When you’ve been “off work” for a year, three years, or a decade, returning to the workforce is daunting. As an executive recruiter, I’m often asked the best approaches to return to transition back to work successfully. I decided it’s time to write how to go from stay-at-home parent to professional in twelve steps!
Getting the job you want boils down to three major points related to your mindset. Keep your expectations high. Focus on what you can control. And, most importantly, remember you join a company. You do not join a job. Look for a rocket ship to get on so your career takes off!
So many never find it. Some, who do, give up on it when they’re so close to fulfilling it. What is it? It’s your purpose in life. Everyone has one. Do you know yours? Whether you’re sure or not, let me offer these seven signs you found your purpose in life!
Careers limp along or are dismantled because of behaviors, not decisions. You might fall into the trap of thinking you made a poor choice here or joined the wrong company there. Others endlessly ponder position changes or promotions they forwent. I assure you, those mini decisions (as major as you think they are) cause minor-league damage compared to the big boy stuff I’m about to share.
It’s time for another resume article. Yay! I’ve written a number of them. Each has its own story and offers unique insight. None, however, has focused exclusively on the worst resume killers, so I thought it might be time to discuss the four worst resume blunders and their antidotes. Before we address
I’d like to offer I was a bit loose with the title. The Human Resources persona is not technically correct. Those that sit on the interviewer’s side of the table can be from HR (or Recruitment), but many are hiring officials or other employees. I’ve worked with several hundred HR resources during
Have you ever been in a job interview where you needed to balance that queasy feeling in your stomach? I’m not speaking about the one from your nerves. I mean the sudden dizziness induced by your excessive eyebrow raising as you continually thought that question was odd. Oftentimes, job candidates overlook an
Are you a server? Athlete? Salesperson? Recruiter? Doesn’t matter. I’d like to share something I’ve learned during my almost three-decade career, much of which has been as a business owner. These lessons will help you dominate in your profession irrespective of your particular vocation. Before we get to that, there is one
Social Power. Klout Score. True Reach. Network Influence. Amplification Probability. Does any of this really matter? It only matters to people who blog or tweet for a living. If you have no idea what I just said, feel free to give me an eye roll and keep reading… What can matter, however,
I’ve written dozens of blog posts related to job interviewing, but I thought it was time to focus on what has become very popular in our time-compressed world—the telephone interview. Companies are using them more often with job candidates and not solely for their first screening attempt. Beyond introductory Human Resources or