On Careers

October 2010


8 Ways to Energize Your Career Dreams

By |

Turning your career dreams into reality doesn’t just happen. It takes consistent, persistent effort. Sometimes you’ll feel like you’re making great progress, while other times you may feel mired down and stuck.

Here are eight ways to energize those dreams so you can take full advantage when your ...

Read More

TAGS:
careers

21 Ways to Avoid Job Interview Anxiety

By |

Career experts often offer helpful tips for reducing job interview anxiety. But you don’t want to reduce job interview anxiety; you want to avoid it altogether. Before you say, “But that’s impossible!” let’s clarify: You don’t actually have to eliminate the anxiety. You only have to avoid letting ...

Read More

TAGS:
careers
interviews

Does Your Career Need a Check-Up?

By |

When your career needs help, it won’t send a signal. You won’t feel a twinge in your stomach or a desperate thirst. You may continue on that career track for years without recognizing the need for change, failing to seek help because you don’t know it’s needed.

That’s why you should take time for a ...

Read More

TAGS:
careers

8 Ways to Dissolve Your Career Fears

By |

Thinking about making changes to pursue a career you love? When it comes to taking the leap, many of us run into one giant, seemingly insurmountable roadblock. The more seriously we think about taking a step in that direction, the stronger and more impenetrable it becomes.

What’s the roadblock?

Read More

TAGS:
careers

18 Problem Solving Questions

By |

Whatever your path, at some point you’re going to come smack up against problems that feel like in impenetrable wall. While there is no magic wand solution to making that wall disappear, asking questions is the next best thing. Asking questions can help you pinpoint where the trouble is, identify ...

Read More

TAGS:
careers

25 Qualities Job Interviewers Look For

By |

When you’re job hunting, you need the right skills, education, and experience. But that’s not all you need. Employers are also looking for a host of other qualities.

For some examples, take a look at the following list. Don’t be freaked out by the length. Read through it. Think about how you rate on ...

Read More

TAGS:
careers

3 Ways Time Travel Can Sabotage Your Career

By |

How much time do you spend truly focused on the here and now? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably “not much.” It’s certainly a struggle for me. I try to stay in the moment, I really do. But it’s seldom long before my brain is off to the races, leaving the present moment for yet ...

Read More

TAGS:
careers

What Employers Owe Internal Applicants

By |

One of the most frustrating characteristics of employment promotions is the lack of candor. Consider this scenario: An employee has been applying for various promotional opportunities for the past five years. Each time she has been turned down, she has received a letter thanking her for her ...

Read More

TAGS:
careers

Tips on Following Up After You Send a Resume

By |

One of the most frequent questions I get from job seekers is about follow-up timing after submitting a resume. Who do I contact and how long should I wait?

The answer depends on how you were introduced to the company. If you respond to a job posting online, it's important to remember that some ads ...

Read More

TAGS:
careers

How to Tell When a Job Interview Is Going Well

By |

A job interview is a high-stress experience. You have a limited amount of time. You need and want to make a dazzling impression. You are likely to be outside your comfort zone. And the stakes are high. Yet everyone tells you to “relax,” to “be yourself.” Yikes.

Would it help you to relax and be ...

Read More

TAGS:
careers

Establishing Team Values at Work

By |

One of the most important things that any team can have is a clear set of values that all of the team members follow. In an increasingly diverse workplace beset by rapid change and shifting responsibilities, a values statement can serve as a constant guide of how matters should be handled.

Now ...

Read More

TAGS:
careers