Job Fit: Things You Should Know
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2012
How good a fit is the job you have now? The one you’re pursuing or interviewing for? While we’re at it, how good a fit is the company itself–your current employer or the one you’re aiming for next? If you haven’t asked yourself these questions yet, you really should. Failure to identify the answers can lead to failure in the job because it or the company isn’t a good fit for you, or vice-versa. A few years ago I took train...
The New Groupthink: Problems with Teams
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - May, 2012
A recent survey found that 91 percent of high-level managers believe teams are the key to success. But the evidence doesn’t always support this assertion. There are insidious disadvantages to teamwork, notes Professor Heidi K. Gardner in her April 2012 Harvard Business Review article, “Coming Through When It Matters Most.” “Just when teams most need to draw on the full range of their members’ knowledge to produce the high...
What Happens to Your Brand When Change Hits?
by Valerie Sokolosky - May, 2012
Working 15 years as a change management consultant in Fortune 500 companies, I learned how leaders handle the stress that often accompanies changes like a reorganization, downsizing (or whatever sizing is the buzz word of the day!), mergers or acquisition, and even having a new boss. What can you do during these difficult times to show your strengths and never deviate from your strong brand? Here are a few tips – not on...
Career Coach: Advice for blushers and job hunters
by Dr. Joyce E. A. Russell - May, 2012
Managing a difficult co-worker Q:I have a co-worker in another office who often scolds me via e-mail and adds additional names to the “cc:” line. It is not as embarrassing as it is annoying. How do I approach her tactfully to put an end to this? A: E-mail is often used inappropriately. It is definitely not the best forum for delivering bad or uncomfortable news. The e-mails often escalate back and forth and then the issu...
Make Job Promotion a Reality For You
by Betty Cohen - May, 2012
Whether you’re outdoors reveling in the warm air or you’re a curious window shopper gazing at the new pastel-colored clothing in store windows, it is clear; we’re now well into Spring. And, to many of us, that is a welcome change. With a new season often comes a desire for transition in other parts of our lives as well, such as creating a fresh new look in our garden or home decor. But, let’s not stop there. As part of this...
How to Develop Emotional Intelligence (EI)
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - May, 2012
I recently spoke with the director of human resources a San Francisco Bay Area company regarding providing executive coaching for the company’s CEO. The director of human resources asked some very insightful questions to determine whether we were a good fit. She specifically wanted to know how I worked with different personality styles, and my methods for initiating behavior change. She was very interested in my executive coac...
LinkedIn’s Great Slideshare Presentation
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - May, 2012
How is that job search coming along? I am sure you’ve heard the buzz—LinkedIn has become the #1 social media tool to professionally network, gain job search leads and penetrate the hidden job market. Mmm-hmm, glad you are aware! Now what can you do to stand out from the crowd of executives and job seekers who have flocked to LinkedIn with the same idea as you? Many, many things can be done—but today, I am sharing with...
Career Confusion: Take a Career Quiz!
by Sharon Cohen - May, 2012
• Can't stand your current job, but feel stuck? • Are you overwhelmed with job-search buzz words? • Learn the top 25 activities of succesful job seekers! Take heart, the lack of call backs and interviews may have nothing to do with your education or experience. It could be that you are simply using old, outdated or inefficient job search techniques. It is not your fault. Most people wouldn't hesitate to hire a pers...
Have you narrowed down your career ideas too much?
by Hallie Crawford - May, 2012
I recently spoke with my career coaching client, Damon. He said something to me that I often hear as a career coach and I wanted to share it with you. He said, “Don’t just focus on 1-2 aspects of your life or what you want in a job because that was where I went off track before. I hadn’t looked at other areas of my life to help me determine the big picture of what I wanted in a career.” You want to narrow down your car...
Networking tips to help you land your first job
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2012
Are you planning a transition “from college to career?” You won’t want to miss out on advice from Lindsey Pollak, a recognized expert on next-generation career trends. She recently released a new edition of her terrific book, Getting from College to Career. In this Q & A with Lindsey, she outlines some best practices for networking, following up, and transitioning to your first job. In addition to LinkedIn, what online to...
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