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Making the First Days at Your New Job Easier
If you are a new graduate, your first day as a "real nurse" will be not only exciting, but very stressful! Along with the relief of not having an instructor peering over your shoulder and reviewing your every move, you might feel a bit of fear at... (More)
Ten Tips For Starting a New Job
It is both exciting and stressful to begin a new job. You want to do a good job and be a team player. How do you begin when everything and everyone is new to you? Here is a list of suggested first "steps" to help you make a smooth transition.
Change Your Future
Are you focused on the past or the potential your future holds? Many people can't let go of something that happened A long time ago. Maybe it was a conversation you had, or didn't have. Maybe it was a project you should have taken, or one that you... (More)
Resume Mistakes Can Cost You the Job
Recently I was assisting an employer with the hiring process and reviewed many resumes that were sent in. I couldn't help but be concerned that so many people are not having any job search success because they are using a very poor resume to... (More)
Avoid a 3-Ring Circus with these New Interviewing Strategies
I referenced the circus because I just finished another interviewing book that recommends asking for the job before leaving the interview. I can envision up to 15 qualified professionals each asking the interviewer for the job. If each asks for the... (More)
Should I Include My Salary Requirements In My Cover Letter
In most normal cases, you should not include your salary expectation in cover letters unless you have very good reason for doing so. This may be when a recruiter contacts you after seeing your resume somewhere, such as an online job board. In this... (More)
Time to Update Your Resume
We are always making lists to keep on top of the daily/weekly schedules and deadlines that face us in our business lives. But, odds are, that many of us keep our noses to the grindstone and forget to do a periodic check to see if our jobs and careers... (More)
From Retail to Real
Career transition is truly one of the most challenging subjects to write about. To completely retool one's self is time consuming and never ideal. It is a very difficult transition to pull off if you have been in the workforce for any great length of... (More)
Five Tips for a Successful Job Search
Everyone who is on a job search has different preferences - however, for practical reasons, your job search can't be longer than what is reasonable. Unfortunately, many job seekers aren't aware of the intricacies involved in the recruitment process... (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)
How's Your Job Hunt Going
If your job search needs a jumpstart, it pays to sit down and analyze your situation. You should carefully question everything you're doing. But, be careful -- the wrong questions can be harmful to your career health. Example: Never ask yourself... (More)