Friday, December 15, 2017

Rejection

Remember what your job search entails.  You are selling selling your skills and services to employers. It is imperative that you prepare for rejection (It is part of the landscape.  The better you prepare, the easier it will be for you to move on. Do not let rejection get the best of you.  Dust the dirt off your trowsers when you are knocked down (happens to everyone) and keep moving along.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Truth About Recruiters

Always remember, you do not have a good recruiter. Recruiters work for someone else and are normally paid by that entity. Therefore, since they will only contact you when they have a position within their sphere of influence, do not rely on recruiters.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Manage Interruptions During the Work Day



It’s easy to minimize or forget how many times we’re interrupted during the day. Interruptions can come in all forms: co-workers, bosses, family, etc. Here is one way to better manage your day:
Check email and voice mail every 30 minutes.  Unless you are expecting an urgent call or email, a response within 30 minutes is more than acceptable.  If you check email in “real time” or VM every time you miss a call, you will be very unproductive in your other responsibilities.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Managers - Recognize Successes of Your Staff



Nobody likes a boss who thinks the only reward for great work should be more of the same. Great bosses look for milestones to celebrate--whether that means a 15-second recognition or a full-blown party. – Source Inc.com

Friday, November 24, 2017

Accomplishments

Take a moment and write down five (5) acccomplishments that you have achieved during your career (include your Master degree if applicable).  Check your ressume and determine if each accomplishment is clearly stated on the first page, preferably in the content above the scroll line.  If this content is not easily visible, your "marketing, as part of your job search strategy, needs to be revamped. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Interview Prep 101

Re-read your CV and the job advert just before the interview. Do your research thoroughly: Look at the company web site or obtain literature. You may be asked about the salary you are after so make sure you research that as well.