Monthly Archives: April 2007

Seven Principles to Work By

My reading list has historically been second-hand, meaning that I tend to build my list based on recommendations from others. Rarely do I snoop around the shelves and tables of the bookstore looking for the hidden gems that others may have overlooked. I’ve always had a never-ending supply of recommended reading (college professors are good… Read More »

Advice for Older Job Seekers

Thanks to YourHRGuy for drawing my attention to this article in Forbes Magazine. It offers three rules for older (40 plus) job seekers: Rule #1: Job seekers over 40 need a resume that looks forward, not backward. Rule #2: Don’t be defensive, and don’t omit dates. Rule #3: Don’t be afraid to sell yourself. The… Read More »

Prior Comments Can Haunt You

Developing an online presence is an effective way to establish your professional brand, expand your network, and create opportunities. In fact, many writers now consider an online presence to be an essential — not optional — component of a candidate’s portfolio. One of the questions that often comes up is about “youthful indiscretions.” What about… Read More »

Nine Networking Tips for Introverts

Networking events can be overwhelming for introverts. I recently had an opportunity to brainstorm with a group of introverts about how to be more effective at networking. Here are some of the tips the group came up with: Set goals. Decide before the event what you want to accomplish, and don’t leave the event before… Read More »

A Sociable Introvert

At a seminar I was attending recently, we were asked to divide ourselves into groups of self-described extroverts and introverts. Several people were surprised when I joined the introverts group. They pointed out that throughout the seminar, they had observed me approaching strangers to introduce myself, initiating conversations, asking questions during the session, and volunteering… Read More »