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Consider Becoming a Change Agent
Change is coming. Oh boy is it coming and we aren't even sure how to handle it! This was the message from IBM latest Global CEO Survey. Over 1000 CEOS from 40 different nations were interviewed. In this article, we want to present you a few key... (More)
In Search of the One
Have you ever wondered when your career is going to take off? Or when you will finally get the recognition you deserve for the work you do? Have you ever wondered why some people are able to generate a lot of attention and accolades for their... (More)
Cover Letter Help - Writing Errors to Avoid
To ensure you're always using an effective cover letter, let's review the letter's intended purpose. A cover letter primarily connects your resume to an open position. To understand the importance of such a connection, you only need to put yourself... (More)
What Motivates Companies to Hire You
Knowing what triggers a company's interest and quickly motivates them to sit up and take notice of you is powerful knowledge that you can use over and over again.
Are You a Job Search Procrastinator?
You've been in a dead-end job for months, or even years now, yet you can't seem to gather up the courage to look for a new job. Or your company announced there will be a series of layoffs coming this year and you don't know if you're going to be... (More)
Who's the Boss?
The frst step toward taking charge of your work-life is to know that the process begins with YOU. You may expect an in-your-face awakening, but rarely is there a sledge-hammer bang. Usually the message is subtler: it beings with a ping. Ping . . . I... (More)
Cover Letter... Don't Sweat It
Writing a cover letter to accompany a resume, for some, can conjure up bad memories from high school or college composition class. With sweaty palms, they reach for the Thesaurus and Dictionary. That feeling of uncertainty begins to cloud their... (More)
When Getting Fired Isn't a Surprise
Ever been fired and it was a complete surprise? If you have, it shouldn't have been. You missed the cues. Whether you created it or the company decided it, you lost control of your career. Frequently those two are intertwined, and if you don't... (More)
Want a Big Raise, Look For a New Job
Tom was a longtime Boeing engineer who loved airplanes and believed he'd have a permanent lifelong career with the company. His layoff caught him by surprise. He panicked. He worried about who would hire him now and how he would afford his son's... (More)
Your Interview Environment
Most job seekers think the interview begins the moment they stand up to greet the person interviewing them. This is false. An interview is a two-way street, so your interview should begin the moment you walk through the company's door. In your haste... (More)
The Art of Negotiating a Raise
Negotiation is a give-and-take process until an eventual agreement is reached between two or more parties. To understand the art of negotiation, a jobseeker must understand that it is a give process as much as it is a receiving process. Look at the... (More)
Can You Attract a New Job
Ever had a new job just sort of fall into your lap? I'll bet it's happened at least once to you or someone you know. Perhaps you got a phone call from an old friend who referred you to a hiring manager. Or an email from a relative urging you to apply... (More)