With each new piece of technology or trend, we hear about the “death” of something else. Resumes are out – bios are in, job boards and sending cold applications are out, networking and LinkedIn are hot.
Adopting any one approach to the exclusion of others is a bad idea. Job hunting isn’t a zero-sum game where the presence of one technique, strategy, platform, or application means the absence of another. The key is to use as many methods as possible while maintaining harmony.
As a young professional, you’ll inevitably encounter career-related situations you’ll have to deal with: bad bosses, catty colleagues, work-life balance issues, considering new job opportunities. Navigating the real world isn’t easy, but with experience, the lessons you learn begin to stick.
As you begin your career, you should master certain skills that will encourage your success. Not quite there yet? Here is a list of the top five career-related tasks you should know how to perform, and quick tips to develop those skills:
Some people follow a straight, smooth career path from graduation to retirement. Most of us, however, don’t take this route. We follow a path where it’s not always clear which way to go.
Like me, and despite what you’ve been told, you don’t need to know exactly what you want to be when you grow up. As you explore your path, however, here are five things you do not want to be…
You start the workday fired up with energy and great intentions. You plan to work on big projects you know you need to do to advance your career – to build the career capital that will help you at this job and your next few jobs.
Then the first emails show up. And your phone rings, and you have to leave soon for the first of three back-to-back meetings. By the time your last meeting has run 45 minutes late, you barely have the energy to walk to the subway, let alone plot world domination.
When are you supposed work on your career when you can’t find time to think?
Here’s what successful people know: You DO have time!
Your job search is full of obstacles to overcome on your way to hearing “You’re hired!” Not least of these is the knowledge recruiters have dozens of other applicants to consider for each resume you send.
Instead of getting lost in the crowd, here are some things you can do to fast-track your resume to the top of that recruiter’s resume pile:
In the time it takes to pull up to a drive-thru window and order a large fry, we Millennials want to go from intern to CEO. We’ve got places to go and success to obtain.
The ambitious gear needs to be in overdrive to get to the next rung on the ladder, but before you accelerate even more… know that there are some strict speed limits. And that some of our right-foot-heavy work habits can actually end up labeling us as doormats—and that’s not good…