With unemployment still hovering at staggering levels, this is a great time to brush up on your interviewing skills. Recruiters today are inundated with resumés that all look alike and have a tough time picking the right candidate when so many people are applying for the same jobs. So, how do you stand out? You ace the interview. Simple, right?
Years ago, we created "catchy" resumes, using sophisticated language, printing them on colored paper or even having them delivered by singing messengers to get the attention of the decision maker. Life, work, and the pursuit of employment have changed since then. When sent in response to a job announcement, the chance of a resume directly reaching the decision maker without going through a screening process is slim to none.
— Oscar Wilde once said “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” This made me start thinking about knowing your own truth and celebrating who you are as an individuals. I know for myself it’s not hiding of who I am or changing things about me just so I can fit in.
Bad bosses. Chances are good that at least once in each of our careers we are challenged with working for a bad boss. These bosses are bad for our careers, our health and our work-life balance. Unfortunately, bad bosses are just part of the real world and we have to find a way to make it work.
The question is: how?
Do you have to be in the right place at the right time to move forward in your job search or career? What if you’re already there?
Can you make your own luck?
The word luck comes up regularly in conversations. People talk about strokes of luck or lucky breaks. But how do we define luck if pushed? Can it be jolted with a personal charm or accessory? Is it chance or a twist of fate? And why do some people seem to have consistent good luck while others seem to be a magnet for misfortune?