Posts Tagged: career tips

Jobs Outlook for 2011 College Graduates

Recently graduated from college?  Here are a few facts about your Class of 2011: The U.S. Department of Education estimates that approximately 1.7 million students graduated with bachelor’s degrees in the 2011 winter/spring graduation season. Females outnumbered males, with the U.S. Department of Education reporting 140 females for every 100 males in the Class of… Read More »

Make Your Job More Secure: Tips for Making Yourself Indispensable

How essential are you to your employer? For the past several years, we’ve lived in a mode where seemingly nobody’s job is safe.  And with labor costs comprising the vast majority of a company’s operating costs, there’s (unfortunately) good reason for employees at all levels to be concerned about job security. When employers have to… Read More »

Job Interview Tips: Questions You Should Ask on Your Next Interview

You know it’s coming – that moment about three quarters of the way through your interview, when the hiring manager asks: “So, do you have any questions for me?” Believe it or not, the worst thing you can say at this point is “No.”  Interviewers actually want you to ask questions.  In addition to helping… Read More »

Five Things You Can Do to Take Charge of Your Job Search

Like most things in life, you’ll get out of your job search what you put into it.  Those who work harder, have a positive attitude, persevere and go the extra mile are more likely to get what they want – period. If you have the commitment to work hard, but need direction for your efforts,… Read More »

After the Interview: 7 Tips to Help You Edge Out Your Competition

“Thank you for your time today.  We’ll be in touch soon.” You’ve just walked out of an interview for your dream job.  Things seem to have gone well – you were calm and poised, answered questions intelligently, made appropriate eye contact, and really put your best foot forward. Now what? For many job seekers, walking… Read More »

Mistakes at Work: How to Handle Things the Right Way

Everybody makes mitsakes (oops, that should read “mistakes”). But while a blog typo may be easily forgiven, other mistakes on the job can have serious consequences – for you, your boss, or even the company as a whole.  And frankly, the way you handle your slip-up can be just as critical as the mistake itself.… Read More »

Quick Tips to Impress Your Boss

Looking for ways to earn a raise or promotion? Get on your boss’s A-List.  If you consistently show your boss that you’re doing a great job, you’ll progress further, faster.  Here are a few quick tips to get you noticed, separate yourself from the pack and create a lasting positive impression: Communicate clearly.  When in… Read More »

Six Steps to Ensure You Always Have a Job

Ever notice how certain people always seem to have great jobs?  You know – the ones who are always working on a consistent basis, even in shaky industries and during uncertain times.  So, what are their secrets to success? According to Deborah Brown-Volkman, President of Surpass Your Dreams, Inc., these people make their own luck.  Rather than being reactive,… Read More »