Careers & Employment Information


Careers & Employment Information

What Me? Lie On My Resume? Who Will Know?


The temptation to lie on a resume is great! How can it hurt if I stretch the truth a bit? Employers see lots of resumes. How are they going to know who lies and who doesn't?Whoa! Let's stop a minute and reflect on what lies can REALLY do on a resume.

The Interview - A Few Tips for Making a Great First Impression


Searching for employment is one of the most nerve-racking activities to engage in. As if the direct need for income is not stressful enough, the process of writing a résumé, networking in your industry, and applying for jobs can leave anyone shaking in their tracks.

Rich Career, Poor Career


What makes for a rich career? It is more than just the salary and benefits. A rich career is one that suits your talents and provides an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution, as well as one that provides the right compensation.

Job Interviews -- The Real Reasons Why You Need to Follow Up


Effective follow-up after a job interview is often a key reason why someone gets a job, even though there are other equally qualified candidates. Many candidates treat follow up as an optional add-on to their job search.

Job Interviews -- How to Follow Up Effectively


Getting a job is not just about your performance in an interview. The post-interview follow up you do has a critical role in a successful job hunt.

Job Search Advice for Desperate Job Seekers


Another morning of job hunting lies ahead of you. You pour a cup of coffee and open the paper to the employment section.

It is Still Possible to be Upwardly Mobile in America!


Yes, it's still possible to be upwardly mobile in America: it's called a career in sales.Sales jobs come in all shapes and sizes.

Cracking the Connection Code: Networking for the Introverted


We've all heard it before: "Just get out there and network!" If it was that easy, we would already be doing it. So why is it so hard? Well, you're an introvert, aren't you? Enough said.

How to Change Careers and Still Pay the Bills - 5 Key Steps


Studies show that more than 50% of people are unhappy in their jobs yet few will actually make a career change in 2005. Why? Most people let fear stop them yet successful career changers know that fear is simply a sign that you are headed in the right direction!Follow the 5 key steps that successful career changers actually take to overcome their fears and make a sustainable change.

Have Enough Money to Change Careers - Five Key Steps


At every talk I give, I ask the audience to tell me the reasons why people don't change careers. The most common answer given each time is "lack of money.

Lost Your Job? Ten Ways to Bounce Back!


Whether you've been right-sized, downsized, underutilized, or just plain fired, looking for work is a life-changing experience that rocks your world. Regain your equilibrium with these ten strategies and get back to being your best.

Seven Ways to Stand Out in a Sea of Applicants


Is your résumé getting lost in a flood of résumés? Are you certain you could demonstrate your value to potential employers, if you could just get in front of them? Do you want to dramatically increase your chances of getting a follow-up call from employers? Bait your job-search hook with these seven tips and you'll catch a whale of a good job.1.

Invest in Your Career Change--Put Your Money Where Your Dream Is


You say you want a new career, you say you want to start your own business, you say you'd love to be a freelance writer and travel more but are you serious? Can I really believe you? Are you investing in your dream?When you want something badly enough, you're willing to work hard, make sacrifices, and invest in your dream.Most people who've made a career change didn't have lots of money from which to draw.

Make Your Résumé Sizzle with Success Stories


In today's competitive job market you can't afford a résumé that fizzles. Power up your résumé with solid success stories.

10 Keys to Getting Paid What You're Worth!


Asking for money is so taboo in our culture that most of us shake in our shoes when we think about negotiating salary. It conjures up our insecurities about not being good enough, not knowing enough, or not being considered valuable enough.

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