The Business Case For Supporting Millennials
by Lindsey Pollak - May, 2016
If you’re a millennial, you’re probably humming along with Zac, Vanessa and the rest of the cast of High School Musical when you hear those words. If you’re a Gen Xer or baby boomer, you might not be feeling the music, but I want you to feel the love. As we approach May and a new crop of graduates heads into the workforce, let’s unite from a place of solidarity. Millennials often get a bad rap, but — as you know — I believe...
 
  Is Fear The "Enemy" Of Your Career Success?
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2016
If you’re not progressing in your career the way you think you should or if you’re holding back from making a move that might give your career a boost, maybe fear is the culprit. Fear can wear many faces, and you might not recognize it as being the source of your problems. Fear of Change Probably one of the biggest fears is the fear of change. You can hesitate, even wait too long and lose out on a new employment opportun...
 
  The Changing Landscape of Work
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May, 2016
It is on the news, in magazines and books and in workshop sessions at conferences. Everyone from the Federal Reserve to you and your colleagues are paying more attention to the changing landscape of work. Many of these thinkers and doers are responding to fears that machines will continue to replace humans in performing an increasing number of tasks. But now other voices are coming forward to point out the opportunities that e...
 
  Time to Retire the "Elevator Speech" For Job Seekers
by Randy Block - May, 2016
Time to retire the term “elevator speech” from the job seekers lexicon. Does it really work for job seekers? Isn’t a “speech” about 30 or 40 minutes? Most elevators are very short rides here in California. So what is the standard definition? From Wikipedia: “An elevator speech, or elevator statement is a short summary used to quickly and simply defines a person, profession, product, service, organization or event...
 
  Ask Deb: Preparing Recent Grads For The Workforce
by Debra Wheatman - May, 2016
I recently interviewed four candidates for an entry-level position on my team. One thing that is absolutely clear at the end of this experience is that college career centers are giving their students bad, outdated advice! All four of these young people had objective statements on their resumes, and presented themselves in the same bland manner. They talked about their academic achievements, and how great they were, but they n...
 
  Being Over Age 60 and a Job Seeker: Is Securing A Fulltime Permanent Job Your Priority?
by Randy Block - May, 2016
Are you sending out resumes, and answering advertisements on company websites? Did someone tell you that you could upset and turn-off Human Resources if you bypass them? You have been “good” by following the “rules”. You say to yourself, “I’m perfect for the job.” You wait. It’s now weeks later and you’ve received no reply: “How can they miss my great background? If I could just get to the manager…” Here’s an important f...
 
  Unethical Employers - Deceptive Practices
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2016
Ever had a company hire you for a job that sounded just right for you–and turned out to be all wrong? It’s possible you didn’t do enough due diligence ahead of time, but on many occasions the fact is that the company was simply unethical in its approach to hiring. Unfortunately, you didn’t find that out until you went to work there. Unethical Hiring Approaches & Deceptive Practices Some common elements seem to be part of...
 
  How Can You Create A Memorable Brand?
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2016
When we think of brands, we tend to picture the big ones. We forget that a powerful brand can be important to every company and especially small businesses that hang their hats on customer loyalty. According to a recent survey by Rosetta Consulting, engaged customers (those who are strongly attached to a brand) buy 90 percent more frequently, spend 60 percent more per transaction and are five times more likely to indicate i...
 
  What is The Secret To Winning Big?
by Marshall Goldsmith - May, 2016
The higher up you go in your organization, the more you need to make other people winners and not make your job about winning yourself. This is a hard concept for people who like to win to grasp. The more successful you become, the more helping others win is how you win! This is the secret to winning big. For those in leadership positions, this means closely monitoring how you hand out encouragement and how you “help” other...
 
  Your Secret Source For Top Talent
by Lindsey Pollak - May, 2016
“But we were on a break!” (“Friends” references cross the generational divide, right?) Ross may have been talking about a relationship break, but I want to talk about career breaks – when employees leave for another company or a personal life event. Today, most employers realize that job-hopping employees are a fact of life. The 2016 Deloitte Global Millennial Survey found that 44 percent of millennials plan to change jo...
 
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