In honor of International Women’s Day (#breakthebias), here’s 10 ways you can grow your assertiveness while raising your visibility in the workplace in a way that’s beneficial to your career .
When the economy and job markets are crazy, good marketing can set you apart from other candidates and help you get the job.
Working with a recruiter is a great resource you can use to succeed in a tight job market or to get sound advice anytime.
In today’s job market morale matters. Employees may be experiencing uncertainty, apathy, or even wondering if they’ll have a job next week.
A good blog can help you show off your personal brand, demonstrate skills, network effectively and get the job offers you want.
Ace your next job interview by practicing active listening skills. The technique is simple to learn and you’ll make a better impression on your prospective employer.
An email asking if my skills came from a box of Froot Loops was the incentive I needed to leave a bad boss and find better opportunities.
When you create an engaged workforce, you’ll see higher retention rates (less hiring and turnover), greater communications, stronger teams, less absenteeism and more satisfied customers. Remember if you don’t develop your culture, it will develop itself. If you get it right, all the other pieces – passionate & dedicated employees, customer satisfaction, respected brand – will fall in place.
A cover charge carries with it the expectation of quality – whether entertainment, service or food. So why not set an expectation for what the company you choose to work for should offer?
Cover letters often make or break your chance to receive an interview. Here’s nine tips to help you write a cover letter that gets noticed.
Job interviews often stir up conflicting emotions. Here’s 13 ways you can shake off the jitters before your next interview.
Learn how to look professional in meetings, management forums, and client consultations, so you can increase your visibility, impress your boss and bond with your colleagues.
Just asking for career advice is good for your professional life, but it’s important to learn how to recognize advice that is compatible with your unique career path.
Are you finding it tough to survive in the corporate battlefield? By creating value and visibility in the workplace you can come out on top.
People management skills are important in all walks of life. Even if you feel like you currently have none, you can gain these people skills by becoming familiar with some basic psychology and then putting this knowledge to work for you.
It’s always a good idea to make yourself a valuable asset to your employer. You can show your value by building your personal brand.
Employment studies suggest 70 to 80% of job openings are unadvertised. The hidden job market often contains the most attractive positions and the highest salaries.
“Tell me about yourself,” is often the first question you hear at a job interview. Learn how to describe yourself quickly and compellingly so you can land more job offers.
Your work can come with challenges that suck the joy out of your day. By making a conscious effort, you’ll soon start to view your job differently.
When you’re working within a team you have to put personal interests aside and focus on the collective. If you don’t, tempers flare and trouble ensues. Teams composed of members who can’t put differences aside don’t win. Put simply: you won’t achieve the success you want if you aren’t focused on the common goal.
Managing high job expectations can be challenging, but it isn’t impossible. You simply need to develop coping skills so your stress never gets the best of you. In fact, you can learn how to deal with the stress of high job expectations in a way that allows you to become more effective at your job!
With a high profile job interview coming up, it’s important to practice some effective, job-winning strategies that can help you outshine your competition. What’s important is that you present the true picture and paint it well!
Showing your boss that you have potential is essential whether you want to climb up the ladder to senior management or be picked for interesting projects.
If you’re a fan of college football you know exactly what I’m talking about. The last few teams standing are in a battle to be named National Champion (#RollTide). But, it’s also playoff time for you if you’re career minded.
How can you get a management position when you lack management experience? While you may not be able to list the title of manager on your resume, there are plenty of ways to demonstrate that you’re ready to assume more responsibility.
Radiating confidence makes it easier to move ahead at work, and each success helps to build your self-esteem. If you doubt your abilities or feel insecure speaking up in meetings, you can still turn things around by training yourself to become more poised.
It’s Black Friday and the world is hitting their favorite online or big box retailers trying to make a dent in their Christmas shopping list. While you’re shopping for everyone else, don’t forget to add you to the list. Today’s a great day to invest in yourself.
This week it’s easy to think about being thankful. But what about at 6AM when the alarm goes off on Monday morning? Does career and gratitude mix? I happen to think so.
If you’re currently searching for a job, you already know a big part of your routine is waiting around. In fact, given that some aspects of finding employment tend to feel like they’re beyond your control, engaging in meaningful activities can boost your mood and make you a more attractive job candidate.
Ever wonder why some people get promoted, receive raises, and are more respected at work? Here’s 10 things successful people do differently than others. They build a personal brand that gets them noticed and helps them gain visibility in today’s work environment.
Use these suggestions to make the most of a video job interview. Video job interviews are becoming more common because they’re cost-efficient and convenient. A recent article published by ONREC highlights the fact that 79% of employers are now conducting video interviews whereas that number was more like 22% prior to the pandemic. What’s more it shows that over 60% intent to keep using video interviews moving forward.
Reading is a great habit that will improve your brain health, lower your blood pressure, entertain and open the door to career opportunities.
Have you been thinking about a job change? Did you know now is your perfect time to prepare? There are 57 days left until we ring in 2022 and the great thing is you only need 30 to craft a personal brand that sets you up for career success.
If you have effectively built your personal brand to include a network or people who can help you succeed, you’re miles ahead of everyone else. Let’s look at why you need a mentor.
Success is made easier with a mentor if you know how to find the right one. Do you know the right questions to ask?
As more studies show emotional intelligence improves employee productivity and job performance, it becomes a more coveted skill in the office.
Working with a slacker who doesn’t pull their weight at the office can create stress. Here’s some tips to help you succeed in the workplace.
Being helpful is part of being a team player, but being a doormat can undermine your career and peace of mind. Learn how to achieve balance, so you can be supportive and respected.
If you’re considering a career change, don’t forget to look where you are first. An internal transfer can provide many of the advantages of a new position without the risks of looking for a completely new job.
Having a career, co-workers, and customers means you have stress. Here’s five ways to conquer stress in your professional life.
If you want to stand out from the crowd or competition at work, then you need to be seen as an expert in your field. But these personal branding tips to work and start building your reputation today.
Getting yourself noticed in the midst of everyone else searching for a job is tough but it’s doable if you consistently build your personal brand with a career focus.
Whether you’re building a business as an entrepreneur or your designing the perfect career path, your personal brand matters. I just finished reading Be The Brand by Mike Kim. While his book is geared toward entrepreneurs building their business, so much of what he shared can be tweaked and used for career building too.
Use these tips and discover the benefits of diversifying your network by reaching out to friends and strangers from all walks of life.
Boost your job satisfaction and advance your career by networking inside your own company. These tips will help you grow your personal brand.
Is a co-worker who talks to much threating your productivity and sanity at the office? Is all that chatting posing a threat to your performance. How can you be direct enough to set boundaries, and tactful enough to avoid hurt feelings? Try these tips for balancing socializing and productivity.
As you’ve probably discovered, your work can trigger all kinds of stress reactions. From minor annoyances to heart attacks, on-the-job stress is a major cause of many mental and physical ailments.
There’s one thing first-time job hunters and mid-life career seekers have in common. Both groups find that age affects their career prospects, and how they need to present themselves to potential employers.
Your career is like a ship and you’re the captain. You can drift along or take command to guide it in a positive direction. These are some suggestions for setting your course and sticking to it so you so wind up where you want to go.
I remember where I was the moment the first plane hit the tower. I was at work and everyone gravitated to the television in lobby to watch what we all thought initially was a horrible aviation accident. Then I remember the feeling of disbelief as the second plane hit the second tower.
Do you know the advantages of having and how to find a mentor that is right for you? The most successful people have mentors guiding their progress. A mentor can take you places you’ve never been and do so at breakneck speed.