4 Ways To Reconnect With Your Career

by Jenny Yerrick Martin Remember all those years ago when you first started down your career path, making steady progress or landing a job you were sure you would want forever? Or maybe you just accepted a job that seemed promising, or that you felt was the best you could do, and one thing ledContinue reading “4 Ways To Reconnect With Your Career”

How To Handle Cancelling An Interview

In the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a growing complaint among my friends who are small business owners. They’ve experienced an increase in candidates not showing for interviews or cancelling an interview at the last minute with wacky excuses. If you have been invited for an interview, but can’t attend for some reason, take the following stepsContinue reading “How To Handle Cancelling An Interview”

How do you find people to network with?

Originally posted on Careers and Employment:
We had a couple of events last week where networking was emphasised as a way to help discover the hidden job market and to connect with people who work for a company or industry that you are interested in. We try to have as many opportunities as possible for students…

The Deepest Source of Motivation

Forget the carrot and stick. Motivation and innovation come from a desire to help. shutterstock images 1,068 inShare. For decades, bosses have assumed that the best way to motivate workers is by promising financial gain and threatening financial loss. With one hand they dangle a carrot of more pay while brandishing in the other, theContinue reading “The Deepest Source of Motivation”

7 Cover Letter Mistakes You Make When Applying Via E-mail

How many times have you replied to a job ad via e-mail by shooting them a copy of your resume and cover letter? I’m going to venture a guess and say at least 20 (but more likely hundreds of times) if you’ve been searching for any significant length of time. Cover Letter Mistakes Here areContinue reading “7 Cover Letter Mistakes You Make When Applying Via E-mail”

Do You Manage Your Career Like A First Date?

First date.. Career… You heard me correctly! Do you manage your career like a first date? I remember what it was like to be single. That was over thirty years ago but I remember the awkward feelings of trying to find someone who would just go out with me on a date. When I graduatedContinue reading “Do You Manage Your Career Like A First Date?”

5 useful ways to fill in time when hoping for a job interview

I find too many job seekers who are ill prepared during their job search. The first two things that you should do when seeking a new employer is 1. Make sure that your social sites are private – if they are your source of socializing and 2. make certain that your voicemail message is professionalContinue reading “5 useful ways to fill in time when hoping for a job interview”

What’s “Fit” Got to Do With It?

Companies today are looking for more than just education, experience, and transferable skills.  With an increasing price tag on turnover, recruiters and hiring managers are looking deeper into the intangibles.  The article below gives good perspective on what “fit” has to do with anything. How often have you heard something like this when you’ve beenContinue reading “What’s “Fit” Got to Do With It?”