How to Quit Your Day Job Gracefully

How to Quit Your Day Job Gracefully

Let me guess…

You want to quit your job but don’t want to burn any bridges?

Has a better opportunity come along?

Or

Maybe you're really just sick and tired of being sick and tired and think a change of pace and a new environment will do you some good?

Before making a rash decision and quitting in some epic, meme-worthy fashion, you might want to slow your roll and consider how to turn this into a huge opportunity instead of a potentially career ruining black mark.

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Today is September 11th.

Many of us remember exactly where we were the moment we heard that the Twin Towers had fallen.

The shock, disbelief, overwhelming sadness of such a monumentally monstrous horror befalling people who just happened to be in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

Those of us who remember are a part of history.

When our children and their children’s children read about that day in their history books, we will be the ones with memories of those events indelibly etched into our minds, hearts and souls.

How to Deal with Toxic and Passive Aggressive Comments

How to Deal with Toxic and Passive Aggressive Comments

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day. She’d lost a bit of her mojo because a toxic friend of HERS had said something a little passive-aggressive.

One of those backhanded compliments that ACTUALLY preys on our worst fears and insecurities. I'm pretty sure you know exactly what I mean.

7 Alternatives to A Boring Old Resume

7 Alternatives to A Boring Old Resume

Resumes seem so boring and stupid don't they?

Nobody likes to write them and nobody likes to read them.

Plus, this is the digital age. Why the heck do we have to rely on such an old-fashioned way of dong things??

What if...

There was an alternative to a boring, old-school resume? 
 

Well, sit back and relax because we have 7 possibilities that just might just make you STAND OUT from the crowd and allow you to leave that crappy old resume in the dusty crevices of your hard drive.

Which Resume Format is Best for Me?

Which Resume Format is Best for Me?

I don't know about you, but I was always taught that there were 3 resume format types.

It almost makes me want to go dust off my old business writing book from college just to make sure there wasn't some hidden fine print.

Regardless of the fact that times are a'changin', there are not 3 basic types of resumes anymore...

There are now 4 resume formats! Ugh, it was bad enough trying to choose a resume type before they added a new one to the mix, right?

You may be thinking:

"Errrrr, which resume format should I use?"

Or

"Which resume format is the most versatile?"

Don't worry! Picking a resume type doesn't have to be some big, huge ordeal...like trying to decide which flavor of ice cream and what mix-ins you want at the local Cold Stone Creamery.

Resume Pre-work: Develop an Online Persona

Resume Pre-work: Develop an Online Persona

Did you know that a vast majority of US employers will check a potential candidate’s social profile before interviewing them?

Here are some of the stats, according to a Harris Poll done on behalf of CareerBuilder (between February 16 and March 9, 2017)  

5 Ways Cold Calling Can Work For You In Your Next Job or Client Search

5 Ways Cold Calling Can Work For You In Your Next Job or Client Search

Let me guess...

You’ve decided to take the plunge on your next big career or business move and are looking for the possible opportunity?

Out of the many ways you can connect with your future potential employer, partner, or B2B client, cold calling may be the most controversial method as well as the toughest to pull off.

Interview Skills For Entrepreneurs: Six Easy Rules For Hiring

Interview Skills For Entrepreneurs: Six Easy Rules For Hiring

Hey there, hard-working business owner/entrepreneur/solopreneur/whatever the heck you call yourself.

Welcome to the final installment of ‘All About Interviews’.

Let me guess, your business has blown up and you’ve come to the realization that you REALLY need to hire someone.

Maybe you’re just starting to consider hiring someone to off-load some of your day-to-day tasks (sweet, sweet delegation); or are you already preparing to interview someone tomorrow but aren't really sure how to go about it?

Never Underestimate The Influence Of The Snowflake Test

Never Underestimate The Influence Of The Snowflake Test

Imagine for a moment you've just finished researching a company that has an opening for a position that seems interesting.

You've checked basic reviews on Glassdoor. Their LinkedIn feed seems pretty good.

You've perused a forum about the company on Indeed.

 

Even checked out Salary.com and verified that the salary range they've listed is pretty decent.

You send off your resume, cross your fingers, and hope for the best.

Now...

Place yourself in the position of the person whose received your resume. How do you manage to ensure that the person who submitted the resume to you is a good candidate once you get past the obvious?

INTERVIEW SKILLS FOR ENTREPRENEURS: HOW TO BE A GOOD PODCAST GUEST

INTERVIEW SKILLS FOR ENTREPRENEURS: HOW TO BE A GOOD PODCAST GUEST

Show of hands, who here listens to podcasts? (Seriously, did you raise your hand? I can't see you!) According to research, the audience numbers of podcasts in the US have steadily grown over the past few years and is at 24% of adults in 2017. Some of the most popular podcasts even boast download numbers in the millions. Imagine having the potential to reach so many listeners by just guesting in one. Even if it’s a program that’s just starting out, what business owner wouldn’t want to guest in a podcast if it means free promotion for their brand?