On Sunday, I share some of my favorite posts from other great bloggers and writers. There is so much to learn and so little time, I hope that you invest a little bit of time reviewing these posts and of course, I hope they help you in some way, shape or form!
24 Ways to be Uncommonly Productive
From Forbes by Natalie Sisson
I double-dog-dare-you to implement just two or three of these tips for 30 days. (30 days because it takes that long to build a new habit!) The first two items grabbed my attention: get up an hour earlier and use Sunday evening for planning the week. And there are many other smart ways to become more productive! Take a look!
How to Network Your Way Into a New Job Without Looking Desperate
from Brazen Careerist by Marian Schembari
This post uses an example to show how Ginny did a fabulous job winning points and landed a networking meeting. See if you can replicate the winning tactics as you embark on your next request to network with someone who is extremely busy! Marian says:
More often than not, people network like this:
1. Cold emails that get sent to anyone and everyone.
2. Expecting people have hours of time to devote to helping someone they’ve never met.
3. Sending through their resume before you even get to know them.
4. When you do help, they never thank you.
Don’t be this person!
Are Jobs Only On the Job Boards?
From Great Resumes Fast by Cindy Bellington
One of my biggest pet peeves is that most people searching for a job will only look at the job boards or focus on job postings. Cindy’s post explains the importance of diversifying your job search.
Employers Want “Emotional Intelligence”
from The Wise Job Search by Harry Urschel
Wikipedia describes Emotional Intelligence as:
Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups.
This is a quick read on the importance of developing your Emotional Intelligence! It is such an important concept and one that will certainly develop your career!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.