Posts Tagged ‘career advancement’
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:
May 9th, 2014 |
THE INTERVIEW YOU ARE NOT READY FOR
All interviews are not equal. You may practice your answers to commonly asked questions but still end up being caught off guard by the structure of the interview. Some people feel more comfortable with one type of interview as opposed to another.
Here are some quick tips for handling different types of interviews.
March 28th, 2014 |
4 WAYS TO KILL YOUR CAREER QUICKLY
Most people think of ways to advance their careers, and that can be a positive thing. But there are also ways to kill your career that employees don’t always think about. Whether you realize it or not, you can derail your career pretty quickly if you commit a faux paus that is considered serious enough by your boss or potential boss.
February 28th, 2014 |
5 WAYS TO CREATE A BAD RESUME
Writing a resume is more difficult than you think. When the economy was booming, it did not matter as much what your resume looked like. But now the layout and the content of your resume can mean the difference between unemployment and employment.
February 21st, 2014 |
JUST SAY NO
Is there ever a good reason to turn down a job? Some people have learned the hard way that not every job is worth taking. Just as companies soon find out that not every candidate is a good hire, job seekers also find out that not every offer is a good offer.
October 11th, 2013 |
6 STEPS TO A BALANCED LIFE
How important is work-life balance? What dangers do you encounter if life takes over your job, or the job takes over your life?
Taken to the absolute extreme, karoshi (death by overwork) can result from someone’s job taking over his or her life. This phenomenon happens so much in Japan that they coined the word karoshi to describe it.
February 22nd, 2013 |
3 WAYS TO GET EMPLOYERS TO “LIKE” YOU
The word like has taken on a new meaning with the advent of Facebook. Virtually every site you visit on the Internet gives you the option of liking the page or liking the article. But when it comes to a job interview, likeability takes on much more significance. There is little to no risk involved with liking a webpage, but if employers like you, you are likely to land the job. Conversely, if they don’t like you, you may not get the job even if you are highly qualified.