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Sep 21st, 2016
As a career coach, I help women change careers to focus on work they love as well as generate tremendous success and reward (financially, emotionally, spiritually and otherwise).  I also help professionals improve the careers they have, if they’ve decided through a thorough assessment of their situation they want to stay where they are.  On my website, I ask people to share with me their burning career questions that I may potentially address in my blog, and of all the questions I’ve ever received, this one below, or some form of it, is the most pressing and popular: “... + continue reading
Sep 09th, 2016
How to face an interview.    In the modern job market, the competition is remarkably high. School leavers, undergraduates and other job seekers are constantly on the search and they do possess the relevant qualifications too most of the time. However, there can be situations where the person is just right for the position but still they do not get hired. Ever wonder why? It could be a poorly prepared CV, unsuitable clothing or mainly, an inaccurate interview. Do you want to be that person who misses the best shots of getting the perfect job because of a silly mistake... + continue reading
Sep 07th, 2016
A new batch of December graduates is getting ready to fly the coop in search for a job and we hope they've already heard the bad news: There are a lot of unemployed people out there. If the market far exceeds demand, how do you make sure you get past the resume screening process into the interviewing round? By making sure your resume is flawless. Somewhere between 95 to 99% of resumes have stuff that shouldn't be on there," Eli Amdur, senior coach and adviser from the Amdur Coaching and Advisory Group, told us. "The general rule is if you put anything on there that distracts the reader... + continue reading
Sep 06th, 2016
Do you crack under pressure? Crumble when you're stressed? If so, you'd be better off pursuing a career in science or education than you would in healthcare or law enforcement.   Using data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database full of detailed information on jobs, we found the 29 professions you should avoid if you really don't like stress.   O*NET assigns a "stress tolerance" score (0-100) — which measures how frequently workers must accept criticism and deal effectively with high stress on the job — for each of the... + continue reading
Aug 17th, 2016
Take a few deep breaths before the interview:    Stand up while answering, shoulders back (it will make you feel more confident). Write down a few key points that you want to make sure you tell the interviewer. If you need to think about your answer tell the interviewer that so that they don't wonder why there is a silence.   For telephone interviews, the most important point is to behave, get dressed and speak exactly like you would during a face-to-face interview:  Your aim is to convey a confident image of yourself despite the underlying nerves. Have a notepad near... + continue reading
Aug 17th, 2016
Most people will judge you within the first second of meeting you and their opinion will most likely never change. Making a good first impression is incredibly important, because you only get one shot at it.   Princeton University psychologist Alex Todorov and co-author Janine Willis, a student researcher who graduated from Princeton in 2005 had people look at a microsecond of video of a political candidate. Amazingly, research subjects could predict with 70-percent accuracy who would win the election just from that microsecond of tape. This tells us that people can make... + continue reading
Aug 17th, 2016
Initiating a big change in your personal or professional life can be overwhelming.   Whether you want to go back to school, change career fields, stop smoking, relocate overseas, or start a family, there's never a right time or secret formula to navigating big moves like these.     In April 2013, I changed my entire life in 30 days by landing an international business development role that would send me to live in a new country every three months, quitting my management consulting job, selling everything I owned in New York City, and packing my life into one... + continue reading
Aug 17th, 2016
If you're trying to figure out best practices for marketing yourself and your career as a brand, cultural critic Baratunde Thurston has some advice for you: don't. Some career experts love to tell people, "build your personal brand," says Thurston, who wrotethe New York Times bestseller "How To Be Black" and serves on the National Board of BUILD, an organization that educates underserved youth through business. As many thought leaders will tell you, establishing yourself as a thought leader can open you up to more professional opportunities. But Thurston writes on... + continue reading
Apr 05th, 2016
  How to Choose the Best Job for You     Choosing a career can be a difficult task. College students and seasoned professionals alike often seek out the advice of career counselors to get them on track for a fulfilling and enjoyable occupation. You might have an idea of what you're good at and what you're passionate about, but where do you begin the search for a job that lets you do both?   Whether you're an entry-level candidate who's unsure of where to apply or an older worker who wants a career change, follow these steps to help you decide... + continue reading
Apr 05th, 2016
  Confused by the caucuses? Overwhelmed by the Electoral College system?   Turned off by Trump (although, that might have little to do with your interest in US politics…)? When the flip of a coin can determine the next leader of the ‘free world’, it’s no wonder us Brits are left baffled by the US presidential elections. If you’re struggling to distinguish Bernie Sanders from that fella who found a magical way to add pep to poultry, this guide to the US Presidential Election will help you distinguish your Clintons from your congress.   Who can run?   US... + continue reading