Make sure your cover letter is in good shape, because you'll need it. Problems can start right up top on a cover letter, and often roll right through the rest of the document. Here are five of the biggest mistakes job applicants make when creating and submitting one.
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People in every workplace talk about building the team, working as a team, and my team, but few understand how to create the experience of team work or how to develop an effective team. Belonging to a team, in the broadest sense, is a result of feeling part of something larger than yourself. It has a lot to do with your understanding of the mission or objectives of your organization. Read more on how to develop effective teams.
It's commonplace to find articles on leadership, though it's rare to find someone who knows and can implement the philosophy. Read more about leadership.
First the good news. You do not have to be William Shakespeare to compose a solid, well-organized, professional-looking resume. All you need are the ability to express your ideas in proper English and an understanding of how a resume should be organized and written.Following are five simple writing principles that apply specifically to resumes.
Read how emotional control or emotional neutrality are critical for wise leadership.
Use this tool to help reflect on where you are in your career and where you would like to be in the future. This becomes a critical first step in planning for continuing professional development and career management.
Your resume is simply your written snapshot - a word picture of the unique combination of skills and qualities you offer an employer. Employers screen resumes in between 2.5 and 10 seconds, so your resume should quickly capture the reader's interest. There is an art to resume writing. Read more.
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.
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.
Fall 2013 Disability Studies Undergrad class: DIS 397: Disability History and Culture: From Homer to Hip Hop
It is designated as a Writing Intensive focus class and is limited to 20 students per section. It will again be an online, asynchronous class, so available to anyone, anywhere, who signs up within the University of Hawaii parameters. See the last point (3 below). And even though it's an undergrad class, there is a way for grad students to take it.
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...
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.
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.