The more global the world becomes, the more diversified the workplace becomes. This means working with and understanding a variety of people from other cultures. Expanding your cultural knowledge will become even more important in the future. In my own business I work with people in over 20 countries on a daily basis, so I get to learn a lot from them about their culture and … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Expand Your Cultural Knowledge
I remember as a teenager I couldn't wait to get to work and start making my own money. Since I couldn\'t get a regular job until I turned 16, I was willing to mow grass, babysit, and sell whatever products I could door to door. Along with earning my own money came a certain amount of freedom. I could spend or save as much as I made. Most of the time I spent it. But boy, was it … [Read more...] about Teen Summer Jobs
Avoid fidgeting - Fidgeting might be a harmless habit unless you\'re in a job interview. Adjusting your tie, playing with your hair, or tapping a pen can be seen by an employer as the traits of an impatient person and can also be seen as being insecure. The best way to avoid it is to be in the moment and be aware of it. Have something else to do with your hands like keeping … [Read more...] about Job Interview Tips – Body Language
Out in the dating world it's a common complaint. "Why didn't he or she call back?" But the same thing happens in the job market, as job seekers are left wondering "Why didn't HR call me back?". The interview went well, you think they liked you, but then you never hear from them again. It's hard not to take it personally. This problem has always existed, but it's even worse … [Read more...] about Why Didn’t HR Call Me Back?
A buyer's market is when supply exceeds demand. This means that purchasers have an advantage over sellers and can negotiate lower prices. We usually hear this term applied to the housing market when the buyers have the advantage over sellers in the market and have their pick of choices at lower prices. Like the housing market, the term buyer's market can also apply to the job … [Read more...] about The Job Market is Still a Buyer’s Market
If you\'ve sent out tons of resumes and haven\'t heard back from any of them, maybe it\'s because they consider you a job hopper. When you have hundreds or thousands of resumes to sort through, one thing that stands out is the fact that you\'ve had way too many jobs in too short of a period of time. Employers call these people \"job hoppers\", and it doesn\'t look good in their … [Read more...] about Are You a Job Hopper?
The Street Smart Job Search\" I\'ve been telling people for years that you can\'t simply hide behind a computer and email out a resume. You must make a human connection. A business research company called Whale Path recently conducted a survey to find out how employees found their employees. I\'m happy to say that my gut instinct was right all along and gives me some proof … [Read more...] about Proof the Offline Job Search Still Works
If you have the resources and have a free place to live with expenses paid an internship could be a great way to work yourself into a job. Most don\'t pay anything at all, but they should at least pay some of your gas money, free lunches, free swag, etc. Remember, the way they treat you as an intern is the way they\'ll treat you if you get a job there. An internship can be a … [Read more...] about Is an Internship for You?