What Not To Include In Your Resume - 5 Mistakes Executives Make
by Louise Garver - Mar, 2016
Resumes have evolved over the decades. Figuring out what to include in your resume today can be confusing. Deciphering the contradictions made by experts can be overwhelming. As an executive, you may approach this challenge as you would other issues in business: listen to the experts, identify what would work for you, and make an informed decision. What should you leave out of a resume in 2016? Five key things: Objective...
 
  Why The Annual Review Process Damages Employee Engagement
by Kathy Caprino - Mar, 2016
Throughout the 18 years I worked in corporate America, at numerous organizations and in many different roles, there was one process that never changed – the annual employee review. Anyone who’s ever been reviewed in this way knows that it’s a lack-luster experience at best, devastating at worst. Unfortunately, managers rely on this one opportunity each year to tell employees how they are faring in the eyes of management, often...
 
  Creating An Action Plan To Achieve Your Career Goals
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Mar, 2016
As a professional speaker, I have honed my craft and grown my business with the tremendous resources of the National Speakers Association. NSA's current President is Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP. In a recent NSA Speaker Magazine, Ruby outlined suggestions to put goals into actionable steps. Creating goals is essential but unless you also develop a plan of action and accountability - your goals may never become reality. Check out...
 
  How To Inform Your Network Of Your Job Search
by Stacy Harshman - Mar, 2016
The best job leads are likely to come from your network of connections; however, asking them for help can seem daunting. We often procrastinate about informing our network because it can be a bit awkward. Below are some ideas of how to talk with your contacts. 1. Know what you are looking for- Job seekers are often unclear about the job they are seeking. As an example, I received an email that read "Please think of me when...
 
  What To Do When It's Hard To Get Things Done
by Marshall Goldsmith - Mar, 2016
When we make plans for the future or even just today, why do we so seldom, if ever, plan on distractions? Why do we make our plans as if we are going to live in a perfect world and be left alone to focus on our work or family or whatever it is that we?re hoping to accomplish that day? This state of being able to completely focus without distraction on whatever task we assign ourselves for the day has never happened in the p...
 
  5 Essentials for the "Office" of the Future
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2016
Yesterday I traveled to the Gil Hatch Center for Customer Innovation in Rochester, NY to talk with my partner Xerox and visiting press and analysts about the future of work and office technology. Given that the office isn?t a necessary a physical location anymore, both software and hardware must be configured to be used effectively and efficiently by a growing virtual, mobile and contract workforce. Whether you are an enterpri...
 
  Catch These Resume Mistakes Before They Happen
by Robin Schlinger - Mar, 2016
Today I'm focusing on three resume mistakes that are easily avoided - and all too common. Resume Mistake 1: Too much capitalization I often see this problem on technical resumes, where every noun from Customer to Technology is capitalized. Save capitals for proper names, official names and titles, like ABC Company versus "the company" or Southwest Regional Manager versus "the manager." Professional resume writers know...
 
  Why ADHD IS Wreaking Havoc On Your Life and Business, and What To Do About It
by Kathy Caprino - Mar, 2016
Part of the series "Living and Working Better" As career coach (and former therapist), I've worked with hundreds of professionals who've shared the intimate details of how they live and work, day by day. In these vibrant and detailed descriptions, I can often catch glimpses of how they are operating that they cannot themselves see. For example, I can detect the signs of ADHD in adults who have been "diagnosed" or labelled a...
 
  Analyzing Your Process of Seeking Referrals and Leads
by Sharon Cohen - Mar, 2016
Every job-seeker struggles with a different aspect of job search. In your case, the career course, preparation and live networking came quite easily. Where you are currently struggling is increasing warm leads and referrals from your personal contacts. This is of major importance in conducting an effective MBA job search at your career and salary level. Consider the following: Since I wasn?t there to hear your conversations...
 
  Confessions Of A Gen X Manager
by Lindsey Pollak - Mar, 2016
Lately at speaking events I've been hearing some complaints from Millennials about their Gen X bosses. Because Gen Xers are only a few years older than Millennials, the younger group is often surprised that members of the older cohort my contemporaries aren't always as supportive and attentive as millennials might want or expect. While this post only represents the views of one Gen X manager, you might find them valuable in un...
 
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