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Unemployed? 3 things to Land a Job!

By Stephanie Anderson

With the president’s recent initiative working with some of the nation’s top employers to pledge to not discriminate against unemployed workers, a lot of companies will be taking a fresh look at unemployed candidates. If you’re long-term unemployed, it might seem like a negative that overshadows every other positive on your resume. You can turn the negative connotation of unemplo...

Hang Out With People Who Bring Out Your Best

By Beth Kuhel

It’s natural for people to maintain friendships that are convenient, but sometimes the people we associate with aren’t necessarily people who bring out our best qualities. Friends of convenience are those people who happen to be easiest to associate with because of their physical proximity to you either at work, in your neighborhood, building, dorm or gym. But these “friend...

Attack of Lack of Confidence

By Julie Walraven

Original title: Don’t Let an Attack of Lack of Confidence Derail Your Job Search! Attack of Lack of Confidence by Julie Walraven I have a client who will interview soon with a battery of executives on Skype. She has fast-tracked herself from starting to work with me to write her resume to landing interviews with more than one company in a little more than a month with holidays in the middle....

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Performance review - tips for writing your self assessment

By Joan Lloyd

Dear Joan: My performance review is coming up in a few weeks and I would like to ask you a question about something that has me ill at ease. Last week my boss asked me if I would fill out a ‘self assessment," which is basically filling out my own performance review. I have never done this before and I'm not sure what I should do. What is the purpose? Isn't my supervisor supposed to be doing ...

Describe Your Ideal Work Environment

By John Putzier

Have you ever been asked to describe your ideal work environment? What do they want to hear? What if I describe something that they cannot provide? Isn't this a no-win question? As I have indicated in prior "gut wrenchers" articles, when in doubt, tell the truth. What a concept! Actually, that is what you should do. The reason so many people find questions like these so difficult is because they d...

The Art of Negotiating a Raise, Promotion, Better Job Title, and Bonus

By Teena Rose

Negotiation is a give-and-take process until an eventual agreement is reached between two or more parties. To understand the art of negotiation, a jobseeker must understand that it is a give process as much as it is a receiving process. Look at the proposition from the side of your employer. When faced with such a proposition, your superior will ask himself the reasons you're deserving of more and...

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Why We Don't Talk

By Barton Goldsmith

Communication is the greatest and perhaps least-used tool we have to connect with our teammates. Here are ten reasons we don’t talk and how to make a correction when necessary: 1. Actions that you don’t agree with can be conversation stoppers. Talk about what you’d prefer and try to find some balance and a way for you to get more out of what’s going on. ...

The Annoyance Factor

By Gary Cohen

Q: Have you written on the "annoyance factor" yet? In my eighteen years running business affairs at three different studios, we always talked badly about the "leader" who could only ask questions and never come to a decision. I agree with your premise about Ask, Don't Tell, but not taken to the extreme. Do you? Do you really? No, I mean do you really? See what I mean? A: I like that, "annoyance fa...

Making The Best Of A Lay-Off: The Graceful Exit

By Teena Rose

Getting laid off is a real punch in the gut. Even when you know the axe is going to fall, actually getting the news via the impersonal pink slip in the pay envelop or the personal, face-to-face good-bye, stinks. However, it's common. In fact, in the contemporary workplace, it's the norm. The days of putting in your 40 years and retiring with a gold watch went out with grandpa. Today's workers, reg...