10 Ways to Stand Out in a Crowd

Are you surprised to see how little you spend on meeting new people and re-connecting with long-time contacts? Or are you shocked to realize how much you spend and want more return on your investment? If you want to make the most of your memberships here are 10 tips. They’ll help you enhance your reputation, establish your credibility, and raise your visibility.

Be Strategic Not Scattershot to Make Networking Pay Off

Taking a scattershot approach when networking is the biggest mistake we see people make. Don’t try one mailing, one dinner, and one speech – in rapid succession – then say, “Well, those things don’t work!” Neither does joining all the area Chambers of Commerce and an alphabet soup of civic and service clubs. But strategic networking can bring in the business. Use these … [ Read more ]

How to Market Yourself to Nonprofits

What makes one jobseeker more appealing than another in the eyes of a nonprofit employer? This article explores some proven ways to increase your nonprofit marketability.

The Case for MBAs in the Nonprofit Sector

Only 6% of MBA graduates plan on pursuing careers in the social sector. What will it take to get more MBAs into the social sector? Is there even a demand for these types of hires? This article describes the success that two organizations have found in hiring MBAs, outlines some of the challenges associated with hiring candidates with MBAs, and provides some suggestions for overcoming … [ Read more ]

It’s Who You Know: Networking for Jobseekers

Networking is a strategic component of any job search. Studies have shown that networking can be 12 times more effective than answering job advertisements. This article explores some simple yet effective ways to build a robust and targeted personal network, and then leverage that network in your job search.

Three Excel Functions Every New Recruit Should Know Intimately

Regardless of what type of organisation you work for and what type of role you have, the ability to use Microsoft Excel well makes a huge difference to both the ease and proficiency with which you are able to perform. Excel mastery comes with months if not years of daily interaction that, admittedly, may not be the norm in many jobs. However, the 80-20 rule … [ Read more ]

Is It Time To Update Your Resume?

There are four critical times to update your resume.

For Best Resume Results, Choose the Right Resume Format

Whether you are a new college graduate, a seasoned executive or career changer, your resume is a vital tool in opening doors of employment opportunity. If your resume isn’t generating interviews for you, you might be using a less-than-effective resume format.

For Interview Success Start by Asking the Right Questions

There are three types of questions that help jobseekers gain interview advantage: – Questions to uncover the interviewer’s top hiring motives – Questions to illustrate the candidate’s interest and intelligence – Questions to uncover the interviewer’s unspoken concerns

Win Your Next Job With Three Essential Interview Skills

To get to the top of the candidate list, you’ll need these three essential sales skills: 1. Pre-interview preparation 2. Finding and using the interviewer’s “Hot Buttons” 3. Closing on the next step of the interview process

Recurring Dreams

A career warning sign is any change that indicates possible career disaster that could result in finding ones place in the unemployment line. While warning signs may vary according to employment situations, there are four basic warning signs that apply in most employment scenarios.