Help Wanted – 11 Places to Start Your Search

We’ve spent time on 11 of the most popular career-related sites. This table evaluates how they work and how well they deliver in certain key areas: Do they offer a “personal search agent” – that is, software that can search for you? Do they help keep news of your search away from your current employer? And what’s the “killer app” that distinguishes them from other … [ Read more ]

What Makes a Great Job?

Professor John Sullivan helps some of the world’s best-known companies recruit and retain top-flight talent. He also helps his students at San Francisco State University select the job that’s right for them. He’s put together a guide to help talented people choose among competing offers. Here are five of his simple but powerful criteria for evaluating a job.

  1. Does the

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Anne Lim O’Brien’s 5 Cs and 3Ts

The five Cs are things candidates should think about, and then decide what’s most important.

  1. Challenges Is this new job going to broaden you? Is this setting you up for success or failure? How does this add to where you want to go? I look at this, too: If a candidate has already “been there, done that” in terms of the job

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5 Character Traits That Get In The Way of Success

In their new book, Maximum Success: Changing the 12 Behavior Patterns That Keep You From Getting Ahead (Doubleday, 2000), James Waldroop and Timothy Butler explore the habits and perspectives that they’ve seen jeopardize people’s success. Below are five character traits that get in the way of success—and what to do about them.

  1. The Impostor Syndrome (when you fear you don’t belong in

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Are You Knocking Out Your Own Career?

The reasons why a fast-tracker suddenly derails are often evident to everyone except that person. To help you determine whether your career is in danger, we’ve adapted a “Derailment Inventory” from Lois P. Frankel’s Jump-Start Your Career: How the ‘Strengths’ That Got You Where You Are Today Can Hold You Back Tomorrow (Three Rivers Press, 1998) Use the scale below to answer the questions that follow. … [ Read more ]

Fast Start – Your First 60 Days

Linda Seale, head of the Seale Group, an executive coaching firm helped Fast Company devise an agenda for your first 60 days in a new work situation.

First 14 days: Get to know four new people.

When you show up for your first day, leave at home this fallacy: Your success depends on your work. “The combination of your performance and your personality determines how you’re … [ Read more ]