Everyone loves the idea of being discovered. Lana Turner’s discovery at a Hollywood drug store is a show-business legend. (According to Wikipedia), sixteen-year-old Turner skipped a high school typing class and bought a Coke at the Top Hat Cafe located on the southeast corner of Sunset Boulevard (not Schwab’s Pharmacy), where she was spotted by … Continue reading How to Be Discovered
States are opening up, and companies are retooling their workforce. Some workers might not be returning after the pandemic, for health reasons or simply because their priorities have changed. You’ve probably put your traditional job search on hold during the time you spent socially distancing at home. If you’re feeling ready, it’s time to get … Continue reading A Fresh Start for Your Job Search
One of the keys to a successful job search is networking, which can be defined as meeting people you don’t know to ask for something you don’t have. If you’re by nature a shy person, networking can be agonizing. When biologists and zoologists use the term shy to describe animals, it generally means “tends to … Continue reading Shy? Here’s How to Get Over It.
Recently we covered how to dress with confidence at work. It’s not a frivolous topic; your confidence is directly tied to your performance. It’s part of what people notice first about you. Of course, you have to have great skills and good ideas, but your image is also a critical part of how you’re perceived … Continue reading How to Revamp Your Professional Image
Each conversation is a dance that we discover as it unfolds, with its own rhythm, flavor, flow. The pleasure we and our partners derive from this dance will depend in no small measure on how well we improvise, moment by moment, phrase by phrase, instinct by instinct. And yes— on how well we talk!
It’s time for your yearly conversational health checkup. When was the last time you had a real conversation with someone other than a family member?
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at least according to Andy Williams. For some of us, not so much. Here’s a list of resources to help you navigate the holiday season at work or in your job hunt.
Career transition is a time of uncertainty. You’re not sure where to look for opportunity, when you’ll have your next interview, what questions you’ll be asked, and most importantly, how long it will be before you land a great job. There’s one thing you should never be uncertain about – what it is you’re looking for.
I’ve been sharing tips from Charlie Houpert, the 20-something author of Charisma on Command: Inspire, Impress, and Energize Everyone You Meet . He has a formula for “taking your confidence and charisma to the next level in the situations where you need it the most.” Houpert has some actionable tips for becoming more charismatic. Here … Continue reading Become More Charismatic
[Charismatic people] are simply displaying conviction through every physical method possible. Eye contact, tonality, flinching, muscle tension, breathing and myriads more. They are so minute that we don’t consciously pick up on them as an observer. But our subconscious processes them all and provides us with a feeling: “He’s lying,” or “He’s telling the truth.””