Archives for 2008

How to Work with a Corporate Recruiter

Sometimes, in business, the most effective way to attract the right staff is to have someone else – a corporate recruiter – focus on finding those individuals for you.

A corporate recruiter often works with businesses and corporations that are looking for employees with specific characteristics that want to be sure they are able to take a closer look only at candidates who would be a great match for the position. [Read more…]

Should You Hire a Professional Resume Writer?

When you are looking for the chance to get ahead in the workplace – meaning, when you want to find a job that’s better than the one have or you just want to be sure that you can get in the door and work your way up – one of the most important things that you can do is to have a great resume. Simply put, if your resume doesn’t grab the attention of the recruiter, HR person or manager, you are unlikely to get the interview. Because of this, more and more often people are turning to a professional resume writer to help get them in the door. [Read more…]

How to Use Personal Branding for a Competitive Edge

Before you can learn much about how to use personal branding for a competitive edge, it’s important to have an understanding of what personal branding is. Fortunately, it’s possible to take a look at the way many successful people have used personal branding to get a feel for what it is and how it can work for you. [Read more…]

Are You Sabotaging Your Job Search?

When you’re looking for a great opportunity – a chance to advance yourself within your field or a chance to find a completely different position over the course of your job search – one thing is certain: when you have goals for your job search, you are going to want to be sure that you are able to achieve them. Unfortunately, there are a number of things that most people do while they are in the midst of a job search that sabotage themselves. [Read more…]

Job Loss: If You’re Fired What’s Next?

Often, when it comes to job loss, it feels as though there is no immediate next step: once your desk is packed up, there’s little to do other than to go through the grieving process. Job loss, just like any loss that you will experience, means going through the process of shock and denial, anger, depression, acceptance and – finally – growth. While you don’t want to stay and wallow in the shock, denial, frustration or sadness that you’ll experience after a job loss, what you will find is that through acceptance and the chance to reflect, you’re in a prime position to grow. [Read more…]

Business Leadership – What it Takes to Differentiate Yourself in the 21st Century

Business leadership is not about any single quality so much as it is about a number of qualities that come together to create something much stronger than any of those qualities alone. Business leadership is not so much about managing others and “taking charge” as it is about motivating by example. [Read more…]

Master Your Next Salary Negotiation

I was recently speaking with a client interested in improving her negotiation skills for her upcoming salary review. She has been in her new position for just over four months. She has exceeded expectations, and feeling confident in her job. However, she is unhappy with her salary. Afraid to negotiate and risk losing the job offer, and grateful for the paycheck, she accepted the job offer without negotiating her salary or compensation package. [Read more…]

How to Access the Hidden Market in Your Job Search

Some people, when they are looking for a new job turn to the sources that they’ve come to think of as reliable. They look at the Help Wanted section of the newspaper, browse through online job search sites that are, in effect, a larger scale Help Wanted section. Others take a different approach. Instead of looking to the traditional ways that people conduct a job search, they turn to the hidden market and look for a job that will fit their personality, a job in which they will be able to make a difference. [Read more…]

Teaching Values to your Kids

Values are ideals that guide or qualify your personal conduct, interaction with others, and involvement in your career. They help you to distinguish what is right from wrong.

It stands to reason then, that teaching values to your children is an important part of being a parent. Values make our society safe and workable, and instilling them in our kids is the most significant and effective thing we can do for their happiness. Studies show that morality and value-oriented behaviour helps a child develop a sense of autonomy, independence, and confidence. [Read more…]

Setting Yourself Up For Success

Most people want to be successful in life. But success can mean different things to different people: making more money; spending quality time with your family; or learning to play a musical instrument. Since success is personal, defining what it means for you is the first step to achieving it. Once you are clear about what success looks like for you, here are some important points to help you achieve it. [Read more…]

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