—the fact remains that each of us has specif...
4 Tips for Nailing the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question
by Lisa Rangel - Aug, 2014
It doesn’t matter how far you’ve climbed up the ladder. Everyone hates to be asked the interview question, “So, tell me about yourself.” How a candidate reacts and answers this simple interview question can be extremely telling of a candidate’s viability for an executive role, so it’s important to bring your A game to this challenge. While this popular interviewing question does pose a lot of potential land mines, you can a...
If You Want a New Job, Cover All Your Bases
by Mindy Thomas - Aug, 2014
According to a recent survey by Jobvite, which conducts the most comprehensive Social Recruiting Survey of its kind, “An astounding 94 percent of recruiters used or planned to use social media in their recruitment efforts last year. That’s an increase of 16 percent since 2008. And 78 percent of recruiters made a hire through social media in 2013.” Upon reading this, I reached out to my network and interviewed an HR Talent A...
Why I Quit My Toxic Law Job to Teach Yoga
by Katie Chamberlain Kritikos - Aug, 2014
Young and Idealistic: All I Really Want to Do Is Drink Beer At my first yoga class in my high school library in 2002, I discovered yoga as a way to both exercise and relax. Yoga then accompanied me through college in South Carolina and Alabama, graduate school in Illinois and New York City, and law practice in rural Illinois and Chicago. Through the challenges (divorce, autoimmune disease) and triumphs (launching a law...
Confidence on Tap – Part I
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Aug, 2014
As a career consultant, I’ve coached many clients who’ve suffered from a debilitating lack of confidence, and my best advice – born from experience – is to take action. Moving through my own career transition from opera singer to university director, and, additionally, to author, speaker and coach, has tested my confidence mettle, to say the least, over the years. I went from high confidence – singing on stages all over...
Never Work a Day in Your Life!
by Kristen Carter - Aug, 2014
As a Career Coach, it is not uncommon to speak with students who are unable to articulate what they want in their future careers. For some, it simply requires probing questions or a career assessment to reveal their career passion. Other times, students initially believe they know what they want, until they find out what their dream job actually entails. This sobering realization often causes disinterest and confusion. In thes...
3 Ways Brand Authenticity Opens Doors
by Valerie Sokolosky - Aug, 2014
When you’re networking, your brand is “on stage.” You’re making connections, focusing on your brand presence, and collecting business cards. You’re doing great! Now be sure you have a strategy to keep it going. Once you’ve made sure to “Do it Right”— from your appearance, to your behaviors, and business etiquette—how will you use networking to continue the business relationships? If you don’t have a strategy, you could “drop t...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 4, Issue 8
by Local JobNetwork™ - Aug, 2014
Volume 4, Issue 8 Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Proposes Rule for Equal Pay Reports by Dan Kuang, Ph.D. and Marife Ramos In support of President Obama's continued effort to combat pay discrimination, the OFCCP announced on August 6, 2014 a Notice of...
Turn Down A Job Interview? Are You Crazy?
by Georgia Adamson - Aug, 2014
If someone told you that you should turn down the opportunity for a job interview–especially if you’ve been out of work for a while–would you think they were crazy? After all, the whole point is to get interviews so you can land a new job sooner rather than later, right? Bad Job Interview Prospects There are times, though, when a potential job interview stands to do more harm than good for your overall job search succ...
Act Like A Business Owner To Advance Your Career
by Andy Robinson - Aug, 2014
Whether you work for a global corporation, a small business, or for yourself, it is absolutely essential you THINK and ACT like an “owner” if you want to advance your career. You need to “own” your job, own your role as a leader or manager, own your roles and responsibilities – put yourself in the shoes of a business owner, and think and behave as any owner would do. This is not new career advice; many of us have heard this...
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