Choosing a Career Training Program? Evaluate These 3 Key Support Services
by Marcia Robinson - Nov, 2012
As a new immigrant to the United States in the mid 1980's I searched for a career training program that would augment my job skills. My goal was to transition quickly into the job market. As I evaluated programs I learned that choosing a career training program was not just about the academics. Choosing a program was also about key support services the school offered. After looking at both 4-year and 2-year programs, I chose a...
Genius or Genius-Maker? How Smart Leaders Bring Out the Best in People
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2012
I’ve learned over the years that my most inspiring executive coaching leadership clients are congruent with how they feel and what they say. They get excited in my office telling me inspiring stories that engage their people. They are honest, humble, optimistic, and forward thinking. Emotionally intelligent leaders know that creating a workplace culture and climate where emotions are appropriately expressed increases engage...
Career Change: Expert Advice To Help You Achieve the Change You’ve Been Dreaming About
by Michelle Dumas - Nov, 2012
Years of college or university, then onto your first full-time job. You may switch companies and advance in your industry. But as the saying goes, change is good, and you are ready for a shift in a completely new direction. Exciting as it is, consider the factors below before taking the plunge: Why? A simple word with a possibly complicated answer. Why do you want this career change? Are you simply bored with your curr...
The Secret to Making Online Networking Truly Valuable for Your Career
by Alexis Grant - Oct, 2012
You know the value of networking online. But while using tools like Twitter for networking, are you making the all-too-common mistake of leaving that network on Twitter? Or siloing your efforts so they only happen in the online world? Are you failing to bring that relationship offline? While there’s huge power in online networking, it’s really offline — or In Real Life (IRL), as some of us call it—that your connections...
Are You That Oh-So-Annoying Guy in Your Office?
by Kelly Gurnett - Oct, 2012
Every office has one (or more) of them: The Guy Who Eats Other People’s Food in the Fridge. The Woman Who Won’t Stop Showing You Pictures of Her Cat. The Guy Who Over-microwaves His Popcorn Every Single Time and makes the whole office smell like burnt hair. These people get on our nerves, ruin our days, even make us dread coming in to the office at all. But what if you’re “that guy” to your co-workers? Don’t think...
Can You Have Your Dream Job Without a College Degree?
by Dana Sitar - Oct, 2012
In a market where clients are used to measuring your worthiness based on a college degree, opportunities can feel slim for those without that traditional seal of approval. You know you’ve got the skills to master your dream job, but the description on job boards always has that pesky degree requirement that keeps you from applying. Without the paper to prove it, how can you show potential employers or clients that you’ve got w...
How to Get a Job with Your Dream Employer
by Lindsey Pollak - Oct, 2012
If you could work for any company in the world, which employer would you choose? You can see the most popular answers to this question on LinkedIn’s recently released list of Most InDemand Employers, which ranks the most sought-after companies on LinkedIn, ranked geographically and by job function. If your dream employer appears on this list, you’re certainly in good company. But it also means you’re up for some intense co...
Online Career Portfolios: What They Are, Why You Should Have One & What To Include
by Michelle Dumas - Oct, 2012
Technological advances have made job searching online part and parcel of any serious effort to find or change employment. In fact, it’s hard to imagine a job search being very effective without some social media/social networking site (SNS) component. Maximizing the tools available for use on the Internet will significantly increase your chances of job hunting success. When job searching online, you should have a compreh...
The Pumpkin Principle Applied to Executive Job Search
by Louise Garver - Oct, 2012
This topic is quite timely since it is the fall season and pumpkins decorate the grocery stores, and flourish in roadside stands and fields across the country. I’m betting your first question is “How does the pumpkin principle apply to executive job search?” or better yet, “What is the pumpkin principle?” It is really quite simple. The most extraordinary pumpkin in the field wins. Every. Single. Time. Are you the most...
Before You Can Walk the Walk, You Better Be Able to Talk the Talk
by Debra Wheatman - Oct, 2012
So, you want to change verticals; financial services is no longer your cup of tea -- maybe you are thinking of moving to a role in healthcare. Or maybe you spent your whole life working in engineering and think it might be good idea to work for an investment bank. Certainly, it is not uncommon to change jobs or industries multiple times throughout your professional career. But, you better make sure you can talk the talk as wel...
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