Halloween is right around the corner, don’t forget to bring your “ghosts and goblins” to
the party next Wednesday; Oct. 31st from 3:15-5:00. It is always a GREAT time for everyone
with lots of games and prizes.
As a reminder Lucille and I are always happy to see you and discuss your career goals.
Stop in anytime, Lucille has a candy dish that offers a small treat for all to enjoy.
"All human beings are entrepreneurs. When we were in the caves, we were all self-employed ... finding our food, feeding ourselves. That's where human history began. As civilization came, we suppressed it. We became 'labor' because they stamped us, 'You are labor.' We forgot that we are entrepreneurs."
~ Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner and microfinance pioneer
Happy 4th of July! As we celebrate America’s independence, I thought it apropos to share a book I am reading that relates to gaining independence and control of one’s career: The Start-Up of YOU by Reid Hoffman, cofounder and chairman of LinkedIn, and Ben Casnocha.
This book isn’t about cover letters or resumes. Instead, it is best practices of Silicon Valley start-ups and how to apply these entrepreneurial strategies to your career.
As an old standby in the strategic planning process, SWOT can also be applied to your career planning process. During the strategic planning stages, companies use SWOT analysis to convey their current strengths or positives in the marketplace, current weakness or things they can improve on, opportunities that can be taken advantage of, and possible threats that may be avoided or lessened.
At this point, most people know what an elevator speech is, especially job seekers. Whether or not the origin of the term came from running into important people in elevators or delivering a concise and clear sales pitch in the time it takes to ride an elevator from top to bottom, one thing is certain – it’s important.
Check out just some of the many useful ways an elevator speech can help round out your job hunting arsenal.
We’ve all been there during a job interview. We’ve said something we wish we wouldn’t have or we wish we would have done something differently. Some job interviews just leave us slamming our hand against our foreheads, saying, “Why did I do that?”
What are the most common job searching mistakes? We’ve gathered up a few things many job searchers said they wish they would have done or done more of. Take their advice!
We’d like to think appearance doesn’t matter during the job searching process. Whether you get the job should be based on your qualifications, education and experience, right? Truth is, a clean, professional appearance is not just aesthetically pleasing, but it can also tell your future employer a lot about you as a person. Make the right choice with your wardrobe and you may have a better shot at your dream job!
Here are a few questions to ask yourself when you’re looking through your closet for that perfect interview outfit: