Posts tagged "Culture"
You're Graduating! What to Look for in Your First Job (infographic)

You’re Graduating! What to Look for in Your First Job (infographic)

Graduations from college and university will take up much of the month of May.  Many graduates have lined up summer jobs, or their first full-time job, while others are still searching.  Regardless of where you are in your search, it may be helpful to look at the infographic in this post (courtesy of my colleagues... ...Continue Reading
Are Cover Letters Really Dead?

Are Cover Letters Really Dead?

“Cover letters are dead!” scream headlines from Forbes and Fast Company. Is that true? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Cover letters are essential parts of your application. They give you the opportunity to market yourself as THE person who can deliver the results the employer wants. Your cover letter gives you a chance to show the recruiter and... ...Continue Reading
Reframe Job Interviews as a Conversation

Reframe Job Interviews as a Conversation

Have you stopped yourself from applying for jobs because you decide you won’t like the company?  Or because you re-read the job description and think there’s too much in it you won’t like doing? You’re not alone!  Many people make decisions about potential employment opportunities based on very little actual knowledge of the job or... ...Continue Reading
One Column Jobseekers Must Read

One Column Jobseekers Must Read

My one “must read” for jobseekers is Corner Office, in the New York Times, by Adam Bryant. If you don’t have a subscription, use your free article reads for the month on this column.  Or go to the library and read them there. Every week on Sunday, on the inside front cover of the New... ...Continue Reading
How to Prepare Yourself to Get a Promotion

How to Prepare Yourself to Get a Promotion

You can help prepare yourself to pursue a promotion by taking actions in the 4 areas leaders consider when deciding who to promote. SKILLS: Your boss assesses what you do now and what you could do in the future. Do your current job extremely well, exceeding expectations and goals. Show you’re capable of doing more.... ...Continue Reading
The Most Underused Job Search Tool:  Appreciation

The Most Underused Job Search Tool: Appreciation

Recently, I led a workshop for women (and 1 man) who are looking for their “right fit” job. The discussion yielded solid consensus on one thing: there is not very much acknowledgement and appreciation in the workplace today. Around the room, I heard people feel under-appreciated – for their efforts, results, talent, and contributions. Some... ...Continue Reading
How Personality Assessments Empower You in Job Search

How Personality Assessments Empower You in Job Search

Self-awareness is a powerful tool for anyone who wants to get a job they enjoy, get a promotion, or change careers – or all 3. Self-knowledge gives you a competitive advantage because you will know your strengths as well as what areas you need to work on. And chances are good that you have areas... ...Continue Reading
How to Research the Company You Want to Work For (guest post)

How to Research the Company You Want to Work For (guest post)

I rarely run guest posts because I don’t have time to review them.  But when Nicole Davies of ShortCourseFinder proposed the topic of researching a company, I said “yes.”  It is ESSENTIAL that you research the company for which you want to work.  Nicole goes into why and how to do this effectively. You might have a... ...Continue Reading
Be Like Successful Contestants on "The Voice": Show Your Passion!

Be Like Successful Contestants on “The Voice”: Show Your Passion!

I admit it: I watch The Voice on television. It’s great for this student of human nature, motivation and manifesting of intentions. This week, I was struck by how often the coaches urged contestants to channel their emotion, to convey the meaning and feeling of the words, to be fully present to the audience. One... ...Continue Reading

Be Happy at Work: How to Identify the Culture in a Potential Employer

Micro-managing bosses.  Back-stabbing colleagues. Unrealistic performance expectations. Favoritism. Unprofessional behavior.  Unfair, capricious practices.  Lack of respect for expertise. These are some of the reasons people want to leave jobs.  And these are a reflection of a company’s culture. In fact, bad fit with organizational culture is one of the key factors in someone’s decision to... ...Continue Reading
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