- 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...
Time: How many hours do y...Read More »
- 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 »
- Oprah.com | Secrets to Your Success | Thu, Apr 18, 2013 6:35 PM EDT | CommentsBy Candace Braun Davison
Whether You Value Your Time More Than Anyone Else's
You think you'll show how eager and prepared you are by arriving 15 or more minutes early, but the manager--who's usually notified of your arrival shortly after you check in with the front desk--suddenly feels pressured to meet with you, and the receptionist has to figure out what to do with you in the meantime, explains Jenny Blake, Life After College author and former career development manager at Google. Most hiring managers are overworked, overstressed and overscheduled. By showing up five to 10 minutes before the interview, you're demonstrating not only that you understand that, but also that you're doing your part to be one less thing for him or her to worry about.
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Whether You Know How to Pass the Test
You've scanned the company's mission statement and "About" page on the website, but have you translated those vague messages about the importance of "teamwork" ...Read More »
- Marie Claire | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Apr 16, 2013 6:19 PM EDT | CommentsYou already arrive before she does, stay late, and always volunteer for projects big and small. Now knock her socks off with these winning tips guaranteed to impress even the toughest managers.
1: SAVE HER MONEY. "Bosses are under enormous financial pressure, and if you can relieve some of that with money-saving strategies, you'll show your boss that you care about her welfare and the success of the company." - Jessica Eaves Mathews, founder and CEO of Leverage a Lawyer, a virtual law firm, Albuquerque, NM
2: MAKE HER WEAKNESS YOUR STRENGTH. "Study your boss' skill set and excel in the areas she doesn't. Does she hate public speaking? Offer to run the morning meeting. Is she bad with numbers? Manage her spreadsheets. When you ace a task that's not her strong suit, she'll look to you as someone she needs and you'll create a forum where you can easily shine." - Abby Ziff, digital ad director of WebMD, Washington, D.C.
3: DON'T BE AFRAID TO DISAGREE. "Contrary to popular belie...Read More »
- The Daily Muse | Secrets to Your Success | Mon, Apr 15, 2013 1:10 PM EDT | Comments
Spring clean resume
So you've cleaned your closet, maybe your inbox, and you're feeling pretty good about your spring cleaning. But before you wash your hands and congratulate yourself-pull out your resume, and take a look at it (whether or not you're looking for a job right now).
You see, your resume is a lot like a closet. At least once a year, it needs a good cleaning-including taking a look at what you've got and determining what to keep, what to get rid of, and what to emphasize. Then, after all the unwanted items are cleaned out, you can add in new information to create a resume that's current, relevant, and appealing. Just like your closet, if you don't clean and update it regularly, it's only going to be worse later.
And just like the rest of your spring cleaning, taking the project step-by-step makes it so much easier. Follow these three simple guidelines, and you'll have a resume that's refreshed and ready to go for spring.
Get Rid of It!
The first step is to remove the ancient h...Read More »