So how does Peter hit his numbers so early in the quarter? How does Lauren stay on the ‘Top 10 Producers’ list year after year after year? Are they smarter than you are? More personable, outgoing and likable? Absolutely not. So how come they outperform the rest of the sales team? Let’s take a look.
Sometimes it may seem like everyone else is more qualified than you and that is why you never get the job. One thing that people sometimes forget is that part of your interview and the decision making process is you and your attitude, not your skills. There may be people who are better or who
The weekends are a great time to relax and spend time with your family and friends, but there are also some things that you should be thinking about over the weekend which can help you to prepare you for your interviews the following week. During the weekend you may have more people available to help
To get more done, here’s what you will need to do: Avoid interruption: If possible, leave your phone on voice mail during times you have scheduled to work on projects. If you have a private office, close your door. You might even place a sign saying something like “Hard at Work: Please Come Back Later.”
Keep it concise. Employers have lots to do, so don’t make the mistake of asking them to read through an unnecessarily long resume. A long, wordy resume will put off someone who is already short on time. Resumes should be one page, if possible, and two if absolutely necessary to describe relevant work experience. A
While the recession has been tough on U.S. workers in a variety of ways, it hasn’t damaged relationships in the workplace.
If you are looking for the perfect career, consider your personality type. What do you love to do? What are you good at doing? And, just as importantly, what bugs the heck out of you? Working eight hours a day at a job you’re ill-suited for is draining. By taking the time to consider your
The testy economy has forced many Americans to rethink their notions of work and careers. Many are happy just to have a steady job. Still others have had to take jobs outside of their chosen professions or add part-time jobs to supplement their income. There are solid choices for part-time jobs with good pay for
The green economy is coming — some say it’s already arrived — and around the country new jobs and training programs are popping up rapidly, while old jobs are changing to align with sustainable practices. Green services and products are already in demand, and workforce development experts agree that this movement is going to have
Even in a turbulent economy there’s hope for sustained employment in careers that stand the test of time. The downturn means an opportunity for those who want to return to school to increase their skills and earning power — or for those who are training for their first job.
Getting laid off is an embarrassing experience — and not a particularly fun one to relive again and again during interviews. But the way you handle the topic can make or break an opportunity to restart your career and leave the past behind.
Telling your boss that you can’t take on a new responsibility or a new project can be tough. Most of us have a hard time saying no in these situations, even when we know that saying yes will mean we’re stretched so thin that our work will suffer (not to mention our personal lives).
We grew up learning that gossip was something to be avoided (and definitely “not nice”). But it turns out that office gossip can help us get ahead at work–if used carefully. “It’s not realistic to say, ‘Don’t participate in [workplace] gossip,’ because if you don’t participate, people tend not to include you in the conversation,”
You probably work with at least one person who simply gets on your nerves. Although you hate to admit it, interacting with him or her is a struggle, and the person’s actions set you on edge. You dread collaborating with this colleague–and doing so negatively affects your mood and productivity.
Accomplished professionals often don’t consider the federal government as a prospective employer. But they should–half of federal hires in the past several months have been at starting salaries over $100,000, says Seattle career coach Robin Ryan. And by some estimates, the government needs to hire more than 270,000 people just to keep “mission-critical” functions up
In a competitive job market, we have to do everything we can to make our resumes more attractive to hiring managers. This can be difficult for older workers, who fear that even if there’s no bias (subconscious or conscious) against job seekers on the mature side of 40, a resume may make them look “overqualified”