Five Things to Help you Succeed After Failure

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” – Thomas Edison

You’ve been told since you were small that if you worked and studied, you could do or be whatever you wanted. I’m sorry, but it’s just not true.

You will try many, many things in your life, and especially in your career. And you’re not going to succeed at all of them. This doesn’t mean you won’t succeed, but it does mean that you won’t succeed every time, and you won’t succeed at everything.

Keep it Professional

Perhaps a long time ago, when your biggest concerns were what to do after school or how you were going to make it to basketball practice after your part-time job, an email address of "magicbballman2005@hotmail.com" or "pinkiepiefan@yahoo.com" seemed innocuous. Fun, even. My best friend in high school had footsweep@emailprovider.com. Which was pretty great. (Please don't spam my old friend. I anonymised it, but still.)

Social Media: Just a few tips

There are a lot of ways to get a job: online posting, traditional classifieds, the proverbial "getting out there and knocking on doors", but the most successful strategy in terms of effort and return on investment is relying on your network. It's going to be someone who heard something about an opening and thought of you that is likely to land you your next job.

Job Search Resolutions

As the calendar page turns over to January, people take stock of their lives and make plans to make changes. Lose weight. Exercise more. Read more. If a new job is in your plans for 2017, you might benefit from these resolutions.

How to Communicate During a Job Search

I am a student of English, and I love it in all its forms. Language is powerful, adaptable, and one of the few things that separates us from our hairier cousins. The ability to communicate complex ideas and to transmit knowledge and experience is incredibly useful and really quite amazing. And when you add the complexity that arises within a language: like regional dialects (regiolects), or ethnic or societal dialects (ethnolects and sociolects, respectively), things get really amazing. Language adapts and evolves to suit the needs of its speakers, and it's a really incredible thing.

The Power of Thank You

You are working hard on your job search; many of us treat it like a job. It takes time, and effort, and a little luck, and some skill. It also takes help. It's your career, your job, but you're not doing this on your own.

Six Tips for Networking Events

December means so many things: winter festivals and holidays, shopping, parties, Christmas music on the radio, mall Santas, fattening and sugary food, and networking events. So many networking events. In fact, I know of four tonight (though I'm probably missing several).

So, to help you get through these events, and to help you use them for your business or job hunting needs, here are six of the tips that WIL offers its clients for networking events.

Five Ways to Pump Up Your Resume

You’ve been following our job search tips: you’re focusing you search and thinking hard about what you want to do. For most positions, you’re going to need to write a resume. Here are some ways to make your resume stand out.

5 More Tips for Job Seekers

As promised, here are some more tips for job seekers. If you want to check out part one of our list of tips, you can find it here.

6 Tips for Job Seekers

The internet is full of advice for job seekers. If you do a Google search, you’re going to find more hints, tips, tricks, and hacks than you can use. I just did the search myself, and I’ve got top ten and top seven lists, downloadable PDFs, and three other articles, just on the first page of search results.