You consistently meet and exceed expectations at work and your contributions are valuable to your department and company. So, you’re vying for a long-awaited promotion that’s opening up. And you think you have it made, because after all, your record will speak for itself as your boss decides who gets the job, right? Unfortunately, that’s… Read more »
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Getting Ready for a Career Change? Here are Some Tips to Help You
If you’re like most people, you spend a lot of your waking hours at work – up to a third of your time, according to research. So, it’s important to like what you do and feel like you’re in the right place. If not, and you think it may be time for a career change,… Read more »
How to Respond When Asked, “Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?”
“Where do you see yourself in five years?” It’s one of the most common questions asked during job interviews, as potential employers assess candidates’ long-term plans and fit with their organization. You can’t blame them: It’s very costly to rehire if someone leaves after a short tenure, so employers ideally like to land new talent… Read more »
What Can We Predict About 2023 Hiring Trends?
As a business owner or hiring manager, it’s up to you to stay current on the latest developments, challenges and trends in hiring. As you move forward through 2023, be prepared to continue navigating a competitive talent marketplace, deal with evolving technical issues and post-pandemic return to work policies, and face a looming economic downturn…. Read more »
Do You Struggle with Task Prioritizing?
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24-hour days.” (Motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar) So true: 24-hour days, seven days a week, 365 days a year. But you may still feel as though you have countless things to do right away, which can quickly become overwhelming and cause… Read more »
Ready to Reach Your Career Goals in 2023?
“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” So said self-help author Napoleon Hill. He was right on target, as was writer Saul Bellow when he noted that, “Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.” Your career goals are within reach. Professional goals may seem like pipe dreams at times, and… Read more »
5 Leadership Skills that Make a Good Manager Become a Great Manager
Have you ever compared yourself to a coworker who seems to be shining in all they do, getting plum assignments and promotions, even though you have more seniority, and seem to just naturally step up to the plate and take the lead? “They’re a born leader,” you may rationalize. It may seem that way and,… Read more »
The Elevator Speech: Say This When an Interviewer Asks You to “Tell Me About Yourself …”
“Tell me a little about yourself.” Sounds easy enough, right? Or not! Where do you start – and what do you actually say, especially if your next job may be depending on it? Often, this is among the very first questions asked by interviewers. And although a lot of other variables factor into a final… Read more »
Struggling to Close Out Emails? Use This Closing for the Best Response Rate
As you finish up an email, you may not give much thought to your closing. After all, the hard part is done, right? Message complete. Now you just need an appropriate sign-off. No big deal. But, maybe it is. According to a study by productivity software manufacturer Boomerang, certain email closings deliver significantly higher response… Read more »
Stop Starting Your Emails with “I Hope This Finds You Well …”
“I hope this finds you well …” Raise your hand if you’ve ever started an email out this way. It’s okay, there’s no guilt here. Now raise your hand if you wanted that email to actually get read – or in the case of making an important contact with someone, such as networking during your… Read more »