Using Email to Promote Your Personal Brand
by Debra Wheatman - Aug, 2011
Every time you send out an email, you have the opportunity to promote your personal brand. The way you communicate in email is important because every message you send tells the recipient something about you. If your email messages are curt or contain too many errors, this can be a big negative and detract from your personal brand. We all get busy, but it is important to exhibit the same level of business acumen when creat...
Who’s Controlling Your Career? | The Downside of Kissing Up
by Dawn Lennon - Aug, 2011
Your best answer is, “I am.” Unfortunately, the common answer is often, “I’m not really sure.” That’s because we often don’t know how career growth happens. We’re told that the silver bullets are: Doing a great job with high performance appraisal ratings that validate it Attending training and/or taking outside courses Serving on teams and working on special projects Then, after we do all this stuff, someone in t...
How can Google+ help with your job hunt?
by Miriam Salpeter - Aug, 2011
Have you been trying out Google+ for your job hunt? It promises to be an important addition to social networking strategies for job seekers, and it’s important to try to keep on top of opportunities to engage and grow your communities and to learn new information via online tools. I believe there are three big reasons to use social media: To expand the number of people you know and who know you. To learn new informat...
7 Tips for Reinventing Your Career - Connect on Social Media
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Aug, 2011
"The only way to predict the future is to create it" - Peter Drucker I was recently working with one of my San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching clients. We talked about his focusing on discovering a better sense of self including his core values and identity. He was energized and motivated to ignite his entrepreneurial spirit. Most importantly we focused on his discovering a sense of purpose...what was truly importa...
Research: Develop a List of Companies for Your Job Search
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Aug, 2011
Research is an important aspect of your job search. You'll want to start by developing a list of companies. Below are tips to help you get going: 1) Brainstorm all of your job targets. A job target consists of three components: a position or function; industry or company size; and geographic area. Here's a sample job target: Marketing Director for the medical device company in the Western suburbs of Minneapolis. 2) Condu...
6 errors you'll make when copying your friend's professional resume
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Aug, 2011
Professional resume writers often encounter this scenario: a new client asks for a resume rewrite, and upon looking over their original document, it becomes apparent that something looks familiar. Then, it suddenly becomes clear: the resume was written for someone else, and copied by a friend! If you've copied a compelling professional resume, you have a lot of company. But barring the obvious part about copyright infrin...
Employee Engagement - Does Your Organization Employ Zombies?
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Aug, 2011
I was recently working with one of my San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching clients – the president of a professional services firm. We talked about how some of his employees were actively disengaged. My executive coaching client and I discussed how to motivate and energize his workforce. I am coaching my client to create a more positive workplace culture that will fully engage his people. Does your organization have...
How to Start Your Own Nonprofit: Interview with She’s the First Founder Tammy Tibbetts
by Lindsey Pollak - Aug, 2011
Tammy Tibbetts is one of the most active, inspirational Gen Ys I know. I am a board member of her organization, She’s the First, which is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit that sponsors girls’ education in the developing world. Tammy generously agreed to answer some questions about how she started her organization and what advice she would give to other Gen Ys who aspire to nonprofit careers. Q: How did you first have the ide...
OFCCP FAQ Series: Functional Affirmative Action Program (FAAP)
by Carla Irwin - Aug, 2011
In June, the OFCCP released a new directive outlining updates to the FAAP process. According to Director Patricia Shiu, “the FAAP is back and is better than before.” Below are excerpts from the OFCCP’s Functional Affirmative Action Program (FAAP) FAQs. Click here to read the full version. What is a Functional Affirmative Action Program? Each covered non-construction contractor must develop and maintain an af...
by Suzanne Bates - Aug, 2011
I was running on the treadmill the other morning and flipped the channel to one of my favorite local TV sports talk shows. I really like one sportscaster, a gifted analyst who doesn't lead with his ego. His co-anchor is the polar oposite - rude and obnoxious, even by sports talk standards. The topic was the just announced NFL collective bargaining agreement and Mr. Rude kicked it off with a question. "Who won? Owners o...
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