This stigma of veterans having PTSD is as great for today’s veterans as it was for those who served in Vietnam, according to Air Force veteran Mark Brenner.
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Few job hunters escape uncertainty and anxiety from not knowing when their search will end.
Risk-taking entrepreneurs may not realize how precarious business can be until they see over the edge of the cliff. Some learn that not being successful, sometimes for years, doesn’t put success out of reach.
High performers risk overperforming, as did Stephanie Cook, founder of Stephanie Cook Wellness in Philadelphia.
If you’re being micromanaged or you think you are, try something new. View this as an opportunity to help you. You can convince yourself that the behavior isn’t personal once you understand it and become aware of its prevalence. Then you can capitalize on it.
Boundaries shift in today’s workplace, even in more formal settings such as law firms, according to John Jakovenko, principal at Alpharetta, Ga.’s the Jakovenko Group LLC.
Selling a commercial property might be completely new to you.
If you’re not shining in digital interviews or you’re up against your first, don’t think you can just remove clutter and slide into your chair. Preparing requires effort.
A co-worker has done you harm. The person stole something from you — an opportunity, such as a promotion or seat on a prestigious committee, trade secrets, a file, your good reputation, something on your desk.
If you haven’t job hunted in the last seven to 15 years, you’ll find a more intricate, demanding market. You’ll confront changes in recruiting and personal branding and the proliferation of niches, which makes targeting essential.
If your business sells intangibles, you can’t blame the ether for lackluster sales. Look at your alternatives for boosting them.
Job hunters need help but often don’t know how to ask for it. Three people who enjoy helping others succeed tell stories about how to position yourself for help.
Alli (“AJ”) Russo of Tobyhanna, Pa., arranged with her boss of five years to reduce her hours until a college internship ended, only to find her boss’s son in the full-time position she expected upon return.
If you’ll be changing jobs, getting promoted or starting a business, you’ll need more good relationships. Be strategic, because planners win.
If marketing offline leads to positive feedback but wilting sales, you might have fallen into a trap from studying the wrong metrics, generating referrals for the wrong product or service, or not developing a sales funnel. Entrepreneurs familiar with the traps explain what to do to get out of them.
You may be tired of your ho-hum job. Or you may have or have had a very good job and want an exceptional one. Does it exist? How can you find it?
Sit back for a moment and visualize the sentences filled with information passing each other like airplanes in front of your eyes. They’re unstoppable. You may not have time to evaluate them before they fly away. It’s no surprise that people are looking for resources to corral information.
A would-be certified public accountant came to psychologist Catherine Shainberg after failing the CPA qualifying exam nine times. Shainberg guided him through exercises to shift his attention from logical thinking (left brain) to dreams (right brain), which are more creative.
Working with sales brokers comes at a price, so you might as well do so effectively. “All brokers charge a percentage, never more than 5 percent, and it’s always negotiable,” says Jeffrey Grad, president and founder of Eyes of the World Inc.
People find jobs through sales and marketing tactics. In-person contact is more essential than ever. Spirited writing will help you stand out. Taking charge of the interview will help you glean information about the position, your candidacy and the next step.
“When I started consulting, I couldn’t find anyone in the United States to make cold calls. I went online and found a person who created amazing results,” recalls Adam Fridman, owner of Chicago’s Idea2Result, a lead-generation service for small businesses.
Sometimes an employer seems inscrutable to a job seeker. Legal reasons, failure to communicate well, even a need for time to make sense of multiple impressions delay decisions. Don’t give up in despair.
Many small-business people become so attached to their businesses that when the market indicates that it’s time to change, they may miss the impact of the signals. How do they know when they need to redirect?
You can channel the time you spend on hold to advance your career, whether for a few minutes or much longer. Think of it as an opportunity. Capitalize on it.
“I came to work one day and peeped into the cube of my analyst, who was wearing a turtleneck sweater, hat and scarf in the middle of summer,” said Suzanne Garber, chief networking officer at International SOS Inc. “She refused to turn her face to me when I said good morning. I waited. When she (finally) did, I saw she had a black eye and fat lip. It looked as if her nose had been attempted to be ripped off.”
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