Build Your Team & Boost Productivity
by Beverly Jones - Nov, 2014
Celebrations can enhance your workplace culture and help team members become more productive. Sharing appreciation for success and good fortune can support the well-being of individuals, foster a sense of community and promote the health of your whole organization. Creating a celebration can be a wonderful way to acknowledge achievements and encourage people to do even better. Positive reinforcement is a powerful motivator...
Overwhelmed? 3 Ways To Break through!
by Dorothy Montgomery - Nov, 2014
Recent studies have painted a gray picture of the American working world: longer days, moving through constant change, and less vacation time. Those lucky enough to have a job can expect to be asked to do more with less coworkers, time, and resources. There’s no doubt we are all feeling overwhelmed, overworked, stressed, and exhausted. How is that different for women than men? Is it possible to have a less harried life?...
Applying to Small vs. Large Companies: What Are the Differences?
by Robin Schlinger - Nov, 2014
Before I list the differences between small companies and large companies from the job applicant’s viewpoint, let me list a couple of similarities: Both small and large companies use applicant tracking systems these days. About the only companies that don’t use electronic systems to weed out resumes are sole proprietorships! Both small and large companies expect to see a professional, clearly written, focused resume, not a...
Freelance Workforce vs. Direct Employee
by Georgia Adamson - Nov, 2014
If you’re currently working and aren’t a direct employee of a company, you would probably be part of the freelance workforce. That’s either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on several factors. Regardless, it points to a trend that has been growing over the years and could have relevance for you in the future. Is Freelancing the “New Normal” Employment? According to a study quoted by Recruiting Trends, freelancing i...
Are You Committed To Your Personal Brand?
by Valerie Sokolosky - Nov, 2014
“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.” ~Kenneth Blanchard If you had breakfast this morning, the chicken participated but the pig was committed! Here’s a client’s example of commitment to demonstrating and using his personal brand. I recently worked w...
10 Ways to Sharpen Your Focus: The #1 Key to Success
by Michelle Kerrigan - Nov, 2014
The first thing you need to know is this: Discomfort and the desire for something better drives change. It’s why you and your company go in new directions: to relieve pain of poor sales, poor performance, poor salary, poor leadership, poor anything. It’s why we look forward to a new year: To address the discomfort of the old one by exploring new and better ways of doing things. I’ve been in the business world for a long...
Agility is Key to Interview Success
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Nov, 2014
Fresh off the agility field after back-to-back weekends of competition, here are five lessons that are equally relevant on the field and during the interview. 1. Pre-plan your approach. Prior to each agility event, handlers are given the opportunity to walk the course and determine their approach to each obstacle. This is a chance to identify potential stumbling blocks and play up you and your dog’s strengths. Experienced...
Can Do, Will Do and Fit: What the Interviewer Looks For
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Nov, 2014
An interview is a conversation between two or more people. The purpose is to discuss the scope, requirements and qualifications necessary for a specific job. All parties should come to the table prepared to ask questions and offer relevant information. There are three kinds of information that the hiring manager or interview team is seeking: Can you do the job? Will you do the job? And, do you fit? And, if the truth be tol...
The Secret To Changing Your Career? Change Your Fear
by Christie Mims - Nov, 2014
Have you ever thought about trying something new with your career, or making a switch in your current job and then immediately said to yourself: “Oh – but I could never do that.” The reasons you have are many: Your mortgage (or rent) payment. The economy. You are worried about your kids. This isn’t a good time. Your current job is not too bad, so why rock the boat? You think these thoughts to yourself quickly and the...
Why You Should Always Keep an Eye Out for the Perfect Job
by Adrienne Erin - Nov, 2014
You’re content with your job. You’re happy where you are. You’re confident in your job security. You have the perfect job and don’t need to job search. Right? Think again. Contrary to popular belief, you can and should continue to search for the perfect job, regardless of whether or not you currently need or want to change employment. It may seem illogical or counter-intuitive, but continually searching is crucial to you...
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