Soft skills help you get the job
by Miriam Salpeter - Dec, 2012
Landing a job requires a lot more than just the right degree, experience or series of technical skills. “Soft” skills, otherwise known as emotional intelligence, may make a difference between an employee who can do the job and one who does it well. Soft skills include: leadership, written and verbal communication, problem solving, motivation, interpersonal skills and creativity. They aren’t usually skills we learn in school (a...
Caring about Career Success–Yours and Others
by Georgia Adamson - Dec, 2012
Today I am borrowing a question from Jon Gordon, whose weekly newsletter often contains thought-provoking messages that make me examine what I am doing or not doing that really matters–personally (with family and good friends) and professionally (for my business and the people I want to serve). Jon’s question is: “Do You Care?” Caring about Success Goes Beyond Yourself As Jon’s weekly newsletter article says: “In today...
Developing Female Leaders: It Needs to Start Early
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Dec, 2012
According to Catalyst, the leading nonprofit organization expanding opportunities for women and business, “Women currently hold 3.8 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions and 4.0 percent of Fortune 1000 CEO positions.” What accounts for the low number of women in high-ranking positions and what steps can be done to help increase the number of women in leadership positions? Gender Stereotypes Stereotypes still exist as...
New Job Market – Are You Prepared?
by Louise Garver - Dec, 2012
As an executive you may have experienced many changes in the job market over the years. Predictions have been formulating for some time now about big changes in careers and the traditional workforce. The experts forecast an exponential growth in the number of self-employed, independent service firms, solopreneuers, and temporary workers by 2020 with 40% or 65 million people who will not work in traditional jobs as we know the...
Ready For A Career Change? How Working As A Volunteer Can Help You
by Michelle Dumas - Dec, 2012
You feel like you’re stuck in your job, doing the same ol’ same ol’, day in and day out. You were excited when you first started out, upgraded your skills, and advanced in your position. When you needed a change, you changed organizations, met new people, learned new processes. But after years doing the same types of work, you’re feeling stale and unsatisfied and you know you need a new challenge. Simply changing jobs or org...
Watch what you say at work, but be yourself
by Hallie Crawford - Dec, 2012
I was excited to be interviewed for this article a few weeks ago about talking politics at work, Political discretion advised. It has some good advice to check out from everyone interviewed that I think we should all keep in mind. It takes a balance between watching what you say at work, always remembering that you are ‘on’, and being yourself. It’s critical to feel like you can be authentic at work, so don’t go to the oth...
10 Tips to Help You Retire Without an Identity Crisis
by Hallie Crawford - Dec, 2012
If you are still in the world of gainful employment, you probably think you are too busy to think about retirement – after all, it is 3-7 years out. Or, you may be thinking you can just figure it out when you retire because you will have all the time in the world then. But be careful. That thinking can get you into trouble… and unexpectedly create an identity crisis down the line! Whether you are pushed out of your job, or...
Drive Your Own Bus
by Sherri Edwards - Dec, 2012
Nailing the job is just the beginning. It’s always a great celebration when someone lands the role of their dreams. Then the real work begins: keeping it. Sometimes the joy of securing the role clouds the need to pay attention to what is happening in the moment as time goes on. Complacency may set in. Things get overlooked. Verbal cues are missed. Then things can start to go downhill. Working with my clients over the e...
I Don't Know What I Want, But This Ain't Doing It
by Thomas J. Denham - Dec, 2012
Are you getting what you want out of life? Do you really know what you want? Are you so caught up in the “busy”-ness of mere day to day living that you sometimes feel you are achieving empty victories? Have you ever asked yourself whether or not you have a clear sense of direction and purpose that inspires and energizes you? Or are you uncertain about what you really want out of life and a career? You are not alone. Un...
Selling Your Idea Internally
by Alexandra Levit - Dec, 2012
Life in a large organization isn’t always easy for people who want to solve problems. Usually, the issue isn’t coming up with a solution. Rather, it’s convincing other people that the solution is viable and should be implemented. And whether you’re sitting on a blockbuster idea yet or not, now is the time to consider your strategy. Build Your Reputation in Advance In order to diminish the perceived risk of an unusual or...
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