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  • Resume 2.0
    by Mary Jeanne Vincent - May 17, 2019
    In a perfect world your résumé and LinkedIn profile let the reader know who you are and what to expect from you. Imagine for a moment how easy it would be for a manager to hire the perfect candidate if this were always the case. Unfortunately, just as job descriptions are often difficult for candidates to decipher, résumés often provide few clues about what a hiring manager can expect from the ap...
  • How to Get Hired – The Key Strategy Every Executive Should Know
    by Louise Garver - May 16, 2019
    When it comes to knowing how to navigate job search, do you know the #1 secret to getting hired? If you think networking is the answer, you are on the right path. If you think building social media connections is the secret, you have the right idea. And, if working with recruiters is also part of the process, you are partially correct. In fact, all of the above do contribute to getting interview opportunit...
  • Yes, You Really Do Have to Do That
    by Debra Wheatman - May 15, 2019
    People constantly ask me about what elements and tactics are absolutely necessary to execute an effective and efficient job search. At the same time, employers want to know what they need to do to recruit and retain top talent. Frankly, both employers and candidates need to up their game. They need to respect each other’s time and act with professionalism. What does this mean? For job seekers Write a cover lette...
  • 5 Ways to Care for Yourself - Even with a Busy Career
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May 14, 2019
    For many of us, weekends are a time for relaxation. Counting down to Friday becomes routine because it means you can finally recover after five days of beating yourself up at work. However, this is a toxic cycle that tells us we should put self-care on hold for most of the week, when it should actually be something we think about all the time. Like all things, moderation and balance is key. It’s completely possible...
  • Is Temp Work Right For You?
    by Carole Kanchier - May 13, 2019
    Meg hasn't held a steady job for a year, and she likes it that way. She works as a contract worker, writing and editing technical service manuals for a Silicon Valley firm. She's happy to be one of the thousands of temporary workers in North America. Today, people have many employment choices, including temp work. Temporary services are booming. Temp employment can be a source of flexible, fulfilling work that ca...
  • How to Address Your Career Confusion at Three Key Life Stages
    by Kathy Caprino - May 10, 2019
    Recently I was asked to contribute to a piece for The M Dash, the online magazine for clothing brand M.M.LaFleur, about what it’s like to feel lost at work at various stages in life. While my deepest area of expertise is coaching and training mid-career women who recognize they want and deserve a better, happier professional life, I’ve worked with hundreds of women and men across a fuller span of their lives, in...
  • Tips for Responding to Illegal or Inappropriate Job Interview Questions
    by Paul Freiberger - May 9, 2019
    As you might expect, not all interviewers have taken the time to parse the regulations that govern their behavior. Most of them have the obvious missteps under control, so you are unlikely to find interviewers asking direct questions about your racial identity or religious affiliation. That leaves plenty of room for job interview questions that are slightly more subtle but equally problematic. It may also be the case tha...
  • Extreme Leaders Listen Continously To Employees
    by Steve Farber - May 8, 2019
    If you’re a good leader, you probably encourage your employees to come to you with ideas, feedback and complaints. Plus, most modern companies have some chain of command set up to “listen” to workers, ranging from employee help lines, surveys and check-in meetings all the way up to extensive HR structures. But that’s not the kind of listening I’m talking about. I’m talking about walkin...
  • Today's Successful Leader Values Data, But Is Not Driven By It
    by Sara Canaday - May 7, 2019
    Every day we generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. This information has led to some tremendous breakthroughs with the potential to improve thousands of lives. As leaders, we also have mountains of data available to us—honestly, more than we can assimilate or make sense of. Yet huge decisions are made every day based solely on the numbers. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love numbers! But, in my years working wit...
  • Are You Stressed At Work?
    by Carole Kanchier - May 6, 2019
    Do you feel powerless about aspects of your job? Do you feel unappreciated? Overworked? Are you always tired, irritable? Do you lack enthusiasm? Think of quitting? If so, you may be experiencing job stress. Stress is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s a problem when you feel so overwhelmed by work demands that normal coping strategies don’t work. Studies report that anywhere from 70 to 80 percent of North...