The employment market continues to be a challenge for many workers. One of the things that I’ve observed is employers continued reliance on temporary workers. You should definitely consider temporary or contract jobs as a viable option during your job search. If you happen to find a great temporary job, here are three tips to help you convert that temporary job into a permanent gig.
It’s the end of the week. What did you accomplish this week? Did you get praise from your boss for a job well done? Did you get praise from a client? Did you finish a big project? Did you close a deal? If you accomplished anything this week, no matter how small, write it down and stash it in your Accomplishments file. Here are the reasons why you should always keep a rolling list of your accomplishments.
Money, money, money! We all want more, right? Well, even in a tight employment market, you can get more money and dramatically increase your salary. And, when I say dramatic, I mean double digit percentage increases. Yes, it’s possible and I’ve seen it firsthand. Here are three things that you can do to get that huge increase that you've been hoping for.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. And, the job search process can get pretty desperate, driving many to do things that they wouldn’t normally do. However, no matter how bleak it may seem, there’s never a good reason to be dishonest during the job search process. Here are some surefire ways to get canned before you even get the job.
What do you need to do to ace your next interview? You’ve got to go that extra mile to beat out the other candidates. It starts with doing your research, but there’s much more!
There’s a lot of talk about following your passion in the pursuit of career happiness. But, many of us have struggled with figuring out our passion. Personally, I struggled with determining my passion for a while. Here are a few things that I learned during my journey. Take a look at my YouTube video and learn about my personal passion seeking journey.
Find the one thing that you could do for free and then find a way to get paid for it. That’s what many people see as the key to career happiness. And, I do agree. It’s all about utilizing your natural talents and marrying them with your passion. Here are some tips to help you uncover your natural talents and find what you’re truly passionate about.
The elevator pitch – seldom actually delivered in elevators, it is a staple of professional networking. It can be challenging to sum up what you do, who you do it for and why you do it in 30 seconds or so. The challenge, however, is not insurmountable. This post provides 5 tips for perfecting your elevator pitch.