Posts Tagged ‘job search’
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:
December 5th, 2014 |
Should Your Job Search Take a Holiday?
Many job seekers think there is no point to searching for a job during holiday season. After all, everyone knows that work tends to slow down around the holidays when companies are holding office parties and workers are out shopping for gifts.
But taking a break from your job search could be a big mistake. By not continuing your job search during this time, you could miss opportunities to network and to make yourself known to employers before January, which is when many employers get serious about hiring.
October 24th, 2014 |
WARNING! BAD BOSS AHEAD!
According to research, the number one reason that workers leave their jobs is because of their bosses. As the saying goes, “People don’t leave their jobs. They leave their bosses.”
You may wonder then if there is any way to determine at the job interview if the interviewer (your potential boss) will be someone that you want to work for or run from. After all, your boss has the potential to make or break you at work.
October 3rd, 2014 |
5 CAREER RISKS YOU SHOULD NEVER TAKE
Taking risks is often a good thing in terms of your career. By taking risks you can reach heights that you never would have otherwise. But there are some career risks that you should never take. Some career risks do not have the potential for a good payoff.
Here are five no-nos that have the potential to ruin your career.
July 11th, 2014 |
WHEN YOU DIDN’T LEAVE ON THE BEST OF TERMS…
We have all heard the old adage about not burning bridges. This is especially true when it comes to your career. However, some people leave their jobs under less than favorable conditions. In some cases a layoff is really a cover for a firing. In other situations, the employee is given the choice to quit or be fired. And sometimes a worker has simply had enough and walks away without a real game plan for finding another job. Any one of these scenarios can cause a job seeker heartburn because it is almost inevitable that a potential employer will ask why the person left the previous employer.
May 16th, 2014 |
YOU DON’T REALLY WANT THIS JOB!
Have you ever wondered how you can screen out some jobs that are just not worth your time to apply for? Sometimes the expectations even from the vacancy announcement are so unrealistic that it makes you think you should not bother.
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 7th, 2014 |
5 STEPS TO NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS
If you are an introvert, networking may be something that you avoid. The thought of walking into a room full of strangers and trying to make small talk may feel overwhelming. But it is common wisdom that networking is the best way to land a new job, and it can turbo charge your career.
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.