Job search inspiration from New York City
by Miriam Salpeter - Jul, 2011
It’s been a hectic week returning from being away, so I thought I’d re-share a post I wrote several years ago after visiting NYC. I think it’s still relevant. Stay tuned for a few more career lessons inspired by my trip to the Big Apple! Recently, I had an opportunity to ride the New York City subway. I say “opportunity,” because watching other passengers and what goes on in and around the subway offers an array of ideas fo...
4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your LinkedIn Profile
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2011
LinkedIn is one of the best online resources for professionals looking to network with other professionals, find employment, or be discovered by hiring managers. If optimized, LinkedIn could ensure you don’t spend too much time unemployed since you’re likely to attract the best of the best in the hiring world. Interested in improving your profile? Here are just a few things you could do the next time you’re signed in that...
Take a stand for your dream job!
by Hallie Crawford - Jul, 2011
I was recently talking with one of my career group coaching clients, Allison. She made me laugh because all along, we’ve been working on narrowing down her career ideas. She wants to do something in the travel industry, and she told me that she was worried she was pigeonholing herself into this one career path. I laughed out loud and explained to her that I totally understood how she felt, but reminded her that our goal all al...
Disappointment Got You Down? Dig In. Bounce Back.
by Dawn Lennon - Jul, 2011
Things don’t always go our way at work. Sometimes it’s because we haven’t: - Mastered all the skills we need - Performed well at the right time - Solidified our support system - Been realistic about our readiness That leaves us open to disappointment when we don’t: - Get hired for a job we really want - Promoted to a position when we believe we’re the best candidate - Hear our name mentioned as a...
Facing Cisco's 2011 layoff? Take these 5 steps in your job hunt
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jul, 2011
Cisco Systems announced its largest layoff ever in July 2011, and employees are certainly feeling the aftershocks. With 6,500 staff being cut (up to a 14% drop in its workforce), Cisco has announced that it plans to restructure in order to maintain a competitive position. If you’re one of those affected by this or other layoffs, what should you do? It's no secret that professionals have bemoaned the state of the job mark...
The Sweet Sound of Striking the Right Chord: An Interview with Ricky Bell
by Dawn Lennon - Jul, 2011
I met Ricky Bell because my home office computer was deadly slow. As an independent computer technician, Ricky came highly recommended by my accountant, so I knew I’d be in good hands. To my surprise, I soon learned that those hands were equally talented on the neck of a guitar and that Ricky had connected two talents into one amazing career. DL: Ricky, do you consider yourself a computer guy who’s a musician or a musi...
Taking Vacation? Its Career Value Is In Your Sound Bite
by Dawn Lennon - Jul, 2011
Nothing is more glorious than time off. When we get hired, our burning question after salary is usually about vacation days. That said, it’s been written that Americans often don’t take all their vacation time. In some cases it’s because we: Don’t want to fall behind Worry that things will go wrong in our absence Are reluctant to delegate Lack confidence in our job security Haven’t developed motivating interests outs...
BOOSTERS & DRAINERS
by Nan S. Russell - Jul, 2011
Like huge anchors on cruise ships, other people can hold you down. Not intentionally, but their negativity impacts you. It's hard to be winning at working when you're anchored in place; hard to see the next great idea and enthusiastically embrace it when you're feeling a sticky heaviness; and hard to think creativity when you're feeling empty. Like a balloon with air pouring out, deflated and flat at the end, I hung up the...
Executive Wisdom - The 8 Traps of High Achievers
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jul, 2011
I was recently working with one of my San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching clients – the president of a professional services firm. We talked about how he was driven to achieve his goals and addicted to perfection. My executive coaching client and I discussed how it is more important to focus on success and fulfillment than perfection. I am coaching my client to overcome the eight traps of high achievers, and focus mor...
What Wisconsin's Concealed Weapon Law Means for the Workplace and Employment Law
by Randy Enochs - Jul, 2011
Recently Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed the concealed weapon bill which allows residents 21 years and older to carry a concealed weapon – a handgun, electric weapon such as a taser, knife (other than a switchblade knife), and billy club – almost anywhere in the state, including most places of employment. Wisconsin will issue licenses to carry concealed weapons, subject to background check and training requirements. Sin...
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