Seven Tips to a Job-Winning Interview

These days, interviews don't come easily. When you get The Call, make the most of... Read More

10 Steps to Getting the Most Out of Job Fairs

Many job seekers tend to overlook job fairs. They can be crowded, busy, competitive and... Read More

Hot Business Trends for 2004? And Beyond: Maybe One Will Turn Into a Creative Business Idea for You

I always look forward to the December issue of Entrepreneur magazine. That's the issue... Read More

10 Steps to Escape the Job World and Create the Life You Really Want

1. GET THE POINT ? OF LIFE, THAT IS. How many of us will... Read More

Stacking The Deck In Your Favor

Many people do not bother to look at their own magnificence and without that view... Read More

Your Goals Must Be Within Your Reach

FIRST STEP -- Set short-term, incremental goals. Work up to larger plans... Read More

Defining Success Your Way!

In my career advising practice, I often find that my clients are not clear about... Read More

What Turns Potential Employers ON; What Turns Them OFF?

According to an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, these... Read More

Six Factors That Can Cost You the Interview/Job

Most job seekers know that an unprofessional appearance will count against them at an interview.... Read More

Job Interviews & the Magic of Music

Can music help you with your next job interview? It just might! Here's how. ... Read More

When and How to Say I Just Cant Do It!

We naturally hesitate to tell our boss when we can't do something or are feeling... Read More

Hey, You Cant Ask Me That! (How to Respond to Inappropriate Job Interview Questions)

I received the following questions from a visitor to my website recently: "How should I... Read More

Loving What You Do

Man is a social animal and survival is his major need. There are needs that... Read More

Creating a Feng Shui Power Office: 6 Easy Tips to More Successful Surroundings

More and more people are looking to gain an edge in their working environments. One... Read More

Spiritual Practices Offer Peace and Acceptance

Facing career transitions and daily life challenges can leave us feeling lonely, stressed and anxious.... Read More

How to Give Job-Winning Answers at Interviews

Human Resources personnel, professional recruiters and various other career experts all agree: one of the... Read More

Success at Work : People Skills : Networking

Getting along with your co-workers is critical to yourhappiness and success at work. You may... Read More

Creating Your Own Luck

Losing my job in the last recession of the last century, I discovered... Read More

American Idol Syndrome

I like Simon, one of three judges on American Idol. I find his... Read More

Resume Tips To Take You From SAHM to WAHM

When looking for a telecommuting position, it is very important to have your resume in... Read More

Any Job is an Honorable Job

Seeing your job as an honorable job, adds more meaning and peace to your life.... Read More

How To Get More Interviews In Your Job Search

Richard Bolles, job search guru and author of What Color Is Your Parachute? predicts that... Read More

12 Steps to Targeting Success in Your Career or Job Search

Is your job search sagging? Are you still looking for that ideal next job? Or... Read More

Handling the Dreaded Why Did You Leave? Question

If you left your last job under less-than-ideal circumstances, you probably dread the "Why did... Read More

Seven Steps to Making a Successful Career Change

My first job was secretary to Moses. Having to transcribe and make 2,430 copies of... Read More

175 Power Verbs and Phrases for Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews

While you're revamping your resume or cover letter or constructing your proof-by-example stories for interviews,... Read More

What To Do When Your Boss Is a Butthead

I've never worked for a boss I didn't like or respect. Sure, some were better... Read More

Reinvent Your Career In Five Simple Steps

The phrase "reinventing yourself" seems to be popping up all over lately. Just a few... Read More

No Experience? No Problem!

Are you a new graduate with little or no work experience? Sometimes it can be... Read More

Five Powerful Tips for Interns

Interning is about more than earning money during summer break. It's a wonderful way to... Read More

Four Important Questions to Ask Your Interviewer; Do You Really Want to Work for This Person?

Many job seekers miss a golden opportunity when they are asked towards the end of... Read More

Are Your References Ready?

One of the most common forms of background check performed by companies hiring new employees... Read More

The Background on Background Checks

In one of my past lives I held a Top Secret clearance as a Civil... Read More

How to Overcome Being Overqualified

Have you ever gone through the interview process, felt confident that you'd performed extremely well,... Read More

Top 10 Tips for Career Advancement

Here's a list of the top 10 tips you can use to advance your career:... Read More

The Chicken or the Egg?

Even before I checked my calendar on Monday morning, I knew the appointment... Read More

Taking Your Words Seriously

When we ordered the stained glass window as an accent piece for our... Read More

Updating Your Plum Job Now That Youre a Parent

It's startling to discover how having kids changes the way you see the world. Just... Read More

15 Tips for Writing Winning Resumes

The thought of writing a resume intimidates almost anyone. It's difficult to... Read More

5 Key Factors to Consider When Selecting an Outplacement Firm

With today's economy, more and more companies are finding themselves faced with the... Read More

The Changing Values Landscape of the U.S. and How It Impacts Midlife Job Searchers

Imagine a huge river that has been flowing for centuries: See the thick underbrush that... Read More

The Changing Values Landscape of the U.S. and How It Impacts Midlife Job Searchers, Part Two

The values landscape of our nation is changing, and with it your personal values landscape... Read More

The Perfect Resume

The perfect resume presents hiring managers with a four-fold vision of who you... Read More

Crafting A Stellar Career Summary For Your Resume

Are you a career changer? Or, are you satisfied with your stable career but interested... Read More

Managing Emotions During Career Change and Job Search, Part One

How can you manage your emotions during your career change or job search? To answer... Read More

Managing Emotions During Career Change and Job Search, Part Two

Half the battle in successfully managing your emotions during a job search or career change... Read More

Resurrecting the Perfect Resume, Part One

Is your resume dead? Don't be so quick to say, "No way!" Of the hundreds... Read More

Resurrecting the Perfect Resume, Part Two

Are you in denial about the lifelessness of your resume? If you are reasonably qualified... Read More

The Musketeer Approach

Stories of intrigue, treachery, politics, lies, double crosses, and power struggles fill the... Read More

A Job is Not a Job

It only happened on Mondays. Sometimes I escaped the unpleasant ritual. But, more... Read More

Acceptance is the Answer to All Our Problems

Many people today have lost jobs after decades of service; many others suffer within jobs... Read More

Career Job Satisfaction - Get Off the Treadmill - Exit Your Rat Race!

Get Off the Treadmill - Exit Your Rat Race!We can all get in a rut... Read More

Networking is the Key to Star Performance in Everything You Do.

Many people's idea of networking relates to the 'size of their Christmas Card List, rather... Read More

Networking Masterclass - Part 1 - Practicing Empathy

Practicing Empathy A vital part of your networking skills is your ability to build rapport... Read More

Networking Masterclass - Part 2 Practicing Altruism

Practicing Altruism The 'Golden Rule' occurred in the Greek and Chinese cultures thousands of years... Read More

Networking Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them

'Fear of rejection' is the major reason why individuals looking for a career change hesitate... Read More

What Your Guidance Counselor, Career Counselor, and Own Mother Probably Never Told You...

The alarm clock jars you awake at some insanely early hour. As you hit... Read More

Want to Work for Yourself? Those Dream Jobs Dont Just Happen, Theyre Created

While traveling in northern California last October, I happened to tune into a local... Read More

Changing Careers? How to Get Around the Three Major Mental Roadblocks to Success

A part of you can't wait to dive into your new career -- but you're... Read More

Fascinating Ways to Make a Living Doing What You Love May Be Closer Than You Think...

You don't have to look very far to find fascinating ways to make a living.... Read More

If You Think You Cant Change Course... Youre Right

You've heard the expression that some people see... Read More

Wishing and Hoping

Years after Disneyland was built, after the completion of Walt Disney World, the story goes... Read More

Booster & Drainers

Like huge anchors on cruise ships, other people can hold you down. Not... Read More

Using Your Whine Factor

Brian's work was exceptional. Still, as his boss, I rarely offered him additional... Read More

What is Experience Anyway?

I learned in first grade that one plus one equals two. But, that's... Read More

Shades of Grey

A paperweight sits on my desk, etched in silver the message: Life isn't... Read More

How To Conduct A Successful Job Search Campaign

1.Define your objective: Know what kind of work you most enjoy and perform the best.... Read More

Assess Your Transferable Skills

One of the most important parts of a job search is assessing your Transferable... Read More

Dress For Success

You have heard the phrase, "Dress for Success." This is very important in your job... Read More

The 5 Ps Of A Job Search

Step One - Plan:Most people spend more time planning a one to two week vacation... Read More

No Degree, No Problem

According to a recent survey, 52% of job candidates polled lied on their resume about... Read More

What is Mystery Shopping, and Can You Really Get Paid to Shop?

Mystery shoppers visit businesses "disguised as normal customers," and do the things other customers do-ask... Read More

What Do Employees Wish for Most (And How To Get It)

What do many employees wish for at work? A bonus or raise. At least that's... Read More

Simple Tips to Move Forward on the Job, Part II

After establishing a trusting relationship with the safety officer, it would be helpful to document... Read More

Taking Job Loss Seriously

Anyone reading this article and hassuffered a job loss recently IStaking the job loss seriously.... Read More

Growing Up On A Delaware Farm

Growing up on a Delaware farm was a wonderful and rewarding experience for me.I grew... Read More

Where Did All The Farmers Go?

Several times a year, I hear someone complain about the development of farm land in... Read More

Acing The Interview

It's no secret that there is a lot of competition for writing jobs.What makes or... Read More

You Never Get A Second Chance To Make A First Impression

There is no easy way to define exactly what editors, publishers, PR managers, non-profit directors,... Read More

A Career in Image Consulting

You might have seen them while watching TV shows such as Extreme Makeover, Queer Eye... Read More

5 Interviewing Tips To Get That Job!

Anyone who is a jobseeker knows that looking for a new job or career is... Read More

You Can Identify a Problem Solver

As an executive recruiter, I interview a lot of people. And while most candidates find... Read More

How to Success On The Job from Job Hunting to Keep Your Job and Get Most of Out of It

INTRODUCTIONThis article will prepare you for the difficult task of job hunting. Not only will... Read More

How To Write A Job Winning Resume That Puts Yours On Top

Many people would love to get a better job. And most of these same people... Read More

How To Get A Job Fast

In today's unpredictable economy, the idea of job security with any company would seem to... Read More

From Bumbling Bosses to Cranky Co-Workers ? How to Overcome What Makes You Hate Your Job

I'll be the first to admit that I hated my job. It took many years... Read More

The Top 10 Ways to Achieve Balance in Your Life

1. Define Success for YourselfClarify and write down what success means for you. What would... Read More

Vocational Experts 7 Proposals to Solve the Unemployment Problem

The subject is constantly in the news and may decide the next national elections -... Read More

Why Become A Truck Driver?

There are a great number of good reasons for someone to become a truck driver.... Read More

What Students and Parents MUST Know about Student Loans

A student loan helps you get through college. Then you come out into a high-paying... Read More

Ode to a Spoon

"Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have." --Rabbi Hyman Judah... Read More

18 Career Enhancement Caveats

Core value investing in your careerMany people walk through their lives never, ever being better... Read More

Career Search from Within

Seeking meaningful and fulfilling work can become a discouraging, confusing and overwhelming journey. Beware spending... Read More

How to Be Prepared for a Layoff

If you are concerned that your company might be planning a layoff, your best course... Read More

Why Do Interviews Die: That Sinking Feeling and How to Prevent it!

Interviews die because a mistake occurred. Sometimes, you've made a mistake; sometimes they die because... Read More

Words. Words. Words.

They're only words. Some believe the school-yard taunt: "Sticks and stones can break my bones,... Read More

Nine Career Zappers

Today, everyone is looking for the secret to business success. Professionals read ... Read More

What A Former Stay At Home Mom Knows About Creating A Stunning Resume That You Dont

Recently I was asked to touch up a friend's resume. Her challenge was simple. She... Read More

Career Moves: Take Charge of Your Life

Every day millions of people let their inner fears stop them from creating the life... Read More

Feedback: Take It or Leave It ... But Get It

The expense was substantial. An immersion workshop with twelve participants sharing a common goal to... Read More

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Finding Freelance Writing Jobs - Join Us On The Job Search

Finding freelance writing jobs require great skill, dedication and lots of patience. There are many... Read More

How to Be Prepared for a Layoff

If you are concerned that your company might be planning a layoff, your best course... Read More

Sample Resume Objectives: Read, Dont Copy

The resume objective statement is typically something that trips people up.Confronted by the silent challenge... Read More

A Workplace Romance Can Be Detrimental to Your Career

Over 70% of single employees will become romantically involved with someone they work with at... Read More

Are Online Degrees Valid to Prospective Employers?

Online distance learning has gained rapid popularity with the advent of the internet, which has... Read More

How To Power Negotiate Your Next Bonus

A raise in your base salary is a permanent source of increased income. However, to... Read More

Tips on Finding Employment as a Corporate Flight Attendant

I will not pretend that this is the easiest topic to write about. In fact,... Read More

Skills Make Labor More Valuable

As you know by now, if you have been a long time subscriber to our... Read More

Simple Interviewing That Works

Powerful questions to get below the surface1. Ask for specific "stories" of complete situations"We all... Read More

A Look At Some Out of the Ordinary Jobs

What do you want to be when you grow up? Chances are if you ask... Read More

Hot Business Trends for 2004? And Beyond: Maybe One Will Turn Into a Creative Business Idea for You

I always look forward to the December issue of Entrepreneur magazine. That's the issue... Read More

Aptitude Tests Reveal the Difference Between Your Aptitude & Ability

Aptitude tests measure your skills, abilities, values, interests and personality in order to help you... Read More

Yesterdays Hero

Wonder Woman makes it looks so easy. She gets up every morning, fights the good... Read More

3 Cover Letter Secrets Revealed

Writing a cover letter can be like cleaning your garage -- you don't know where... Read More

Successful Job Search: Knocking Out The Competition

Most of the time, competition stimulates us, gets our juices flowing, generates creativity, a sense... Read More

5 Things Every New Caterer Should Know

It has been over twenty five years since I started a small catering company that... Read More

What Is Your Greatest Weakness?

The fastest way to make a good interview go bad is to avoid questions posed... Read More

Dazzle Interviewers With Your Achievements

Attention Job Seekers: Tasks and Responsibilities are BoooringHo hum. The interviewer sits there drumming her... Read More

Four Job Interview Mistakes That Can Torpedo Your Chances of Success

What are the worst mistakes job hunters make? It turns out there are four big... Read More

Practice Speaking

For many people, interviewing is not a natural act any more than going on a... Read More

Reinvent Yourself in a New Career

Some people reserve the word "vocation" for religious calling. Contemporary career guides encourage us to... Read More

Learn How To Network for HIDDEN Jobs

I'll quickly cover the following:A) Why Network With People? B) Five Networking Tips To Get... Read More

Hey! - Are You Being Paid What You Are Worth?

Are you being paid what you are worth? Has anybody ever asked you that? Have... Read More

Workplace Violence - 8 Tips For Spotting Early Warning Signs

One of the greatest threats facing both employees and the companies they work for, is... Read More

Resume Writing Service Website

Promote Your Resume Business Website!While we make our websites to be search engine friendly and... Read More

About Your Work

I like Simon, one of three judges on American Idol. I find his feedback refreshingly... Read More

The Best Business And Economy Solutions

In todays Business and economy, starting any business service requires a good business plan. A... Read More

Are You a Nice Person? What Companies are Looking for in Recruiting and Retaining Great People

Hal Rosenbluth, author of The Customer Comes Second, states; "In our selection process, kindness, caring,... Read More

Six Factors That Can Cost You the Interview/Job

Most job seekers know that an unprofessional appearance will count against them at an interview.... Read More

Interpersonal Skill Building -- Yank The Suckers & Weeds

According to the National Gardening Association, suckers are rapidly growing shoots rising from an underground... Read More

When Should You Update Your Job Skills?

With the U.S. economy still slumping and unemployment numbers barely moving forward, many workers may... Read More

Waiting for Lightening to Strike

Author and management guru, Peter Drucker says, "People adjust to the level of demands made... Read More

Prepare for Your Performance Review Before You Start the Job

When you start a new job, you probably realize the first three months are critical... Read More

Resumes OR CV : Get That Job

Your resume is your sales document. It tells the world of your achievements, capabilities and... Read More

Cover Letter Sample -- For the Corporate Flight Attendant

Writing a cover letter to send with your r?sum? can be both confusing and frustrating.... Read More

Waiting For the Official Job Offer

At the end of the third job interview, Helene was told by the hiring manager,... Read More

Troubleshooting Your Job Search

OK. You've posted your resume online. You've sent out a dozen copies answering classified ads.... Read More

How Can You Find Freelance Writing Jobs?

Do you think that there is a big sign that reads, "Freelance Writing Jobs, Apply... Read More

Free Resume Examples: Use Them, But Dont

There are lots of free resume examples (or free resume samples) on the web.Try searching... Read More

Lost Your Job? Ten Ways to Bounce Back!

Whether you've been right-sized, downsized, underutilized, or just plain fired, looking for work is a... Read More

So You want to be a Bodyguard?

Then let me start by helping out. The politically correct phrase these days is not... Read More

Necessary Psychological Skills When Working in the Executive Protection Field

The "hard" skills necessary for an executive protection specialist (EPS) and/or personal protection specialist (PPS)... Read More

Nonverbal Interview Behavior

Non-verbal interview behavior can drown out your verbal self-presentation.Practice interviewing in front of a full-length... Read More

How to Deal With Workplace Inflexibility

You've been a model employee: responsible, industrious, creative and productive. You've gone the extra mile... Read More

Using Journal to Support Your Job Search

Are you searching for a job? Here are some tips on how you can use... Read More

How to Crash - Proof Your Job Search

Think you have the speed, endurance, and know-how to fix what's broken? Bet not. The... Read More

The Squirrel Effect

An industrious black-tailed ground squirrel has his home beneath a stump not far from my... Read More

How to Get the Job You Want in Any Economy... Act Like a Headhunter

Having spent the last few years of my career in the staffing and recruiting industry,... Read More

For Effective Decisions, Look Beyond Career Stereotypes

You've probably been taught not to stereotype people based on race, religion or sex. But... Read More

Your Self-Image in the Workplace

When communication breaks down in your office or factory and workers lack motivation, what are... Read More