What Your Job Search Says About You. Sometimes It Isn’t Pretty!
by Dawn Lennon - Oct, 2010
I hear a lot of excuses, justifications, and whining from people looking for a job. It’s always the same things: -“I hate networking.” -“I followed up on a bunch of leads and nothing!” -“I’ve got my resume out there but don’t hear anything.” -“I don’t know what to put on LinkedIn or how to use it.” Come on now! Face reality. Jobs rarely find you. They don’t call it a “search” or “hunting” for nothing. The pr...
10 Tips to Combat Nerves for Your Next Presentation
by Brad Karsh - Oct, 2010
You have been practicing the big presentation for weeks now, and it is finally show time. You are well rehearsed, polished, ready for questions, and confident. Just as you stand up, a wave of nervousness comes over you. Suddenly your hands are sweating, you look flushed, you can't keep your train of thought, and you are certain everyone is judging you. Sound familiar? Like it or not, we all have nervous tendencies as it...
7 Tips to Improve Your Communication Skills Today
by Courtney Templin - Oct, 2010
Without a doubt, technical skills are important in our day-to-day operations. Advanced technologies and complex software propel our operations and keep our businesses afloat. Professionals spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on education and training on these technical skills annually. Yet, when it comes time to make a presentation on the capabilities or outcomes of these resources, we can't communicate! Communication sk...
Making Time For Success
by Brad Karsh - Oct, 2010
Somehow, seasons seem to fly by before we know it. Memorial Day arrives and in the blink of an eye it is Labor Day. The leaves change one day and what feels like a week later, there will be snow on the ground. This leaves us with the question: where does the time go? Time flies by, so it is important to maximize every second of every day. Here are a few tips to ensure effective and efficient time management: 1....
I’m Not Here to Make Friends
by Elizabeth Freedman - Oct, 2010
“I’m not here to make friends.” More than any other phrase, the no-friends one is what you’ll hear again and again on reality TV. Check out VH1 blogger Rich Juzwiak’s amazing montage of the phrase uttered (or screamed) here – or hear his discussion of it on Act 2 of the “Frenemies” episode of This American Life on National Public Radio. “I’m not here to make friends” works well on Reality TV – but careful if you’ve got the...
Ten Tips to Be Happy at Work
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Oct, 2010
Many people today live hectic and stress-filled lives. Finding a balance between work and life and having a career with purpose and meaning is a challenge. In the increasingly demanding world we all face; many people desire to achieve professional success, a fulfilling life, and true happiness. However, achieving both their personal and professional goals sometimes proves to be elusive. Many people report being unhappy wit...
The Single Most Important Resume Item
by Lindsey Pollak - Oct, 2010
I recently moderated a panel discussion of prominent CEOs from three very different industries -- professional services, social media and nonprofit. While they each gave excellent advice to the students in the audience who were interested in their particular fields, the CEOs all came together on one key point: All employers in all industries are seeking one major resume item: leadership. Why is leadership so important?...
Be Choosy About What You Want
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Oct, 2010
Years ago, I worked in the hospitality industry hiring people for a wide variety of positions. Job seekers frequently approached me by saying, “I’ll take anything.” That was one of the biggest turnoffs. It wasn’t my responsibility to identify the right job for every person who walked through the door. It was their responsibility to figure that out before the interview conversation ever happened. There is the misconcep...
Career Fair-Don't Hire Me
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Oct, 2010
I am just coming from a career fair, here in Delaware and saw or heard many of the scenarios outlined below. A few I added from other career fair experiences, but not many! This is no commentary on Delawareans or those seeking to work in Delaware – I commonly see and hear many of these egregious examples at job fairs I attend across the region. If you don’t want to be hired by attending a career fair: Bring your child/chil...
How Pen and Paper Can Work Magic in Your Job Search
by Kevin Donlin - Oct, 2010
What separates successful job seekers from those who struggle to get hired? Two things: clarity and motivation. You must be clear about the job you seek, the results you’ve produced before, and the employers you want to work for. And you need motivation to persist through long hours of research, networking, false hopes, and follow-up that may lie between you and your next job. Want to know an easy, effective way to...
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