Fashion Resume Tips to Shape Your Future
by Paul Freiberger - Jun, 2016
Fashion Resume Tips to Shape Your Future Starting a fashion industry job search? Among your earliest tasks is to understand some basics in preparing a fashion industry resume, a daunting task even for seasoned professionals. If you are looking for an entry level fashion job you also need a professional fashion resume. Fashion industry job search tips have to include preparing an excellent resume, whether the target is fa...
 
  6 Workplace Realities Women Will Face In 2040
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2016
My 4-year-old daughter Serena will be 30 in 2041. Assuming that she has a college degree and eight years of work experience, how might she fare in a world dominated by contract workers, fluid teams, human-centered work, persistent pay gaps, blurred work-life boundaries, and biases that have been around since the beginning of time? Well, let’s investigate. 1. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Serena was born in 2011, the year the...
 
  Hedge Your Bets For Career Success
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2016
“If you hedge your bets, you don’t risk everything on one opportunity, but try more than one thing” (www.usingenglish.com). That’s not a bad approach to adopt if you want to pursue long-term career success, as well as shorter-term job satisfaction. The future is necessarily at least somewhat uncertain, unpredictable. Your overall career success could hinge a lot on recognizing this fact and taking preemptive action to incre...
 
  Oxygen's New Show 'Quit Your Day Job' Teaches Entrepreneurs How To Make The Cut
by Kathy Caprino - Jun, 2016
According to a January 2015 report on Gallup, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that the total number of new business startups and business closures per year — the birth and death rates of American companies — have crossed for the first time since the measurement began. Reportedly, 400,000 new employer businesses with one or more employees are being born annually nationwide, while 470,000 per year are dying. Clearly, there’s a...
 
  Are You a Multiplier or a Diminisher
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jun, 2016
From academia to the non-profit arena, as well as the corporate world-of-work, I have had many clients who complained about bosses who were ineffective leaders. Were their leaders intelligent and talented people? Yes. But, were they able to lead a team, motivate others, and empower success in their colleagues? Not always! I have come to believe that while some leaders are born, most are developed and our current professiona...
 
  Ask Deb: Asking Your Current Employer for References
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2016
I’ve been interviewing with a nonprofit whose work I really admire. They recently told me that I am a finalist for the position, and as part of their vetting process, they want to conduct a reference and background check. I had no problem with that at all, until they told me that they needed a reference from my current employer! I told them in no uncertain terms that they could not contact my current employer, as they do not k...
 
  Is Your Job Stress On The Rise? Can Burnout Be Far Behind?
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2016
Do your work-days seem increasingly stressful? Are you finding it harder to see a light at the end of the tunnel? Maybe you need to find a way to beat stress before it beats you–and turns into burnout! Job Stress: Why It Happens Of course, job stress doesn’t necessarily happen in a vacuum (that is, at work). Taking work home with you at night could be a contributing factor to stress in areas outside the work environme...
 
  Does Your College Care If You Land A Good Job?
by Bob Roth - Jun, 2016
Although many students go to college with the goal of landing a good job at graduation, most colleges don’t care all that much about student employment goals. In fact, to ensure their survival, many colleges have very different goals: - Recruit enough new students to fill the class for next year - Keep students in school (paying tuition) as long as possible - Obtain donations from alumni - Seek money from all other...
 
  Making The Case: How To Retain Millennials In Law
by Lindsey Pollak - Jun, 2016
This year, we’ve seen news about companies in traditional industries like banking and consulting changing long-standing work practices to address millennials’ expectations about work-life balance and flexibility. (Of course, as one CEO told me, these changes are celebrated by all other generations as well.) One industry, however, remains as traditional as ever: law. In an industry that still lives and dies by the billable h...
 
  Your free time activities can energize your career
by Beverly Jones - Jun, 2016
Because energetic, enthusiastic employees get more done, today’s managers are exploring many ways to stimulate employee engagement. Some programs work better than others, but one point seems clear: it’s difficult for bored or unhappy leaders to motivate their teams. So perhaps your first rule for engaging colleagues is to be engaged yourself. Of course, it’s not always easy to pull yourself out of the doldrums. A variety of...
 
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