Tag: career strategies
No matter how many times mentors say them, there are eight golden nuggets of been-there-done-that wisdom that no one (well, almost no one) ever follows; never-fail insights that would make a significant impact on the careers of many… if (sigh) anyone would actually follow them:
1. Follow Up
I have no idea why we collectively fail at … Read More »
At the 2013 HR Technology Conference held recently in Las Vegas, mobile recruiting was a hot topic. While it has been in discussion for some time now, things are really starting to get serious. Companies realize that our on-the-go society demands an easier way to search and apply for jobs.
These companies are making sure their … Read More »
What to do When You Are Stuck In Your Boring Job and You Want To Get Out (but you don’t know where to start)
You are bored in your job. But you know it’s good – you’ve got great government benefits, a stable salary, and a certain sense of security that comes from working directly for Uncle Sam.
But, you want more. You want to do something different, but you’ve been at your job for awhile and frankly, you aren’t … Read More »
First date.. Career… You heard me correctly!
Do you manage your career like a first date?
I remember what it was like to be single. That was over thirty years ago but I remember the awkward feelings of trying to find someone who would just go out with me on a date.
When I graduated from high school … Read More »
You’ve put in a lot of effort to master the “hard skills” that your job requires. Maybe you’re a pro when it comes to technical troubleshooting, or perhaps you’re a wizard with spreadsheets. Or maybe you can write a successful press release with one hand tied behind your back.
“Hard skills” are technical or administrative procedures … Read More »
Over the last fifteen years, I have heard much about how retiring baby-boomers need to find a way to attract new people to leadership positions. I remember having conversations about the problem with a NC League of Municipalities representative while I served as a manager in Laurinburg, NC. Around this time, many in the profession seemed to … Read More »
When is the last time you set aside time to reflect and plan for your OWN career development? Can’t remember? Been too long?
Well, maybe this fun fact from the Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) will give you that needed nudge. According to CLC, the use of Individual Development Plans (IDPs) increases the effectiveness of leadership development … Read More »
In order to love your job, you have to love ALL of the components of the job, and not JUST the job itself. Let me explain…
In order for a job to be perfectly suited for you, it has to be perfectly suited in many ways. You have to have a wonderful boss in a wonderful … Read More »
So, what does it take to be a leader? Are they born or are they made? There are many experts that argue both sides. Overall I feel that in order to be a successful boss you must have certain behaviors or tools in your skills set. Here are the top 7 tools I feel that … Read More »
Thanks to globalization, it is now possible to experience firsthand the incredible array of cultures, languages, and societies that make up the world. In fact, international experience is not only possible; it is becoming essential. Time spent abroad can teach engagement, outreach, problem-solving, and language skills, assets valuable to any profession. Many of these skills … Read More »