How do you set yourself apart from the hundreds of applicants competing with you for your next dream job? You may find yourself up against people with more experience or education and more prestigious job titles on their resumes. Your challenge is to let the interviewer know that you are a special person who brings … Continue reading Gifts, Talents and Skills
For the record: I’m a proud liberal arts graduate. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin with big dreams and a double major that doesn’t have a darned thing to do with my work now. If you’re a parent despairing over your new grad’s choice of major, take heart. You could be the proud parent … Continue reading Ode on a Liberal Arts Graduate
When juggling multiple tasks, we have to be able to decide which ones need to be tackled immediately, and which ones can wait. Hiring someone who can’t get this right means that key due dates and project timelines can fall through the cracks, ultimately hurting your business.
Today’s fast-paced work environments require employees who can do the job now, and have the potential to grow into new roles or leadership positions at your company in the future. After all, if an employee leaves, it costs your company 1.5 times that employee’s salary to replace her.
When we talk about culture fit, we don’t mean falling into a “hire like me” mentality. If all of your employees act and think the same, your company won’t thrive.
In my last post, I wrote about the process of desensitizing yourself to rejection. The only way to take away the power of rejection is to practice receiving it daily. “No” only has the power to hurt you if you let it. You have plenty of options when someone tells you no. I’ll ask again … Continue reading A Plan for Getting Rejected
What if you could hear “no” and not feel pain or shame? What would you pursue if you didn’t fear failing?
You’re actually rejecting yourself, either by not trying for what you want or personalizing a decision that may not have anything to do with you.
Adding style and drama to your presentation may get your resume noticed faster and read more thoroughly.
We go through life interacting with dozens of people each day without a prepared script. From “What are you hungry for tonight?” to “Give us a quick update on the project status,” you’re improvising answers and responses all the time. Practicing this skill can help you feel more confident in any situation.