Looking for a job? Whether you are a seasoned professional with the experience to prove it or just starting out, it is important to know what today’s industry leaders are looking for in prospective candidates.
When I was in school, I never really thought much about what my professional bio would say. Up until now, I never really needed one. Aside from the short blurb on my Twitter page (where I went to college, what I do for a living, what kind of food I like), I didn’t have a reason to write anything about myself and my accomplishments. When I started my job at JWU and was finally asked to write a short bio, I had no idea where to start because I didn’t know what the vibe was. Should it be long, formal and resume-like or should I include my love for social media and my cat?
Email is a crucial part of our daily lives. Every day, we’re writing, sending, reading, and responding to messages. If you’re like me, email has become second-nature — but that doesn’t mean we should take it for granted or stop caring about what we send. It is important to take responsibility for your messages, especially if you’re sending them through a company email server.
Here are eight ways you can improve your email etiquette and ensure you’re using this ever-changing tool correctly:
Do you have a great idea that could turn into a small business? Take a look at some do’s and don’ts to start up and stick to your concept courtesy of some top publications.
Trust Your Gut
Don’t let your great ideas pass you by. If you want to go out and start something, do it!
Do What You know
Although you may have a great idea for an app, make sure that’s your expertise before you jump in head first. If it’s not your industry, find someone who’s an expert to help get your concept off the ground.
Do you remember your last review? If you do, chances are it’s not a good memory. The whole event probably left you feeling anxious and helpless. If you received a positive review or a raise that felt good, you still probably wondered, “What about next time? I wonder if I can keep this pace up. What if my boss changes? What happens if I have a couple of off days now?” If your last review was a negative experience, you are probably feeling stressed, unhappy and not sure of what you can do to finally make the boss happy with your performance.
Businesses seeking growth often look to add-ons to help increase their average ticket sales. On a drive through of your favorite burger joint, you’ve probably heard, “Would you like fries with that?” In how many other situations have you been asked if you would like to add an item or make an upgrade?
Looking for something to motivate you? Here are 10 quotes from famous people that will inspire you to start your career, go back to school — or just live your best life.
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
— Maya Angelou
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
— C.S. Lewis
Looking for a way to kick your business off online? If you’ve already built your fan base on Facebook and recruited followers on Twitter, you can use these platforms to generate revenue for your company, too.
Here are five suggestions for using social media as a sales tool:
1. Post or tweet a promotion
When searching for a job, you need to think about more than just your resume. The cover letter completes your self-marketing job search package. The purpose of a cover letter is to provide potential employers with additional information about your skills, abilities, and experience — and tell them why you are uniquely qualified for the job. A well-written cover letter showcases your communication skills, is concise, and does not use overly formal language. When crafting your letter, there are three types to consider.