Resume Tips I: Nine Facts about Accomplishments
by Robin Schlinger - Aug, 2015
To begin, we should define that word “accomplishment.” Here are three examples of what a resume accomplishment is and is not: ◾An accomplishment is not the same as a task. For example, the task is “filing”; the accomplishment is computerizing 5 years of paper files to make access more efficient and widespread throughout the company. ◾An accomplishment is not the same as a skill. For example, the skill is the...
Does Computer Monitor Setup Improve Productivity?
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
Remember when the only people to use more than one monitor were designers, programmers, and gamers? In the last five years, multiple monitor use has entered mainstream business to the point that if organizations have the money and the space, theyfre providing average employees with tricked-out monitor configurations. The question is, does this actually improve onefs productivity? I have been using the 24 desktop monito...
How Far Back Should I Go On My Executive Resume? 4 Rarely-Discussed Strategies
by Lisa Rangel - Jul, 2015
As with most tactical executive resume development questions, the question “How Far Back Should I Go On My Executive Resume?” is no exception in receiving the “It depends” answer. However, these are the X guidelines we use in making decisions on how much do we include and how far do we go back on resumes for executive-level clients with 15 to 35 years of work experience. Generally speaking, we recommend focusing on the most...
How to Move on After a Job Rejection
by Melody Wilding - Jul, 2015
The resume that goes off into the online application ether. The call for a second interview that never comes. The rejection letter from your dream job that hits you like a ton of bricks. No matter what stage you are at in the job search process, it’s likely that rejection has reared its ugly head in your direction. Being turned down for a role you really want is never fun, and it sure can tank your confidence. And...
Managing Your Job Hunt
by Robin Schlinger - Jul, 2015
When you enter the job market, whether or not voluntarily, you may be overwhelmed by advice, options, and technologies. You may be panicked by the need to find a job—any job—quickly. You may experience difficulty matching your qualifications and goals with the positions available in the marketplace. Here are four steps you can take to bring a chaotic job search under control: ◾ Write down the skills and accomplishment...
Designing for Millennials: Is That Really a Thing?
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2015
There’s no question millennials are the hot target market these days — and many companies have decided that designing for millennials is a ticket to success. Take the recent Whole Foods announcement about its new store concept, aimed at millennials with “modern, streamlined design, innovative technology, and a curated selection” of lower-priced organic and natural foods. Like many others, I read about the new store concept...
How to Cope Effectively With Discomfort at Work
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
There’s no way to prevent change and the discomfort that comes along with it, especially in the unpredictable 21st century business world. What you can do, though, is learn to be at peace while chaos swirls around you. When I entered the business world for the first time, I took my Type-A self with me. I was accustomed to executing, perfectly, everything I wanted to do. The thought of my company having a mind of its own ter...
Self-Sabotage No More – Part II: 7 Strategies For Allowing Success
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jul, 2015
Self-sabotage is when your actions are working against your own best interests, according to Adam Sicinski, creator of the Overcoming Self-Sabotage Mind Map at IQMatrix.com – so the more you can bring self-sabotaging behaviors into conscious awareness, the better. Sicinski says, “[Self-sabotage] not only prevents you from reaching your goals, but it becomes a safety mechanism that protects you from disappointment.” In my...
Winning at Working: Getting Past the Hurdles
by Nan S. Russell - Jul, 2015
One of my work favorites is crossing items off my to-do list. At the end of the day, it feels great to know you’ve made progress, resolved a problem, dealt with a difficult challenge, or accomplished an objective. Unfortunately, too often we find ourselves without those feelings. Instead, frustration, bureaucracy, and unresponsiveness have thwarted our well-being. The person you’ve been waiting to get an answer from doesn’t...
6 Questions that Will Set You Up to Be Super Successful
by Marshall Goldsmith - Jul, 2015
A Little Background When it comes to self-reflection, asking yourself active questions rather than passive questions changes the focus of your answers – and empowers you to make changes you wouldn’t otherwise consider! I learned about active questions from my daughter, Kelly Goldsmith. Kelly has a Ph.D. in behavioral marketing and teaches at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Yes, I am a proud father! Kelly...
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