- Self Magazine | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, Apr 24, 2013 5:51 PM EDT | Comments
Looking for a career upgrade? Follow these tips for a foot in the door.
by Lauren Sherman
"The hiring manager already knows that your objective is to get a job, so don't waste space stating the obvious," says Rosetta Thurman, president, Thurman Consulting, a leadership training firm. Instead, lead with a summary of qualifications or "five specific things that you have achieved that are relevant to the results you would produce if hired," says Las Vegas-based career coach Alexia Vernon.
2. Forget "References Available Upon Request" That's because it's inferred, says Vernon.
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3. Focus on Accomplishments Note Duties
"The hiring manager wants to know what you actually did," says Thurman. Make sure you include specific benchmarks, such as surpassing sales goals, winning awards or recognition for specific projects. And use action words. For example, "switch your bullet points from 'was responsible for marketing and bu...Read More »
- The Jeff Probst Show | Secrets to Your Success | Mon, Apr 22, 2013 2:57 PM EDT | Comments
Ronda Rousey knows how to fight. She's the current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion - the first woman to hold that title - and in 2008, she became the first American woman to win a medal in Judo at the Olympic Games.
In this clip from "The Jeff Probst Show," Ronda tells Jeff how she got involved with the intense, brutal world of mixed martial arts, how she rose to prominence as one of the most successful and recognized women in the sport, and what makes her superstitious before a big fight.
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- Secrets To Your Success | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Apr 23, 2013 1:17 PM EDT | Comments
It's a well-known fact that women love shoes, and Dori and Ilissa Howard, sisters and founders of Milk & Honey Shoes, know no one would try to dispute it. They also know every woman has an idea for a pair of shoes she just can't find in stores, but Milk & Honey Shoes can make your shoe dreams come true. "If you want a crazy pair of green glitter shoes," says Dori, "well, then you should have them."
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Dori and Ilissa say they had a typical upbringing, and even though they had opposite personalities while growing up, they have always been close. Dori and Ilissa both headed off to college to pursue separate careers. Dori was a film studio executive and Ilissa worked in product development for the toy industry. Dori says her job at Paramount was "glamorous" and "exciting and thrilling," but she didn't see anyone over the age of 40. "That concerned me," she says. "I just couldn't see the future in it." Meanwhile, Ilissa loved working in th
- Cosmopolitan.com | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, Apr 19, 2013 5:35 PM EDT | CommentsWhether you're a doctor who dreams of doing hair, or a hairdresser dreaming of climbing the corporate ladder, we believe changing careers shouldn't mean losing your mind.
Ready for a career change?
By Carson Griffith
Making the jump from one job industry to another can be one of the biggest decisions of a woman's life (right up there with moving cross country, finding a great partner... or lobbing off all your hair a la Karlie Kloss). But don't fret: It's not an impossible task. It just takes some thought-and great advice.
"A lot of times people don't like what they're doing in their current job, but they haven't defined what they want to be doing in their potential new job," Nicole Williams, career expert and author of Girl On Top, tells Cosmopolitan.com.
She says nabbing your dream job starts with doing some soul-searching: "I ask people to assess components of their current working life, and match them against the career they are looking to get into."
Try asking yourself these questions...
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- Woman S Day | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, Apr 17, 2013 11:12 AM EDT | CommentsBy Samantha Toscano
Up your work efficiency with these surprising ideas
Get More Done
It happens to everyone. You start the work day knowing full well what you have to finish by quitting time, but at 5 P.M., you haven't achieved nearly as much as you'd planned. "Being productive is more than just checking off boxes on to-do lists," says Heidi Hanna, PhD, author of The Sharp Solution. "It's bringing our full and best energy to the time we have to do our work well." While we can't take tasks off your plate, these energizing tips will make you more efficient-and give you extra time to do the things you love.
1. Bring your work to a coffee shop.
And not because of the caffeine-packed java on offer. According to a study published in the December 2012 Journal of Consumer Research, moderate noise, such as the mid-level buzz in bustling coffee shops, enhances performance on creative tasks more than soft or loud ambient noise. Plus, being with the other patrons pumps up oxytocin, which decreases the stress hormones that cause mental blocks, says Dr....Read More »