Authentic Leadership
by Sara Canaday - Jun, 2016
While many professionals today have embraced the popular concept of the “authentic leader,” I often wonder whether that pendulum has swung too far to one side. In fact, this latest trend prompts me to think, “here we go again.” Authentic Leadership Don’t get me wrong; I think authenticity is an important attribute for leaders. It gives them the ability to move through different situations in a more natural way, displayin...
 
  Do Your Best: Have No Regrets
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jun, 2016
The greatest satisfaction in my work comes from seeing others thrive in theirs. Whether it’s helping my clients, or you, dear reader, land the job, navigate the work culture, communicate professional skills, or begin the search for something new, I’m thrilled to be of service – helping you do your very best. Doing your best is one of the key ingredients for success and personal freedom, according to author Don Miguel Ruiz....
 
  Ask Deb: Trying To Get A Training Grant
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2016
Dear Deb: I have been unemployed for three months. I recently applied for a grant for additional training via my state’s department of labor. In addition to requiring me to track all of my job applications, they are also requiring me to inform my counselor every time I have an interview, so that the counselor can follow up with the person with whom I interviewed in order to verify that I actually had an interview! They are...
 
  Do You Still Need A Resume?
by Robin Schlinger - Jun, 2016
Because so much information appears on social media and professional sites such as LinkedIn, and because many job applicants are creating their own websites, I am often asked if a resume is still needed. My response is to ask: Where is the content coming from, for the social media, professional sites, and websites? In every case, the job candidate is working from a job history, with associated accomplishments, education,...
 
  Unrealistic Expectations - Lighthearted Look At A Serious Situation
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2016
If you encounter the specter of unrealistic expectations in your work environment–from your boss or others–you might wonder how it’s possible to take a lighthearted look at that potentially serious situation. However, I believe a little levity isn’t out of line and could help you navigate such a situation if (or when) you do encounter it. I’m happy to share a few that have occurred to me; feel free to add yours to the l...
 
  More Than Fetching Coffee: How To Build Great Relationships
by Lindsey Pollak - Jun, 2016
With summer intern season about to begin, I wanted to share helpful advice I’ve been reading about making internships truly beneficial for both interns and organizations. What you do to help interns succeed will impact them far beyond this summer. And their contributions can make a real difference to your operations. Start Off On the Right Foot “On the first day of the job, an intern is most likely going to feel a little...
 
  Rapid Application Development Executive Panel at EMPOWER 2016 Share Lessons Learned
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2016
“Don’t boil the ocean” and other advice from the leaders whose teams develop business apps by the hundreds using low-code rapid application development. At last week’s EMPOWER 2016 conference, we heard from a panel of executives regarding lessons learned from their rapid application development implementations. The panel was moderated by Ankit Shah, senior manager of platform and product marketing and strategy at QuickBa...
 
  What Will Make You Happiest - A Job or a Calling?
by Kathy Caprino - Jun, 2016
Knowing what you authentically want and need is essential to building a happy, fulfilling life. But thousands of professionals I’ve worked with over the past 11 years dream they want one thing, when in reality, having that thing would make them miserable. I teach about the concept of a “calling” vs. a job, and how you can determine for yourself which you really want and which will make you happiest. Personally, I’ve had bot...
 
  Interviewing - When the 'Fit' is Everything
by Randy Block - Jun, 2016
Over the years, both as a coach and recruiter, I have heard the following refrains when it comes to interviewing: “I had all the right answers but I did not make to the next round”. “The interview went really well and it has been two weeks since I heard anything”. “My top priority when I interview is to get the offer. Then I will decide if I want the job”. The organization’s response? “The fit wasn’t there.” Be...
 
  Ask Deb: Online Application Glitches
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2016
I recently completed an online application, and when I got to the part of the application that asked me to self-identify, I was not unable to uncheck the box for “Vietnam Era Veteran.” I am not a veteran, and I wanted to check the appropriate box, but the software wouldn’t allow me to do so. After about ten minutes, I gave up, and just clicked “submit.” Yesterday I received a call from a recruiter at the company. I immediat...
 
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