URL vs. IRL: How Should You Build Your Personal Brand?
by Lindsey Pollak - Oct, 2014
As a professional today, your online image is essential. It’s just as likely that a potential client will “meet” you through a Google search as at a professional conference. Or, if you’re job hunting, that a recruiter will view your credentials on the LinkedIn® app as on a paper resume. Every professional must craft and maintain a professional online brand that will impress the people who view it and entice them to do busines...
Create A Board of Personal Advisors
by Stacy Harshman - Oct, 2014
Most successful people will tell you their success was due, in some part to the people who mentored them along the way. Having trusted advisors in your life is the basis of what is known as your board of personal advisors. Newspaper columnist John Crosby describes the concept as “a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction”. Below are suggestions of how you can build your board of personal advisors....
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...
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