Posts Categorized: Career Tips

Picking Up the Pieces After a Job Loss

Losing your job is obviously a very traumatic event. And yet, in the present economy, even though it is gaining momentum, no job is really absolutely safe. So, if you find yourself part of a layoff, how should you go about getting back on your feet again? 1. First, stay calm, and take a little… Read More »

Handling Stress Like a SEAL

You may have a stressful job, but there are very few people whose jobs can match those of a Navy SEAL for stress. So how do SEALs handle such stress? There are several ways. One way is preparation, In addition to going through hours and hours of training for all types of situations, SEALs practice… Read More »

You Hate Your Job. Now What?

So, you hate your job. There are many reasons why someone would not be enamored of their current employment, whether it is a bad boss, a bad company, the people you work with, or the work itself. Whatever the case, how do you cope with such a situation? Coping in large part depends on the… Read More »

What to do After Being Fired

They are the words no one ever wants to hear –“We have to let you go.” You’ve been fired. It is one of the most distressing experiences you probably have ever had. The next question is, what do you do now? Although you may well be in shock after receiving such news, it is important,… Read More »

Preparing for the Interview — Behavioral Questions

During a job interview, you will more than likely be confronted with behavioral questions. These are questions where the interviewer is looking for examples of actions taken by an applicant – or behavior of an applicant — that demonstrated certain competencies or skills. The interviewer is looking for detailed and tangible demonstration of certain qualities… Read More »

When Is a Job-Search Gimmick a Good Idea?

When it comes to the job search, you definitely want to stand out from the other dozens – or hundreds – of people who are applying for the same position as you are. So, is it truly the case – as the old vaudevillian performer used to say – that you “gotta have a gimmick!”?… Read More »

How to Manage Your Boss

Manage my boss? Doesn’t my boss manage me? Of course she does. But if you want to get ahead and receive promotions and pay raises, you’ll need to learn how to manage your boss so that both of you will be successful. Read below for tips on how to properly manage your boss. You, of… Read More »

Dealing with a Stressful Event

We all have to deal with stressful situations, some more frequently than others. And there is a lot of advice out there to help people deal with stress, with suggestions ranging from exercise, to rest, to meditation. And these are fine to help deal with stress levels over a period of time. But they’re not… Read More »

Enhancing Your Credentials

When applying for jobs, you want to give yourself the best chance possible of getting hired. One of the things that might be standing in the way of being hired is a lack of credentials in your field. When the competition for jobs is intense, having that extra credential can make all the difference. It… Read More »

When to Turn Down a Job Offer

As hard as it may be to fully embrace, turning down a job offer sometimes really is the best thing to do. How can you tell if any job offer is one that should be turned down (politely, of course)? Read below. If you’ve only recently started your job search and you receive an offer,… Read More »