Archive for ◊ November, 2011 ◊

• Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

If you’ve recently lost your job, it’s time to get your finances in order. Here are a few tips from the experts to help you address your financial commitments — and keep your credit score intact — while you work to get back on your feet. 1. Don’t burn bridges. It’s tempting to take out your […]

• Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Successful leaders empower their people to make decisions, share information, and take risks. Here are three ways to get out of your people’s way and let them take ownership: Give responsibility and autonomy. Let those who demonstrate the capacity to handle responsibility take on new levels of accountability and have autonomy over their tasks and resources. […]

• Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

So what if you make a mistake? Here’s how to beat analysis paralysis when hiring a new employee. Any job seeker knows from experience how much first impressions matter. In fact, they probably matter too much. A single interview, after all, rarely uncovers enough information to determine whether someone would be a good employee. To compensate […]

• Friday, November 18th, 2011

While it’s probably the most easily forgotten, E-mail is one of the sharpest tools in any job seeker’s toolbox. After all, it is the key to any online membership, keeps you up-to-date with your network, and is home to your Daily Deals newsletters! While it’s easy to take E-mail for granted, job seekers should remember […]

• Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Facebook is emerging as the leading social network when it comes to job hunting. By a margin approaching 2-to-1, job seekers credit Facebook with helping them get their current job. LinkedIn ran a distant second, with 46 percent of job seekers attributing their job to that business-oriented network. Twitter, the short messaging network, got a […]

• Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Deborah L. Jacobs, Forbes Staff After getting fired in October from the high-tech startup where he had worked for more than four years Joshua Filgate, a 27-year-old engineer in Southborough, Mass., took the usual steps to jump start his job search. He updated his resume and his LinkedIn profile; applied for 100 positions listed on Internet […]

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• Monday, November 14th, 2011

Social experiments have upended almost everything that modern management takes as a given. Science has managed to reveal some crazy things that fly in the face of almost every commonly accepted management practice. Here’s the latest: Rewards for top performers lead them to worse performance. And if you want to foster innovation, bonuses won’t work […]

• Monday, November 14th, 2011

By Selena Kohng | Published: March 3, 2011 If you were invited for an interview, you’ve conquered half the battle; the recruiter already thinks you can do the job based on your resume. The next half, though, is about proving them right. Things like body language or your outfit play a part, but only a supporting role to what […]