Graduation Inspiration: 5 Tips For Creating A New Job Outlook
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jun, 2015
It’s graduation time again! A season of new beginnings – fresh starts and a time when two million Gen-Y’ers are crossing stages from coast to coast, diplomas in hand, contemplating what’s next with regard to their work. So I pose the question to you… “What’s next with regard to your work?” Even if it’s been many moons since you donned a mortarboard, I encourage you to capitalize on the fresh start energy of the graduation...
3 Ways to Shake Up Your Mentoring Program for Better Results
by Lindsey Pollak - May, 2015
Remember that old song we learned as kids, "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other's gold?" It's a good reminder for the workplace. As individuals, we benefit from having a professional network comprised of both longtime connections and new workplace relationships. If you primarily hang out with the "old guard" in your organization or industry, you risk missing out on fresh perspectives. If you...
Don’t Be a Job Search “Idiot”!
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2015
If you’ve never made any dumb or slightly silly mistakes in a job search, congratulations! On the other hand, an occasional misstep is probably not the kiss of death unless it’s seriously stupid. Look at it this way, though: If you don’t put your best foot forward when you’re planning and conducting a job search, why should a potential employer assume that you won’t do something equally bad as an employee? To those employe...
10 Ingredients of an Excellent LinkedIn Profile
by Thea Kelley - May, 2015
What are the must-haves for a LinkedIn profile that enhances your image and helps you advance your job search and career? Nail these, and you'll stand out from most of the competition, whether you're in job search, self-employed or simply serious about career management. 1. Proficient Writing. The vast majority of us, even professional writers, make mistakes in grammar, capitalization, word usage and spelling....
Do you know the secret behind successful networking?
by Louise Garver - Apr, 2015
Job listings are up by 10% says ExecuNet, one of the leading executive and leadership online resources. Maybe like thousands of other executives you refreshed your career documents and online profiles in January in hopes of tapping into the opportunities that become available in the first quarter of the year. How are things going for you in the second quarter of the year? Have recruiters and hiring managers reached out t...
Exploratory Interviews: How to Land Them and Make Them Work for You
by Lisa Rangel - Apr, 2015
Question: When is a job interview not a job interview? Answer: When it is an exploratory (or informational) interview. Exploratory interviews are a high-value way to network, obtain information and leave a good impression in a workplace that might interest you. Whether you seek a position, or desire a transition, an IEJI can bridge the distance between where you are in your career and where you want to be. Even without...
What Recruiters Are Looking For In An Executive LinkedIn Profile
by Louise Garver - Apr, 2015
LinkedIn statistics reveal that there are 347 million users as of February, 2015 with a geographical reach to 200 countries and territories. A LinkedIn statistics report also said that about 40% of these users check LinkedIn daily, with 30 million views of LinkedIn member pages. Whether you are an executive job seeker or a recruiter, that’s a pretty big social media pool to tap. Even if you are not actively looking for you...
Critical Steps You Need to Follow Now—to Become a Leader in the Future
by Terri Tierney Clark - Apr, 2015
Whether you have just started your first job or you are several years into your career, it’s not too early to pave the way for a leadership role ahead of you. In fact, if you don’t start thinking about how you can become successful in the future, success may elude you down the road. That’s because there are certain career path essentials that you need to consider and skills you need to acquire to achieve a top position in you...
Should You Connect on LinkedIn with Your Interviewer?
by Thea Kelley - Apr, 2015
In job search, you're continually looking to expand your professional network, especially among people who are well placed to help you get a job. The people with whom you've done job interviews are certainly in that category. So should you invite your interviewers to connect on LinkedIn? In many cases the answer is "yes, but probably only after the job interview process is over." An invitation to connect during the in...
How to Hold an Effective Business Dinner
by Adrienne Erin - Apr, 2015
For generations, businesspeople have met over meals to entertain clients and colleagues. However, these events are not solely for entertainment purposes. They also present a great opportunity to either make a strong first impression or solidify favorable opinions people already have. Keep reading to get some tips that will hold true whether you’re hosting a dinner for just one person or several. Take Care of the Details...
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