Job applicants should work with a recruiter to get their resume in front of hiring managers; send a thank-you note via email or postal mail within 12 hours of an interview; and check back after two weeks with a mention of something from the interview or industry information worth sharing, career experts advise. Job-search strategist Kamara Toffolo also offers an unexpected step to take if you don't land the job.
Delivering a vision is only the final step of a long process of getting clarity, combining facts and inspiration, and setting a personal example in pursuit of organizational goals and dreams, writes Paul Thornton. "The more time you spend clarifying your thinking, the more confident you will be when presenting your plans," Thornton writes.
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Employers can make things easier for women in their workforce by enabling managers and workers to tweak flexible working policies for particular needs, Ellen Bailey writes. Implement simple changes, such as non-video calls or messaging timeouts, and give employees at all levels the opportunity to participate in innovation, Bailey advises.
Leadership behavior influences and cultivates workplace behavior, especially when that behavior deviates from stated values, S. Chris Edmonds says in this blog post and video. "Do not dismiss or discount the powerful personal impact you have on your work culture and the employee experience daily," Edmonds says.
Employers are taking steps to increase their workers' access to mental health care, but traditional tools and wellness programs are used by fewer than 10% of employees annually, writes Anna Mittag, senior vice president of product and services for digital wellness platform LifeSpeak. Employers should take steps to destigmatize mental health in the workplace and ask employees what resources they want to use, Mittag writes.
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4 tips for identifying an employer's work-life balance
In any career transition, it's important to keep in mind the work-life balance that you will (or won't) have. Follow these four tips to assess if a potential employer's work-life balance fits your needs.