JOB FAIRS: So Many Companies, So Little Time
Making a good impression at a job fair may give your résumé or application added weight. The following tips can help you make the most of any fair.
By Olivia Crosby (updated by Elka Torpey) Posted 03-19-2018
Cold Calling: Stop Pitching the Gatekeeper
Many sales reps have never been taught the proper way to deal with gatekeepers, so after being screened out by them, they take the attitude that “If only they (the gatekeeper) knew how much this would benefit the (decision maker), then they’d put me through!” So they start pitching them... How wrong that is...
By Mike Brooks Posted 03-12-2018
Master the Thank You Note: The One Trick That Will Land You the Job
How can you stand out against the crowd of other job applicants? What can you do to make an impression on the person that you just interviewed? Why not do something that over half of your competitors never do? Send a thank you note to the person you spoke to earlier today.
By Patrick W. Dunne Posted 02-12-2018
What's Coming Between YOU and the Job of Your DREAMS?
Whats coming between you and the job of your dreams? The answer is not the same as the problems, and every problem gets solved, somehow, sooner or later.
By Michael DeSafey Posted 02-05-2018
Will the New Job or New Career Choice I Like be the Right Career for Me?
Is the career decision or new job you "like" the right career for you? I present you with a list of questions to consider and resources to help you answer them.
By Dr. Sander Marcus Posted 01-23-2018
New Year, New Career: 5 Tips for Changing Occupations
Do you ever wonder if the grass is greener in another field? If you’ve resolved to find out, the new year might be a good time to pursue a new career. There are many reasons to change careers. Maybe your interests have shifted, or you want the potential for earning more money. Or perhaps you just want to try something new.
By Elka Torpey Posted 12-15-2017
Are You Being Paid What You're Worth?
Employers are hiring and unemployment rates have taken another dip yet many workers are underpaid for the job they perform. Many people in years past were grateful for their job and didn’t push for a raise. But is that truly a smart professional move?
By Robin Ryan Posted 12-15-2017
5 Top Tips to Help Jobseekers Over 50 Get The Job
Sadly, in reality older job candidates are just not taken seriously enough. But by following these 'Job Seeker over 50 Top Tips' you can change all that. Added to this, lots of women in their late 50s or early 60s have been informed they've now got to work for many more years before they can claim their pensions. This has put many women aged over 50 under pressure to work longer.
By Irene H Posted 12-06-2017
Networking and Gratitude
Savvy networkers can improve their networking through soft skills. Being aware and sensitive to others, displaying etiquette and showing gratitude are just a few ways. Online resources define gratitude as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Research and studies have shown that expressing gratitude improves health, increases optimism and reduces stress. It is only right that gratitude be incorporated into business practices including networking.
By Chi Chi Okezie Posted 11-21-2017
Improve Job Search Results - Dealing with Job Search Pressure
This article will highlight how people generally respond to distress; and especially the distress of job search pressure and how to manage that stress and the results of your job search by effectively dealing with job search pressure.
By Mark Baber Posted 11-21-2017
Resume Mistakes Can Cost You the Job
A candidate’s resume typically gets a 15-second glance, if it gets looked at all. Employers complain that they receive hundreds of resumes for any listed opening but 90% of the applicants are not qualified to do the advertised job.
By Robin Ryan Posted 11-17-2017
3 Ways to Bolster Your Job Search Campaign During the Holidays
We are moving into the Christmas / Hanukkah / New Year's holidays. Many job seekers take the opportunity to put their job searches on hold until January and just try to enjoy the downtime. That is actually a mistake because the end of the year is a great time to reflect on career goals, review current job search campaign efforts, and get a jump on the January employment rush.
By Steven Watson, Ph.D. Posted 11-17-2017
Houston Has Reason to Celebrate
Throughout September and October, Houston struggled to rebuild after Harvey devastated so much of the city. But we had something to cheer for, hope for, and want more than anything. And, after quite a a few heart pounding nights, we had it. Everything is bigger in Texas - including the ways we celebrate, hope and help.
By Christine Wardle Posted 11-13-2017
How to Have a Plan B - Job Market Analysis for Career Transition
Often when I chat as a manager with employees about their future career goals and aspirations, the impression given is of some nebulous future end-state. Perhaps this is due to the awkward manager-employee relationship, especially during the semi-forced conversations around annual appraisal time. Or perhaps it could be attributed to misplaced feelings of betrayed loyalties towards the current employer if one admits to personal and/or professional goals beyond the present organization. But even for those employees with whom I would claim to have good rapport - even when allowing for a certain percentage of people who are perfectly happy and genuinely content with their current positions - the future remains non-descript.
By Erin N O’Reilly, PhD Posted 11-06-2017
What You Need to Know About a Career as a NETWORK ENGINEER
In order to join the team of network engineers, you must have the necessary skills as well as a love of computers. As with any other career, you also need to follow certain steps in order to accomplish your goal. These are the top five requirements needed to become a network engineer.
By Amy Armitage Posted 11-06-2017
25 Interview Questions You Can Ask
You should view the interview as a courtship time between you and the company. They ask you questions to learn more about your abilities and accomplishments. You also have the opportunity to impress the employer by the questions YOU ask plus learn more about what it’s really like to work there. Here are my recommended 25 questions that you could ask.
By Robin Ryan Posted 11-04-2017
Tried-and-True Job Hunting Tips That May No Longer Work
It is no secret that the job market has been tough lately. Good jobs have been hard to come by, and just getting your foot in the door has rarely been this much of a challenge. Adding to the problem is the fact that many tried-and-true job hunting techniques no longer work in the new modern world. If it has been awhile since you hit the job market, you might want to rethink your job hunting strategy and dust off your resume. While some old-fashioned career advice still holds true, other techniques simply do not work as well as they once did.
By beconrad Posted 10-13-2017
Interview Success: 3 Ways to Nail Your Dream Job
Drop thoughts of a tough economy and people fighting for jobs; that's negative thinking. While it might be true, there are reasons people fail at job interviews. They don't research job openings or know what they want. They don't network or present a professional image to future employers. Additionally, they make various other errors which are avoidable. Take a step-by-step approach, avoiding pitfalls, and you can nail your dream job.
By Posted 10-06-2017
7 Ways to Be a Great Construction, Engineering, or Environmental Mentor
Young professionals in the construction, engineering, and environmental industries who are serious about rising to the top of the profession will seek a mentor to guide them through their education and early career. A good mentor can provide insight into the industry and help these young professionals find the opportunities that will develop their skills and expertise. This article speaks specifically about the importance of mentoring in the construction industry, and why it's critical "... to invest more heavily in the success of the youngest ones among us-personal, one-on-one mentoring... to identify potential and encourage professional development." The author shares how the one-on-one attention he received throughout his career brought him to where he is today. In this interview, a construction project manager says that mentoring was key to keeping her in the industry, and she suggests it as a method of retaining top talent.
By Michael M DeSafey Posted 10-06-2017