Would ‘Going green’ take you out of the red?

Gas prices rose to over $4 a gallon at the beginning of 2011 – making it double that of what it was just two years ago. Therefore I reckon it’s high time to reconsider the economics of your work and I’m not even debating the ethics of using up the...

When “Easy Street” meets “The Road To Nowhere”

Have you got your excuses nicely rehearsed and polished? Everyone else is doin’ it … Didn’t think they’d miss it … It was just the first time … Won’t happen again, I promise … Apart from the subject matter, they’ve all got one thing in...

Doesn’t cold-calling just mean the cold shoulder?

Suggest the idea of cold-calling about a job vacancy to someone and you get one of a few typical reactions: It won’t work I couldn’t do it No-one likes it I’d only put the company’s back up All very negative. It’s understandable though because, for most of us, a...

Are you barking up the wrong tree with your job?

No, I mean it. Are you? If you’re contemplating looking for a job or you’re currently actively seeking one, I’d like you to just stop for a moment and ask yourself what sort of job you’re chasing and why you’re pursuing it. Here are a few answers (some of...

Losing Face – Which Font Should I Choose For My Resume?

I thought about opening this up with some fancy font that I’ve always wanted to try out but, then again, I actually do want you to read this. I’m also assuming that it’s what people would like the interviewer or HR officer to do with their resume when they send it in...

Networking – Part 3

In the first two parts of this series (Part 1, Part 2), we looked at the need for networking and what behind-the-scenes preparation you should do. Now, in this final part, we’re going to look at the actual networking events and how to get the best from them. Just to...