It's one thing to sell yourself on paper, and another to do it in person. As a freelance journalist, I interview people all the time. But that doesn't make it any easier to be an interviewee -- particularly when a job is at stake.
The last interview I had before starting down the career reinvention path was a... Read More »
If you're not confident, "networking" and "baby steps" won't take you very far in your career. If you first build up confidence -- and do it in a way that is both sincere and natural -- then you can take just about any job step you want. Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
The Summer Olympics, with opening ceremonies July 27 in London, bring us critical lessons on how to prepare for success. Many of the swimmers, tennis players and other athletes will have spent countless hours, days and years in training and preparation for a competition that will be over in... Read More »
By Amy Levin-Epstein, CBS MoneyWatch
There are few things that feel better than walking out of a job interview you think you've nailed. But just because you've answered the last question doesn't mean the evaluation process is over. From the time you stand up, to the time you get into the elevator, leave the... Read More »
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, MRW
Have you been on more job interviews than you care to think about lately? Do you feel that you are doing worse with each meeting? Well, that perception may not just be in your head.
Interviewing gets old after a while, and just like the salesperson who hasn't gotten a... Read More »
I'm a big fan of mistakes.
In business, as in life, mistakes are how we learn. As infants, we learned to walk by falling over. We acquired speech by speaking gobbledygook that eventually evolved into language. And yet, when we grow up, we often become strangely awkward about our missteps. It's no accident... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach
Few people truly love public speaking. So when you have to give a big presentation to your boss and a room full of your peers, it's normal to feel nervous, get a little sweaty and rejoice once the presentation is over. Yet for some, the idea of public speaking evokes such fear that it's... Read More »
By Anthony Saladino
Starting a business comes with a fair shares of ups and downs. Some weeks will go well, and others, not so much. It is how you deal with these speed bumps in the road that separates the winners from the losers. When things get tough, are you going to go crying home to mama, or will you... Read More »
By Elinor Stutz
A common question from job seekers these days is, "How do I explain being out of work for a year or longer?" This is where a few sales techniques may successfully be applied.
The first is to approach the problem from a positive standpoint and leave fear behind. Whenever you meet with... Read More »
Speaking in front of people can be a rewarding and engaging experience, but it can also be terrifying. Public speaking doesn't have to be traumatic, however, if you remember a few simple steps. Keep these tips in the back of your mind as you prepare for your next public presentation. Read More »