New Job Advice
Plan For Success Before Your First DayCongratulations! You landed the new job and now you're looking forward to your first day. It's natural to simultaneously be excited about the change, and apprehensive. Changing jobs may not be the biggest of stressors, but it ranks up there ahead of buying a house and getting married.Read the rest of this entry »
Fortunately, with a little preparation you can steady yourself and make a good impression on your first day.
Start by consulting this …
Why Orientation Is Your First Step to New Job SuccessStarting a new job or a new assignment soon? Forbes contributor William Arruda has some words of wisdom about what not to do your first week.Read the rest of this entry »
These aren't the usual "Don't arrive late," "Don't leave early" tips. Arruda's advice deals with matters far less basic and offers a different perspective on the ordinary -- eating lunch -- to what might be thought of as the tedious.
Don't eat lunch …
Score Big By Naming NamesThere's so much to learn when you start a new job. Just remembering how to find the way back to your desk can be daunting.Read the rest of this entry »
But, as you might expect, there's an app for that.
Remembering the names of your co-workers, now that will earn you big time brownie points. And the only sure app for that is you.
Says Phil Blair, author of Job Won! 500,000 Hires and …
Resources to Help You Improve Your WritingRead the rest of this entry »
If you've eve been stuck looking for just the right word for an article, or help trying to figure out whether it's "its" or "it's" you've probably discovered there's no shortage of sites offering help. Googling "grammar" or "thesaurus" turns up tens of thousands of results. But when you need help of a different sort -- a colorful phrase, a specific statistic, or how to attract a bigger audience for …
Success Tips For the New TempRead the rest of this entry »
You're right to wonder; a temp or contract assignment is different than a traditional job. One of the biggest differences is that a staffing company may call today and have you start tomorrow. An employer hiring permanent staff may take weeks to make an offer and just as long to bring a worker …
"Be Prepared": Good Advice For Business NetworkingRead the rest of this entry »
Meeting deadlines, being an effective team player, and going the extra mile are all important ingredients for career success. Then there are those less obvious, yet just as important chance opportunities to make an impression.
Rajat Taneja, today EVP and CTO of video gaming …
Seven Jobs Growing the FastestRead the rest of this entry »
Seven occupations accounted for more than 400,000 job postings last month, about one-sixth of all the new jobs that went online in February. These occupations, ranging from accountant to paralegal, are also those that will be among the fastest growing between now and the end of the decade.
The number of jobs for accountants will grow by 16%, says the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The need for paralegals will grow …
New Job Networking Can Help Make You A SuccessRead the rest of this entry »
If you beefed-up your professional network while you were job hunting, now's the time to exercise those skills in building your internal work network. And like that network, it's important to remember not every contact carries equal weight.
Richard Moran, a …
Four Skills You Need To Get That Great Job In 2013Read the rest of this entry »
Job search pros says there are four critical skills every candidate needs to master in order to land a great job. Good communication has been on every employer's must-have list forever, but personal branding? Yes indeed; it's how you'll be found in 2013. Add flexibility and productivity improvement to the list, and you'll be added to the payroll. Check out the specifics behind the four skills. The Wall Street Journal
Six Tips For New Hires In Your First 30 DaysRead the rest of this entry »
The day you start a new job is one of the more stressful of life events. You're walking into an office of strangers with whom you'll spend much of your waking day, so it's natural to feel apprehensive. Especially since you want to make a good first impression and show your new employer that you were the right person for the job. To set yourself up for success, and …