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I have a couple questions for you. I have never had a problem getting a job I have applied for IF I get an interview! I interview very well and (without sounding like I have an ego problem), I am also a very hard worker with the skills, competency and drive to do my job. The problem I always have is getting the interview! I usually have to send out so many resume’s before I even get one single one!
As the new year approaches, some of us turn to thoughts of change in our lives. The new year is symbolic with new resolutions and sometimes new beginnings. If one of the changes you’re entertaining involves new employment, consider the following.
How soon after I start a new position is it acceptable to begin evaluating, reassigning and, if necessary, removing members of a new staff? I just started a new job and feel a number of changes are due, but don’t want to ruin morale or jeopardize my leadership by appearing ruthless.
As we are all aware, technical innovations, the globalization of the marketplace, increased competition and demands from consumers have all contributed to the necessity for flexibility and focus in meeting the needs of the rapidly changing, fast-paced workplace. Terms like “change management”, “life-long learning”, “multi-tasking” and “cross functional skill sets” echo these new demands made on employees at all levels.
Do your annual performance reviews come and go with no particular recognition of the contributions to your organization? Start a work journal to track your performance. It’s similar to a diary in that you must keep it faithfully, week-by-week, if it’s to have any value to your career. It can be a comprehensive record of your achievements on the job as a paid employee and also your non-paid activities at work. It should be detailed enough to record your contributions to progress, productivity, efficiency, cost cutting, problem solving, etc.
Since 1997 I have had several job changes as a result of downsizings, market crashes or company foldings. During some of the breaks in employment I worked as an independent consultant. Prior to that I had a fairly stable employment history. This recent spate of job changes usually comes up at interviews. Usually I demonstrate the most of the changes are the result of conditions beyond my control. What would be an effective strategy when presenting your employment history?
I have worked in the non-for-profit sector for many years and am now looking to transition to a publicly-owned company. What suggestions do you have for countering the false perceptions of recruiters and employers that not-for-profits are not as professionally challenging and that the pace of work is not as demanding as in for-profit companies?
Career experts say that people will change careers (not jobs) 5-7 times in a lifetime. This being true, career management is an important life skill to develop and cultivate. There are six stages of modern career development: Assessment, Investigation, Preparation, Commitment, Retention, and Transition. Learning the characteristics of each stage will empower you to navigate through each stage easily and with more confidence.
Attending meetings is a lot like going to class. Where you sit in class can affect your grade, and where you sit in a meeting can affect your career.
What would make your writing life a little easier? A little empathy? A lot more assignments? A little organization? Here are 10 things you can give to yourself or pass along to somebody else to simplify, expand, and increase the growth rate of your writing career.
With the advent of the Internet, more and more people are looking for full or part-time jobs in Internet-related industries. Needless to say, being able to work at home is ideal for those who can’t find work in their location but who don’t want to relocate. It’s also ideal for those who need to work from their homes, such as mothers with small children or physically challenged individuals.