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Jeremy Kruse's answer to How can someone gain job experience if companies would always hire someone with a college degree and experience? 5 Biggest Career Mistakes to Avoid for Maximum Job Security. 5 Biggest Career Mistakes to Avoid for Maximum Job Security Posted by Saundra Lee on Thu, May 17, 2012 @ 03:04 AM As a rough estimate, over the last 15 years, I have worked with over 500 hiring managers and corporate recruiters for thousands of jobs.

5 Biggest Career Mistakes to Avoid for Maximum Job Security

I have become obsessed with analyzing why some job candidates are in such high demand despite the economic climate and others are not. One consistency I have noticed is those that are not as in demand as others have made one or more of the following career mistakes. Email Overload: 7 Easy Ways to Reduce Email Overload. The average U.S. professional spends half her working day on email. She's constantly tethered to her smartphone, responding to short bursts of communication, and creating email overload.

As an expert in digital-user experience, I have whittled down a list of email best practices that can help you and your team start a revolution, reduce dependence on email, and stop wasting time--today. 1. Make sure email is the right communication option. Not all communication is appropriate for email. 2. Many email responses are clarifications of what the sender wrote or additional questions that perpetuate email churn (rather than end a thread succinctly). 3. The easiest way to reduce needless email is to anticipate what your recipient's impressions and questions will be after reading your message. 4. Most people don't read.

For Career Direction, Use Your Imagination - Bill Barnett. By Bill Barnett | 1:30 PM June 28, 2012 Do you know what you want to do with your career?

For Career Direction, Use Your Imagination - Bill Barnett

What if you don’t? The quest for the right career field frustrates students both before and after graduation. It frustrates people who are unhappy with their jobs and want something very different. If that’s your situation, you first must imagine what that field might be. Tommy (name has been changed) shifted career direction after doing imagination exercises. What Tommy discovered through his dream job exercise were fields that emphasized intellectual exploration.

If you need ideas about your future direction, create your own dream job exercise. 1. Then, imagine the opposite — a job you’d feel was horrible, even though others might disagree. What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. Mornings are a great time for getting things done.

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. Your supply of willpower is fresh after a good night’s sleep. That makes it possible to turn personal priorities like exercise or strategic thinking into reality. But if you’ve got big goals—and a chaotic a.m. schedule—how can you make over your mornings to make these goals happen? Because I write about time management frequently, I’ve gotten to see hundreds of calendars and schedules over the years. Your First Three Years Out of College - Career Advice Article.

How to manage your online identity with Google Alerts. When you are looking for work and/or interviewing for a job, the last thing you want is a recruiter finding that risque picture of you dancing naked in the Cayman Islands.

How to manage your online identity with Google Alerts

(That sort of thing is frowned upon by some employers.) Well, you could do a search on Google now to see what comes up, but what if something new hits the web that you are unaware of until its too late? No worries mate! I have the cure that ails you and its called Google Alerts. From their website: Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. What I suggest you do is type in your name in quotes and any derivative of your name as well. “john doe” OR “johnathan doe” OR “johnny doe” Like so… I would leave the “Type” slot as Comprehensive, so Google will search for any mention of your name in other places beyond websites (Videos for example).

I would leave the “How Often” slot at “Once a day,” but that’s a judgement call. Hope this helps! -Jim. How to Prioritize When Everything is a Priority: 5 Tips. I’m sure you know the feeling of getting up for work in the morning with the feeling of having so much to do that you don’t know where to start.

How to Prioritize When Everything is a Priority: 5 Tips

Oftentimes, everything that you have to do seems like a priority, which makes it tough to figure out where to begin. First things first! In order to move the ball forward you need to start somewhere. Here are some planning tactics that I’ve found helpful when you need to set your mind on immediate execution. Although long-term prioritization and planning is also essential, these techniques help me to make progress on the micro-level, day-to-day basis. Make a List: First thing in the morning, write down everything that needs to get done that day. Having a lot on your plate at once can feel very overwhelming, but almost anything is manageable if you learn to prioritize effectively.