Posts Categorized: Career Tips

Looking for Work While Working

You may think you’re at a disadvantage if you’re looking for work while still at your current job. After all, most of your time is spent at work and you won’t be as available for interviews during normal business working hours as someone who is unemployed. But it definitely is better to look for another… Read More »

Growing Your Willpower Bit by Bit

It’s a struggle for all who work in human resources or anywhere else for that matter. Having willpower is more than just resisting the temptation to do the things we shouldn’t, it’s also about establishing good habits and getting a handle on our behavior so that we can be more effective at work and in… Read More »

The Problem with To-Do Lists

If you work in human resources, you probably have the ever present to-do list. Everyone has them, and they may think that using them is helpful, but one business analyst says get rid of them – and he offers an alternative. Daniel Markovitz says that there are a number of problems with to-do lists that… Read More »

Getting Right to the Point

Have you ever sat through a business presentation and, after it was over, were not sure what the point of it was? This has become a more common problem in business generally, according to business consultant Ron Ashkenas. The amount of information people have to deal with has exploded, while the amount of time available… Read More »

Job Hunters Face Stagnant Job Market

If you are looking for work, the news on the job front in general is not very encouraging. Employment experts are forecasting that overall there will be no increase in hiring for 2012 because of the weak economy. But the news isn’t all bad for job hunters, depending on what field they are in, because… Read More »

The Importance of Finding the Right Fit in Your Job Search

Career specialists generally counsel job hunters that finding the right fit with a company is important. You do not just want to grab a job simply because it is available, without first doing some research on the company, and how it conforms to your work style and ambitions. A poor fit between a company and… Read More »

Cold Calling for a Job

As part of the job hunt, you may be making telephone calls to prospective employers. Cold calling is never easy. It’s anxiety producing and most of the time it leads to a dead end. But it can be a terrific way to learn about job leads and gain interviews. It’s a numbers game – the… Read More »

Should You Go Back to School?

When the recession hit, you got laid off, and are now looking for a job. The good news is that you have many years of experience in your chosen profession. But you don’t have a college degree. Should you go back and get one? There is no simple answer to that question. Here, it’s a… Read More »

Dealing with Job Search Setbacks

When looking for a job, you are going to run into all kinds of people. Some will be courteous and pleasant, others will not. Some will take a sincere interest in your situation, others will not. Some may be downright rude to you. In other words, you are going to run into all different kinds… Read More »