Networking is not a “One Hit Wonder”
by Harry Urschel - Oct, 2010
I had lunch with a friend yesterday who recently began to market himself as an independent business operations consultant. He’s very highly qualified, however, understands clients won’t be suddenly flocking to his door. He needs to network effectively to find opportunities. He never considered himself a “networker”, but he does it very well. As we got to talking about his success so far, it reminded me how applicable his ex...
Job Fair A-Z: How to Effectively Navigate A Job Fair
by Staci Eggert-Dziedzic - Oct, 2010
A- Assertive job seekers make a positive first impression on employers. B- Bring multiple copies of your resume to distribute to those organizations that interest you. Come to the Workforce Development Center to update your resume and make multiple copies. C- Communicate your skills in a clear and concise manner. Focus on your experience, values and interests. D- Dress the part. Professional attire is appropriate for jo...
Social Savvy for the Business Professional: The Art of Business Entertaining
by Valerie Sokolosky - Sep, 2010
With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s important to show your strong personal brand in how you behave during this fall’s upcoming social events. Knowledge is power! Let’s face it. Today’s executive must function with complete confidence from the board room to the dining room, from the sales call to the business lunch, from the cocktail party to the fine dining experience. Social savvy can make or break a deal and qu...
How to Brand Yourself for Promotion
by Andy Robinson - Sep, 2010
Communicating your unique and differentiating value doesn’t stop once you get a job. Personal branding is important for all professionals across industries whether they are seeking new career opportunities or seeking opportunities for advancement within their current organization. Here are 7 effective ways you can begin positioning yourself for movement up the corporate ladder: Communicate Your Goals: Make sure your mana...
Is My Personality Killing My Chances?
by Rob Taub - Sep, 2010
If you feel your enthusiasm and focus on being the best you can be, either in an interview or on the job, may be working against you, you may want to rein in your enthusiasm and moderate your intensity to some degree. Nevertheless, and more often than not, it is a matter of developing good communication sense. Is my personality killing my chances? "Communication skills" and "communication sense" are not the same. Good co...
Is Your Career Goal Realistic?
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Sep, 2010
If you’re not gaining the response you want from your job hunt, there can be several reasons: lack of hiring in your desired field, a watered-down resume that doesn’t represent your skills, shotgun job-search tactics like applying to every job you see, or an over-the-top, unrealistic goal for your next position. The latter situation can occur when you’re unsure how your skills tie into different rungs on the career ladder,...
Be Productive Over the Summer Slowdown
by Alexandra Levit - Sep, 2010
Many of you reading today are headed into work, and it may well be slow. In the business world, it’s not uncommon to spend various days in July and August sitting at your desk and twiddling your thumbs because your colleagues and clients aren’t around to do business with. I’m willing to bet that web surfing, Facebook checking, and online shopping are at an annual high. Here are a couple of tips to get through the summer mon...
College: Time To Grow Up
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2010
When students enter college, they will begin to face a long list of challenges. Whether they are ready or not, every student will be expected to have the maturity to act responsibly, do their best work and make good choices. This is a time when students begin to operate on their own and take full responsibility for their decisions, words, behavior and results. Students who finance their own way through college, usually...
Friends? Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Their Business!
by Andy Robinson - Sep, 2010
We often develop social relationships with individuals who COULD be clients -- they definitely meet the definition of our ideal client profile. Why not simply ask for their business? Many of us don't, hoping that THEY will make the first move. Really? Just ASK! "I understand you may already have a (Insert your specialty) Advisor, but if anything ever comes up where you might want to consider a new or additional advisor...
Top Five Career Mistakes
by Nimish Thakkar - Sep, 2010
Held, guilty of career stagnation -- of course, no one is ever going to pass that sentence on you, but by ineffectively managing your career, you could easily find yourself making the same career mistakes most individuals make. 1. Randomly pursuing jobs Apparently, even the greatest of strategists do not have a clear plan when it comes to their own careers. Most, just accept jobs or opportunities that come their way, wit...
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