Articles Archive for September 2010
Dr. Woody published another article. You can find Unplugging: Escaping the Digital Curse and at Fox Business. It talks about how a group of scientist held an informal experiment. They took a trip without their laptops, PDAs, mobile phones, etc. In a few days, they all had to admit, they felt much more relaxed. They felt they had recharged their batteries.
Informally, I can’t doubt their finding. Dr. Woody talks about his disconnecting electronically. I can tell you that when I took a sailing trip in the British Virgin Islands, an area where my mobile …
For some of you in today’s economy, your last job may have been your last job.
You may have decided to chuck the idea of employment altogether and become your own boss. But what if you’re not clear on what, exactly, to do as a self-employed person?
Good news: If you have a curious mind and like learning new things, you may find success working for yourself as a how-to expert.
That’s the message in a new book from marketer and author, Bob Bly, How to Write and Sell Simple Information for Fun and …
Adele Sheele wrote “How to Escape a Dead-End Job” at the Huffington Post. Definitely worth the read. It gives advice for dealing with a:
Dead end postion at your organization
Dead end boss that holds you back
Dead end attitute where you need a change
Give it a read and tell me and the rest of the readers what you think.
Hope this helps!
There’s an old marketing maxim I live by when advising job seekers. It dates back to the 1930s and comes from Robert Collier, one of the best writers of sales letters who ever lived.
It goes like this: To create successful advertising, the writer must enter the conversation already going on in the mind of the reader.
Because everybody is thinking about something. If you can tap into a person’s thoughts with your message, they will pay attention to you.
Applied to your job search, your cover letters should address concerns that are …
There’s no better time than right now to pay attention to my own advice. I collect quotes. Some of them are mundain and ordinary. But these very same simple quotes are behind a lot of the advice I give. Take this one:
You are in one of two places. You are either in the current moment or you are nowhere since the past and the future do not exist. Baron Baptiste
Baptiste is the author of a yoga book called “Journey into Power.” In his yoga lessons, he sprinkles tidbits of wisdom like the one …
I attended a South Florida Business Journal event today honoring 25 of South Florida’s most influential business women. You can visit the SFBJ page for a list of the 25 women. I know a few of them and I can tell you, “These are some seriously influential ladies in this town.”
Each woman was given about a minute to share a few thoughts with us and I just had to share with you four “pearls,” as they called them, I took home with me. It’s advice anyone of us doing anything anywhere should consider …
You hear a lot of talk these days about personal branding and how you should “brand” yourself in a job search.
But you hear very little about how you should sell yourself to employers.
Yet, I submit that, if you want to get hired as soon as possible, you should sell yourself as much as possible and let the branding take care of itself.
First, let’s define branding and sales, as they apply to a job search.
Then decide for yourself which to focus on.
In my view, your “brand” is simply your reputation — …
Dr. Woody’s been delivering a steady stream of articles at Fox News since publishing The YOU Plan: A 5-Step Guide to Taking Charge of Your Career in the New Economy. I’ve run a few articles covering his book and articles (just search for Dr. Woody in the search box above) and I give them all positive marks.
His latest article entitled Don’t-Worry-Be-Happy Strategy Can Pay Off says a dose of positivity can do wonders to make us a more effective job hunter. He also says it goes against negativity trend so apparent all around us
If you read Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland, you get a glimpse of the craziness Alice deals with running around aimlessly looking for who knows what. There’s a lot of confusion.
Along the way, she runs into Cheshire Cat. This sarcastic and cynical feline isn’t much help to her, but he can help us see a problem common to job hunters.
When Alice asks for directions, the cat responds:
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” Alice says, “I don’t much care where.” The cat then comments, “Then it doesn’t matter which way you walk.”
I get a lot of requests to review books. I’m a reading addict with books all over the place, an Audacity account for my IPOD and of course my Kindle. You can’t get to all of them, but I’m really glad David Couper’s assistant Loetta stayed on me to read this one. It offers advice I haven’t found in other books in the job hunting / career changer advice space.
The Outsiders on the Inside: How to Create a Winning Career…Even When You Don’t Fit In! title gives …
Those of you who follow my blog will remember my recent review of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love book. (You can click here to read it.) I found the book facinating. I compared it with Eckhart Tolle’s books as a resource for increasing your conscious contact with the divine.
Gilbert is hands down a talent at vividly narrating her mental thoughts, emotions and confusion. The banter and chatter in her head is so clear you’d swear you were hearing them firsthand through your IPOD head phones.
She described her journey from divorce, confusion and spiritual bankruptcy to conversion …
If you’re looking for a job in this economy, you need to stand out from the crowd to get noticed — and hired — by employers.
It’s as simple as that.
And here are three “guerrilla” ways to do it .
Tactic #1: Create a Competitive Analysis
You can make a huge impact on employers by analyzing one or more of their competitors and then sending your findings to them by Priority Mail — not email.
People assume that all companies keep up to date on their competitors, but this is rarely the case. Wrong. …
What separates successful job seekers from those who struggle to get hired?
Two things: clarity and motivation.
You must be clear about the job you seek, the results you’ve produced before, and the employers you want to work for.
And you need motivation to persist through long hours of research, networking, false hopes, and follow-up that may lie between you and your next job.
Want to know an easy, effective way to get more clarity and motivation in your job search?
It’s as easy as taking pen to paper.
In fact, that’s what it is: taking …