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  • 5 Ways for Executives to Get Their Sea Legs in Job Search
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - September 14, 2018
    I love the phrase, “you don’t know what you don’t know,” because it is one that regularly arises in my head or in conversation. It’s especially true for executives who suddenly find themselves embarking on job search. Although it’s usually not a sudden decision, the abruptness of the changes they find themselves embarking on feels startling. For example, if you haven’t composed a...
  • No Degree - Is It A Problem?
    by Debra Wheatman - September 13, 2018
    During the period following World War II, until the late 1970s, the American economy experienced unprecedented growth, driven by the middle class. About half of those among the postwar middle class were blue collar workers. Buoyed by strong wages and often protected by labor unions, the working class was also the middle class. The factory worker lived next door to the engineer. Their children were friends. They shared common i...
  • 11 Guidelines for Influencing Top Decision Makers
    by Marshall Goldsmith - September 12, 2018
    “The great majority of people tend to focus downward. They are occupied with efforts rather than results. They worry over what the organization and their superiors ‘owe’ them and should do for them. And they are conscious above all of the authority they ‘should have.’ As a result they render themselves ineffectual.” - Peter Drucker You can make a positive difference, even when you do not...
  • 4 Must Have Strategies to Retain Your Best New Talent
    by Alexandra Levit - September 12, 2018
    According to a 2017 CareerBuilder survey1 of 2,250 U.S. hiring managers and HR professionals survey, companies lost an average of $14,900 on every “bad hire” in the last year, and it's a common mistake — nearly three in four employers (74 percent) say they've hired the wrong person for a position and that half of these bad hires have quit within the first six months of employment. When asked how a...
  • Why Successful People Set Goals in September, Not January
    by Melody Wilding - September 12, 2018
    The summer is over. School is back in session. Business is picking up again. If you feel a renewed sense of motivation right now, you’re not alone. There’s mounting evidence that “September is the new January” when it comes to setting goals. In fact, studies find that enrollment in weight loss programs rises in the Fall, along with online searches about career development. It’s clear chan...
  • Sharpening Job Interview Skills
    by Carole Kanchier - September 11, 2018
    Do you ace job interviews? Or do you need more practice presenting yourself? It's crucial to make a great impression at your job interview. The interview usually determines whether you will receive a job offer. Interviews are a two way street. Both you and the employer are evaluating each other. You want to convince the employer you're the best candidate for the position, and get information to evaluate the com...
  • 3 Tips to Freshen Up Your Resume in 2018
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - September 10, 2018
    Qualified candidate shortages are leaving employers with vacancies that need to be filled and the question of how to fill them. Meanwhile, job seekers are filled with enthusiasm over the choices and opportunities available. With more than 74%+ of people open to new opportunities in 2018, you’re probably taking a good look at your resume and wondering if it’s as ready as you are for a new job search. If you’re...
  • Interview Hacks for New Grads and Everyone Else
    by Mary Jeanne Vincent - September 7, 2018
    No matter your age, interviews can be nerve-wracking. Here are some tips for shining a positive light on your candidacy. First, forget your agenda which is getting a job. Instead, think about the interviewer’s agenda which is to find the right person to solve his problem or challenge. Before the interview match the hiring manager’s needs to your background and experience. Focusing on the employer’s needs...
  • Portfolio Careers Can Satisfy Your Different Needs
    by Sherri Edwards - September 6, 2018
    Who said one career choice or any singular job is supposed to fill all of your needs? That notion is a thing of the past, yet it is a consistent expectation voiced by people who are unsatisfied with their work. If you have multiple talents and interests, it’s simply unreasonable to assume any one employer or job is going to satisfy your every need. In today’s market, having that expectation can set you up for disap...
  • Meaning Making – How the Innovation-Driven Organization Imparts Purpose & Meaning
    by Anthony Mills - September 5, 2018
    As I visit and observe what I call the “existential festivals” – events like Burning Man, SXSW, TED, Sundance, Bonnaroo, and ArtPrize, for example – I ask myself, “What are people really trying to accomplish here – besides just having fun?” The answer I’ve come away with – after quite a bit of pondering – is that people are trying to use these events to help them m...