Fake It ‘Til You Make It
by Shun McGhee - Oct, 2014
Generally, the phrase “fake it ‘til you make it” has a positive connotation, meaning that while you may not have the job or position you want, you should always maintain the type of confidence a person who has grasped his goals would have. This sounds great, but how do we exact this rule without losing ourselves? Doesn’t faking rebut the wisdom imparted on us as kids to always tell the truth? Does faking it until we make it in...
The Power of a Career Brand and Why You Need One
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Oct, 2014
As a career coach, I often work with people that brand products or services for an organization but have no real awareness of their personal professional brand and why it matters. It’s time to take stock of your own brand and use it to achieve your career goals. Your Story Matters – when was the last time you checked in with colleagues, or your boss to ask how they perceive you professionally? If their response does not mat...
The Innovation Generation Has Arrived
by Anthony Mills - Oct, 2014
Once upon a time, in the heyday of the Industrial Age, a young marketing, design, or engineering student would graduate from college and go to work for a large corporation, slowly melding into the steady, rhythmic din of bureaucratically-managed, organizationally-structured execution work in product development. And they were just peachy keen happy with that. They got to be a part of the steady execution of the company’s slowl...
Is a Career in Robotics Right for You?
by Karen Hand - Oct, 2014
Imagine being picked up for work every morning in a car that is fully capable of driving itself, while you relax throughout your commute, or perhaps get an early start answering emails or making phone calls during your ride. Imagine ordering a pizza for lunch and having it delivered to your office by a drone within 20 minutes of ordering. Or, how about coming home at the end of the day and finding dinner made and all of your t...
Professionalism in the Workplace
by Carole Kanchier - Oct, 2014
"A colleague is not attending to safety details…" As a professional, how would you handle this issue? What does professionalism mean to you? The American Heritage Dictionary and the Oxford Dictionary define a professional as a person having a high degree of knowledge, skill, judgment, and continuing practice in a particular activity. Typically, professionals provide a service in exchange for payment or salary in accorda...
Get Your Job Search on Track
by Sherri Edwards - Oct, 2014
There are still many people under the impression that because the economy is picking up, it is easy to get a job. The qualifier, of course, is whether any job will do. If you are expecting to get your dream job, then it may be time to face some harsh realities about how that is most likely to happen. The first step in capturing your dream job is becoming clear about what that means. If you have not already articulated your...
Can You Strengthen Your Team by Leading Through Vulnerability?
by Valerie Sokolosky - Oct, 2014
Vulnerability is synonymous with weakness, helplessness, and being defenseless—things that you, as a leader, do not want to be known for. Vulnerability, which is getting a lot of buzz around leadership qualities and traits discussions, is also synonymous with openness and exposure, which aren’t necessarily negative when it comes to leading a team. In a recent article in INC. magazine, the author mentions what researcher Br...
7 Easy Ways to Beat Interview Nerves
by Louise Fletcher - Oct, 2014
If you get nervous before interviews, you’re not alone. Most people experience some degree of stress during the interview process and sometimes a little bit of stress can actually help you perform better. But interview nerves are often a more serious problem, negatively impacting your ability to communicate your value, and causing you to lose out on great opportunities. If this is you, here are some easy ways to minimize th...
How to Beat Resume Screening Systems: 3 Easy Ways to Get Your Resume into the Hands of a Real Human Being
by Louise Fletcher - Oct, 2014
What are resume screening systems and why are they bad for job seekers? Automated resume screening systems became popular during the late 1990s, into the early 2000s and now almost any sizeable company uses one. If you’ve ever uploaded your resume online, or filled in an online application form, you’ve encountered one. These screening systems remove the need for a human being to review every single resume that comes in....
How to Hire the Best Project Managers
by Alexandra Levit - Oct, 2014
When you bring in new project managers, do you do so strategically? Interviewing is subjective, of course, but for the essential job of Project Manager, you want your process to be as bulletproof as possible. After all, ending up with a bad Project Manager could cost you big time. Fortunately, PMO director Russell Harley is here to share his best practices for making the right hiring decisions upfront. Alexandra Levit: R...
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