April 23, 2014
You finished your job interview and were excited about how it went. Then you waited for that important call back from the hiring manager or recruiter. And you waited. And waited. And waited some more. “Now what do I do?” you wonder.
In addition to writing a thank you note after your interview, it’s also important to create your follow up plan. Because you’ve already learned how to close an interview with class, you’ll have asked the hiring manager about his or her next steps in the hiring process and the time frame for the hiring decision. Use this information to make a note in your calendar on the day you expect to hear back from the employer. Read the rest of this entry »
April 16, 2014
You just accepted a new job. Congratulations! Way to go! You’re so excited, you feel as if you could fly. Then it hits you… now you have to quit your current job. Ugh.
Don’t worry, just follow these steps to exit your current job in a manner that is professional and will leave your reputation intact: Read the rest of this entry »
April 9, 2014
“James” (name changed) didn’t realize he was causing anger and frustration among his coworkers. Because he scheduled meetings back-to-back, he would regularly show up to his next meeting 10-15 minutes late. James also checked his email messages and took cell phone calls – during meetings.
Worse yet, because James wanted his manager to view him as productive, he rarely took days off when he was sick; choosing, instead, to come to work and expose his coworkers while he coughed and sneezed his way through the day. Read the rest of this entry »
April 2, 2014
Here’s the sad truth I’ve learned as a career coach: Women rarely negotiate their starting salary. Most of the women I’ve coached tell me they’ve never even considered negotiating their salary for a new job. As the majority of male business executives will confirm, being a good negotiator is a critical success factor for climbing the career ladder. Read the rest of this entry »
March 26, 2014
If you’re looking for a job outside your current employer, it’s often helpful to avoid giving away your job search. That’s because if you’re discovered, it can sour your relationship with your boss, which can be detrimental if you change your mind about obtaining another job. And, there are some managers (hopefully rare) who may even take the drastic step of ending your employment. Read the rest of this entry »
March 19, 2014
Don’t leave a job interview wondering where you stand with the hiring manager. There are techniques you can use to professionally close an interview so the hiring manager will know that you want the job, and, so you’ll be able to leave knowing the next steps in the hiring process. Read the rest of this entry »
February 19, 2014
When I was a young girl and started taking gymnastics lessons, I hung a poster on the wall of my bedroom showing a gymnast doing a split leap on the balance beam. The caption on the poster was an anonymous quote that stated: “If it’s to be it’s up to me.” Read the rest of this entry »
February 12, 2014
Climbing the career ladder is not just about what (or whom) you know, it’s also about your image. Wondering why you’ve been past over for promotions? Maybe it’s time to take a look at your wardrobe and make sure your wardrobe is working as hard as you. Read the rest of this entry »
February 7, 2014
“I’m beginning to wonder if this grey winter weather is ever going to end,” remarked the woman in front of me as we waited in line at the coffee shop. “I just feel so blah. I don’t think I could make it through the work day without coffee,” she added.
Sound familiar? Unfortunately, the feelings that come from a prolonged lack of sun during the winter can get especially terrible, causing many people to lose steam at work. Need a pick-me-up to take you from ho-hum to energized at the office? Try these six simple tips: Read the rest of this entry »
January 29, 2014
Struggling to decide on an outfit for your upcoming job interview? What you wear to an interview creates an image or perception of the type of person you are, so choosing your attire is critical to presenting yourself as the right candidate to hire. (Advice as seen on New Day NW television show)
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