If you are being inauthentic you just might be. In other words, are you really who you say you are? In the age of social media it is fairly common for people to showcase a polished version of themselves online. The problem with that is if the person you have presented as being on LinkedIn, … Continue reading Are You Sabotaging Your Job Search?
What do you think the best way to land a job in corporate America is? Did you guess job boards? Nope. Maybe you thought about career sites? Try again. Did you guess a referral from an existing employee? Congratulations, you won. (Well, not really. There aren't any prizes here.) So how do you go about … Continue reading Corporate America is Calling. Are You Ready?
If you are feeling low on work motivation spend some time remembering why you do the type of work you do. More often than not this will help get you out of your funk and back on the road to productivity. Know why you do your job. Maybe you work because you love your company. … Continue reading The Importance of Meaning and Purpose in Your Work
We have all had the experience of looking at our calendar, seeing a schedule meeting, and giving an inward groan. It doesn't have to be this way, and if you are in charge of the meeting there is a simple way to make meetings more meaningful and more productive. This is a simple piece of … Continue reading The First 15 Minutes Matter Most
If you only apply to jobs that you learned about while in school, you're probably only tapping possibilities at the larger companies. Big business often make a push to hire new grads, but this means there are usually hundreds of applicants for each opening. Additionally, when dealing with a large corporation it is very difficult … Continue reading New Grads Should Target Small Companies
Being overqualified doesn't have to be a death-knell to your employment prospects. There are many valid reasons for wanting to take a slight step down the career ladder. Maybe you realize your passion better fits a non-management role. Maybe you've decided family obligations require you to take a position with a bit less responsibility. Maybe … Continue reading Overqualified Doesn’t Mean Unemployable
The best way to go about negotiating a salary is to do your homework first. Figure out how much the standard rate is for your desired position. First, you'll feel more at ease when you meet with your potential employer and second, it will show him that it’s not just about wanting more money – it’s about the current market and … Continue reading Negotiating a Salary
Performance evaluations matter. Not just for your current position, but as material to use on your resume and LinkedIn profile. So if you are preparing for a mid-year review follow these steps to get yourself ready. List your previous goals and review the measurement metrics. Objectively review how you did on each one. Assess performance … Continue reading Performance Evaluations and Your Resume
Start with the non-negotiables. Staring at your calendar for the week can be daunting. After incorporating every single meeting, coffee date, working lunch, and time blocked for projects it can feel like you'll never have time to accomplish anything. So try this trick next week. Start with your non-negotiables. This will give you more ownership of your … Continue reading Want to Get More Done Next Week?
After what can be a long and grueling job hunt, finally receiving an offer can set of a surge of adrenaline that feels great. But don't accept right on the spot. Not all job offers are good job offers. To assure the opportunity is right for you take a few minutes to honestly consider the following. … Continue reading Before Accepting a Job Offer- Consider These 3 Things