In his Harvard Business Review Blog Network post, Jerry Weissman makes the point that for many people asking “does that make sense?” during a presentation has become a filler. Other well know examples of fillers include: “like,” “you know,” “to be honest,” and the all too frequent and dreaded “um.” Jerry is an expert at […]
About Jeff Chapski
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Seth Godin’s wisdom of the day. . . here is the conclusion of the post: “Reading every single trade journal, for example, or understanding the marketing, engineering and sales of your field–there are countless ways to go deep instead of merely paying lip service to the current flavor of the moment.” Read Seth’s entire (short) […]
Nick Corcodilos (a.k.a. Ask the Headhunter) provides five “sticky” interview tactics which will help set you apart in today’s ultra-competitive job market. Read the full article. Here is a preview: Attach yourself to the work. Let the manager see you as an employee. Inspire employees to talk about you. Inspire employers to talk about you. […]
In his blog, John Keyser, outlines principals for success in your career. Here is his list– the last bullet point summarizes the other points: Become the MVP in the eyes of everyone for all you do. Be positive, enthusiastic, and a source of positive energy. Make things happen. Don’t wait. Contribute ideas. When you […]
Check out this article on CNN Money before you get stumped by the tricky interview question. You can’t possible have answers to every question that might be asked. Answering a questions like these, are about thinking on your feet and responding under pressure.
This 8-page article from the NY Times is a comprehensive look at all of the issues related to online privacy. There some critical information for job seekers. For those who want the short version, read the excerpt below: “According to a recent survey by Microsoft, 75 percent of U.S. recruiters and human-resource professionals report that […]
Many top MBA programs are increasing their focus on ‘soft skills.’ Why? These are critical skills for all professional. Whether you currently manage a team of 2, 20 or 200 people, skills such as speaking respectfully to subordinates, teamwork, and managing your own stress are all very important and will have a major impact on […]
This is from a national survey of more than 2,800 U.S. employers, conducted by CareerBuilder. More than one-in-five (22 percent) hiring managers say they are less likely to hire a candidate if they don’t send a thank-you note after an interview; 86 percent say it shows a lack of follow-through; 56 percent say it sends […]
When I first started reading Peter Bregman’s blog post on the Harvard Business Review, I appreciated the advice he offered as the father of a 3 year old. I tucked this away in the mental file for the times my son has a similar experience. As the article continued, I wasn’t sure how Bregman would […]
In his blog today, Seth Godin talks about the effort that is required to attain the last ten percent– the final push to the summit! Great advice for all your professional (and personal) endeavors.
About Jeff Chapski
Jeff Chapski has coached and mentored hundreds of college students and recent graduates as they started their first jobs and launched their careers. Recalling the important skills and lessons he learned early in his own career, Jeff started writing a blog at Career-ology.com to help new professionals succeed at work. Read more...