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  • Do your attitudes advance your career?
    by Carole Kanchier - October 8, 2018
    Do your attitudes toward your career advance your career development? Are your beliefs and behaviors positive, growth-oriented, or negative, constraining? Are they in harmony with the real you, and the 2030s? Career Advancement Attitudes Answer 'yes' or 'no'' I learn from my mistakes. I'm too old to compete with younger job applicants. I know and accept myself. I prefer the tried and true ways of do...
  • Want Your Employees to Follow You? Here Are 5 Ways to Build Trust
    by Steve Farber - October 8, 2018
    People respect you. But do they trust you—and should they? That’s the question anyone should be asking, but especially those of us who are mentoring others in a quest to build future leaders. So ask yourself this question: What did you do today to deserve the trust of others? In these interesting times, there’s no big surprise that someone–the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer–is surveying Americans...
  • Job By Design: Forging Your Own Path
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - October 5, 2018
    If you’re looking for more challenge in your job, and there doesn’t seem to be a promotion in the offing, you may be asking yourself, ‘What’s next?’ That’s how my coaching client (I’ll call her Dawn) was feeling when we first met. Dawn was a manager at a non-profit and felt like she’d gone as far as she could go in her position. She’d been taking on more responsibility,...
  • Your Content May Be Boring
    by Debra Wheatman - October 5, 2018
    Content. We hear about it all the time and are encouraged to produce more of it. But what is content? Simply put, content is anything that you create that communicates an idea. Content can be a blog, a white paper, a video, or an audio recording. “Content marketing” is the practice of creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain your audience. The ultimate goal is to dr...
  • How to Turn Info Interviews into Relationships
    by Thea Kelley - October 4, 2018
    Informational interviews are a great job search networking tactic. You can gain useful industry and company insights. More crucially, you can build relationships that may lead to being referred to hiring managers. How can you keep in touch and continue the relationship (without being perceived as a pest)? Let’s say you had an informational interview with Samantha, who does work similar to yours at a company you&rsq...
  • Resume Q&A Am I Lying On My Resume?
    by Robin Schlinger - October 3, 2018
    Q. I know you should never tell lies on a resume, but It never seems to me that I am telling the complete truth. It seems like I’m telling a lie if I simply summarize my early jobs or brag that I met my sales quota when I know that some people did even better or, worst of all, I ask someone else write my resume. Where do you draw the line between the truth and lying? A. I applaud you for wanting to stick to the truth...
  • Using Social Media to Engage Employees and Share Your Company Values with the World
    by Steve Farber - October 3, 2018
    72 percent say social media is meaningful in business. Here’s my four-point plan to use it to engage employees and show the world what your company values. We’re well past the time when social media is optional. You already know that and are probably looking to improve your reach and influence . . . and you’re right. Training magazine’s 2018 survey of more than 500 learning and development profession...
  • Creating an Agile Process: What Does it Take?
    by Alexandra Levit - October 2, 2018
    Many organizations pride themselves on having predictable policies and procedures that drive performance and growth. However, given the rate of change in today's business world, sometimes being inflexible can be a problem rather than a solution. Having an agile process can help. Agile processes are plans that involve advance planning and organization but also allow you to quickly change course if needed. To learn how bu...
  • The Average Person Wastes 50 Minutes a Day in the Car. Here's How to Reclaim That Time.
    by Steve Farber - October 2, 2018
    It’s understandable that a lot of people complain about their commutes to and from work, appointments, or client meetings. I don’t. It’s not that I like being cut off in traffic or sitting at stoplights; it’s just that I have learned to see the time I spend driving as an opportunity. A recent AAA survey says the average American adult drives 17,600 minutes—that’s almost 300 hours—ev...
  • Capable vs Competitive
    by Sherri Edwards - October 1, 2018
    A strong job market with low levels of unemployment would appear to be good news, but it can also be misleading. There may be many available jobs, but that doesn’t mean a person lacking key qualifications or relevant experience will easily secure a role in a new field or discipline. It will take more than an employer’s desperation to prompt them to hire an “unproven” resource. There is a huge differe...