Don’t put off these simple steps to jump-start your career.
Getting to the next level in your career sometimes seems like a marathon. It can take two or three or more years to advance even one level.
This is why so many of us operate in our daily jobs without a winning strategy. It’s actually much easier to focus on short-term results and to fixate on the minutiae of our routines. We gravitate towards this path of least resistance because it feels better.
Here are a set of tasks you can implement on Monday morning that will profoundly improve your career prospects and won’t take several years to see a return on your investment.Read more ›
Ever wished you could go back and talk to your younger, twentysomething self? You know, the one who was just starting out and could have used some sound career advice—or at least a bit of reassurance that you were doing the right thing?
While you can’t go back in a time, you can pay it forward. Hindsight is twenty-twenty—and some of the best insights come from past experiences.
9 Professionals Share The Career Tip They’d Tell Their Younger Selves.Read more ›
Ah, the age old conundrum: How do you get out of that job you sort of hate, without losing that job you sort of hate?
OK, maybe you don’t hate it. But if you’re looking to exit stage left (ASAP) from your current job, how do you network with other professionals—the very people who may be instrumental to your forward progress—without tipping off your colleagues (or, worse, your boss)?
Carefully, that’s how. Very carefully. Here are just a few ideas to help you pull it off.Read more ›
Want to be more productive? Need a better way to deal with distractions?
It needn’t take long to make changes that count towards increased productivity at work. Take a minute or two to try these tips.Read more ›
Have you ever been in a situation where you feel like you just can’t get through to your boss?
Maybe you had what you thought was a breakthrough business idea get shot down before you could even really get into the details.
Or maybe you know you could create a much better deliverable for a client, if only given a few more days for the assignment. But when you ask your boss about extending the deadline, you’re told there’s no way that’ll fly.
Here’s the thing: It’s not just your boss being difficult. In fact, being able to get your point across and communicate persuasively with your superiors is a critical workplace skill that you have to develop. As Lori Carlin Proctor, senior retail supply leader with Procter and Gamble, put it, “To be an effective leader, you have to be a strong communicator. One of the most important areas of leading and communicating is with your own management.”Read more ›
Many of us were taught early in life to “follow the leader” to achieve success. But in today’s complex, global economy, following the leader is no longer good enough. You need to follow the right type of leader.
Team leadership is more critical than ever, and effective collaboration often spells the difference between winning and losing. Fortunately, most leaders know this. Research shows that executives recognize the value of a team approach. More than 8 in 10 (84%) of the 821 global business executives we surveyed say that their organization’s ability to develop and manage diverse, high-performing teams is essential to their future success.Read more ›
1. “Tell me about yourself.” While this isn’t exactly a question, answering this the wrong way could really hurt your chances of getting a job. The worst way to approach this request is to tell them your life story, which is something they’re definitely not interested in. The best way to approach this is to only discuss what your interests are relating to the job and why your background makes you a great candidate.
2. “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” It’s easy to talk about your strengths; you’re detail oriented, hard working, a team player, etc.–but it’s also easy to get tripped up when discussing your weaknesses, Teach says. Never talk about a real weakness unless it’s something you’ve defeated. “Many hiring managers are hip to the overused responses, such as, ‘Well, my biggest weakness is that I work too hard so I need try to take it easy once in a while.’Read more ›
There’s a lot of resume writing advice out there–here are a few common tips that need to be debunked.
Whether you are updating your resume and happy in your job or revamping it to land a new gig, you should check that you aren’t following these commonly held, but false, myths.Read more ›
9 Résumé Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make:
1. Making Grammatical Errors and Typos
2. Submitting Incorrect Information
3. Giving Everyone the Same Résumé
4. Getting Too Elaborate With Formatting and Style
5. Being Vague
6. Squeezing Too Many Words Onto the Page
7. Omitting Exact Dates
8. Not Including Skills
9. Using an Objective Statement
So you finally got that call back asking you to come in for an interview. Congrats! This is an exciting time full of nerves, palm sweats, and last minute shopping for the perfect interview outfit, or just something you won’t have to iron yourself. Amongst all that running around it can be easy to forget some essential items.Read more ›