Uncertainty about the future of the U.S. economy may make you nervous, but it represents an opportunity to step up and manage your own career.
A key trend affecting workers is that employers are getting better at carefully evaluating their headcount needs. Staffing decisions are often based on individual performance and available skills rather than just payroll numbers. It is incumbent upon you as an employee to keep your skills up to date and marketable.
Instead of outlining ways to make the best use of your time and efforts at your next job fair, I'd like to take a different approach and talk about my biggest pet peeves. Based on my direct experience, here are a few of my job fair "Don'ts."
Summer's nearly over and the time grows ever closer for students to resume their formal education. With iPad programs popping up at many schools and youth smartphone ownership at an all-time high, each year our youngest generation grows more connected to the world and their studies via mobile technology.
Get less burn with the help of a few cool apps at the beach, pool or camp this summer. Here's my latest app review that will keep you productive in between swims.
Pros: Manages all your passwords across all platforms (smartphone, PC, Mac, online) wirelessly with one login. Even periodically changes your passwords for optimal safety. This makes checking your bank account or making a quick transfer of funds as quick as sending a text. So far, it gets positive reviews and no security issues to date.
Money. Who doesn't love it? But when job offers dip below past salaries; it often erroneously determines the decision of whether or not to accept the offer.
Myths and Mistakes
Some claim that if the money is right, it doesn't matter if they don't like the job. It may be three weeks or three months, but without exception, if it isn't the right situation, you'll eventually realize the fallacy of what you initially rationalized as "practical thinking."
I recently caught up with one of our writers, independent publisher and freelance writer Jim Baumer. His love of small town America, technology and connecting with others are just a few of the keys to his successful and busy career. Jim shared the ins and outs of his businesses and how he got to where he is today.
How did you get started as an independent publisher?
By Melissa Suey, Career and Leadership Coach, RedSkyLeadership.com
If you are invited for an interview, the job is yours to lose. You have at least some of the qualifications on paper, so the interview process is designed to "weed out" those who won't be a good fit for the team or the company.
In the past five years, we've experienced a cultural shift in the nature of work and how employment is configured. Yet most job seekers are still targeting their searches like it's 2005 and nothing's changed.