Teena Rose is a columnist, public speaker, and a professional resume writer with Resume to Referral. She’s authored several books, including “20-Minute Cover Letter Fixer” and “Cracking the Code to Pharmaceutical Sales.”
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
While the recession has been tough on U.S. workers in a variety of ways, it hasn’t damaged relationships in the workplace.
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
Many job seekers are tempted to slow down the search (or pause it altogether) during the winter holiday season. But career experts say that, if you’re looking for a new job, taking a break during the holidays is a mistake–because hiring doesn’t stop.
My religion prohibits being alone with women — am I entitled to accommodation? 03-01-00 I am a truck driver and have been on “light duty” for the past several weeks. Last week my supervisor told me to take one of the office girls to the bank to make a company deposit. The other employees made
I used to hate the sound of the alarm clock in the morning. As an accountant and internal auditor, I found my work tedious. People dreaded seeing me. I disliked having to confront them every day on recurring problems. I became disconnected from others and didn’t feel I was helping anyone.
As a group, corporate managers are an isolated bunch. Whereas employees know and support each other, managers tend to keep problems to themselves. If nothing else, the events of Sept. 11 have taught us that isolation doesn’t work. Since then, companies have watched employees pull together and accomplish tasks with new dedication and teamwork. It
Now I know why I haven’t always succeeded in interviews. Being a factual, logical, sequential-thinking person, I answer questions honestly and directly. If interviewers want to know about me, I tell them. I haven’t known anything about creating “shared control” with an interviewer. I didn’t realize that by asking questions, I could literally force interviewers
In 1997, we flew to Seattle and hauled our film gear to the quaint little town of Langley on Whidbey Island. There we filmed the poet David Whyte, who is known for the message he shares with organizations about bringing one’s whole self to work. We became immersed in conversations about wholeheartedness in the workplace.
The reigning assumption among many Americans is that teenagers go directly from high school to college, but that’s not the way life always works. Just 27% of Americans over age 25 hold bachelor’s degrees or higher, according to 2004 Census data.
Without a doubt, summer is prime time for professional networking. In fact, you’re likely to find that summertime networking events go beyond the basic cocktail mixer. While this may vary by region, you’re likely to find that many summer networking events during this time of year are held outdoors on rooftops, patios, boats and even
Why are so many smart guys and gals so typically averse to taking risks in their career? Because, unlike smart companies, we don’t aspire to simply manage risk in our lives. Instead, our over-achieving brains push us to eliminate risk completely. This, ironically, is the most risky thing we can do. The problem is that our effort to
Respect is an enviable quality, which we all want and probably deserve. But, respect is granted only to a select few in the workplace. Those are the ones who manage to balance tremendous work with office politics and communication. Wondering how to earn respect at work? Read on – in seven simple steps, you’ll have the