What’s Funny, What’s Not
by Suzanne Bates - Jan, 2011
My husband and I had just finished watching the Patriots get humiliated by the Jets so we were practically suicidal and in need of a laugh. We turned on the Golden Globes. It was just what we needed to wrap up a perfect evening. So UNfunny, it was hilarious. Ricky Gervais claims he has no regrets about savaging the Hollywood elite. But he was offensive enough that the Hollywood Foreign Press, which sponsors the awards, ap...
How Long Do Your College Honors Matter?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jan, 2011
Entry-level professionals often have a hard time trying to determine which information to include on their resumes. While you obviously want to include any education or degrees, the other stuff from college gets a little trickier. Do employers want to know you were in the photography club? Would a hiring manager care you were membership chair for your fraternity? Relevance As with many things in resume writing, the answe...
Job Advice: How to Handle the Exit Interview
by Elizabeth Freedman - Jan, 2011
Planning to leave the office? Jump ship? Head on to greener pastures? Happens all the time. Here’s what doesn’t happen all the time: The Graceful Exit. When you consider the various ways you’ll say goodbye to your current employer, don’t overlook your exit interview. Consider: Before you walk into an exit interview, prepare. If you’ve never been through one of these before, know that from an HR perspective, an exit ...
Career Advice: How To Succeed In The New World Of Work
by Ramon Greenwood - Jan, 2011
You’ve got your head buried in the sand if you are not preparing now to survive and prosper in the new world of work that is evolving day to day. There are three main points: 1. The work environment will be different from anything we have known in the past. 2. As for the job market, there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel—conditions are improving marginally–but many experts think it will be at least 2015,...
Career Trends to Watch in 2011
by Lindsey Pollak - Jan, 2011
are most on my mind as we head into a fresh new year. Here are my thoughts: 1. The job market is not improving fast enough for most Americans. I have to agree with a recent New York Times op-ed by Bob Herbert, which pointed out that, while many data experts are painting a somewhat rosy picture of the economy in 2011, prospects for the 15 million+ unemployed Americans are still very grim. Citing a Rutgers study, Herbert ...
THE THANK-YOU LETTER AS A STRATEGIC SELF-MARKETING TOOL
by Linda Dobogai - Jan, 2011
Most people forget to send a thank-you letter after interviewing. Mistake. Those who do send one often fail to capitalize on this wonderful opportunity to further promote their value. Big mistake. While it is true that this type of document should thank the interviewer for their time and interest, a greater impact on the hiring decision can be made by incorporating one or two of the following strategies. - Emphasize an a...
Guerrilla Job Search Secrets of the Homeless Man with the Golden Voice
by Kevin Donlin - Jan, 2011
Maybe you've heard the "golden voice" of YouTube sensation, Ted Williams .. He’s the formerly homeless, formerly unemployed man who was hired -- literally off the street -- by the Cleveland Cavaliers for his dream job as an announcer. Other job offers are still pouring in from around the country. If you're unemployed, you can learn a lot from Ted Williams' Guerrilla Job Search. Here's why ... No social worker on earth wo...
Don’t Look for a Job—Make the Job Come to You
by Miriam Salpeter - Jan, 2011
It may be unexpected advice from a job-search coach, but ideally, you should not be looking for a job. Instead, you should be looking for problems to solve and letting the jobs come to you. Confused? Here’s why you need to get off those job boards and readjust your approach: 1. Looking for a problem to solve is more effective. Looking for a problem to solve instead of looking for a job requires you to identify ski...
The Leader Blueprint: Building Tomorrow’s Da Vinci
by Todd Rhoad - Jan, 2011
Creating future leaders for business is on the verge of becoming a crisis. Three reasons reign supreme on the subject: it limits power and threatens the future, companies aren’t good at it and the qualities of tomorrow’s leader are nothing short of the modern day Da Vinci. In its recent regulatory filing, Apple disclosed their shareholders desire for a CEO Succession Policy. Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, has had a few health probl...
Who’s Encouraging You?
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jan, 2011
Encouragers – they thread themselves through the needle of our lives, stitching together our tatters when we find we are fraying. In your business, your career or your life, do you have your encourager team in place, those whom you tap into regularly or as-needed, people who will resuscitate you when you drift into unconsciousness, who will perk you up when you are down, who will compel you into traction when you are inert?...
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