College Students Have Many Obligations
by Bob Roth - Mar, 2016
To be successful, every college student has a long list of obligations that he or she must be willing to fulfill. Since these obligations are not always made clear to students, many end up falling short in several important areas. Students must be aware of the following obligations and stay on top of their performance and progress, as they move through college. Student obligations include: 1. Financial Obligations - Co...
 
  How to Stand Out in a Sea of Great Project Managers
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2016
Brand strategist Scott James of publishing firm Greenleaf Book Group knows something about making a name for yourself in a field where everyone is smart and at the top of their game. He’s come up with the four questions that separate experts from pretenders. Scott James believes there’s a clear line between experts who have built a platform and brand around their expertise and experts who are great at their work but haven’t...
 
  Your Favorite Productivity Trick Is Actually Slowing You Down
by Lindsey Pollak - Mar, 2016
I bet I know what you’re doing right now. You’re reading this post, singing along to the “Hamilton” soundtrack and composing a text on your phone. If you’re a level 5 multitasker, you may also be chopping up a salad for dinner or running on the treadmill, too. You’re a productivity ninja, right? Here’s the thing: Even if we think we’re more productive when we’re multitasking, we’re actually not. (Why is there so much olive...
 
  Be a Competitive Job Candidate in The New Career Normal
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Mar, 2016
Unemployment is dropping as the economy continues to recover from the Great Recession but careerists must be well prepared to be competitive for top positions. From resume preparation to networking strategies, the job search has changed significantly and understanding the new normal is essential for your success. Career Cast, created by Adicio, is a job search portal that offers extensive local, niche and national job listi...
 
  Lessons of a 55 Year Old CEO in Leading a Millennial Driven Non-Profit
by Kathy Caprino - Mar, 2016
As a 55-year-old former corporate VP turned career consultant and entrepreneur, I’m always fascinated to hear stories of “boomer” professionals who’ve achieved great success managing and collaborating with Millennial teams. As I know from experience, there’s inner and outer work and self-evaluation necessary for leaders to learn to adapt to working effectively with different generational groups . Flexible and responsive leader...
 
  The Biggest Mistake Made In Employee Engagement
by Marshall Goldsmith - Mar, 2016
In this short blog series with HRD Business Summit, I was asked questions that are highly pertinent to leaders, especially leaders of HR. The first question I was asked is: “why engage employees?” The simple answer: Employee engagement is critical for business success. We all agree. We want engaged employees. Employee engagement is defined by marginal effort. In other words, what are employees doing that they don’t have to...
 
  6 Things To Never Put On Your Resume
by Robin Schlinger - Mar, 2016
When reading a resume, recruiters or hiring managers are less concerned with how long it is than whether they are getting the information they need quickly and accurately. Therefore, it is a big mistake to load your resume with information that recruiters and hiring managers do not need. For example, they do not need: Your philosophy of life. Unless you are applying for a position at a religious organization or a politic...
 
  Millennial Turnover: Why Employee Retention Is No Longer Realistic
by Lindsey Pollak - Mar, 2016
The proverbial retirement-after-40-years-with-a-gold-watch-and-pension are as passé as, well, a gold watch — or any watch, really, that doesn’t track your vitals and read your texts. Another relic? The very idea of lifelong employment at one organization. Instead, today there is an overriding belief that if you stay too long at one company, people will wonder what’s wrong with your skills or ambition. And this is not just a...
 
  The Top 3 Mistakes Mid-Career Professionals Keep Making On Their LinkedIn Profiles
by Kathy Caprino - Mar, 2016
Part of the series “Building a Powerful Support Community” I’m not a LinkedIn guru by any stretch, but as a career consultant, leadership trainer and writer with over 140,000 followers on LinkedIn, I review hundreds of LinkedIn profiles each month. These profiles — of my clients, workshop attendees, and course members, as well as new connections — reveal a great deal information. Per the conversations I have about these, I...
 
  2 Sides of IT Collaboration
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2016
At the recent Gartner Catalyst Conference in San Diego, PGi’s John Perkins talked about strength of the collaboration movement in the IT industry. As CIO reported, collaboration trends are breaking down IT silos and promoting responsive communication and agile development. Thanks to its newfound flexibility, IT is executing faster than ever. The following are six positive collaboration trends Perkins shared. Organization-Wi...
 
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