Is Your BPM Stalled? There is Light at the End of the Tunnel
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2016
If your business process management isn’t up to par, you’re not alone. At the Six Sigma IQ website, BPM expert Dan Morris assured readers that many companies suffer from stalled BPM. But whether you are stuck on simple improvements rather than true transformations or whether you are being overly tactical instead of strategic, there is a way out of the tunnel. What’s your first step? Morris offered a self-test that can he...
 
  Job Seekers: Help Yourself and HR in Your Job Search! Call the Hiring Manager Directly
by Randy Block - Jun, 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...
 
  Why & How to Quantify Information and Use Numbers in Your Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2016
Why is it important to use numbers on your resume? It’s simple. Numbers tell your potential employer where, how, and why you have succeeded. You can always make general statements. For instance, I could say “I have helped a lot of people create resumes that got them interviews and jobs.” Is that quantifiable? No, it is not. But if I say: “Of 1,000 clients who came to me for assistance, 85% had multiple interviews in under t...
 
  5 Dangerous Myths about Job References
by Thea Kelley - Jun, 2016
As spring is followed by summer, hopefully your job interviews will be followed by reference checks! Don't be knocked out of the running by relying on any of these deadly myths. Myth #1: Employers will only contact the persons you include in your references list. Not true. Many will contact others; it's neither illegal nor particularly difficult. They can even discover and contact past employers you haven't listed on y...
 
  5 Insights For Nailing Your Job Interview
by Tim Muma - Jun, 2016
Once you’ve fought your way through the free-for-all of resumes and cover letters, it’s time to put on display the precise reason the employer would be a fool not to hire you. The job interview is your bottom of the 9th, bases loaded moment: a strike out ends the game, a base hit gives you a chance, and a home run – well, you get the picture. Of course, you need to make sure you’re on time f...
 
  Creating A Brand-Driven Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2016
Creating A Brand-Driven Resume Is your resume brand-driven? In other words, does it market you as a brand, in the same way that companies market a product or service? A brand-driven resume will make it easy for an employer to see the differences between you and another candidate. Types of Personal Branding Communicating your personal brand can be accomplished three ways; visually, verbally, or through strategic, targe...
 
  5 Critical Reasons You Struggle To Feel Loved, Appreciated, and Respected In Life and Work
by Kathy Caprino - Jun, 2016
Today’s my birthday, and traditionally, I’ve loved this day – June 2nd. I have very happy memories going way back, of celebrating this day with dear friends and family. One of my fondest memories is of a wonderful party for my 18th birthday given by my dear friend Nan in her garage (because the outdoor party was rained out). I felt treasured and very happy on that day, even with the heavy downpours and dampened festivities, b...
 
  How to do Citizen Development the Right Way
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2016
Alec Sprague is not an IT guy. His background is in consumer advocacy, but in his position as database developer for Work for Progress, he has instituted a culture of citizen development at the fast-growing nonprofit organization. “Our organization is scrappy,” Sprague said. “We operate on shoestring budgets to maximize our benefit to society and our return-on-investment for our funders and donors.” At the beginning of h...
 
  Write A Resume That Positions You as the Perfect Fit
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2016
In today’s job market employers want specialists—industry experts—instead of “generalists”. The burden is on the candidate’s shoulders to convince the employer they’re the best choice. How can you do that, though, when what one company resume writing 2016is seeking varies from another or when the positions you want are not the same? Employers want to see that you’re the best fit—and you can show them you are by making connec...
 
  Career Advancement - What Does It Take?
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2016
Thoughts of career advancement might have flickered in your brain at the start of the year (when you were considering possible new year’s resolutions), but life happens. Have you given any thought recently to where you stand in regard to your career advancement prospects? First let me back up a bit and ask, “What does career advancement mean to you?” If you haven’t figured that out yet, this would be a good time to think ab...
 
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