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  • Resumes for Marketing Professionals
    by Robin Schlinger - July 16, 2019
    The marketing profession leads in many career directions: community and media relations, in-house or agency positions, website or proposal writing, digital or print communications, and so on. However, there are a few common denominators to all of these potential career paths for marketing professionals. Your resume should focus on: Your unique value. For example, have you experienced success in market research or soci...
  • Millenials and Gen Z Are Changing the Culture of the Workplace
    by Debra Wheatman - July 12, 2019
    In the bygone era, prior to the late 1980s, life in corporate America was good. It was comfortable. Predictable. Secure. All you had to do was go to college (or not), get a job, work your way up, and then, 40 years later, retire with a full pension. By 1988, “downsizing” had come into favor as a quick way to boost both shareholder value and earnings per share. In 1993, IBM, which had previously never reduced it...
  • The Art of Public Speaking and How It Can Enhance Your Career
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - July 11, 2019
    Among the pressing fears for human beings, public speaking ranks at the very top along with heights and snakes. As someone who really enjoys public speaking, I realize that I may be part of a small population but I also know how speaking has enhanced my communication and leveraged my career brand. I offer wisdom to the non-speaker about how to get started and consider how speaking – from the intimate board room or...
  • 3 Assertive Communication Techniques to Earn the Respect You Deserve
    by Melody Wilding - July 10, 2019
    Aggressive people are hostile, adopting the “my way or the highway” stance. Passive people give up their power and are easily taken advantage of, which creates a surefire recipe for burnout and resentment. You want to be a happy medium—an assertive person and assertive communication. Assertive people seek out win-win scenarios and make their desires and beliefs known. Confident and assured, they approac...
  • Procrastination Is An Excuse, Not A Reason
    by Sherri Edwards - July 9, 2019
    One of the biggest factors I see impacting many people’s pursuit of their employment goals stems from making excuses for not getting things done on time — or, in some cases, ever. When asking someone why they didn’t carry out their objectives for the week, I’ve heard everything from the usual “my dog ate my homework” to “I couldn’t do it because I had to take my dead cat to th...
  • Resumes for Jobs with Flexible Hours
    by Robin Schlinger - July 8, 2019
    As we wind down from the Independence Day weekend, let’s celebrate freedom of choice! Recent surveys have found that 80% of U.S. workers would turn down a job that does not offer flexibility with hours and location of work. Choosing a Job and Career with Flexibility If you want a job with flexible hours and/or location, the best way to start is by choosing a career and industry where flexibility is the norm. Job...
  • Winning at Working: Serving Company Politics
    by Nan S. Russell - July 5, 2019
    I once had a boss who informed me there was no such thing as company politics. At the time, I decided that depended on whether you were the person wielding power or influenced by it. I’d categorize self-serving antics, sabotaging behaviors, information hoarding, and artful manipulation under the heading of organizational politics. I’d throw in veiled threats, perpetuated mistruths, finger-pointing, and coerci...
  • Some Real Rules of the Modern Resume Game
    by Paul Freiberger - July 4, 2019
    Before analyzing the details of state of the art resume building, a bit of context is in order. As a job applicant you need to know how the process really works to gauge your perfect resume’s chance of success. Let’s take a quick quiz. True or false? 1) Your resume took hours or maybe even days to write so it will get a careful look. False: Even your visually appealing resume will get a quick glance. Som...
  • How to Find Balance Between Your Main and Side Businesses
    by Alexandra Levit - July 3, 2019
    It's easy to understand why entrepreneurs start multiple businesses. Taking risks and innovating are in their blood. However, even the savviest entrepreneur is human, and we can only focus our energy and resources in so many directions before our cash flow takes a hit. Let's explore some tips for getting promising new enterprises off the ground while keeping a watchful eye on the business that currently earns you...
  • 8 Tips for Success in Your Executive Job Search
    by Louise Garver - July 2, 2019
    Most people have never been taught how to conduct an executive job search, unless they have had the insight to work with an executive career coach. Research shows that the average executive spends 4 years in a job — and has as many as 12-15 jobs over the course of a career. You may thrive on variety and change in your career. But no one likes to linger in the “unknown’ too long when making a transition...