Avoid Network Tunnel Vision
by Sherri Edwards - May, 2016
It’s commonly understood that there are many reasons to network with professionals in your field. What is not as widely recognized is the need to network with others outside of your field of interest and the benefits that can be gained. Networking outside of your comfort zone can lead to unexpected learning opportunities that can add to your development as a responsible citizen, employee or emerging leader. To start thinkin...
 
  Cutting Corners is a Rotten Choice
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2016
Companies that are in a financial bind or aggressively determined to steamroller over their competition can view cutting corners as a viable option. By that, I mean that they take actions such as using inferior materials for their products or providing misleading information to convince potential customers to use their services rather than a competitors’. Why should you care? I can think of at least two reasons: 1.Your e...
 
  Goodwill Can Help You Jumpstart Your Career
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May, 2016
Most people know Goodwill as the community place to bring used clothing and wares to be sold in stores and online. What you may not know is that Goodwill can also help boost your career. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that unemployment is the lowest since March 1973, but many are still looking for work or interested in upping their career game to avoid being underemployed. Elise Gould, an economist for the Economic...
 
  4 Things You Should Know About References
by Debra Wheatman - May, 2016
I field many questions about professional references, and there is an abundance of both misunderstanding and erroneous information out there. I want to dispel the many myths that there are, so here are the top four things you should know about references. •They can say anything: Many people tell me that their former employer will only verify dates of employment and previous titles. That may very well be the employer’s form...
 
  Can You Be Too Friendly With Customers?
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2016
By 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator, according to a recent Customers 2020 Report. Increasingly, customers of small businesses may be expecting owners to know their individual needs in detail and go out of their way to personalize offerings and the shopping experience. When this is done properly, repeat business can be the result. But what happens when you please the c...
 
  How to Overcome Resistance to Social Media + Enhance Your Career
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - May, 2016
For those people knee-deep in daily social media chatter, it may seem that everyone else is similarly active. Perhaps even, you judge anyone who opts out of social media as out of touch or an outlier, negligently avoiding this global, career- and life-boosting forum. Conversely, you may be the social media outlier above the fray, or think that it’s simply too noisy and unkempt. Maybe you feel that involving yourself in the...
 
  The Dirtiest Man On TV Dispels 5 Damaging Myths About Blue Collar Labor
by Kathy Caprino - May, 2016
Every once in a while, we come across someone – either in the media, on TV or YouTube, or right next door – who captivates our attention because of their passion and love for what they’re doing. They radiate excitement about the possibilities, enthusiasm for life and what they’re focused on and learning, and a deep commitment to helping others create more success (and fulfillment) doing work they love. Mike Rowe is one of t...
 
  The OFCCP Digest Volume 6, Issue 5
by Local JobNetwork™ - May, 2016
What is a Hire from OFCCP’s Perspective? by Bill Osterndorf Every month, the Department of Labor (DOL) releases a report concer...
 
  Top 10 Stress Resilience Tools & Techniques for Surviving Trauma, Transition, and Everyday Stress
by Mark Gorkin - May, 2016
This past year we have witnessed how imbalances and stressors in nature may suddenly erupt producing devastating consequences. While not as cataclysmic, work-family-life imbalances and pressures may manifest in confusing, overwhelming and destructive, even life-threatening, emotions and behaviors. As one Nepali community leader articulated: “We too will erupt if our life gets out of balance, if we deplete ourselves, run our...
 
  You Didn't Get The Job - Here Are 5 Reasons Why
by Louise Garver - May, 2016
You didn’t get the job. All factors point to you being the perfect candidate for the job too, which can be the most angering of the job-search process. You have the right experience, exude leadership talent, possess above-average interview skills—but you didn’t get the job. It’s likely that even if you ask the recruiter or interviewer you won’t get an entirely truthful answer as to why you weren’t their top choice. Here...
 
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