Today, many professionals understand the importance of establishing a strong professional brand. However, few focus enough on one important factor, the first impression. What does this have to do with your professional brand? It means that your brand and image may be sealed in six seconds and before you even open your mouth.
What if I told you that by doing just this one thing, you could increase your chances of keeping your resolution by 80%. Would you believe me? Well, it is true. Most of us fail to do the one thing that is critical to us reaching our goals. What is it you ask?
Whether my client is new to the job market or has several years of professional experience, I see critical resume mistakes that prevent talented professionals from having a powerful resume. Strong resumes take a strategic approach and resume writing should be taken seriously. Learn how to write a strong resume with these following resume examples. There are many things that may contribute to your resume being overlooked, tossed or simply not considered.
Communicating confidently with your boss can be challenging. Day- to- day we have conversations with our boss that impact how they view our work, our potential and our relationship. Therefore, knowing how to talk to your boss with confidence as well as ensuring that you are building the right reputation is critical. There are 3 things you should avoid saying to your boss to maintain a positive impression.
When was the last time you took a moment to acknowledge all that you do? If it has been awhile, I bet you feel drained, unappreciated or overwhelmed.So many of us are doing "it". Whether your "it" is balancing work/life, single-parenting, going to school, taking care of parents or going through tough times, we are all doing "it". However, what we are not doing, is giving ourselves credit.
Names are everything in the world of business. Decisions involving jobs, promotions, demotions, salaries, perks, etc. are made based on names. So what names are people calling you?
Is it true? Are women really harder to work for? Many women I know would answer "Yes". Women are usually socialized to make friends and keep harmony. Therefore, competing with friends is frowned upon. Many of us believe that anyone who conflicts with us, is potentially out to get us. This variance in socialization plays out in the work place.
On a scale of 1-5 (with 5 being the highest), how would you rate your level of confidence? This is a question I often ask women. To my surprise, most rate themselves pretty high. In fact the majority rate themselves between a 4-5. Now, that's pretty darn confident. However, it always baffles me when I … Continue reading Are You Really As Confident As You Think?
Talking to your boss with confidence takes skill. Learning how to look your boss in the eye, communicate with confidence and earn your boss's respect, is important. Learn how to speak with confidence with your boss using these 5 confident body language tips.
Welcome back! There are all kinds of myths about confidence floating around. Below are 3 myths I thought you may find interesting. Myth #1. Confident People Are Born. The other day I watched a public TV interview with CEO, Bob Fish of Biggby Coffee. Mr. Fish, (AKA Biggby Bob) has a refreshing philosophy on what … Continue reading 3 Confidence Myths You Should Know