Employment Tips

Resignation Letters: Don't Let Yours Backfire On You... -- Shaun Fawcett
It turns out that "tips and templates on how to write resignation letters" is the third most sought-after information at my Writing Help Central Web site. So, when I looked into the subject more ...

How To Succeed Without A Degree -- Nike Comfort
While having a formal education is certainly a good way to break into some industries, don’t fret if you didn’t earn a college degree. There’s still hope! Let’s look at three qualities you ...

What to Do if You are Over 40 and Have Lost Your Job -- Roger Clark
Could this be you? You’re working at your family’s welding business during the day, and then go to your second job at night. You’re 50-some years old, working as a cashier at Target. You always ...

Why One Word Answers are Bad News at Job Interviews -- Roger Clark
Active Listening Skill Tips for Interviews During a job interview, a potential employer asks, “Can you take on more than one project at a time?” If you respond, “Yes,” you may want to rethink ...

After Your Interview - What Must You Do Next? -- Roger Clark
Prior to leaving make sure that you have noted the name of the person or persons who interviewed you. This will come in handy later for a number of purposes. Also, do make sure that you shake hands ...

How to Find the Best Career for You, Without Shedding a Tear Along the Way! -- Todd Jirecek
Everyday people set out and try to find the best career for them. They may have an idea of what it is they want after college and they may not. Either way just graduating with a certain degree will ...

Hiring the Best - Interviewing Strategies that WORK! -- Terence Traut
In today’s competitive environment, hiring has increasingly become a key link in establishing and maintaining your company’s edge. By attracting and hiring the best people, your company can move ...

Career - Test Your Negotiation Skills -- CD Mohatta
Negotiation is part of every professional’s life. To negotiate, means to arrive at an understanding with another person, so that both of you are satisfied with the results. Do you know what is your ...

Finding Employment On The Internet -- Stephen McBride
The Internet is a great tool with a multitude of purposes, but how successful is it for helping you to find work? If you enter the words “employment opportunities” into a search engine you can be ...

Employee Training: Ten Tips For Making It Really Effective -- Vicki Heath
Whether you are a supervisor, a manager or a trainer, you have an interest in ensuring that training delivered to employees is effective. So often, employees return from the latest mandated training ...

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Relocation And The Currency Market -- Dave Lympany
As we all know, there are many important areas to be considered in the process of relocating. From the physical removal of household goods, to settling children into new schools, there seem to be an ...

10 Tips To Resign Your Job With Professionalism And Pride -- Cathy Goodwin
Congratulations! You just got an offer for a wonderful new job. There's just one catch. You have to say good-by to your current employer. Maybe you loved your job and you face an emotional ...

Careers – The Choice Of A Lifetime -- Graeme Notega
Wheeee! Schools out and now it’s time for surging ahead in a career! But which career? How does one match their fantasies and ambitions with the realities of today’s world? How can one even ...

Importance Of Skills Emphasis On Job Interviews -- Maxwell Hurst
Skill emphasis during the interview is important to show the employer what makes you different from all the other job candidates. In this competitive world, companies search for the most qualified ...

Matching Your Skills To Find Appropriate Jobs -- Maxwell Hurst
Skills refer to the things you do well. The key to finding the most appropriate jobs in the industry is recognizing your own skills and communicating the significance written and verbally to a ...

Tips For A Successful Local Job Search -- Maxwell Hurst
If you are seriously searching for a local job, but you have no idea where to look, you may be just one of the thousands of unemployed people in the country. However, finding a job is easy when you ...

How To Follow Up On All Contacts -- Maxwell Hurst
If you are still in the job search process, it is extremely important to follow up on all contacts. It is not good to just sit and wait for results to come pouring in when you think that you've ...

Twelve Tips to Make 'Moments of Truth" Count -- Kelly O'Brien
People’s impressions are a result of accumulated experiences or ‘moments of truth’ that the world has with your organization over time. Everything you (and those you manage) do sends a message, ...

How To Get Referrals From Warm Contacts -- Maxwell Hurst
You may find it hard to use networking to find a job if you can't rely on your warm contacts to give you the information you need. At times, you would have to ask your warm contacts to refer you ...

Your Best Job Search Tool May Be Your Computer -- Marv Ko
Have you ever been frustrated at the lack of job possibilities advertised in the classified section of your local newspaper? Large papers may offer more choices, but you will still be limited by the ...

How To Be Invited For Interviews -- Maxwell Hurst
Once the application has been sent and the resume received the next thing that should happen is that the employer will be calling to test communication skills by means of an interview. Allowing ...

Why You Should Write An Interview Thank You Letter -- Stu Pearson
Job searching not only include resumes and interviews, but also involves other activities to ensure that you get the job you want. An interview should never be considered as the end process of job ...

Career Enhancement Basics -- Joyce Jackson
Career Enhancement Choosing a career is a hard decision to make. The decision and choice you make will impact you for most of your life because it sets a course for you for decades. How do you make ...

The Different Types Of Job Interviews -- Kryssa Lighthall
Job interviews are all about finding the right fit between the employer and potential employee. Job hunters going on interviews can expect one of two primary styles of interviewing. The following ...

Eight Steps On How to Get Hired -- Mark Louie
Nowadays getting hired is very difficult. It is more than just passing a resume, applying and forever hoping to get hired. Well it is time to stop hoping and start really getting hired. Here are the ...

Employees - Money Is Not The Only Inspiration -- CD Mohatta
How to inspire employees to perform better and continue retaining their loyalty with the company? Ask this question around and the first option may be given as to raise the pay. Is raising the salary ...

Career - Are You Facing Burnout -- C.D.Mohatta
Chronic stress over a period of time may make you feel totally helpless and unable to cope up with demands of life. This can cause burn out. When in a job, you feel that you are overburdened, and ...

The Job Interview From Start To Finish -- Kryssa Lighthall
The questions you ask are usually used by the interviewer to evaluate your fitness for the job. You should research enough to be able to ask questions that are not found in obvious places such as the ...

How To Bulletproof Your Career! -- Ford R. Myers, M.Ed.
In the not-too-distant past, ascending the corporate ladder assured management professionals of a bigger office, a stronger compensation package and a more secure future. But today, executives are ...

13 Resume Mistakes That Can Cost You The Interview -- Judi Perkins
1. A BLAND OR GENERIC OBJECTIVE: If your objective could be applied to a marketing resume as easily as a resume for an accounting position, then your objective says nothing and will get you nowhere. ...

No More Generic Cover Letters! -- Judi Perkins
Creating a job search cover letter doesn’t need to be a laborious process. Effective cover letters are short, skimmable and easy to read (a good rule of thumb no matter WHERE your cover letter is ...

Fired Before You’re Hired: Five Ways to Ruin Any Interview -- Gwendolyn A. Lee
Arrive on time. Dress well. Write a thank-you note. Don’t lie on the application. You have the job-hunting basics down, but the gods of employment have plagued your people with a drought. Whether ...

Eighteen "Do Nots" For Your Next Job Interview -- Robert Crane
In my career I’ve had plenty of job interviews, probably fifty. And I have to admit that my get-an-offer percentage is maybe 95%; not bad. On the flip side, I have interviewed over a hundred ...

Motivation Tips -- Sa
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3 Steps to a Better Career: Finding Your True Talents to Work from Home for Life -- Sylvie Charrier
Did you know that you have an untapped source of revenue at your very fingertips? It’s true, but there’s no need to look too far for it because that source of revenue is you! If you’re ready to ...

Don't Fail to Pay What It Takes to Attract Top Talent -- Bill Lee
There’s an old saying in business that you can’t get a $70,000 employee by hiring two employees earning $35,000 each. While this is true, many managers make the decision every day to refuse to ...

Organize Your Job Search -- Brian Bowman
The job search process involves a lot of planning and attention to detail, so it’s no wonder that many people quickly feel overwhelmed and even a bit out of control. The best way to avoid this is ...

It's Not Your Job to Lower Your Fees to Help the Client Afford You -- Kirstin Carey
I constantly receive questions and complaints from my creative professional clients about what to do when a prospect claims, "I can't afford your prices, but I want your services." My clients are ...

Tired of the Cold Weather?….Get a Cruise Ship Job This Winter! -- Neil Maxwell
Copyright 2006 Neil Maxwell Keys With Winter here, and the cold setting in, maybe it's time to think about climates sunnier? One very popular solution is to "Get a cruise ship job!" Think about ...

When The Job Kills, What Next? -- Laurie Sheppard
You say the job is killing you. Here are some questions to help you assess your situation clearly before you chuck it all. What happened, you or them? Somewhere along the line things changed. Your ...

Who Is to Blame for Job Dissatisfaction? -- Laurie Sheppard
Many of the stereotypes of companies are true. Companies often hire inexperienced workers for low pay, don’t train them and then wonder why they get poor performance. Companies don’t sufficiently ...

Getting a job as a crew member on a luxury mega-yacht. -- Matt Canham
Larry Ellison, Paul Allen and Tiger Woods all have them. I'm talking about mega-yachts - privately owned floating palaces. In case you aren't already aware, a mega-yacht is any motor or sail ...

What If You Want A Job But You're Overqualified? -- Melanie Szlucha
We’ve all been in that position. There are times in your life when you just need a paycheck to keep food in the fridge and gas in the car. You tell yourself that you’ll take any job and love ...

5 Things You Must Do Before a Job Interview -- Melanie Szlucha
So you just found out that you have a job interview tomorrow and unfortunately procrastination is a weaknesses you haven’t yet conquered. Here are the down and dirty tips to pull it together at the ...

Job Interview Success is in the Details--The Handshake -- Melanie Szlucha
People form impressions of others based on the smallest details. Perhaps when you read this message line you laughed at how improbable it would be to NOT get a job offer because your handshake was ...

Preparing for a Job Interview by Recording Yourself -- Melanie Szlucha
Many people, myself included, hate listening to the sound of their voice on a tape recorder or video. The torture is akin to having bamboo shoots pushed under the fingernails of one hand, while ...

Discussing Your Teamwork Experience in a Job Interview -- Melanie Szlucha
Here’s an overview of my TODAY acronym as a way to prepare for job interviews. T – Teamwork O – Overcoming Obstacles D – Duties of your past position A – Achievements Y – Your Strengths ...

Using Your Friends To Help You Prepare For a Job Interview -- Melanie Szlucha
Helpful friends are great. They’re there to offer advice and support, and generally listen to your complaints or concerns about looking for a job. However when heading on the interview trail, you ...

What Should I Wear to a Job Interview? -- Melanie Szlucha
Deciding what to wear to a job interview can put you in a stressful quandary. On one hand, you know that you always want to look professional and give the impression that you are serious about the ...

Job Interviews: What makes a great interview -- Annette Lewis
While regarded by many as an imperfect way to choose a new employee, interviews are used by almost all organisations irrespective of size or sector. You may not like the process and indeed some fear ...

Job Interviews: How to Succeed and Win Job Offers -- Annette Lewis
Interviews are used by almost all organizations irrespective of size or sector. Job hunters may not like the process much and indeed some fear interviews intensely however to get that crucial job ...

Are You Tired of Your Job -- Markku Saastamoinen
If you're working a regular job and tired of the daily grind, you may be thinking how great it would be to have your own business and be your own boss. Or maybe you probably have ideas about how ...

Is Your Job Stressful? Add a Little Harmony -- Gary Mosher
Every job has stress. Some stress is due to the nature of the job, some stress we apply to ourselves, and some stress is caused by those around us, be it demanding bosses, unreasonable customers or ...

Career Change - Beware - Non Average Job Salaries! -- Margaret Stead
Copyright 2006 Margaret Stead According to the Society of Human Resource Managers, US, 53% of all job applicants lie to some extent on their resume. What if you have been 'economical with the ...

7 Job-Winning Insider Tips for Freelancers -- Josiah Mackenzie
Working as a freelancer can be a fabulous opportunity to earn money. Some small business owners use sites such as Guru.com and Elance.com to supplement their income and attract new clients, while ...

Work at Home Jobs vs Self Employment -- Randy Ray
Not everyone is interested in owning their own home business, but a lot of people are interested in dropping out of the rat race a little bit. More and more jobs are available where you can work from ...

Secured loans for unemployed – tone down the bitterness of unemployment -- Scarlette Riley
Can ones home be of any extra importance for the unemployed people? Watching the growing interest of loan providers towards unemployed people makes one think on these lines. The present outlook ...

The Different Types Of Job Interviews -- Kryssa Lighthall
Job interviews are all about finding the right fit between the employer and potential employee. Job hunters going on interviews can expect one of two primary styles of interviewing. The following ...

How To Win At Job Interviews -- Stu Pearson
Most applicants fail because they lack confidence in themselves. A job interview should never be treated or compared to an interrogation. This wrong notion of what an interview should be actually ...

The Only Way To Resign -- Judi Perkins
Once you've accepted the offer with your new employer and set the start date, obviously the next step is to let your current employer know you'll be leaving. Write a brief letter of ...

You've Been Named Boss; Now What? -- Ramon Greenwood
Betty made a giant leap forward in her career when she landed a new position as Director of Marketing for a major division of a multi-billion dollar corporation. She would go from supervising one ...

Ace a Job Interview -- Magalie Noel Dresse
If you are job hunting and want to land a great opportunity it is extremely important to ace the job interview. While a job resume is important to get you into the door, in order to get the job of ...

Winning Ways at Interviews -- Charles Trumpess
Marketing communications copywriter Charlie Trumpess takes a humorous look at how best to tackle that age old terror, the job interview. Let’s face it, job interviews are about as much fun as a hot ...

5 Tips for Surviving and Unfair Boss -- Gary Mosher
Every job has stress, but the workplace environment can seem almost unbearable when working for an over-demanding or unfair boss. You don’t have to like your boss, but you do need to be able to ...

Why Is It Useful to Change Jobs? -- Denis Glover
Changing jobs is quite natural for many people nowadays. Specialists kept on switching companies looking for a better place to work at. But their functional responsibilities still remain the same. ...

Do You Get Attention With Your 30-Second Introduction? -- Kevin Dervin
I went to a networking event the other day where the meeting leader said, "We’re going to skip doing the 30-second introductions today because mine’s so bad and it doesn’t work that it ...

Jobs And Over Aged Applicants -- Maxwell Hurst
Though some employers would prefer a younger workforce, the older applicants still have a wide variety of career choices to choose from. Employers are starting to see the potential of older and ...

Career Options -- Joe Goertz
It would seem as though the most appropriate time for a young person to consider career options is when they are embarking on the journey of choosing a college to attend. For some their career ...

The Best Defense - Difficult Interview Questions -- Joel Vance
In an interview, worrying about your perceived inadequacies, or what can be viewed as negative items on your history of employment, will get you nowhere. In fact, having a negative focus on things ...

Three Common Deadly Mistakes Made In Job Interviews -- Harry Richards
Since no two interviews are alike it is difficult to be prepared for the unexpected. You can however focus on your presentation skills which may be even more important than what you have to say. Here ...

Be Prepared for the Unexpected -- Angela Betts
How long has it been since you last had to search for a new job? These days it’s not at all unusual to change careers or jobs several times in a lifetime. The idea of retiring from the same company ...

How To Make The Most Of Yourself At An Interview -- Gina Gardiner
Are you just about to leave university? You are just setting out in the job market? You have a number of hurdles to get over before you have the job you have been dreaming of. You find the thought of ...

Job Search Tips -- Maxwell Hurst
If you’re not sure what to do, here’s a list that might help. 1. Know thyself. Identify what really interest and excites you. Understand that these traits define you and use it to explore career ...

Some Tips On How Not To Lose A Job -- Maxwell Hurst
Nowadays, finding a job can be very tedious. However, some people contend that trying to keep a job to avoid the risk of losing it is in even harder. This is because they are trying whatever viable ...

Unemployment Blues: Mind Over Mood -- Virginia Bola, PsyD
Our lives are tranquil and smooth so seldom, it seems. We have our ups-and-downs, our good days and bad days, our sunny moods and black moods. The less we swing in opposite directions, the happier we ...

Self-Employment: Do you know the Difference between Rates and Wages -- Ellen Zucker
The difference between rates and wages is not always clear to newly self-employed people and their wage-earning clients. Both look similar on the surface; both are expressed in dollars and cents per ...

Yes, I've Had Gaps In My Employment History--What To Do About It? -- Marilyn Tellez
1. Honestly, there is not a single person who has not had SOME gaps in their work history. Anyone who says differently is someone who might not always tell the truth. 2. So, you, job seeker have had ...

Self-Employment in the Age of the Computer -- Richard Moore
I believe that there is a huge market that is not widely recognized but, available right now for people to create their own careers. I approached Human Resources, E.I., and Canada Manpower in Canada, ...

Are You Suited for Self-employment? -- Barnaby Kalan
A recent poll conducted by Yahoo! Small Business showed that nearly 3 out of 4 Americans have considered starting their own business. In fact, of more than 2,200 adults surveyed, over half (51 ...

Tips for Employment Application -- Manik Thapar
Many jobs require jobseekers to complete an application instead of submitting a résumé. But an application is a résumé in disguise: Its purpose is to show your qualifications. Here are some tips ...

Unemployment Blues: Life Changing Events -- Virginia Bola, PsyD
If we are unlucky enough to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, we experience a personal tsunami - a misfortune of devastating proportions that sweeps away our routine lifestyle and forever ...

Creating and Interpreting Behavior During an Employment Interview -- L Scott Harrell
Before conducting an interview, the interviewer must understand the fundamentals of behavior as it relates to the act of lying. During the interview, the interviewer must be concerned with whether or ...

Conducting Pre-Employment Reference Inquiries and Background Investigations -- L Scott Harrell
Reference and background inquiries allow an employer to verify information provided by the applicant. Companies who make proper and judicious use of the information gathered as a result of a thorough ...

Advantages of Self Employment -- Carl Mueller
I recognized the advantages of self employment about 5 years ago when I started working for myself. After working for other people my whole career, it was certainly a bit of a change when I no longer ...

Temporary Employment: How I Turned It Into A Fulltime Job -- Carl Mueller
Temporary employment can be a good way to get your foot in the door of a company you’d like to work for fulltime. I’m not necessarily referring to temp work, where you work through a temp agency ...

Interviewing Skills: Presentation of Your Work History -- Virginia Bola, PsyD
Your work history becomes a key focus in a job interview, usually right after the requisite pleasantries of whether you had difficulty finding your way, comments about the traffic and weather, and an ...

Employment Job Searching Using the Internet -- Dakota Caudilla
Finding employment opportunities has never been easier than now- with the consistent and constant growth of the Internet. Using the Internet, job seekers can simply find vacancies of their choice in ...

What Every Employee Should Know About How to Overcome Boredom -- Etienne Gibbs
Do you find yourself easily becoming bored or tired at work for no apparent reason? If that's the case, then pay close attention. Research has shown that fatigue and a worn-out feeling are often ...

4 Powerful Career Education Tips: Success Is In Your Attitude! -- Paul Megan
Depressed about your work? Feeling dispirited? A savvy career education review may tell you it’s not your job. Career education wisdom says, “You have to choose to do the best you can with what ...

Changing Careers -- Eddie Tribiana
Sometime in your life, you might decide that your current career is leading nowhere, or you might just be tired of doing the same old thing and feel that something better is waiting to be explored. ...

Planning Your Job Search -- Stefanie Spikell
Today’s job market is a dog eat dog environment. You are competing against global candidates, ever younger, ever more technologically competent, ever more willing to work for less. How you approach ...

Job Interviews: Prepare Questions In Advance -- Virginia Bola, PsyD
An interview almost invariably closes with the potential employer asking if you have any questions. Often an applicant will ask for clarification on benefits -insurance, vacation time, etc. While ...

Career Path Career Path Divergence – Navigating The Ten-Year Fork In The Road -- Alesia Benedict, CPRW, JCTC
After working with engineers and IT professionals for over ten years, I have noticed a consistent pattern in career paths of these types of professionals. The career paths are generally similar in ...

How To Beat Procrastination At Work -- Peter Murphy
Listen. If you don´t beat procrastination at work the long term consequences could be serious. Take this example of how expensive work procrastination can be... The assignment that your boss gave ...

Three Common Deadly Mistakes Made In Job Interviews -- Carole Martin
Since no two interviews are alike it is difficult to be prepared for the unexpected. You can however focus on your presentation skills which may be even more important than what you have to say. Here ...

Jobs Online Offer Great Employment Options -- Mark Chigein
Virtual Jobs - A Great Alternative To Working In An Office Jobs create income needed to live and enjoy life but they also bring frustration. Ask yourself if you enjoy waking up on Monday mornings? ...

Five Year Self-Employment Plan - The No Hype Way Into Business -- Larry Eastman
First, allow me to explain that this article isn't about a get rich scheme that's intended to draw you into a scenario of spending your hard earned money on something. This article is ...

When To Make Your Career Move To Self Employment -- BB Lee
Knowing when to make the right career move and start a home based business is just as important as the business you choose to start. The First Step! You should honestly examine the real reason ...

The Biggest Employment Change of All - Becoming an Entrepreneur -- Janice D. Byer, MVA
For many of us, change can be a scary thing. When we are children, there is nothing better than meeting new friends and going to new places. But, when we become adults, change can be something that ...

Are You Suited For Self-Employment? -- Barnaby Kalan
A recent poll conducted by Yahoo! Small Business showed that nearly 3 out of 4 Americans have considered starting their own business. In fact, of more than 2,200 adults surveyed, over half (51 ...

Jobs Online Offer Great Employment Options -- Mark Chigein
Virtual Jobs - A Great Alternative To Working In An Office Jobs create income needed to live and enjoy life but they also bring frustration. Ask yourself if you enjoy waking up on Monday mornings? ...

Change Your Job Search Strategy -- Kevin Donlin
What if I told you that 80% of what you're doing every day in your job search is a total waste of time? Well, it's true, according to the Pareto Principle. Let me explain ... Vilfredo Pareto ...

Moving Without A Job: Should You Move to the Location of Your Dreams and THEN Look for a Job? -- Cathy Goodwin
Moving without a job will challenge your identity -- but for some people, it's the best way to go. Here are some ways to deal with the question. How will you answer the "What do you do?" ...

The Freelance Translator and PayPal -- Khalid Belamdini
A problem most freelance translators are faces with is how to receive payment. In particular: How to receive payment for small jobs. Many translation agencies are reluctant to pay small fees via wire ...

How to Turn Career "Mistakes" into Career Wins -- Dale Kurow
I recently talked with a client who was paralyzed at the thought of making another “mistake” in her career. She was stuck and unable to choose a direction. Her fear of looking stupid, of choosing ...

The Top 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Should Avoid In Contacting An Employer -- Pam Woods
There are numerous tools and resources available to guide job seekers through the steps of a career transition. These tools are very useful and suggest much that you should do. At the same time, some ...

How To Conduct A Successful Job Search Campaign -- Fran Watson
1.Define your objective: Know what kind of work you most enjoy and perform the best. This requires self-evaluation, spending time looking at your interests and abilities. 2.Write an effective resume: ...

Business Planning for Success Link -- Brenda Townsend Hall
English for Business: Intermediate Level Topic: Business Planning for Success Contents Reading exercise: Making a Splash in the Bathrooms Market Vocabulary Exercise: Five questions to check your ...

The Boss from Hell: Quick to Criticize, Slow to Praise -- Nicki Weiss
So you have a boss who dumps all over you the moment things go wrong, but never seems to notice when things go right. Ouch. Jamie is a hard-working, cheery, full-of-ideas kind of manager. She leads ...

Career Strategy When Your Boss is a Bully -- Cathy Goodwin
Q. Right after I accepted my new position, the manager who hired me quit. I now have a boss "Sam" who's a classic bully. He has most of the office terrorized. Every question becomes a ...

Conflicts With Your Boss Are Inevitable, But Can Be Healthy -- Ramon Greenwood
If you are a pro-active, get-things-done type, sooner or later you will come in conflict with your boss. The same sort of assertiveness and confidence that leads you to have a mind of your own has ...

How To Deal With A Nightmare Boss -- Adrian Savage
It can happen to anyone. there's a change in the organization and -- suddenly -- you find yourself working for the boss from Hell. Arrogant, demanding, ignorant, bullying and insensitive. Do you ...

Top Five Ways To Be A Good Boss -- Danielle Hollister
Everybody has heard the horror stories about bosses that don't care, bosses that take advantage of their employees, bosses who don't do their jobs, etc... How can you prevent yourself from ...

Does Your Career Change Itch or Burn? -- Patricia Soldati
Two weeks ago, I received a newsy email from a former client. Dan gave me the scoop on his life and new love, and ended by saying that while work had improved, he was feeling the itch again to go ...

Career Change: A Glittering Invitation To The Emotional Stalkers -- Patricia Soldati
As much as you are yearning for career-change, and as much as the trends actually favor it, just contemplating a shift is a glittering invitation to four emotional stalkers who love nothing better ...

Negotiate Your Way to a Better Salary -- Poonam Ashara
1. Be persuasive: It's hard to force your boss to increase your compensation, and trying to do so can potentially damage your working relationship. On the other hand, it's much easier to ...

Avoid Potential Job Interview Disasters -- Nathan Newberger
There are definitely things that you can do to avoid minor mishaps which could ultimately blow an interview. Become familiar with these 7 potential interview disasters so you can prevent them from ...

Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid -- Nathan Newberger
By avoiding these 8 simple mistakes, you can improve your chances of having a successful interview and landing the job of your dreams. 1. DON'T SHOW UP LATE. There is no easier way to lose points ...

Mastering The Lunch Interview -- Nathan Newberger
Interviews can be nerve-racking, brain-draining, headache-inducing experiences. These days, recruiters have found a way to make the interview even more difficult by combining the experience with a ...

Telephone Job Interview Preparation Tips -- Nathan Newberger
TELEPHONE INTERVIEW BACKGROUND -- Telephone interviews are quite common in today’s job market. They are offered for a variety of reasons including cost savings, screening of candidates and ...

Tips To Survive A Layoff -- Nathan Newberger
The following eight tips will help make sure that recover from a layoff sooner than you think. #1 - DON'T PANIC: You may have lost your job but you have not lost everything. You are a skilled ...

Salary, Raises, & Perks: Negotiate to Get Paid What You're Worth! -- Joan Runnheim
Salary negotiation requires preparation and good timing. It’s important to determine your salary needs and research the market value for the job you want. Timing is critical for negotiation. ...

Your Salary: What Are You Worth? -- David Richter
Why is it a good idea to determine your worth? Whether you plan to stay at your current job or seek employment elsewhere, your assessment of your worth can become a bargaining chip should you choose ...

Salary Negotiation: How To Earn More Money and Respect From Your Employer -- Lucia Apollo Shaw
Despite how important fair pay is to most of us, effective salary negotiation is an often misunderstood and avoided topic. Current research indicates the average duration of a position today is 3.8 ...

The Secrets to Interview Success -- Gerard McLoughlin
Many well qualified and extremely able candidates fail at job interviews simply because they are unaware of the conventions of the job interview and the expectations of the interviewer. Successful ...

Salary Negotiation Secrets Revealed -- Gerard McLoughlin
Before you go into the interview, it is important to know what salary you want, what you need to live on, and what you will be prepared to accept. Spend some time working out your budget. Remember to ...

How ToTalk Your Boss Into Giving You A Salary Increase -- Gerard McLoughlin
* If you believe you deserve a salary increase, ask for it as soon as possible; don't procrastinate or wait for your employer to offer it. * Determine what you are worth in the marketplace by ...

How To Prepare For A Telephone Interview -- Gerard McLoughlin
It is important to prepare thoroughly for your telephone interview. Begin by studying the job description and the candidate profile. This will enable you to identify the company's particular ...

How to Answer The Most Difficult Interview Questions -- Gerard McLoughlin
The following 'difficult' questions are common to most tricky or adversarial interviews. In order to convince the interviewer that you are the best person for the job, you must prepare and ...

How To Create A Winning Impression In Your New Job -- Gerard McLoughlin
Congratulations! You've just been appointed to your new job. Now the real work begins. It is important from the beginning to convince your new employers that, in selecting you, they have made the ...

Handing in Your Resignation and Serving Notice -- Gerard McLoughlin
Have you made the right choice? Before deciding to resign from your current position and move to a new employer, you should weigh up as objectively as possible all the relevant factors: remuneration, ...

What to Ask During the Interview -- John D Williamson
Don't just sit there and bob your head, waiting to answer the next question - be prepared to ask your own questions and make the interviewer know that you care! Ask Them About the Company If you ...

Make a Great First Impression -- John D Williamson
Searching for employment is one of the most nerve-racking activities to engage in. As if the direct need for income is not stressful enough, the process of writing a résumé, networking in your ...

10 Things to Do to Get the Job -- John D Williamson
10. Understand all of the opportunities available to you. Don't just assume that you can only work at the standard place of employment for your area of study. The key to finding a great career is ...

Your Interview Questions Are a Serious Matter -- Peter Fisher
Of course interviews are mainly about you answering the questions they put to you, but at the end of your allotted interview time, the questions that really matter most are yours. You should hope to ...

5 Presentation Secrets That Will Change Your Life -- Debbie Bailey
You’ve been asked to give an important presentation. A lot is riding on how well you can deliver. The problem is, you’re not sure where to begin. The last class you took on presentation skills ...

Creating Your Presentation Success With a Positive “I CAN” Attitude -- Debbie Bailey
According to the Lamalle Report on Top Executives of the 1990s, one of the most important factors in determining financial success by those earning over $250,000 is being enthusiastic and having a ...

Fading into Sameness: How Too Many Slides Can Ruin Your Presentation -- Debbie Bailey
"I have a love/hate relationship with PowerPoint. In the right hands, it's a great presentation tool. In the wrong hands (and unfortunately, most usage falls into this category) we are cloning ...

Creative Presentation Openers That Work - How to Capture Your Audience's Undivided Attention -- Debbie Bailey
Most presenters begin their presentation in the usual manner… “Hello my name is Fred Flintstone and I am here today to discuss technology in pre-historic times.” While your name can be very ...

Practice Makes Perfect – 7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Presentation Practice -- Debbie Bailey
Believe it or not, preparation is a better determinant of presentation success than knowledge, experience, or even talent. The best presenter is almost always the presenter who is the most prepared. ...

Look ‘Em in the Eyes: The Real Power of Eye Contact -- Debbie Bailey
“At that moment when our eyes are locked in silent communication, we are, in essence, touching.” -Debbie Bailey Besides touch (not really an option in a presentation setting), eye contact is the ...

Tips for Requesting a Raise -- Bonnie Lowe
You probably think you deserve a raise. But does your boss think so? Here's how to go about convincing your boss that you're really worth more than you're being paid. First, you must ...

To Get Hired or Get Promoted, Attitude Is The Key -- Bonnie Lowe
When you're looking to get hired or get promoted, what do you think is your most important asset? Your experience? Knowledge? Skill? Talent? While all of those are advantages that will help you ...

Top 10 Tips for Career Advancement -- Bonnie Lowe
Here's a list of the top 10 tips you can use to advance your career: 1. Don't be afraid to say "I don't know." If you don't know something, say so; don't try to fake it. 2. Take ...

Why You Should Never Complain About Former Bosses -- Bonnie Lowe
You're at a job interview. You're doing great, answering questions left and right. You're enthusiastic, upbeat, confident. Then they ask, "Why did you leave your last job?" An image of ...

When and How to Say "I Just Can't Do It!" -- Bonnie Lowe
We naturally hesitate to tell our boss when we can't do something or are feeling overwhelmed in our job. Bosses don't want to hear that, right? Well, it depends. In many situations, your boss ...

What Turns Potential Employers ON; What Turns Them OFF? -- Bonnie Lowe
According to an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, these are the most important qualities that employers are looking for in a job candidate, in priority ...

What To Do When Your Boss Is a Butthead -- Bonnie Lowe
I've never worked for a boss I didn't like or respect. Sure, some were better than others, but I never considered quitting my job because of a bad boss. Unfortunately, many employees ...

Thank-You Notes: Your Thoughtfulness will be Rewarded -- Bonnie Lowe
I get asked these questions over and over: "Should I send separate thank-you notes to everyone who interviewed me? Can I just send one thank-you note to the hiring manager and ask him/her to thank ...

Six Factors That Can Cost You the Interview/Job -- Bonnie Lowe
Most job seekers know that an unprofessional appearance will count against them at an interview. Here are six MORE factors that can help you remain in the unemployment line: (1) Being unprepared for ...

Settling Successfully Into Your New Job -- Bonnie Lowe
The euphoria of getting a new job can sometimes be overcome by apprehension about what comes next. After all, you're "the new kid on the block," and there's much to learn--about your new job ...

No Experience? No Problem! -- Bonnie Lowe
Are you a new graduate with little or no work experience? Sometimes it can be tough to get a job without experience, and how do you get more experience if you can't get a job? Well, your chances ...

Job Interviews: Plan Your Appearance to Make a Great First Impression -- Bonnie Lowe
Your personal appearance is a critical component of that all-important first impression when you walk into the room for your interview. So plan ahead! Some people don't think about what ...

Job Interviews and The Secret of Selling Yourself -- Bonnie Lowe
A very effective and persuasive tactic when selling something is to promote its benefits as well as its features. Very simply, features are what something has; benefits are what those features do for ...

If You're Fired, Will Past Employers Keep Your Secret? -- Bonnie Lowe
Despite what some job seekers think, it is not illegal for former employers to tell reference checkers that you were fired. They can say anything they want as long as it's true. But many ...

How to Give Job-Winning Answers at Interviews -- Bonnie Lowe
Human Resources personnel, professional recruiters and various other career experts all agree: one of the best ways to prepare yourself for a job interview is to anticipate questions, develop your ...

Handling the Dreaded "Why Did You Leave?" Question -- Bonnie Lowe
If you left your last job under less-than-ideal circumstances, you probably dread the "Why did you leave?" question that almost always comes up at job interviews. Here's how to handle it. First ...

Four Important Questions to Ask Your Interviewer; Do You Really Want to Work for This Person? -- Bonnie Lowe
Many job seekers miss a golden opportunity when they are asked towards the end of an interview if they have any questions. If they feel the interviewer adequately explained the position, they make ...

Do More than Expected to Get Ahead -- Bonnie Lowe
One of the best things you can do to increase your career advancement opportunities where you work is to do more than expected. It's often not enough to just do a fine job and expect promotions ...

Dealing With "How Would You...?" Questions -- Bonnie Lowe
I'm always preaching about proper preparation prior to interviews. If you research the position and company carefully, you can anticipate likely questions and prepare excellent answers. But ...

Career Change: From Suits & Sales to Boots & Rails -- Bonnie Lowe
Peter Humleker had it made. As the general manager of a successful car dealership, he was earning an impressive income. The only problem? He hated what he was doing. "I was making a living off of ...

Are Your References Ready? -- Bonnie Lowe
One of the most common forms of background check performed by companies hiring new employees is the reference check. They typically request that candidates provide them with three names of previous ...

"Hey, You Can't Ask Me That!" (How to Respond to Inappropriate Job Interview Questions) -- Bonnie Lowe
I received the following questions from a visitor to my website recently: "How should I respond to inappropriate questions such as: (1) Do you have a stable home life? (2) Tell me about your personal ...

Seven Steps to Making a Successful Career Change -- Bonnie Lowe
My first job was secretary to Moses. Having to transcribe and make 2,430 copies of the Ten Commandments convinced me I was on the wrong career path! OK, maybe I'm not quite THAT old. But I did ...

Adapting To Change In A Changing World -- Dayo Olomu
Have you learnt a new skill or improved upon your existing skill in the last six months to one year? According to the world acclaimed management guru and Writer Professor Peter Drucker - "The only ...

Learn How To Network for HIDDEN Jobs -- Nathan Newberger
I’ll quickly cover the following: A) Why Network With People? B) Five Networking Tips To Get Started. C) Quick Networking Hints. D) Sources To Start Your Network. ****** FACT ****** Employers love ...

How People Really Explore New Careers: What Does A Real Career Search Look Like? -- Cathy Goodwin
The traditional model of career choice suggests a linear pattern. Get to know yourself. Learn your kills and talents. Explore careers that seem to best utilize your talents and skills. Today, both ...

Rekindling Passion for Work -- Richard Hanes
Passion comes in many forms. I’m focused on the version of passion that is “boundless enthusiasm”. Looking up enthusiasm in the dictionary, I learned it is derived from the Greek root entheos, ...

Managing Emotions During Career Change and Job Search, Part One -- Cheryl Lynch Simpson
How can you manage your emotions during your career change or job search? To answer this practical and wise question, let’s first define what emotions are. Emotions, also commonly referred to as ...

Work Is A Four-Letter Word -- Eileen McDargh
I can hear the jokes already and most of them are not politically correct. Let me throw out a word that we often don't attach to work and yet I think it is a word of redemption, of contribution, ...

Discover What You Really Want To Do. -- Graham And Julie
Are you doing what you really want to do or did you just fall or wander into the job you now have. As a friend of ours once said,’ I am one of twenty two doctors in our family. The only ones in our ...

In A Rut? Ready For A Career Change? -- Cecile Peterkin
Are you unhappy at work? Tired and lacking energy and drive? Don't worry, you are not alone! Studies in the US show that up to 70 percent of the workforce is unhappy with their job at any given ...

7 Tips To Make A Fantastic Impression On People Who Count -- Michael Mercer
Making a fabulous impression on people opens doors for your business, personal, and career endeavors. People like charming people who make them feel comfortable. So, making a fantastic impression ...

The Five C’s To Building A Career You Will Love -- Dave Lindbeck
If you have clarity about what you want and need in your life, you are more likely to get it. This is as true for your career as it is for other things in your life. However, most people spend more ...

How To Know If You Are In The Right Career -- Kathleen Gage
Ever wonder if you are in the right career? If you are like most people you have. Did you know that 80% of people are currently misemployed? They are either underemployed, not happy with their ...

Ten Hottest Careers -- Alexandria Haber
What do you want to be when you grow up? If you are still trying to figure out which career path you want to follow, examine the following list of occupations currently considered the ten hottest ...

Five Things To Do When You Work For A Jerk -- Dave Lindbeck
Do you work for a jerk? Okay, I know it’s just a hypothetical question, because we all know that if someone is a manager they have all the skills in leadership, communication, and emotional ...

Difficult Relationships At Work - Dealing With Workplace Conflict -- Charlotte Burton
Difficult Relationships at Work - How to Influence the Uncooperative We rely on and spend more time with our colleagues than with most other people in our lives: yet we frequently experience conflict ...

Are You An Entrepreneur? -- Fred DiUlus
With all the buzz about everybody being an entrepreneur these days wouldn't it be nice if you could really find out if you have what it takes? Sure it would. The following profile was adopted ...

Getting The Job Thats Right For You. -- Joshua Nay
I'm the type of person that considers a healthy, enjoyable job alot more valuable than a high paying one. This may be as foreign a concept to some people as our society continues to descend into ...

Employee Turnover: Seven Reasons Why People Quit Their Jobs -- Marcia Zidle
There are many reasons why good employees quit and go to another company, perhaps even your competitor. Most of the reasons start with management and most are preventable. Good people don’t leave ...

Careers-Changing Jobs: The Fantasy of the Ideal Job -- Megan Tough
Most people would agree that the concept of a job today is vastly different from that of 20 years ago. Organisations are changing at speed, technology has changed the face and pace of work, and ...

Why There Will Always Be High Paying Sales Jobs -- Shamus Brown
With the dot.com revolution crushing once solid business models on an almost daily basis, the question surely crosses one's mind "am I next?". Selling is one of the oldest professions on the ...

Photography Jobs: Do You Have a Future in Photography? -- Colin Hartness
There is a wide world of photography. It touches each of us in our lives on a daily basis in some form or another. Photography is so much a part of our culture now that we hardly even notice all the ...

Choices in Appointing International Managers -- Brenda Townsend Hall
Globalization is requiring companies to make important choices about how to deploy international managers. The costs of making the wrong choice are heavy both economically and in the emotional and ...

Dissatisfied With Your Job? Stop Putting Your Attention on What You Don't Want! -- Doreen Banaszak
If I were to ask you the percentage of time you spend thinking about what you don’t want, what would it be? And the percentage of time thinking about what you do want? Experience with my clients ...

Illegal Interview Questions -- Be Prepared -- Nathan Newberger
This helpful and insightful article will keep you alert of illegal interview questions and strategies on how to best deal with them if they do arise. This information can help you when you are ...

Great Salary Negotiation Tips -- Nathan Newberger
11 Commandments For Smart Salary Negotiating Use these simple but highly effective tips to boost your salary at your current job or when obtaining a new job! It works. 1 - BE PREPARED. The more ...

Using The Internet For Job-hunting -- Colin Ong TS
The Internet is a very useful tool for job seekers as it is a great source of information. Also, taking into account of a more wired world, getting online has never been easier. People can ...

Painless Presentations -- John Robertson
Did the "Painless" part of the title get your attention? Speaking in front of a group ranks with death of a family member and loosing a job when it comes to the emotional toll it takes on some ...

The Pros and Cons of Temporary Work -- SL
We've all heard the horror stories about freelancing - temps spending countless hours in front of fax machines, photocopiers and file cabinets. Some temps complain of arriving at jobs and having ...

Start Working Before You Get Hired -- Mark
What if there were a way to prove to almost any employer that you alone were the one to hire? Would learning how to do that interest you? I thought so. I call this the ...

Interview Chit-Chat Pays Off -- Jon
I was reading a career coaching website the other day, and one "rule" that was tendered was to never volunteer personal information during an interview, even if asked. While there is some truth to ...

Your Passport To A Better Job -- Paul
When you think about taking an adventurous trip to an exotic locale around the globe, you know the first thing you'll need is an updated passport. The analogy holds true when contemplating a job ...

Happiness and Work: Your Life Depends On It -- The Vocational Coach™
Early one morning, Robert awoke, made his wife of 41 years some banana bread, took out the garbage and called to cancel a doctors appointment scheduled for the next day. He wrote a note to remind his ...
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