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  • 7 Ways to Find the Email Address of the Hiring Manager
    by Thea Kelley - January 10, 2019
    To boost your chances when applying to a job, send your resume directly to the hiring manager–the person who would be your boss–not just to human resources. So how do you find the email address of the hiring manager? It can take a little trial and error, but the great thing about the following methods is that they’re all free. Try the easy way. Google their name and the word “email” or...
  • Time Management Tips to Help Manage Your Job Search
    by Paul Freiberger - January 9, 2019
    Whether you’re looking for your first job or trying to find a new job, the process might be as consuming as a full-time job. In fact, if you’re currently unemployed, you could find yourself spending as much as 30 or more hours a week on job search-related activities. If you’re already working, you might only have 5 to 10 hours to spare. No matter how much time you have to devote to the process, you can str...
  • Communicate Beautifully: How to Present Your Ideas Powerfully and Inspire Your Audience to Action
    by Melody Wilding - January 8, 2019
    A few weeks ago, I ran a reader survey. One of the top concerns I heard from my readers were fears about getting your ideas across clearly and powerfully. Many of you said you struggle with speaking up and communicating well. You said things like… “Clear, straightforward communication of ideas and information is a challenge for me.” “I’m growing into a leadership role and need to le...
  • How to Stop Yourself from Constantly Saying 'Sorry' When an Apology Isn't Necessary
    by Kathy Caprino - January 7, 2019
    This month, I was honored to be interviewed for an Oprah Magazine piece by Celia Fernandez on It’s Time To Stop Saying I’m Sorry and how it hurts your confidence to say you’re sorry when you’re not. It got me thinking in greater depth about the crushing habit I see in myself and in so many other women I’ve worked with of saying they are sorry when they are actually feeling something very diffe...
  • Start Your Job Off Right in 2019
    by Carole Kanchier - January 7, 2019
    You’ve had a few days off or maybe more, and getting back into your regular work routine may be challenging. You may forget passwords, feel like another coffee break, a longer lunch with friends. The sudden change of pace from lounging and flexibility to rigorous 9-to-5 schedule after the holidays, is the reality. But you can come back energetically and happily. Here are suggestions to get back to business: 1. Clea...
  • The Employee Benefit That All Generations Want
    by Lindsey Pollak - January 4, 2019
    There’s no question that the multigenerational workplace encompasses a host of styles—from Gen Xers like me who love email, to Gen Z which is just as happy communicating via Slack. And although I believe we can learn from one another’s differences, I am always on the lookout for unifying commonalities that all the generations can agree on. Thanks to Capital One’s 2018 Work Environment Surveyresul...
  • Job Interviews: Panel and Sequential
    by Thea Kelley - January 3, 2019
    “How many people do I have to interview with to get this job?” At some companies the answer is “quite a few,” either one person at a time – a sequential or serial format – or all at once as a panel interview. It’s not like they mean to gang up on you, although that may be how it feels! The usual reason for this kind of process is to enable a better hiring decision incorporatin...
  • Enhance Your Career with a Side Hustle
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - January 2, 2019
    The gig economy is alive and well and many people are taking control of their professional lives by activating a side hustle to add a supplemental income stream or flex entrepreneurial muscles. Nick Loper identifies himself as a Chief Side Hustler and created Side Hustle Nation to help those committed to the side hustle career journey. People choose to engage in a side hustle for a variety of reasons like the opportun...
  • Creating Your 2019 Job Search Strategy
    by Louise Garver - January 1, 2019
    Is your New Year’s resolution to land your next great executive-level job? Do you have a comprehensive written plan and strategy to ensure your successful results—one that does not rely exclusively on job postings? An effective job search in 2019 requires a nontraditional combination, multi-pronged strategy—proactive outreach both in-person and online. First, remember connections continue to be th...
  • New Year's Resolutions Don't Work. Try This Instead.
    by Melody Wilding - December 31, 2018
    January is right around the corner and right now you’re probably mapping out what you want to achieve in the year ahead. Whether you’re resolving to get a promotion, start on side projects you’ve put off, or finally making six-figures, one fact remains: change is hard. No where is this more apparent than in the high failure rate of New Year’s resolutions. Nearly one-half of Americans make New Year...