Stress Hits The Gen Y Bizgal: Tales and Remedies
by Amanda Guralski - Mar, 2010
With every job there comes responsibility, and with responsibility comes stress. Especially now, when young bizgirl’s find themselves lucky to have jobs, the pressure of staying on top of their game can sometimes cause them to crack. Lauren Rozea, an Assistant Director of a nation-wide tutoring chain center said she compartmentalizes her stress away which is unhealthy for her. “I bottle it up and try to ignore it,” Rozea...
Are Poor Project Management and Recruiting Practices Contributing to Gender Discrimination?
by Stephanie Thomas, Ph.D. - Mar, 2010
Are poor project management and recruiting practices contributing to gender discrimination at high-tech firms? Ellen Messmer, of Network World, thinks so. In her post Gender Discrimination Linked to Poor Project Management, she states that 'tech firms rely excessively on a 'hero mindset' to save runaway coding projects that are poorly organized, and employees with family responsibilities -- often women -- are sacrificed as a r...
What Do Employers Look For?
by Bob Roth - Mar, 2010
Employers and Graduate Schools look for seven things: 1. Academic success usually means a “B” average or better. Many employers and Graduate Schools will not even consider you if you don’t meet their academic standards. 2. The quality of your college education refers to the rating, reputation and status of your college. 3. A well-rounded college experience. - Participation in clubs and athletic activities - Work e...
‘Pre and Postnuptual’ Agreements: Employment Contracts In The 21rst Century
by Sharon Cohen - Mar, 2010
• How has the employment contract changed in the 21rst century? • What are the expectations during the hiring process? • What are the expectations once you are employed? • What should you consider during these complex negotiations? • What should you put in writing? This month, two of my nephews are getting married; one wedding will be in USA and one will be in Israel. This has inspired me to think of the similar...
Listen To What Your Career Is Telling You
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Mar, 2010
How did I get here? How did this happen to me? These are crucial questions I get from clients on a regular basis. In addition, why did my career seem so certain one day, yet so uncertain on another? I answer these questions by asking a question of my own: "Are you listening to what your career is telling you?" Most people don't listen to themselves. And, when things go wrong in their career, they don't understand ...
What Shopping Habits Say About A Job Seeker
by J.T. O'Donnell - Mar, 2010
If I had to choose the biggest mistake I see job seekers making right now, I’d say it’s diving into a job search without properly determining their value to potential employers. They throw together a resume, blast out cover letters and submit online applications without first stepping back and getting a truly clear picture of what’s going to get them hired. The result is a lot of wasted time and energy that produces very littl...
Strategies for Effective Meetings & Collaborative Projects
by Beth Wellesley - Mar, 2010
Do you wonder how to get people in meetings to discuss what matters or how to make the most of the time you have together? We are consistently asked to shed some light on this topic and wanted to provide sound counsel about how to set the table for effective exchange while insuring focused, competent dialogue. Assigning Roles We recommend assigning the following roles and their corresponding responsibilities: 1) Agenda ...
Job Search Spring Cleaning
by Barbara Safani - Mar, 2010
Happy Spring! It’s time to spring into action and add some news strategies to your job search campaign. Here are a few things to try. 1. Go around the gatekeeper. If you find an open position through a job board or company website, don’t only submit your resume to human resources—they’re often gatekeepers who don’t have much control over who ends up getting hired. Instead, go around the gatekeeper and do some Internet resea...
Spring Trends For The Office
by Amanda Guralski - Mar, 2010
Spring is upon us and we are sure you are ready to ditch those sweaters for chic dresses and lightweight blouses. Before you go on a shopping spree, we want to talk about the best trends for the office and how to keep them Workchic. Some of the top trends we have reviewed are digital and floral prints, Lucite jewelry, denim handbags, collarless jackets, and mixing and matching patterns. Keep these trends professional with our ...
Getting Past the Fear – How to Succeed in a 21st Century Job Search
by Kris Plantrich - Mar, 2010
Most of my clients are experienced professionals in their 40’s or 50’s and come to me in the throngs of a failed job search. Usually their career has progressed easily through internal promotions or word of mouth referrals. Now faced with a struggling economy and a new job search arena, they feel unsure and even fearful of the challenge before them. Suddenly they are 6 years old again and afraid to step off their bed for fe...
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