Develop self-awareness by surrounding yourself with people who challenge you and provide honest feedback, Audrey Epstein writes. Assume positive intent from your colleagues and address rifts immediately, without resorting to gossip.
Research your salary using tools like Glassdoor and consult your network to get an idea of how much you should be earning, Elaine Varelas writes. Companies in some states can no longer ask about previous salaries, so it's up to you to determine fair market value, she notes.
Get noticed on LinkedIn by participating in group discussions, building your network and publishing content. Consistently putting out good content will attract positive attention and develop you as a thought leader in your industry, Jack Kelly writes.
Strategies used by sales professionals are effective for job searches as well, such as flattery, mirroring the interviewer, and making the interview a two-way conversation, Emily Moore writes. The SPIN technique, which involves identifying pain points, is an example of a sales technique that job seekers can use, she writes.
LinkedIn and other social networks have become far more important than resumes for landing a job, Kathryn Vasel writes. Resumes have become less than 10% of the hiring process, says Macy Andrews, senior director of HR at Cisco.
Long breaks from work or sabbaticals are an opportunity to strengthen skills and gain diversity of thought, career consultant Amanda Augustine says. Sabbaticals are becoming more common as companies have become less wary of employment gaps, notes recruiter Jodi Chavez.
Gail Wise bought a skylight blue Ford Mustang on April 15, 1964, for $3,447.50, making her the first person to own a Mustang. The restored car, now worth between $350,000 and $450,000, will be on display at this week's Woodward Dream Cruise classic car show in Michigan.