Posts Tagged ‘career goals’
February 24th, 2017 |
5 Powerful Ways to Improve Your Chances of Landing an Interview
Have you ever thought, “If I can just get an interview, I can convince them that I am the best person for the job”? Of course, that’s the challenge—getting the interview. You may be highly qualified, but if you don’t land the interview, your chances of being hired are just about nil.
So how do you get that all-important interview? Is there anything that you can do other than send out your resume and hope for the best?
January 6th, 2017 |
5 Reasons Why You Are Being Lowballed in Terms of Salary
Has it happened to you? The interview goes well, the company checks your references, and then you get the call for the job offer. You’re excited, but then your heart sinks. The offer is lower than you expected. It has happened to many of us. You might wonder why this low offer if they liked you enough to offer you the job.
Here are some possible reasons for being lowballed:
December 16th, 2016 |
9 Simple Networking Conversation Starters
Do you have trouble thinking of what to say at a networking event? Maybe you don’t go to networking events because you don’t know what to say.
Well, networking doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Once you know how to get a conversation started with complete strangers, it’s pretty easy to take it from there.
August 5th, 2016 |
4 Reasons Why Taking a Temp Job Is a Smart Career Move
What do you think of when you hear the term temp job? Perhaps you think of a clerk or receptionist making coffee and answering the phone. Although there certainly are temp jobs like this, temp work has expanded to become much more than that. Temp work now includes IT, accounting, human resources professionals as well as nurses and even executives.
So why might you include temporary work as one of your options as you embark upon a job search? Here are some compelling reasons:
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:
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.
September 4th, 2015 |
6 WAYS TO EXIT A CAREER RUT QUICKLY
Are you stuck in a rut? If you are uncomfortably comfortable in your job and organization, you need to do something different in order to get different results.
Here are some practical ways that you can get out of that rut:
September 19th, 2014 |
CAN YOU REALLY TURN YOUR PASSION INTO A CAREER?
Perhaps you have dreamed of turning your passion into a full-time career. Whether it is singing, knitting, sewing, or fishing, maybe you have secretly thought that if you could do this all of the time, your life would be wonderful.
But how can you really make it happen?