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The Top Ten Mistakes Made in Job Interviews and How to Avoid Them

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

You did it You impressed your future employer to the point where they called you in for a face-to-face job interview This is your chance to go in there in person and shine...

Career Tips to Revamp Your Resume and Kick Start Your New Career

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

Over the last few decades, there has been an ever-increasing trend of people switching careers at least once rather than staying with one company for their entire working life Recently, this trend appears to have accelerated dramatically Whether you have decided to switch careers to fulfill your life’s goals or you’ve been forced to do so to maintain an income, here are some career tips you should keep in mind as you attempt to get acclimated to your new life, along with ways of presenting your resume that will accentuate your skills and get employers’ attention...

How to Use Personal Branding For a Competitive Edge

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

Before you can learn much about how to use personal branding for a competitive edge, it’s important to have an understanding of what personal branding is Fortunately, it’s possible to take a look at the way many successful people have used personal branding to get a feel for what it is and how it can work for you Personal branding is something that has been done by a number of well known people...

Should You Hire A Professional Resume Writer?

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Advice

When you are looking for the chance to get ahead in the workplace - meaning, when you want to find a job that’s better than the one have or you just want to be sure that you can get in the door and work your way up - one of the most important things that you can do is to have a great resume Simply put, if your resume doesn’t grab the attention of the recruiter, HR person or manager, you are unlikely to get the interview Because of this, more and more often people are turning to a professional resume writer to help get them in the door...

Job Searching And Staying Marketable In A Recession

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

Job searching is never fun, nor is it something that is particularly comfortable for the majority of people out there It can be frustrating, but ultimately, it can prove to be an extremely rewarding experience There are additional challenges that exist, however, when it comes to job searching in a recession...

15 Sure-Fire Ways & The Top 10 Questions to Ask For a Successful Job Interview

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

Here are some tips for a job interview that will help you come out of the process on top When you walk into a job interview, the product you are selling is YOU In order to successfully sell yourself, you must market your personal brand...

Are You Sabotaging Your Job Search?

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

When you’re looking for a great opportunity - a chance to advance yourself within your field or a chance to find a completely different position over the course of your job search – one thing is certain: when you have goals for your job search, you are going to want to be sure that you are able to achieve them Unfortunately, there are a number of things that most people do while they are in the midst of a job search that sabotage themselves There are a number of things that you can be doing that will sabotage your job search...

Crossing Boundaries With Mentoring

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Business Management

Diversity in the workplace is extremely valuable – provided of course that all of the members of your team are making a strong contribution and are willing and able to learn from what others have to offer After all, workplace diversity brings together those with different levels of education and experience; workplace diversity allows those who are fresh out of school to work alongside those who have had industry experience for a number of years and enables women in the workplace to contribute to the company by offering a different prospective along with the work that they put in There are some challenges that have been faced by companies instituting workplace diversity programs in the past...

Passing the Leadership Torch

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Leadership

There are a lot of things that can shake up a business; one of the most prevalent of these is a lack of succession planning Simply put, in order to run smoothly, there needs to be consistent business leadership and it is, on many levels succession planning that helps to maintain consistency and to keep a business thriving By developing a corporate mentoring program as the foundation of succession planning, businesses will find that there are a number of benefits...

How to Leverage the Strengths of Four Generations Through Mentoring

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Leadership

Established businesses are going to find themselves in an interesting position; with some workers staying with the company longer and putting off retirement (those who are over the age of 62), baby boomers (those in their mid-40s to early 60s), members of "Generation X" (those in their late 20s through early 40s) and a generation of younger workers - referred to commonly as the "Millennials" - who are just out of college, companies are finding that they need to connect four generations in the work place In some companies, communication between the members of different generations can prove challenging In businesses in which those who have been with the company the longest are given a couple of weeks to "train" someone to do their position, there are often communication gaps, tensions between newer employees and those who have been with the company for a while and a sense that continuity has somehow been lost...

Difference Between Mentoring and Coaching

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Business Management

When some business owners and corporations start looking into mentoring programs, there is some initial confusion about what mentoring is One of the biggest confusions that they have is identifying what differentiates mentoring from coaching and why mentoring can be so much more effective In order to understand the differences between mentoring and coaching, the first step is to identify what a coach does...

Characteristics of a Mentor

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Leadership

The more that businesses start looking into mentoring and the advantages that it offers, the more that they are going to want to focus on the characteristics of a mentor In order to develop a mentoring program, it's important that you are bringing the right people on board to get the program started Not everyone can be a great mentor, after all...

Transitioning New Employees Into the Workplace

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Business Management

Hiring new employees is a very different experience for different companies In some cases, there are challenges because of diversity issues and cases in which there are concerns about whether or not the fit will be right – especially when the company is hiring someone younger to lead a department rather than looking to those employees who have been with the business In other cases, however, it is remarkably easy to transition new employees into the workplace, and often this is the direct result of having employee mentoring programs put into place...

How to Create a Strong Leadership Succession Plan With Mentoring

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Leadership

Succession planning is often the key to a company's long term success With succession planning, business owners will find that they are able to work with the leaders in their company, to hire those prospects that will be a great fit for the company and who will be able to learn, grow and be a part of the business over the long term When mentoring is a part of your company's succession planning strategy, you will find that it is possible to create contentedness within the work place, a high level of job satisfaction and a high level of employee retention...

Mentoring in the Workplace

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Business Management

Employee mentoring programs are becoming increasingly common in both larger and smaller businesses Just as large corporations will find that there are a number of advantages to having a corporate mentoring program, smaller businesses will find that mentoring in the workplace offers a number of distinct advantages – advantages for the company itself, for those who are being mentored who will benefit from learning their position in a more effective way and for the mentors who are able to connect with new staff members and to foster community within the office Employee mentoring programs, after all, are designed with a look to the future...

Get Your Career In Gear! " The Joy Of Finding Your Life's Work"

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

Part of having a successful career is managing it A vital component to any successful career plan is a clear understanding of your personal and professional interests, values, attitudes, skills, behaviors, etc - and how/if they are changing...

Which Generation is More Able to Handle a Recession?

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Finances

Businesses these days are in a unique position in which there are four generations in the workplace First, there are those who have been working for years and who, in better economic times, would be close to retiring Then there are the Baby Boomers who are approaching retirement and, in many cases, caring for aging parents and working with their adult children to pay off student loans...

The Effect of the Economic Woes and Wellness in the Workplace

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Business

Turning on the television and watching the news at the end of the workday used to be a way to catch up on what happened while workers were in the office These days, however, with the focus of much of the news being on the current economic crisis, workers are having more trouble separating themselves from what they are hearing As a result, there is an increasing amount of tension in the workplace...

Resume Writing

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Jobs

This September I spent two days doing Resume Assessment at The National Job Fair and Training Expo in Toronto 400 Job Seekers received free resume assessments from nine Resume Writers There was a 2-3 hour wait for this service that was available from 10 am - 8 pm...

Packaging And Marketing Yourself - "Brand You"

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

Branding is a process started by large corporations like Nike as part of a marketing strategy in the 1980’s It is a concept which had them selling their customers an image and an idea Soon, along with the pair of running shoes you were buying, you were also buying into the concept, and "just doing it"; and your Bell telephone service isn’t just about a tool, it’s about the way we are all connected...

Setting Yourself Up For Success

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Advice

Most people want to be successful in life But success can mean different things to different people: making more money; spending quality time with your family; or learning to play a musical instrument Since success is personal, defining what it means for you is the first step to achieving it...

In A Rut? Ready For A Career Change?

Author: Cecile Peterkin

Category: Career

Are you unhappy at work Tired and lacking energy and drive Don't worry, you are not alone Studies in the US show that up to 70 percent of the workforce is unhappy with their job at any given time...

 
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