If your last job search was pre-2001, you may be in for a rude awakening, says Deborah Walker, career coach and résumé writer. Your old résumé, which worked well before, may no longer attract employers. Here are four reasons your old résumé may not work for you …
You love your work, but you’d like it even better if you made more money. A bad job market can be a good time to get what you want—and deserve. Why? Everyone else might be too afraid to attempt any salary negotiating.
You like your company and your co-workers, but you’re bored. Chances are you’ve reached a plateau. Solution? Step out of your comfort zone.

Weird and wacky interview questions

September 5, 2008 Categorized in: Advancement

If you were a salad, what kind of dressing would you be? Interview questions like this one are growing more popular with interviewers, says Lynne Sarikas, director of the MBA Career Center at Northeastern University’s business school.

3 ways to help you land that job

July 1, 2008 Categorized in: Advancement

If you’re talented and ambitious, nothing can stop you from getting the job or promotion you want. Or is there? Keep these three things in mind during a job hunt, according to What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job Around Here?

3 ways to recession-proof your career

June 1, 2008 Categorized in: Advancement

In tough economic times, it’s critical to remember the new rules of the workplace, says communication and leadership coach Peggy Klaus. Consider these three rules:  
You probably know how to make a case for a raise: by touting the tangible ways in which you’ve added value to the company. But once you’ve asked your boss, he or she will probably respond in one of three ways. Here’s how to handle each possible response and move the conversation toward your ultimate goal: getting a raise.
It’s almost performance review time, and you want to bring up issues with your boss about co-workers but not sound like a griper? Liz Ryan, a workplace expert, gives her advice on how to speak up during a review:
You’ve been fired, laid off, rendered redundant. Yet, no matter what the reason you were released, you never saw it coming. Here are lessons you can learn from a job loss—or prepare yourself for that possibility—so you can more easily dust yourself off and land the next job.
Every year, you probably receive (or help write) your performance evaluation. But have you evaluated your job lately? Workplace coach Joan Lloyd suggests asking yourself these questions annually:
Whether or not you’re actively looking for a job, it pays to ratchet up your professional image outside your office. (After all, you never know who might google your name.) For that, the e-portfolio can be your most powerful tool.
Whether you’re dining with peers at a convention or meeting with a vendor, lunch etiquette can keep you from marring your image with a faux pas. Here are five etiquette rules for business meals, according to Robin Jay, author of The Art of the Business Lunch:

Find your dream job

July 1, 2007 Categorized in: Advancement

Find your dream job by evaluating how well your values align with those held by your current or potential employer.