November 27, 2013
November 20, 2013
A friend of mine recently had a job interview. When I asked what the interviewer thought of him, he didn’t know. He’d been so nervous he had forgotten to pay attention to the hiring manager’s nonverbal communication.
That happens a lot. Most people are so worried about how they come across in an interview that they forget to watch the body language of the interviewer. But being able to read nonverbal cues can increase your chances of interview success. Read the rest of this entry »
November 13, 2013
There’s a lot of misinformation on the Internet about electronic resume submission. To find out what’s truth and what’s hype when it comes to resume-screening software, I interviewed three experts: A recruiting consultant, a senior corporate recruiter at a Fortune 500 company, and the CEO of a company that uses technology to help recruiters source candidates. Read the rest of this entry »
November 8, 2013
What you wear to the office is one of the most important parts of creating a positive professional image. In addition to projecting that you’re competent for your job, your clothing should also reflect your personality – your clothes don’t have to be boring to be considered professional! If you’re searching for a couple pieces to spruce up your look, check out these ideas on wearing fall and winter trends in the office. Read the rest of this entry »
November 6, 2013
As the use of social media in the hiring process has grown in popularity over the last several years, recruiters and hiring managers aren’t hiding from it. In fact, they’re using technology tools such as LinkedIn as a pre-interview tactic to narrow down candidates for job openings.
To find out what they’re looking for, I interviewed technology recruiters and HR experts. Based on their comments, you might decide it’s time to polish your LinkedIn profile. Read the rest of this entry »
October 30, 2013
Do you have your sights set on an executive position? There are many factors that contribute to achieving this level of success – taking opportunities to learn from others being one of them.
Here’s your chance for an inside look at what it’s like being in a top leadership position at a Fortune 500 company. Plus, glean advice on how to get there yourself. In the interview below, Denise Morrison, President and CEO at Campbell Soup Company, and Irene Chang Britt, Senior VP of Global Baking and Snacking at Campbell’s and President of the Pepperidge Farm brand, provide their insight on work-life balance, how corporate life has changed, rising through the ranks of a company and more. Read the rest of this entry »
October 16, 2013
Being a new manager can be tough because it often includes stepping into situations that are outside your comfort zone, such as handling negative office gossip. Dealing directly and swiftly with the perpetrators, meeting with your staff and encouraging positive gossip (not the negative kind) can help turn things around. Read the rest of this entry »
October 2, 2013
“I used to be really good friends with everyone in the department, but then I got the supervisor promotion. Now I feel like everybody hates me,” moaned my client. “They can’t seem to accept that I’m their supervisor now and I’m having an especially difficult time with one person who thinks she can get away with just about anything. What should I do?” Read the rest of this entry »
September 25, 2013
Being successful in your career means you aren’t afraid to ‘toot your own horn’ as the old saying goes. For many people, self-promotion falls outside their comfort zone. But there are ways to boost your career and visibility without coming across as conceited. Shameless self-promotion is about knowing what you want and then being your own best advocate.
Try these tips to act as your own PR agent and get yourself noticed (in a good way): Read the rest of this entry »
September 18, 2013
You’re sitting in a job interview and everything has been going great. You’re feeling really good about how you’ve responded to all the questions so far. Then, the hiring manager asks, “How much money do you currently make?” or “How much salary do you expect?” Your heart races and you begin to sweat. How should you answer? Read the rest of this entry »