Perhaps the most intimidating aspect of leadership is knowing that in addition to playing an important role in a team's success, leaders are held responsible for their team's failures. (Do you feel stuck in your career? In this webinar, career expert J.T. O'Donnell will show you exactly what you can do get out of your career rut and into a more satisfying career.) In order to obtain great results from their teams, leaders must be able to consistently motivate their team members.
Are you about to enter the job market from college and nurturing a dream of landing a job abroad? Your dream may be more attainable than you think. Related: 5 Things To Consider When Working Abroad Thousands of recent college graduates (as well as many working professionals) are finding short and long-term job opportunities abroad. Whether you're looking for adventure before settling down to a career or plan to stay abroad for several years, finding a job in another country may be easier than you think. Before beginning your job search, assess your attractiveness to employers. Do you have special knowledge and skills, an advanced degree or professional experience that will justify an employer hiring you? Don't forget to consider your English language skills – in many countries this will be a plus.
Cover letters are one of those application requirements everyone seems to have an opinion about. Some people feel that cover letters are important, that they demonstrate a sense of professionalism and offer applicants an opportunity to provide information that a resume may not adequately communicate. Others see them as a waste of time, the sort of requirement that has little benefit but opens the door to an applicant accidentally making a poor impression. Related: Does Your Cover Letter Make These 5 Critical Mistakes? To put this discussion into perspective, here are some answers from employment experts to the question, "Do cover letters matter?"
Blogging has become a viable marketing tool for professionals who are applying for work or those who are trying to establish a personal brand. Below are some proven techniques for creating a great blog. Follow these five tips to create a professional blog that will impress the interviewers you’re talking to and attract the readers you’re looking for.
It’s a thrilling experience to walk across the stage to receive your college diploma. However, graduating requires some major decision making. Where will you live? Where will you work? What job will you find the most fulfilling? Related: Why Teaching Is Not A Back-Up Career If you have decided that you want to become a teacher, then you can look forward to a satisfying teaching career enriching the lives of youth. But it's not as simple as applying for any position that looks interesting and waiting to hear back from an administrator. The path to becoming a teacher is rigorous, and you need to meet specific state certification requirements as well as compete for your desirable position. Here are some tips to jump-start your teaching career:
In order to succeed in the workplace, you need to know how to bring your ideas to fruition. Unless you understand who the key influencers are in your office, even your best ideas won't receive the recognition they deserve. Related: How To Stand Out At A New Job (And Fit In Too) The patterns of influence in most offices don't follow the lines of the formal org chart, so it's important to identify who has the power to institute change. You also need to know how to persuade those with informal power to buy into your ideas. Here are five tips for establishing your office influence, identifying the key influencers in your company, and becoming an effective persuader:
As you begin your job hunt, two of the most important tools you have are your cover letter and resume. In an age of increasingly Internet-based job searches, these two documents are your only opportunity to showcase your skills and set yourself apart from other applicants. Related: 5 Tips To Make Your Law Firm Application Stand Out We know there are plenty of tips on the Internet for how to structure your resume or make your resume visually appealing, but there isn’t a lot of information specifically about legal resumes for new attorneys to refer to. We hope that our tips help you understand what a prospective employer is looking for and how to avoid some of the pitfalls we see on a regular basis.
Everyone wants a job that is stimulating and exciting. Unfortunately, many employees experience days or even long stretches where they become bored with their job or even fall into a rut that seems impossible to overcome. If you have found your job isn’t as satisfying as it once was, you can make changes to improve your satisfaction. If you give yourself more challenging tasks at work, your job will be more than just a paycheck.