Re-Brand 2012: What to Do When a “Brand-Aid” is Not Enough
by Debra Wheatman - Aug, 2012
Many clients come to me for career advice when the same old approach is no longer working. Often they will say, “Something is going on in the market. In the past, I was in high demand.” Well, perhaps it is the challenging market. On the other hand, could it be your long-time brand is no longer effective? In a challenging market, it is twice as important to update your brand. How do you know if you need a brand make-over?...
Time Management – The Power of Purpose
by Joe Feest - Aug, 2012
Do you ever find yourself thinking that there are so many things you could do at work that would have a huge impact upon your effectiveness—if only you could find the time! Does getting by day to day seem to take up all your time? So often when people think of time management they think in terms of tips, tricks, tools and techniques. What’s the latest new and creative approach? A focus on seeking out the latest trendy to...
Where Your Online Presence Really Comes From
by Joshua Waldman - Aug, 2012
A gentleman came up to me after a talk I gave at Portland Community College last month. He told me that hefd Googled himself and wasnft happy with what he found. I get this question all the time, so I wasnft prepared for what he told me next. After he saw his search results, he called Google and asked to speak with Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman and former CEO. When his call wasnft connected (no surprise ther...
The Mid-Year Review: 10 Great Questions to Ask Yourself
by Andy Robinson - Jul, 2012
As we enter the second half of the year, it's a great time to set aside an hour or so -- on a weekend or during your normal weekly planning time -- and do a MID-YEAR REVIEW. Use this time to reflect back on the first six months of the year and make adjustments to your goals for the remainder of the year. Consider these 10 QUESTIONS to ask during your mid-year review: 5 "Look-Back" Questions: 1.Key Acc...
What Motivates you at Work: Factors for Career Happiness!
by Sharon Cohen - Jul, 2012
Your dream job is another person's nightmare. Don't worry about what jobs your classmates are pursueing, you need to chart your own course! When I worked as a Business Career Advisor in Vancouver, BC, Canada I was given a great recruitment project from Starbucks Head Office... Since ten years have passed, I can share this story with you. For those of you who may not know, Starbucks was founded in the Pacific Northwest...
WHICH HALF ARE YOU?
by Nan S. Russell - Jul, 2012
When more than half of Americans were identified as overweight, people took notice. Major news outlets began educating on how to stay out, or get out, of that statistic. I wish the same attention had been paid when a new survey was released confirming more than half of Americans are dissatisfied with their job. Disliking your job is hazardous to your health and well-being, too. You can't be winning at working if you're diss...
Painless ways to control your online reputation
by Miriam Salpeter - Jul, 2012
Many job-seekers underestimate how important it is to have an online presence—a digital footprint to help convince potential hiring managers that they are right for the job. There is no question a person's online reputation makes a big difference for job-search success. But ironically, the worst outcome of having a recruiter search for you on the Web would be if he or she found nothing at all. In a digital age, having noth...
Tips to Help Employees Prevent Illegal Harassment
by Gladis Benavides - Jul, 2012
Be professional at all times. -Consider your attitudes toward harassment with respect to men, women and persons with disabilities or with a different sexual preference, cultural background or religious beliefs. How would you feel if you or a loved one were harassed? What would you do? -Set a positive example. Treat everybody with respect, and let others know you expect the same from them. -Be aware of your words an...
Consciousness in the Workplace
by Wendy Adams - Jul, 2012
OK, so this is not exactly what you would expect to see on a serious job board, however before you tune out…consider this. Your work comprises more dedicated time that all other activities save sleeping. My bet is that sleeping comes second if you are like most Americans. Today, I read an obscure posting online. In summary, the author was working 40 hours a week, making decent raises (5% or better) and comfortable in his...
Are Employers Spying on You with Facebook?
by Joshua Waldman - Jul, 2012
Facebook’s privacy issues have come and gone in past months. With their recent release of the “groups” feature, we now have more control over who can see what. But is that enough? Or better yet, is technology the answer to a fundamentally human problem? For me, the issue is the use of Facebook in the job search. Probably the most controversial question I get is, “Can I use Facebook in my job search?” Certainly, when yo...
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