Gilbert Gazette

8
Dec

Staying Viable After a “No”

{Click here to read the original article on Careerrocketeer.}

A while ago I wrote a piece titled…

“No” may not be final!

The point of the article was that it’s not unusual for a company to be interested in hiring a particular candidate even after they rejected them for a position they were initially pursuing. The article gave a number of reasons to be sure to let the employer know you would still be interested in pursuing other opportunities at the organization as something appropriate arises. Read more

1
Dec

10 Things to Do After the Job Interview

{Click here to read the original article on Next Avenue.}

Congrats. You had the job interview. Now, your work is done, right? Wrong.

In today’s hypercompetitive job market, effective follow-up after the interview is a must and failing to do it well might cause you to lose out to another candidate. Read more

24
Nov

Overcoming Introverted Tendencies that Might Limit Your Leadership Growth

{Click here to read the original article on Careerrocketeer.}

When I openly discuss Introverted Leadership, it gets a lot of reaction. The one that interests me the most is when people don’t know for sure they are an introvert. All they know is that they face daily challenges that come from their own tendencies.

Are you facing challenges due to your own behavior?

My view on this is that it doesn’t really matter if you are an “official” introvert as measured by the Meyers-Briggs assessment. What matters is that if you are faced with some introverted tendencies (which we all have at times) – do they get in your way of achieving your goals? Read more

17
Nov

How to Get Ahead at Work Without Becoming a Workaholic

{Click here to read the original article on TheMuse.com.}

I watched Wolf of Wall Street recently, which inspired several flashbacks to my days in finance, working in the pit for a large bank. Seeing those crowded trading desks and excited sales traders reminded me how hard most of those people worked to try to get ahead.

Probably too hard. Read more

10
Nov

Search Strategy – The Landscape Has Changed For Job Seekers

{Click here to read the original article on LinkedIn.}

The process of job search has changed from the old days of searching the job listings in the classified section of the newspaper. Technology and the internet have changed every aspect of our lives of course, but other factors have impacted the way employers hire people. Job seekers must execute a diversified strategy and employ a variety of activities to leverage as many career options as possible.

Employers have become more sophisticated in ways that impact job seekers significantly. Job applications must be analyzed and dissected prior to resume customization. Many employers prefer to bring in professional and technology staff as contractors before hiring them ‘permanently’. The recruiting industry provides targeted outsourcing, consulting services and permanent placement opportunities in ‘niche’ markets that were unknown 15 years ago. Read more

3
Nov

The Paradox of Networking vs. Job Postings

{Click here to read the original article on Careerrocketeer.}

I had a discussion with a senior level executive recently about the best way they can find a new job. I was encouraging them to network with as many people as they can to gain information, leads, and referrals.

They were cynical of the recommendation. Read more

27
Oct

9 Types of Bad Bosses, and How to Handle Them

{Click here to read the original article on RealSimple.com.}

If your boss is unapproachable or a micromanager, don’t just accept it. Try these tips for a better supervisor-employee relationship.

Management Issues

We wish we could mandate that all bosses go to boss school. Or that the ones who did get management training absorbed everything they were taught.

Fact is, there are a lot of bad bosses running amok out there, and most don’t even know that they’re the bane of your existence.

But the good news is—if you’re stuck under the thumb of a less-than-stellar superior—there are strategies for managing her particular strain of craziness. Read more

20
Oct

3 Good Things You Can Learn From a Bad Boss

{Click here to read the original article on TheMuse.com.}

I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, but chances are, you’ll probably have a bad boss at some point in your career. And, while it’s easy to simply chalk the experience up to a rite of passage and move on, there are actually some pretty valuable lessons you can learn from a lousy manager. Read more

6
Oct

3 Shortcuts to Better LinkedIn Traffic From Keywords

{Click here to read the original article on Careerrocketeer.}

Boosting your findability and presence on LinkedIn has never been more important in your job search.

After all, you can build your Profile, but unless it’s keyword-optimized to draw traffic, it will be the proverbial tree falling in the forest (with no one to witness your great skills).

To get interest from employers, your Profile MUST contain sufficient skills and terms that employers use in search queries. Read more

29
Sep

4 Key Elements of a Killer LinkedIn Summary

{Click here to read the original article on TheMuse.com.}

You’re smart, effervescent, and frankly so darned funny that people gravitate toward you on humor alone.

Why, then, does your LinkedIn summary read like something out of Professor’s Crabapple’s dry, outdated textbook from that Career Prep 101 class you once took? Read more

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