How to Change Anything – Including your Value to the Company

Change Anything is subtitled “The New Science of Personal Success.” Written by Kerry Patterson , Joseph Grenny , David Maxfield , Ron McMillan , and Al Switzler, the book bills itself as a strategic, step by step system for adopting—and sticking to—better behaviors. The authors have tested behavior changing methods, and claim to be able to help anyone break bad habits – from addiction to overeating to being stuck in your career. Continue reading “How to Change Anything – Including your Value to the Company”…

Guest Post: Capitalizing on Consistency

You put a lot of thought into your resume. What serious job applicant wouldn't? All the information you want potential employers to see about you is in there - your job qualifications, your experience, your education, your skills, your interests, your references. It's all there - tied up in one neat package. But your resume is more than just a collection of dates, places, and facts. It is the self-portrait that you put on display for the world to see. It is the face you show to people who have never met you before. It is you. Continue reading “Guest Post: Capitalizing on Consistency”…

Guest Post: 7 Smartphone Apps to Help You Find Your Next Job

Current smartphone models are not just made to call and text; they can also act as your personal assistant. And for users in a job search, well, there’s an app for that. Several, in fact. Continue reading “Guest Post: 7 Smartphone Apps to Help You Find Your Next Job”…

Five Facebook Mistakes to Avoid

Facebook is constantly changing its privacy settings and controls, so your Facebook page may be more visible than you think. Here are some of the bad ideas I’ve seen lately – bad, that is, if you’re in a job search and hoping someone is ready to hire you. Continue reading “Five Facebook Mistakes to Avoid”…

Have you Updated Your LinkedIn Page Lately?

Of course you’re on LinkedIn. Every serious job seeking professional is. LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 120 million members in over 200 countries and territories. According to the site’s founder, professionals are signing up to join LinkedIn at a rate that is faster than two new members per second. But if you’re like many users, you set up a profile a while ago and haven’t gone back in to update it. The site is adding new features all the time, and if you’ve not been paying attention, you’re missing out on some great opportunities. Continue reading “Have you Updated Your LinkedIn Page Lately?”…

Tips for Relocating for a Job

This post is written by Erica Moss. Erica is the social media outreach coordinator for the Master in Nursing degree program at Georgetown University, which has one of the nation’s leading nurse midwife programs. Erica knows firsthand what it’s like to relocate as she recently moved across country for a new job. Relocating for a job is one of the most disruptive experiences you can face. It means saying goodbye to your friends, your home, and favorite restaurants. Some people enjoy the adventure of exploring a new place, while others dread the idea of starting over in unfamiliar surroundings. Here are some ways to prepare for relocation and adjusting after arriving. Continue reading “Tips for Relocating for a Job”…