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  • Recruiters And Your Job Search
    by Georgia Adamson - April 21, 2017
    Clients often ask me about using executive recruiters in their job search. My first response frequently addresses a key misconception about what recruiters do and don’t do, followed by a few cautionary pieces of advice. If you’re considering recruiters as part of your job search strategy, you might want to take note of this. MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT RECRUITERS The most common mistaken idea is that recruiters will...
  • The Art Of Giving And Receiving Feedback At Work
    by Lindsey Pollak - April 21, 2017
    Do you wonder if you’re giving your employees feedback that can help them excel at their jobs — and feel more included? Chances are, we could all improve at giving feedback at work. In fact, one survey found that 64 percent of employees wanted their supervisor to check in with them at least every two weeks. This desire for frequent, steady feedback has even been tied to the demise of the annual review. Who wants...
  • Video + Working From Home Sounds Great - Until Your Spouse Crawls Through The Background
    by Kris Dunn - April 21, 2017
    Working from home. It used to be great and still is for many of us, but there's a canary in the coal mine that's emerging that could take the joy out of your sweats/PJs/hat game. That thing? It's called video meetings. And it's increasingly required for the simplest of calls you need to take. The trend is positive. When you're working remote, you can take phone calls and be pretty absent, especially o...
  • 6 Triggers that Can Make or Break Your Success
    by Marshall Goldsmith - April 20, 2017
    What if you could control your environment so it triggered your most desired behavior and steered you toward success? This would mean that instead of blocking us from our goals, the environment would propel us toward them. Sounds ideal, doesn’t it? It also sounds far-fetched. It’s not. To achieve “control” of the environment so it triggers our most desired behavior, we must first clarify the term tri...
  • Misleading Job Titles: Are They Hurting Your Resume?
    by Robin Schlinger - April 20, 2017
    The companies you are applying to know what position they are trying to fill. They search for someone with a job title and history that matches their expectations for the position. However, your own company might have a different approach to job titles. You should never change your job title on your resume: you should use the title your company uses. However, you may need to bridge the gap between your current title and you...
  • Perseverance: A Secret to Success
    by Carole Kanchier - April 20, 2017
    Kevin's first try at establishing his sportswear store failed. After re-evaluating his experience, he opened another store. Kevin is now the proud owner of four successful sportswear stores. Kevin didn’t fail in his first attempt. Failure occurs when we quit or stop trying. Kevin has perseverance. He kept improving his products and services. Perseverance is the key to success. After thousands of efforts to make...
  • How to Let Go of Perfection and Pursue Happiness
    by Steve Farber - April 19, 2017
    Ever noticed how the drive toward perfection that fuels our success also ends up running right over our happiness? Call it the Perfectionist’s Dilemma. Yes, the pursuit of excellence pushes us toward greatness. But as Dr. Marissa Pei points out, it typically leads us into a cycle of perfectionism, procrastination, and paralysis that never ends in happiness. Pei is an organizational psychologist who’s gone...
  • Introducing Finland's Universal Basic Income Expirement
    by Alexandra Levit - April 19, 2017
    It’s not a new concept. In the late 1790s, American statesman Thomas Paine called for a universal payment of £15 per year to all his countrymen in exchange for the right to hold private property. First suggested over 200 years ago, the idea of universal basic income never quite went away, and in many circles, it’s actually picking up steam. Progressive Finland is officially the first sovereign natio...
  • Want to create change? Short bursts of targeted work may get you further, faster.
    by Beverly Jones - April 19, 2017
    Like most successful professionals, you probably respect the power of hard work. But might you define 'working hard' too narrowly? When things aren't going well, it's tempting to redouble your efforts on your major projects. But sometimes a better use of a few hours may be to concentrate briefly but intensely on other things that you've been avoiding. 'Angela,' an attorney in a large company, learned through co...
  • Are You Faithful to the Complexity of Your Resume Story?
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - April 18, 2017
    “Make sure your message is clear, yet that you are faithful to its complexity.” — Michael Dirda Simplicity is overrated. While it is imperative to craft a concise synopsis of who you are and what you do, it is equally crucial to elaborate the specifics. Career stories that are faithful to their complexity activate emotion: struggle, fear, boldness, excitement and the overall thrill of victory. You...