I've had 3 rotten bosses in my career.
I quit two of them ... and stayed to show the other one that I would be wildly successful despite her. :) I share those stories in many situations ... but never in the middle of a first conversation with a potential client (interview situation).
Release your Inner Critic!
The voice in my head can be a real jerk! Honestly. She is nastier than anyone else in my life AND she knows all the right buttons to push. For years, I let her hold me back. And then one day, I was forced to make a decision: run away from the scary stuff ... yet again ... or face my fears, stand up and take a chance.
I have a confession to make. When I joined LinkedIn in 2005, I was kicking and screaming. I was nervous, because I'd seen what some people were doing on other more casual social media sites (you know the ones I’m talking about). I didn’t want any part of it. I was also secretly afraid that I might do something stupid or embarrassing.
A glass of wine in one hand. A handshake in the other. What's a girl to do when she ALSO needs her phone to connect with people on LinkedIn? Well, she needs to wear a jacket (or pants) with pockets. I know this. I've known it for years ... and yet I still picked the wrong outfit when I went to a fabulous networking event last week. It was a big mistakes. My tip to you?
Tired of sending LinkedIn messages, and hearing nothing back from people? You should be! Well, guess what: there are 3 small changes you can make to dramatically boost your success rate. After 14 years on LinkedIn, I've learned so many lessons the hard way, it makes my head hurt to think about it. Lucky for you, I'm really good at condensing them all down to bite-sized, high-impact pieces. This video is one of them. Click play to learn my top 3 ways to boost your InMail success ... then get back out there and have some networking fun!
Jennifer did, and she wound up making a lot less money AND living without healthcare for 3 months. Although most employers have high integrity and will follow through with everything they promised in the hiring process, I have watched plenty do something else. You - the job seeker or consultant - are left holding the empty bag. Don't take the risk. Watch this video to learn how to handle it + what to say to get that offer in writing BEFORE you quit your current job or start working for that company.
We've all been there: cold sweat, red face and trouble breathing. It's a very good sign you just embarrassed yourself at a networking event. Sheesh! Why is meeting people so scary and hard sometimes? I know why: nobody teaches you how to talk to strangers in school! Well, they should. They really, really should. I'm here today to teach you what I have learned from all my networking mistakes, research and networking tests over the years (yes, I test things myself a LOT before I teach them). Lorraine inspired this video by asking me "What can I do to stop freaking out when I go to networking events?" Thanks for asking, Lorraine. Here's your answer: My TOP 3 TRICKS for overcoming networking anxiety and fears ... and making real connections at networking events. I live by these 3 mantras every single day as a professional networker. They really changed the game for me, and they will for you, too.
Yesterday was my birthday.Yup! It’s happening again. Same time every year. This year, I’m turning 48.
Yes, Mommy. I just told the world how old I am. No, I’m not 29. I’m not even 39. I’m almost 49. WOW.
The way I see it, I have two choices on my birthday: count my wrinkles, or count my blessings.
Great news! Jenny has two job offers. Now, she's trying to figure out which one to take. Now is not the time to simply trust her gut ... because her gut says that she would love them both! Our Job Hunt Scorecard is the best way to remove the emotion and look objectively at both ... then validate and negotiate the offer. Listen in to learn how to create your own scorecard (or go get ours at https://learn.arbez.com/p/the-job-hunt-toolkit)
Hooray! You got an interview. That's the good news. The bad news is that it's a panel interview. Yup - you're going to walk into a room with a GROUP of people staring at you. That's enough to make anyone sweat bullets. Well, I've got some great news for you: there are 4 things you can do to prep, boost your confidence and knock those bell bottoms right off of them. Enjoy!
about how to build bridges (relationship bridges) on international teams. Guess what: as we spoke to each other that night, I realized that there are 3 BIG common denominators.
Want a competitive edge in business ... or in your next job interview? "Please" and "thank you" might be all you need. A JobVite recruiter survey found that you'll be dumped more often for being rude than you will for being late. 86% of recruiters said they drop a candidate immediately for being rude to the receptionist or support staff ... versus only 58% if you show up late!
A recruiter just sent me an email request for a 15-minute phone interview. Seriously? What on earth can he accomplish with me in just 15 minutes? I have no idea how to prepare for this. I’m more scared of this interview than any face to face interviews I have had. What advice do you have for me?” - Marty
The hidden market is real! 80% of the open positions will never get posted online. As a job seeker, that can feel overwhelming … until you realize that you can get all the same benefits the companies do by avoiding the job boards.
Any time you meet someone new, do yourself a favor and share your first AND last name. I know it feels formal. I also know that many of you have names which are hard to say, or hard to spell. There are a lot of reasons why people choose to keep their last names to themselves.
One of the hardest things to learn as a consultant is how to set - and get - the right price for your services. Charge too much and you'll get rejected. Charge too little and you'll live to regret it. Please ... before you sign on the dotted line ... make sure the rate they are offering you is A.