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Jump-start a stalled Job Search

If you're job search has stalled, take the time to review your plan. Changes may be in order.

Are you in the hunt for a new job? If so, you probably know how hard it is to stay focused and energetic. Today, I have some ways you can fine-tune your job search and jump-start one that seems stalled.

Are You Selling Yourself Short? Use Power Words in Your Messaging!

I worked with a really talented guy who I thought would never leave the company we worked for … not because he didn’t want to leave … he did. I thought he would never leave because he sold himself so short in his resume, no one would hire him.

He didn’t want to overstate his qualifications, so instead he painted a picture to prospective employers that he wasn’t as good as he really was.

I encouraged him to use power words in his resume and to take ownership of his many successes.

How to Interview with a Small Company vs. a Large One

There are some differences in the interviewing process of small companies vs. large companies. Here are a few things to be prepared for.

Though “selling yourself” is still the goal whether you’re applying at a small company or a large company, sometimes what you need to emphasize about yourself is different.

Dining for Success, Part 4: 15 Tips for a Successful Business Meal

 Part 4 of 4, by Bill Rohlfing

Your table manners represent you: a polished, poised, and sophisticated executive. Parts 2 through 4 provide 15 tips to avoid the most common dining etiquette mistakes.

10. A cough or sneeze should be directed into your left shoulder and shielded by your left hand. This gesture keeps your right hand germ-free for a goodbye handshake at the end of the meal. (Yes, people notice where your right hand has been when anticipating a handshake!)

Dining for Success, Part 3: 15 Tips for a Successful Business Meal

 Part 3 of 4, by Bill Rohlfing

Your table manners represent you: a polished, poised, and sophisticated executive. Parts 2 through 4 provide 15 tips to avoid the most common dining etiquette mistakes.

4. If you need to remove a foreign object from your mouth, cover your mouth with your right hand and remove the object with the index finger and thumb of your left hand. If you feel too uncomfortable, excuse yourself from the table and remove the obstruction in the privacy of the restroom, away from the table.

Dining for Success, Part 2: 15 Tips for a Successful Business Meal

 Part 2 of 4, by Bill Rohlfing

Your table manners represent you: a polished, poised, and sophisticated executive. Parts 2 through 4 provide 15 tips to avoid the most common dining etiquette mistakes.

Dining for Success, Part 1: 15 Tips for a Successful Business Meal

Part 1 of 4, by Bill Rohlfing
 
There is nothing more uncomfortable than sitting across the table from your boss and noticing the tomato soup streaming from his mouth and the breadcrumbs stuck to his chin. Or perhaps you are trying to impress an important client and realize that you are not sure which bread plate belongs to you.
 
Years ago, as a novice fundraiser, I sat between two VIPs from separate Fortune 500 corporations. One was drinking my water while the other was eating from my bread plate.
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