How To Exude Your Professional Presence While Networking
by Valerie Sokolosky - Apr, 2015
Last month was a flurry of events and conferences where I found myself in the midst of people I had never met. What fun to stand back and observe first hand some people who exuded executive presence from the minute they entered the room. What a dilemma to watch others struggle throughout the evening, glancing at their watch as if it was going to ring when their time was up and they could leave. Showing up with executive p...
Be someone people are happy to refer
by Sherri Edwards - Apr, 2015
There are professionals who match people to jobs or business opportunities and others who connect people with similar interests. Professional associations or academic institutions may match mentors with mentees. All around us are opportunities to link people with people, or people to information. The success of these referrals is typically predicated on how much the referring party knows about each of the others. Everyone w...
4 Life Lessons from Being a Working Professional
by Tiffany Young - Mar, 2015
For most people, lessons happen along the way. It’s what you do with those tidbits of vital information that is most important. Just when we think we’ve learned something, life comes along and shows us there’s more. I recently reflected on a few life lessons I learned last year and, to my surprise, most were connected to work. I thought, how could that be? It was true. The things I learned about relationships, finances, and...
7 Reasons Why You Need to Think Like a Business Owner Throughout Your Career
by Michelle Kerrigan - Mar, 2015
I recently sat in on a staff meeting, and, afterwards, one of the team’s former colleagues dropped by to say hello. This colleague had moved on to a new company, and was very unhappy with her choice. She kept voicing her negative opinion loudly, which included warning everyone to avoid her current employer at all costs. No matter what you think, this type of behavior is never a good idea. Yes—even though it’s no longer a wo...
by Shun McGhee - Mar, 2015
The word yoga can be derived from two root words, according to Wikipedia. The first is “yujir,” which means to yoke, and the second is “yuj samadhau,” meaning to concentrate. Prior to writing this blog, I knew nothing about the origins of yoga, knowing only that it consisted of, seemingly, uncomfortable and difficult poses that helped practitioners become stronger and more flexible. Like most endeavors however, I suppose consi...
Perfect Your Memory for Names
by Carole Kanchier - Mar, 2015
Do you remember people's names during and after interviews? Do you recall the names of business associates at large gatherings? Remembering names is an appreciated courtesy you can extend to everyone at work and elsewhere. You’ll gain respect, popularity, and networking skills. You'll advance your career. Try the following: 1. Mental set. Before attending a meeting where you’ll meet new people, mentally prepare yourse...
7 Tips for Creating & Managing Your Personal Brand
by Joshua Waldman - Mar, 2015
The glory of graduation season has quickly worn off and millions of professionals are suiting up to hit interviews and the job market. And with unemployment rates up 6/1% and roughly 1,000 applications submitted for every open position, your personal branding can be a key deciding factor when landing that “dream job.” A reported 37% of employers use social networks to screen candidates, meaning your tagged Facebook and Ins...
Beat Your Competition With These 5 Tips
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2015
A recent poll from Right Management reveals that only about 5% of employees today intend to stay in their current positions until the end of 2015 and that 80% of all U.S. employees are actively looking for a job or are open to offers. While this data applies to the job search market as a whole and not specifically to the executive sector, it still can have a huge impact on your job search strategies and success. You can loo...
3 Ways to Use the “Alumni Connection” On LinkedIn
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
It is often said that in order to advance in your career it’s not really what you know but rather who you know. One such case in which this adage is true is when you leverage your alma mater’s alumni network to find a job. Let’s face it, people do have a tendency to help out fellow alumni if they can. It’s a point of pride for many and a great way for them to give back to their alma mater. If you were in a position to help...
6 LinkedIn Strategies You're Missing Out On
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Feb, 2015
Are you taking full advantage of LinkedIn in your active or passive career search? Position yourself for more career opportunities, more interviews, and more target industry connections by leveraging these six LinkedIn facts. Your LinkedIn profile is 11 times more likely to be viewed if you use a photo. If you don’t already have one, you need to get one today. And don’t waste your time with homemade shots – isn’t your care...
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