Job seekers are often told to have an “elevator pitch”, a concise summary of their core skills and accomplishments that they can deliver rapidly to anyone who will listen. But used incorrectly, this little speech can kill your chances for further discussion, let alone finding a job lead. Some tips for creating a pitch that will get you in the door, not kicked out of the building. Read More
Today our guest blogger is Jeff Haden. Jeff is a columnist for CBSMoneyWatch.com and Inc.com. He has written more than 30 non-fiction books, including four Business and Investing titles that reached #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list. Jeff learned much of what he knows about business from managing a 250-employee book manufacturing plant. Everything else he picked up from ghostwriting books for some of the smartest CEOs and leaders in business. Follow him on Twitter at @Jeff_Haden.
When other people use these words to describe your talents, it’s OK. When you do it, you just sound like a pompous jerk.
Picture this: You meet someone new. “What do you do?” he asks. Read More
Increasingly, recruiters are sourcing candidates online. This means your online presence is the first impression you make with potential employers. In this video, we talk about what you can do to establish a positive professional image and make your expertise evident online. Read More