“I’m exhausted, so please be patient with me,” your co-worker announces out of the blue.
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Hiring veterans is challenging because of differences in jargon and, in some cases, the seeming lack of transferable skills.
Somehow your boss sneaked in a promotion but omitted the raise. You were so glad to keep your job that you didn’t balk. However, you recognize now that the glow is wearing off as resentment creeps in.
Change prompts business reinvention, said Lloyd Shefsky, author of “Invent, Reinvent, Thrive: The Keys to Success for any Startup, Entrepreneur or Family Business” (McGraw Hill, $26).
You might not have hunted for a job for some time and might be looking for inspiration. Or you might have been looking for a while, but your methods have proved unproductive. Don’t put up with repetitive job-hunting information and ideas. Look for something new.
Although efficiency and cost-cutting in the workplace often require swift action, the uncertainty in many industries can’t help fostering overthinking. This habit, at its worst, keeps people from acting at all. Interpersonal overthinking may undermine existing relationships and postpone new ones.
Whether you’re a young woman or seasoned soldier, you may know the terrors of the career-changer’s no-man’s land. The people you’ve known don’t grasp what you’re doing or why you’re doing it. Professionals wonder why you’re headed in their direction.
You may have reasons to open markets abroad. Competition or lackluster reviews for your product or service in the United States may be among them. The drive for your product or service internationally, however, outstrips it domestically. Still, you face far more complex transactions because of language, culture and the intricacies of transportation and entry.
Your standout feature may assume greater importance in an overseas job search than in this country.
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.
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?
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