Posts Tagged ‘long-term unemployment’
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 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.
February 8th, 2013 |
5 REASONS WHY BREAKING UP IS SO HARD TO DO
Valentine’s Day is a good time to evaluate your relationships. You may already be inclined to assess a romantic relationship, but what about your work relationship with your employer? After all, if you are like most people, you spend more time at work than you do with your spouse or significant other. It can be as difficult, and in some cases more difficult, to break up with an employer as it is to break up a romantic relationship.
January 25th, 2013 |
5 COMMON MISTAKES THAT CAN KEEP YOU FROM LANDING YOUR DREAM JOB
What is preventing you from getting your dream job? Even with good credentials, if you are finding it difficult to get an interview, you may well be making the following mistakes.
January 5th, 2012 |
WILL IT HAPPEN THIS YEAR?
Several years ago I was facilitating a career development class where I was discussing goal setting. I said to the class, “Setting goals is like making New Year’s resolutions. You decide that this year you will lose weight. You start off going to the gym and eating better, but around February or March, what happens?” One of the participants answered enthusiastically, “Next year!”