Job seekers shouldn't be so quick to accept the first job offer that comes their way, new research shows. Job seekers often have more leverage than they realize when negotiating a starting salary. Read five common salary negotiation mistakes and how to avoid them.
Which blunders will send your resume straight into oblivion? There might be dozens, depending on the job, but experts say these five common resume mistakes are most likely to derail your job search.
What is authentic leadership? It continues to surprise people how many leaders attempt to be one way at work, while their "true" personality emerges outside of work. Authenticity has been explored throughout history. But what is authentic leadership? Read more... While different theorists have different slants on the concept, most agree that:
We all know of examples of leaders who excelled in one environment and failed in another, as well as leaders who were average in one organization and proved spectacular in a new role. One of the factors explaining this phenomenon is that leadership is a relational skill; it is about how you interact with others. Sometimes we relate well, and other times not so well, but how we relate is always having an impact on our leadership effectiveness. So how then can we relate more effectively as leaders? Read seven simple steps for improving your ability to do so.
If you want to become a leader, don't wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you're still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your potential and carve your path to the role you want.
If there's one thing that all job seekers have in common, it's that they hate writing cover letters. Something about that step between the resume and interview gets people really, really irritated. Take a deep breath, relax, and try one of these ideas for making the process a little bit better.
Such a simple question, and yet it continues to vex popular consultants and lay people alike. The author has written several books on leadership for employee engagement, and yet it occurred to the author he never actually paused to define leadership. Read what leadership is not and what leadership is...
Women comprise just 4% of corporate CEOs, 14% of executive officers and 20% of America's government officials. We're facing a persistent leadership gap at the highest echelons. To move forward, we must first take stock of what is working. The following eight leadership lessons, synthesized and updated come directly from the women who know what it takes to get to the top.
Most leaders have learned along the way that empathy is a critical leadership skill but few have an understanding of why. Empathy is a form of attention that goes beyond the intellect and involves directly sensing what it is like to be in someone else's shoes. Read how to be empathetic.
People make snap judgments about who you are within the first few seconds of meeting you. They do the same thing with your resume. So it's important to think about whether this potential door opener is making the best possible first impression. Apart from the obvious things that could get it tossed aside - like spelling or grammatical errors - you need to be aware of more subtle resume turnoffs. Here are five common mistakes.
Salary negotiation is a tricky thing. Pushing to see what you can get is human nature, but an inexpert maneuver on your end could potentially sour your employment relationship before it's even begun. Here are four tactics to help you get closer to the salary you want-without touching any employer sore spots.
Your resume is not just a listing of your professional experience; it is your brain on paper. A great resume can open a door even if you don't exactly have the exact skills that the company is looking for. Read how to get that resume into shape.
There is nothing more practical than sound thinking. No matter what your circumstance or goals, no matter where you are, or what problems you face, you are better off if your thinking is skilled. As a manager, leader, employee, citizen, lover, friend, parent - in every realm and situation of your life - good thinking pays off. Poor thinking, in turn, inevitably causes problems, wastes time and energy, engenders frustration and pain. Read a sampling of all the possible ways in which the mind can work to discipline itself, to think at a higher level of quality, to function better in the world.
Leadership and conflict go hand-in-hand. Leadership is a full-contact sport, and if you cannot or will not address conflict in a healthy, productive fashion, you should not be in a leadership role. The ability to recognize conflict, understand the nature of conflict, and to be able to bring swift and just resolution to conflict will serve you well as a leader - the inability to do so may well be your downfall.
Obviously the marketplace is tight, which is why it's even more important to say and do the right things in an interview. Companies are more selective now and less likely to overlook a stumble. If you're taking the time to interview, make a good impression. Even if this may not be the job for you, a connection can be made during the interview that will serve you at some point in the future. Read how to have a great interview.