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About Jeff Chapski
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If you have any doubts about whether you should read Career-ology, consider these common misunderstandings: Myth #1: I will get these skills from my employer and as part of my day-to-day job. You will probably not receive training in all of these skills. Even if you do, how will you continue to hone them once […]
The following advice adapted from Chapter 3: Professional Networking applies equally to preparing for an interview. You can prepare for any new networking situation (or interview) by planning and practicing ahead of time. Think through what you will say and practice saying it. When you’ve prepared and rehearsed, your words will sound natural and the […]
The skills and concepts in Career-ology are important for professionals in every industry. They will be critical throughout your entire career. The following is a brief overview: Professional networking. The secrets of networking can transform it from a chore to an enjoyable experience. Business writing. The ability to clearly articulate your ideas in writing (anything from […]
Here are 3 resources from Chapter 5: Public Speaking and Presentations Skills: Clear and to the Point: 8 Psychological Principles for Compelling PowerPoint Presentations by Stephen M. Kosslyn Why? Kosslyn is a renowned cognitive neuroscientist and professor of psychology at Harvard University. This book provides eight simple principles for designing a presentation based upon human perception, […]
Here Part 2 of the list from Chapter 5: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills The iPhone and other smartphones have good apps for practicing a speech or presentation. Use it! Write the word, “pause” in your speech or presentation notes where you want to slow your speech for a dramatic effect. This will serve as […]
Here are 6 tips from Chapter 5: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills How you say it is as important as what you say. Great leaders in business, law, politics, technology, nonprofits, education, government, or healthcare are great public speakers. Think of great leaders from history. How many of your memories about these people involve them delivering […]
Every public speaking opportunity is a chance to improve your skills. Public speaking happens every day at the office– team meetings, client meetings, etc. Don’t think you have to be standing on a stage in front of a lectern for an occasion to qualify as public speaking. Here are some ways that you can practice your […]
If you are actively searching for a job you must have your resume written by a professional resume writer. Even if you are not in an active job search, it is always a good idea to keep your LinkedIn profile up to date. Resume writing is a highly specialized field and you will be putting yourself […]
Some people have a negative reaction to the idea of networking. Others avoid networking opportunities because they are uncomfortable or fearful. If the prospect of networking makes you uneasy, you have the wrong idea of what networking is about. At a networking event, you may have seen someone grabbing as many business cards as possible […]
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...