How to Ace Your Phone Interview

January 08 , 2019

Hiring managers are more often opting to start the interview process over the phone in interest of saving time and resources. Some even choose to hire a candidate based solely on a phone screen. Although efficient, these interviews can sometimes put a candidate at a disadvantage because they...

Filed Under: ambition, Best Advice, Career Advice, Communication, Confidence, Efficiency, Focus, Goals, Good Habits, Hiring, how to, Interviews, job market, Persistence, Personality, Productivity, Professional Development, Quick Tips, Success, Thought Leadership, Your Career

7 Tips to Rebrand Yourself for an Industry Switch

July 26 , 2018

Ready for a career change, but worried you don’t have the experience or skills to land a job in your desired field? Filling your resume with your previous work experience that has no similarity to the job you’re applying for is likely to land your resume in the trash can. But that doesn’t mean...

Filed Under: Branding, branding, career, Career Advice, career change, career switch, Confidence, Goals, industry change, industry switch, job market, Job Search, personal brand, Professional Development, Your Career

How to Network When You Aren't Sure What You Need

May 29 , 2017

Networking is something that makes a lot of people cringe—and understandably so. When people think of the word “networking,” images of forced and insincere flattery comes to mind.

Filed Under: Attitude, Networking, networking, Communication, communication, Confidence, Professional Development, professional development, relationships

Communication is Key. Here's How to Tell if You're Good at It.

October 13 , 2016

Whether you regularly speak in public and write online, or you mostly express yourself over email, being a good communicator is part of every single job description. But how can you really know if it’s something you’re good at?Here are 17 questions that can help you identify whether you’re...

Filed Under: Communication, communication, Confidence, Good Habits, good habits, Professional Development, quick tips

How to Introduce Yourself in a Way That'll Make People Care Who You Are

October 03 , 2016

Like you, I attend my fair share of meetings. As a consultant, I’m often meeting with people I’ve only laid eyes on for the first time just moments before and, almost always, I’m asked to introduce myself to them.

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, Communication, communication, Confidence, good habits, introductions, professional relationships, Quick Tips, quick tips

How to Know You're the Right Person for the Job - and Convince Others

September 29 , 2016

Being certain that you’re the right person for the job is as important for you as it is for the person potentially hiring or promoting you. It may be you’re going for a senior position or you may be just starting out in your career. You might be seeking an internal promotion, a transfer across...

Filed Under: ambition, Confidence, good habits, Hiring, Job Search, job search, Professional Development, professional development

The Positive Trait That Holds Talented People Back at Work

September 19 , 2016

In a perfect world, your completed assignments would speak for themselves. You’d work on friendly, collaborative teams with fair-minded co-workers, and each person would be free with praise and full of self-effacing humility. You’d never have to worry about self-promotion or navigating office...

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, Communication, communication, Confidence, humble

6 Ways to Use Your Fear of Failure to Succeed

August 15 , 2016

Whenever you start striving to reach your goals or chase your dreams, that little voice turns up. The one that tells you you’re not good enough, or smart enough, or strong enough.

Filed Under: Advice, Best Advice, motivation, Confidence, fear of failure, Inspiration, success

7 Character Traits That the Best Employees Share

June 30 , 2016

The difference between success and failure in business usually comes down to one thing: good teamwork. If someone is going to be an employee, he or she needs to work well with me and other team members. For that reason, it's important to identify and hire based on the qualities that predict...

Filed Under: Appearance, Behavior in the Workplace, Best Employees, Character Traits, Confidence, Detail-oriented, Emotional Intelligence, Experience, Personality, personality, Professional Development, Reliability, teamwork

How to Get Rid of Interview Anxiety

January 28 , 2016

We all know job interviews are nerve-wracking experiences. We try to put our best foot forward, but when we get nervous, we often have a difficult time articulating our thoughts and may show such physical signs of stress as sweating or shaking. Here's how to get your nerves under control.

Filed Under: anxiety, Confidence, how to, Interviews, interviews, Job Search