“If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” — Daniel Goleman
"The art of communication is the language of leadership." — James Humes
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” — Dale Carnegie
“’Know your numbers’ is a fundamental precept of business.” — Bill Gates
Think about this - during your job search, have you noticed more and more job listings for freelance or contract positions?
“Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.” — John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, 20 January, 1961
“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out” — Ronald Reagan
If you’re a job seeker, you’ve probably heard about “keyword scanner” or “resume scanner” software that is serving as a barrier between you and the interview. These programs are called “Applicant Tracking Systems” or ATS programs, and they’re a crucial part of modern hiring.
After a strong interview or a promising networking interaction, it’s best to send some form of follow-up as soon as possible. Not only is it polite, but it can also be a huge advantage to your job search.
“Back to Normal” is a phrase we’ve been hearing a lot over the past few months - and it means many things to many people. Normal, for many people, was safe. It was stable. And stability, or predictability, can keep people set in one mode for a long time.
Starting a new career is an exciting, energizing, and self-affirming experience. But getting to your new career can be stressful and overwhelming, especially when you didn’t leave your last role by choice. You can smooth this transition by being prepared and asking yourself the tough questions at the beginning of your journey.
Understanding your own values is only the first step in the process of making a values-based career transition. It doesn’t do you any good to have a values inventory in hand if you don’t put in the time to make sure your values will be honored by a potential employer.