By Mark Tudi | If you are going to spend your time selling yourself in an interview, you should make it a learning experience. Identify and record parallels from your interviews that apply to your goals. Create a short list that integrates your learning into a mission statement, goals, objectives and critical success factors.

MARKETING SKILLS ARE ESSENTIAL

January 25th, 2012

Marketing skills are an essential for anyone in the midst of a career search. You might think you’re prepared if you’ve already done a thorough self-assessment of your personal qualities, accomplishments, skills, knowledge, lifestyle needs, goals and objectives. But, first, you need to put it all together in a “this-is-me” format, which is also known … Read more

The best shot at working in sports television may come from behind the camera. On-air broadcasters comprise only a small fraction of the staff necessary to telecast sporting events. Many people don’t realize that positions are available in TV that incorporate a variety of talents. From the worker with electronic skills to the individual with … Read more

By Mark Tudi | • Don’t make excuses • Don’t ever lie • Be punctual • Do more than expected • Aim for excellence, not perfection • Anticipate problems • Handle problems yourself first, then describe possible solutions • Make no assumptions • Be discreet • Take being at work seriously. Be concerned with your … Read more

PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW

January 10th, 2012

By Mark Tudi | They want to see if you have the right stuff. It’s okay to have butterflies. Most people do, even if they don’t admit it. What you do to get ready at this point is crucial to increasing your chances of success. I’m talking about the interview and how to best prepare … Read more

By Mark Tudi | There are as many different opinions about resumes as there are stars in the heavens. But, whether you choose to go with the functional, the chronological or the combination style resume, here are a couple of things you should include no matter what. Taking a look at your employment history, you … Read more

Brian and Ann thought they were the lucky ones. After all, they’d survived a barrage of corporate changes; including downsizing and then a takeover; and still had their jobs, their seniority and a generous company-funded benefit package. But neither Brian nor Ann felt particularly lucky. In fact, both found it increasingly difficult to show up … Read more

By Mark Tudi | This question is asked all the time. The importance of on-the-job experience is becoming more and more important for students entering the marketplace. Employers are looking for application of knowledge as well as the ability to work well with others in an office setting. One must decide what is exciting and … Read more

Interviewing is an art. Before artists begin to put thoughts on paper or canvas, they have to have an idea, a purpose in mind, and the skills to “draw the picture” for the viewer’s pleasure and understanding. Likewise, actors must read the script, understand the theme of the story and have a good feeling for … Read more

FAILURE AS AN OPPORTUNITY

December 20th, 2011

By Mark Tudi | Henry Ford once commented “failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” Take this to heart and remember to follow up with a hand written note to all your interviews. If you are overlooked for a position, learn from the experience, find out why you were overlooked, and then correct … Read more