Great guidelines and examples. Takeaways: If the employer/recruiter doesn't communicate dress expectations, ask. Hygiene is important. Be comfortable and true to yourself. Slightly over dressed, shows you care . Avoid anything that distracts focus from you.
I've Lost My Job. What Do I Do Now? A 30,60,90 Day Plan by Jean Spahr and Krista Redlinger Part 1 of 3
Whether you saw it coming or it caught you by surprise, job loss is a difficult and stressful experience. However, often positive comes from negative -- you may eventually view the job loss as a blessing in disguise. Finding a new job will take effort and organization. Remember to reflect on your skills and goals, breathe, and visualize success. Avoid ruminating on the past or fearing the… Read More
Career Coach Joe Murphy uses the CAR method: Challenge, Action, Result
There are also the SOAR and STAR Methods.
Work It Daily Recommends the Experience + Learn = Grow Model
“You’re braver than you believe and stronger and smarter than you think.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh
In our previous blog, we discussed tips to land your dream job. In this section, we will discuss ways to increase confidence.
Gain Career Confidence
One: Stand Out From the Competition
We often find ourselves stuck in narrow social circles with similar people. What habits confine us, and how can we break them? Organizational psychologist Tanya Menon offers ten strategies on how to be more intentional and expand our social universes -- and how it can lead to new ideas and opportunities.
If you can dream it, you can do it. – Walt Disney
In Part One of this two part series, we will list tips to landing your dream job. Part Two will review ways to gain career confidence.
Secrets to Career Happiness
One: Do Some Soul Searching
ApproachResearch using word of mouth, company websites, your school career center, volunteer activities, sports teams, and other interest groups. Know your skill set.
For years we have encouraged job seekers to always directly apply on the employers' websites for a variety of reasons. Please be sure to also check the website URL for an exact match, because scammers are using more sophisticated approaches to steal your identity and money as described in detail in the following article. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/scam-alert-geoffrey-wiese/?… Read More
Finding a Job Using the Hidden Job Market
Looking for a job is rarely easy -- It may feel like you’re fighting your way through a dense fog. Many job seekers spend most of their time applying for posted positions. Experts report that 60-80% of job opportunities are never advertised so it makes sense to spend a substantial amount of time networking and discovering opportunities. Remember… Read More
Five Ways to Start 2018 Off Right by Krista Redlinger
1. Reflect on 2017 - What worked? What didn't? The majority of our job seekers struggle in the following areas: applying to appropriate jobs, creating a successful targeted resume, organization/record keeping and follow-up, relationships and networking, interviewing, and staying motivated while experiencing rejection. Build on your… Read More
If you fear the loss of your job to technology watch this inspiring video. According to David Lee computers and robots can't compete with humans at combining capability with creativity to solve problems and innovate.
Forget about old advice. Try these tips instead: Focus all your attention on the conversation, avoid a dogmatic approach, use questions, ignore your own thoughts, if you don't know admit it...
“Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.”
Marian Wright Edleman - founder, Children’s Defense Fund
“When you serve your community and the world around you your life will take on a fulfillment and a deeper meaning that you can’t obtain any other way.”
Jodi Hannah - film and television… Read More
Use the Receive Appreciate Summarize Ask technique to connect with and understand others in your personal and professional life.
It is often said that finding a job is a job... for good reason. Securing a new position often involves self-discovery, rebranding, developing an effective elevator speech, and networking extensively. Successful job seekers respond to ads and explore the hidden job market. Then there is resume writing, covers letters, polishing up a LinkedIn page, and more. Quintessential Careers has… Read More
Your boss probably isn't paying you what you're worth -- instead, they're paying you what they think you're worth. Take the time to learn how to shape their thinking. Pricing consultant Casey Brown shares helpful stories and learnings that can help you better communicate your value and get paid for your excellence.