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  • Is Your Job Search Productive?
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May 18, 2018
    When it comes to your job search, there’s no arguing that the Internet is an incredibly valuable tool. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, online search has become the most used tool for job seekers. But even though the posts are there — are the jobs themselves? The research team at Reviews.com aimed to answer this question with a six-week long study. They consulted with experts and hands-on tested the m...
  • Dear Deb: Submitting A Bill After An Interview
    by Debra Wheatman - May 17, 2018
    Hi Deb: I’m currently employed, and have been interviewing for a few months. A friend of mine just told me that he submits a bill for his travel expenses to his interviewer after the interview is complete. He will bill the interviewing company for his mass transit ticket, parking, mileage, and any other expenses associated with his travel. He said that I should be doing this too, as it “commands respect.”...
  • 5 Habits of Effective Executive Job Seekers
    by Barbara Safani - May 16, 2018
    After working with thousands of executive job seekers, certain patterns have emerged regarding the practices of those that succeed. Here are a few I have witnessed. 1. Follow up on all introductions. Surprisingly, many job seekers don’t follow up on introductions made on their behalf. Even if you are not sure it the person you are being introduced to can help you, follow up. It shows your contact that you value the in...
  • Establish a Culture of Trust
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - May 15, 2018
    Countless management books, seminars and programs offer insights into how leaders can develop trust within their organizations. Their consistent theme—“It begins with you”—is certainly valid, as leaders must model trust and set an example for their people. Success depends on a personal campaign of inner reflection, values assessment and relational intelligence. Training can be effective and rewarding, b...
  • How to Succeed in Your New Job
    by Carole Kanchier - May 14, 2018
    Rosemary writes: “I’m starting a new position and want to make sure I get off to a good start. What to do?” Starting a new job is exciting and sometimes intimidating. You have a fresh start, new challenges and renewed energy. But you may also feel apprehensive, particularly if you were fired or laid off from your last job. Tips for thriving in your new job - Believe in yourself. Have faith in your...
  • Be Prepared To Demonstrate The Things That Employers Value
    by Bob Roth - May 11, 2018
    As college graduates enter to world of work, employers will be watching them and evaluating their job performance. New employees are expected to accept the culture, fit in and prove that they belong. Employers want new employees to hit the ground running, perform at a high level and impress everyone they work with or encounter. In other words, recent grads must earn their way into the company by making solid contributions....
  • Building Brand Awareness
    by Debra Wheatman - May 10, 2018
    You know you need to build a professional brand to effectively market yourself in your career. But how do you build awareness of your brand? Branding is one of those things that we like to make really difficult. It doesn’t have to be; it’s actually quite simple. Let’s start with what branding is not. It isn’t: A tagline A logo A website A campaign These are all tactics that you employ to...
  • How to Avoid One of the Most Devastating Causes of Career Lag!
    by Marshall Goldsmith - May 9, 2018
    Our environment is full of triggers! Smells, sounds, sights barrage us constantly and can affect our actions in both our personal and professional lives. Some triggers are so powerful they can keep us from focusing on making meaningful change, and we unknowingly become a creation of the world around us rather than who we want to be. In this digital age, the biggest trigger is the internet and advent of very sophisticated on...
  • Better Office Seating Arrangements Increase Productivity
    by Alexandra Levit - May 8, 2018
    Cornerstone OnDemand researchers have discovered a surprisingly simple way to increase productivity: better office seating arrangements. In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, Jason Corsello and Dylan Minor described the results of a new study, which suggested that who an employee sits next to affects how they perform — and that grouping the right types of coworkers together can improve productivity and work...
  • Use Intuition for Career Decision Making
    by Carole Kanchier - May 7, 2018
    Kathleen, a grade six teacher wonders whether to accept the promotion to principal. Les, a human resources manager, wants a job that 'excites' him. Recently laid off, Barbara thinks this might be a perfect time to start her own business. Tom, an engineer, wants to try a different field where he can still use his engineering skills. Intuition is a great tool to use in solving varied career and personal challenges. Sigmund F...