5 Things to Know Before Choosing a Management Position

The best advice that exists regarding making a career choice is to make sure you really do your homework and research before jumping into a career.  We all too often look at the more superficial aspects to a career and think we know all there is to know about it just by what we observe.  […]

Survey: You Need More Education To Make It Through This Tough Economy

Recently, Dr. Mary Hawkins, President of Bellevue University a private, nonprofit University in the Midwest offering programs tailored to fit the busy lives of working students, released the results of a survey that studied the US workers view of upper/further education.  The message was clear: Those who were hardest hit with the economic downturn and […]

3 Secrets to Turn an Interview into an Offer [WEBINAR]

The interview went great. They loved your answers. You had an excellent rapport and you’re sure this time the job is yours. And then the email comes – they offered the job to someone else. Again.
Frustration sets in. Discouragement piles up. The shoulders slump. And then the thoughts begin: “Why is […]

The Benefits of a Referral in Your Job Search

Recently, I was explaining to a job seeker why networking and getting a referral is so important to the job search process.  I realize networking can be a painful thing for some people; and I think it is made worse when you don’t realize all the great benefits that exist from doing it so you […]

Job Search with Social Media for Dummies [WEBINAR]

How do you convey your personal brand online?
Personal brand can be a real stumper to many people. It’s hard to be objective about you and certainly how to convey yourself to others online may be even harder.
Yet, in this day of online everything, our personal brand is out there whether or not we realize […]

You Don’t Have to Be a Manager to Be a Leader

I think that many people when they see something about leadership or being a leader automatically dismiss it as not pertaining to them.  After all, if they aren’t a manager or don’t intend to manage, the information really doesn’t have anything for them to pay attention to, right?  No, not necessarily.
Leadership skills are something that […]

6 Common Job Search Issues and How to Avoid Them [WEBINAR]

You’ve been knocking on doors, applying to job openings and conducting the occasional interview. No job offer. You’re starting to wonder if you’re doing something wrong or if you are just too impatient with the process. You know it takes a while in this economy but when does it stop being the […]

What to Do When the New Job is a BIG Ugly Surprise

You did a bang up job interviewing and landed a job you thought might be fairly good.  Perhaps it wasn’t all the things you had hoped for, but it looked good enough to accept.  Now that you’ve been on the job a few months and past the dust-settling period, you’ve discovered you’ve gotten yourself in […]

The Evolution of the Resume in the 21st Century [WEBINAR]

In the past, resumes were often One Size Fits All cookie-cutter productions, and the idea was to produce a document that strictly followed accepted conventions and the final product was intended to be a comprehensive fact sheet that told perspective employers all about the duties and responsibilities a person acquired in their previous positions.
Then more […]

What To Do Now That You’re In Charge!

Wow! You’ve been working towards a promotion and now you’ve just been given your first job as a manager of a group.  This is a great opportunity and you are determined to let everyone know that their choice was a good one.
Here are some things you can do to ensure your first few months set […]