Author Archives: Heather R. Huhman

3 Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Professional Network

3 Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Professional Network

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means everyone’s recognizing what they have to be thankful for in their lives.

Job seekers and working professionals in particular have a lot to be thankful for. Regardless of your employment status, there are plenty of reasons to be thankful for those in your life who have provided advice, helped you to seek out new opportunities, or otherwise assisted you in your job search or career growth. More »

5 Ways To Scare Away Your Career Mentor

5 Ways To Scare Away Your Career Mentor

Wherever you are in your career, seeking out a mentor is a great way to boost your career and expand your network. In fact, 75 percent of executives say mentoring plays a major role in their career — and 95 percent of Millennials just starting out their careers want a mentor. Through your mentor, you’ll likely meet new people, learn new skills, and maybe even find new job opportunities. More »

10 Ways the 2013 Job Search Will Be Different

10 Ways the 2013 Job Search Will Be Different

This year, job seekers found themselves among piles of resumes for every job opening. To combat this, many eager candidates found themselves resorting to unusual tactics to grab an employer’s attention. On the employer side, hiring managers took to social media to get a handle on a candidate’s personality and fit within the organization in order to eliminate those who were not ideal for the job. So, what’s in store for the job search in 2013? More »

7 Ways Not To Impress Your Boss

7 Ways Not To Impress Your Boss

Are you hoping to receive a raise, get a title promotion, or simply gain the respect of your boss? Take a moment to think back to the last time you spoke to your supervisor directly or did something that received a high level of recognition. Has it been a while? Also, do you feel stressed, angry, or tired while at work? If so, your boss probably can tell.
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There Are 4 Types Of Networkers. Which One Are You?

There Are 4 Types Of Networkers. Which One Are You?

Networking is not only great for your career, but also your job search. It’s been estimated that as many as 80 percent of jobs are filled through some sort of networking, which is why neglecting your network and shying away from new contacts can be detrimental to your success.

Want to know what type of networker you are? Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of The 11 Laws of Likability: Relationship Networking . . . Because People Do Business with People They Like, created a quiz about the different types of networkers. More »