Posts Tagged ‘career advancement’
April 29th, 2016 |
7 SURPRISING PLACES TO FIND JOB LEADS
If you are a job seeker, you are probably doing what everyone else is doing—over-relying on job boards to land that next position. But do you know what the odds are of you finding a position using that method? According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, only 13% of jobs are filled this way. And job boards are where you will encounter the most competition because everyone else is using job boards just like you are.
If you want to land a job sooner, you have to be creative and diversify your job search methods. You can still use job boards; just don’t rely on them solely. Here are some places where you can find job leads that you might not have thought of:
February 19th, 2016 |
5 Ways to Ace a Phone Screen
f you are actively job searching, a phone screen is probably coming your way in the near future. And of course you know that you have to impress the interviewer over the phone in order to go get to the next step of the process.
Here are some quick tips to ensure that you pass the phone screen with flying colors:
January 15th, 2016 |
5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Saying I Quit
It’s 2016! Maybe your new year’s resolution is to find a new job. After all, the employment outlook has improved. But before you look for greener pastures, be sure that you are making a good decision.
Here are some good questions to ask yourself before you embark upon your job search:
January 8th, 2016 |
4 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO WHEN ASKING FOR A RAISE
You may be thinking about having a conversation with your boss about a raise. You’ve worked hard, and you believe you deserve it.
But before you march into your boss’ office and have that conversation, you need to think through your approach. After all, more is at stake than just the raise. How you approach this conversation can determine how you are perceived for the future. Making a mistake now can affect your prospects of raises and promotions for the duration of your tenure with the company.
January 28th, 2015 |
5 ACTIONS SUCCESSFUL JOB SEEKERS TAKE BEFORE LAUNCHING A JOB SEARCH
Starting a job search can feel overwhelming. Many job seekers don’t know where to start. Usually what they do is immediately start searching for vacancies on job boards. But it really makes the most sense to take a step back first and ensure that you will be successful by implementing best practices.
December 19th, 2014 |
6 CAREER RISKS THAT AREN’T WORTH THE RISK
A calculated risk can pay off handsomely. For example, if you take on a high-visibility project that you have the skills and the resources to accomplish, it can position you well to another step in your career. In the best case scenario, it could lead to a promotion. But conversely, there are risks that are not worth taking that can derail your career, temporarily or permanently.
Here are some career risks that you should not take:
July 25th, 2014 |
SURVIVING AN INTERVIEW DISASTER
Everyone wants a perfect interview, but as the old saying says, “The plans of mice and men oft go awry.” It is too easy to get rattled when things don’t go as planned, but how you react to a mishap can mean the difference between landing the job or being remembered as the person who flubbed the interview.
Here are some things that can go wrong in the interview as well as ways to rebound: