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Job Skills Recruiters Are Not Looking For in an Effective Resume

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Jobs

In a highly competitive job market like we have today, developing the essential skills to make your resume better than the others is important to achieve success As you begin your preparations for creating your resume, you need to be up to date with the current trends because the skills that you think were in demand in the past may not necessarily be significant today To produce an effective resume, it is vital that you know what employers are looking for and what they don’t need from a job candidate...

Best Practices of Successful Companies

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Business Management

Have you ever noticed that there are just companies that people love working for and swear they would never leave, even if doing the same work somewhere else would make them more money Or that some companies have such a terrible reputation that even if they paid more money than anyone else people would still not really be that keen to work for them Usually the difference between a great company that seems to be able to retain all of their very best talent year after year and one that has a turnaround that would make your head spin is the way that they treat the people who work for them...

Tips on How to Find a Job Over 50 in a Competitive Market

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Jobs

The current job market is something of a scary place for anyone to navigate at the moment but especially for older workers, those who have already passed that half century mark Of course legally an employer is not allowed to discriminate on the basis of age, but the unfortunate truth is that it does happen all the time That does not mean however that being over 50 means that you will never work again, or have to settle for a position that is a long way from the one you wanted...

Your Personal Brand as a Transferable Skill

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Advice

Although it is a newer concept by now most people are aware of the idea of personal branding, and just how important it can be to your career if you can establish a strong one for yourself that is consistent and impressive What you may not be aware of though is just how to use your personal brand as a transferable skill, one that can help you secure that new job you want or finally make the career change you have had in mind for years Your Personal Brand as a Transferable Skill - Your Resume - However much the world of work has been changed by technology and by things like social media, your resume is still probably the first chance you have to make an impression on a potential new employer...

Top Ten Tips on Managing People

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Leadership

Being a great manager is something that anyone in that position aspires to, but to become one requires more than just possessing the right degree or the necessary years of experience as a subordinate Often the biggest roadblock on the way to becoming a truly great manager is learning how to become a great people manager Here are ten top tips on managing people that any supervisor can use to help up their "game...

Managing Generation Ys

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Business Management

Generation Y is largest generation behind Baby Boomers Often referred to as Millennials or Generation Next, these workers, born between 1982 and 2000, are just now entering the marketplace and seem to be creating quite a stir in companies all over the world Unlike the generations who came before, Generation Y has grown up during the high tech revolution and as a result, has never known a world without video games, compact discs, the internet, microwaves, and ATMs...

Are You Empowering Your Middle Management?

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Leadership

As a leader in your company, if you’re frustrated with your middle management, you have only yourself to blame The success or failure of middle managers rests upon the support of upper management and how well both parties work together For middle management to do their jobs properly they must first understand the company’s Mission, Vision and Goals – something they cannot do without the guidance and modeling of upper management...

Getting Back Into The Work Zone

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

After the Holidays Winter vacation time can be so relaxing, at times, maybe even lazy - sleeping in, spending time with the family and eating way too much But now that the holidays are over and the kids are getting back to school, it’s time to rev up your work zone before the spring So, how can you transition back to work, no matter the time of year, after you’ve been off and enjoying the freedom of no schedule...

How Self Confidence Impacts Your Leadership

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Leadership

Coaching clients in senior roles is often necessary because they lack self confidence As a result, they are not seen as leaders Instead, they all seem to have one quality in common...

Use The Lazy Days Of Summer For Career Success

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

Maybe you’ve recently graduated, are in mid-career shift or are recreating your life after economic downturn - whatever your story, if you’re looking to launch your career to greater heights, there’s no better time than summer While your peers may be thinking of taking the summer off from the job search, you’d be best served to take this time to lay the groundwork for your future Unemployment Lines Await According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), worldwide unemployment is still high at 8...

The Battle For Talent is Heating Up, Are You Ready?

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

This is an interesting time in the history of business - workplace dynamics are in the midst of a huge shift Baby Boomers in their 60’s are running into the challenges of managing the very different needs of those in the Y generation In fact, so much focus has been placed on these two sizeable generations colliding in the marketplace, that the generation in between them, Generation X, has been largely forgotten...

Career Change After 40 - How to Market Your Experience

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

Making a career change over 40 isn’t any easier than it was in your 20s or 30s Whether your decision is based on your desire to finally pursue your dreams or a need to find a new career path due to an ever-shrinking market or faltering industry, making a career change in mid-life can leave even the most confident job seekers asking themselves, “How do I find a new career” Before you start sending out resumes, you must first take the time to make a plan for your next career - assessing your skills (including those that may be transferable in your new field) and really plotting a new trajectory for yourself...

How to Use an Informational Interview to Get Hired

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

There’s a lot of great job interview advice that’s available when you’re looking to get hired, but for those who are looking for a new job, sometimes the best advice isn’t conventional One example of the less common advice involves looking into less common job interview techniques and options like the informational interview Unlike a traditional job interview, an informational interview doesn’t involve a follow up to your resume; an informational interview is far more proactive...

Team Building Benefits When Team Members Coach Each Other

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Business Management

Businesses that consistently perform at the top of their game often have one thing going for them that less successful companies don’t: a strong team Because of this, businesses that are looking for the chance to take a larger hold within their markets are going to want to look into team building activities and options Coaching and mentoring in the workplace - just like on a sports field - are extremely beneficial for team building...

How A Corporate Mentoring Program Prepares Employees For Success

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Business Management

In business, making sure that you are taking steps to ensure your company’s continued success is important One of the best steps that you can take when you want to know that your staff members have what it takes to keep things running smoothly is to implement a corporate mentoring program Rather than a more traditional training program, you’ll find that a corporate mentoring program: * Ensures that new employees ,whether they are new to the business or simply new to a specific department , know to whom they can turn whenever they have a question...

How Corporate Mentoring In The Workplace Strengthens Employee Relations

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Business Management

Have you ever looked around your business and thought that there was something missing Have you ever walked into the employee cafeteria to see clusters of your staff - the same small clusters that form in individual departments If you have, or if you’ve simply noticed that the more that there are generational divides among your staff, you need to know that mentoring in the workplace could be the tool that brings everyone together...

How To Hire The Right Person During An Economic Downturn

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Business Management

For some hiring managers, an economic downturn can be an exciting time: there’s a greater applicant pool, more interest in the positions offered and a greater number of resumes making it into their in boxes However, this can be a bit overwhelming - especially because it’s still essential to know how to hire the right person for the job Fortunately, the basic theory of how to hire the right person for the job does not change much in an economic downturn...

How To Keep Employees Happy, Boost Morale And Reduce Stress During An Economic Downturn

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Business Management

One of the primary concerns that businesses have these days is simple: it’s all about determining how to keep employees happy No matter how stable your company is despite the economy, your staff will have concerns and uncertainty and financial stresses Unfortunately that stress is something that can be carried into the workplace and affect everyone...

Mentoring In The Workplace Plays A Vital Role In Corporate Training

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

You’ve been hired with a new company Your trainer is moving up, moving on, or moving out of the business If you are lucky, the person being replaced will be around for at least a couple of weeks to train in the various duties of the position...

Are Managers Mentors?

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Business

"Are managers mentors" is probably one of the most common questions in the corporate workplace today While a good manager should have mentorship qualities, and the ability to get the most potential productivity from subordinates, are both roles possible for a supervisor...

Use Body Language For A Successful Job Interview

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

Job Interview success depends on more than what you say What you do can also determine whether you become a new employee or remain in the unemployment line Pay close attention to your body language, for a successful job interview...

Finding A New Job Through Cold Calling

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

Today, no one disputes the fact that the job market is very tight Gone are the days when jobs were plentiful and opportunities practically dropped into a person’s lap Now, it is the ambitious individual, with a tenacious proactive approach, that lands the coveted position...

Mentoring Is The Answer To Diversity Initiatives In Your Organization

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Leadership

Never before in the history of mankind has the world been more mobile People are constantly moving, in search of better opportunities International relocations, for improved employment opportunities are also more common...

Searching For Future Leaders In Your Organization?

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Leadership

Are you searching for future leaders in your organization Before advertising a new position, look within the office walls first With attention to mentoring and leadership development, any organization will benefit from leaders that have the knowledge required and the best interests of the company at heart...

Use Holiday Parties To Network

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

Many people view the holidays as a "slow" time for any business, except retail A time when businesses prepare for year end, putting new projects on hold and instituting hiring freezes until after the holidays But viewing this as a time to put away your business cards and shelve your resume could be a big mistake...

The Job Interview Question Hated By Most: “Tell Me About Yourself.”

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Jobs

When you are looking for a job, being called in for a job interview is very exciting Out of all the applications submitted, there is something about yours that stood out above the rest You have made the final cut...

Manage Yourself For The Career You Want

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

"Your past cannot be changed, but you can change tomorrow by your actions today" - David McNally The career you want doesn’t drop in your lap prefabricated the way it used to be To have the career you want, you have to design and initiate your own path...

How to Recover From a Bad Job Interview and Get the Job

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

It can happen to anyone For one reason or another - a late arrival, botching answers to key questions, failing to show knowledge about the company - you had a bad job interview Although the proverb is true, you never get a second chance to make a first impression, you do have an opportunity to make up some of what you lost in your bad job interview...

Telephone Interview Tips: How to Get Your Foot in the Door

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

As job seekers broaden their horizons to include positions far from their home town, and human resources departments try to deal with the deluge of job applications brought on by the recession, telephone interviews have become much more popular Here are some telephone interview tips that will help you get your foot in the door – and keep it there Although this is a guide to help you prepare for a phone interview, you’ll discover some handy job interview tips that will help you, whether you’re on the phone or not...

Professional Mentoring - A Tool For Workplace Diversity

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

As the worldwide economy becomes more strained and the demand for expertise in the workplace increases, people will be relocating from different cultures and countries, in order to provide for their families and establish careers Individuals will be spending the majority of their waking hours side by side with men and women they wouldn’t normal associate with in social situations But, professional mentoring is a tool for workplace diversity, so a unique group of people can work well together in promoting business goals...

 
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