29 Jan 2011
in Job Hunting
Tags: colleagues, coworkers, Facebook, HR, HR Managers, internet, Job Hunting, job opportunities, job seekers, jobs, LinkedIn, mistakes, recruiters, research, speaking skills, Twitter, Work
and job hunting have come a long way in the last 20 years. New research tools
and the immediacy of theInternet
bring job seekers
directly in contact with companies and employers, allowing us to build networks
that our counterparts of the past would only envy.
LinkedIn continues to be the most direct and powerful online tool, one that’s certainly worth the energy if you’re job hunting. But be sure you don’t make one of the mostcommon LinkedIn mistakes: being passive about your search.
Setting up a profile and adding connections is a good start—but it’s just the beginning. To get the most benefit fromLinkedIn, you have to become a proactive user, reaching out to others, participating in the community, and continuously working to build your network.
25 Jan 2011
Tags: boss, colleagues, coworkers, e-mail, employee, humility, mistakes, relationship, reliability, reports, Reputation, Work
1) HITTING “REPLY ALL” INTENTIONALLY
Everyone knows the accidental “reply all” can be devastating, but there’splenty of harm in the intentional “reply all.” An E-mail reply that’s terse, caustic, or cryptic might make sense to a single recipient (who knows the writer well) but it rarely translates to a broad audience. A regular habit can leave coworkers with a negative impression that’s “almost irreversible,” says Sandy Allgeier, author of The Personal Credibility Factor: How to Get It, Keep It, and Get It Back (If You’ve Lost It).