• The advantages of giving yourself a chance

    Apr 8, 14 • Job HuntingNo Comments
    The advantages of giving yourself a chance

    Albert Einstein couldn’t get a job as a substitute teacher. Samuel Morse couldn’t paint to save his life. A script for “The King’s Speech” wasn’t scheduled for theaters, but instead, for the recycling bin. Sarah Lewis unearthed these stories and others in her new book, “The Rise: Creativity, The Gift of Failure, And the Search [&hellip...

  • Easy Ways to Stay Calm During a Job Interview

    Apr 8, 14 • Job HuntingNo Comments
    Easy Ways to Stay Calm During a Job Interview

    Regardless of your education and experience, a job interview is a high stress situation. You can have all of the training and past success in the world, yet still find yourself clamming up when it’s time to explain to the interviewer what makes you a good fit for this role. Unfortunately, if you’re unable to [&hellip...

  • Five Ways to Deal with Quarter-life Envy

    Five Ways to Deal with Quarter-life Envy

    Ever get the feeling like you’re running late on life? Is everyone around you getting married and having babies? I know the feeling, and I won’t even lie – IT SUCKS. Last month I had to go to three weddings, and a number of people on my timeline got engaged or had a baby. People [&hellip...

  • How to negotiate a job offer and salary

    Apr 8, 14 • Job HuntingNo Comments
    How to negotiate a job offer and salary

    Whether you’re negotiating a job offer or just want an increase in pay, knowing how to negotiate your way to a successful end result requires preparation and strategy. Learn how to put the ball in your court — and keep it there — with the tips and strategies found in this week’s roundup. Job Seekers: 8 Tips [&hellip...

  • How to Make Yourself More Marketable

    How to Make Yourself More Marketable

    Rumor has it that once upon a time finding a job was about picking the company for which you most wanted to work. That’s what my parents say, anyway. Today we job seekers are facing the exact opposite scenario. Instead of companies trying to woo us, we’re tripping all over ourselves trying to prove that [&hellip...

  • 10 Tips For Making A Career Change

    Apr 8, 14 • Resumes WritingNo Comments
    10 Tips For Making A Career Change

    A police officer turned music agent. A Navy captain who became a circus manager. A botanist who traded plants for making chocolate. Those are a few of the major career changes among boomers and retirees I interviewed for my book, What’s Next? Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties, and Beyond. Each [&hellip...

  • How to Make a Stellar Impression On Your First Day at Work

    Apr 8, 14 • Job HuntingNo Comments
    How to Make a Stellar Impression On Your First Day at Work

    Regardless of how long you’ve been in the working world, starting at a new office is always nerve-wracking. Much like the first day of school, for your first day at work you want to select the perfect outfit, avoid embarrassing errors, and make a good impression. When you’re starting a new job, use these tips [&hellip...

  • 3 Key Differentiators During the Interview Process

    Apr 8, 14 • Job HuntingNo Comments
    3 Key Differentiators During the Interview Process

    With so many people applying to and interviewing for jobs, it’s important to think about ways to differentiate yourself from the many other interviewees. You should have three key differentiators, such as top notch references, a professional portfolio, and quick follow up. 1. Top-notch References Never wait until references are requested to speak with and [&hellip...

  • 7 ways to show you’re ready for a promotion

    Mar 31, 14 • Job HuntingNo Comments
    7 ways to show you’re ready for a promotion

    If you want a promotion, you shouldn’t just ask. If you’re a serious emerging leader you must demonstrate you have what it takes to move up and excel. Here’s how. 1. Offer solutions Show your value to the company by demonstrating a desire and ability to solve problems.  “Show you’re not just thinking about your [&hellip...

  • How to manage your manager

    Mar 31, 14 • Job HuntingNo Comments
    How to manage your manager

    Managing your manager, or “managing up,” is a tricky concept. It sounds simple enough: You’re working to ensure your boss is seen in a positive light at all times, even if you have to finagle a few things. That’s all well and good until your finagling turns into office politics, kissing up or looking out [&hellip...