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  • The Top 3 Fears that Keep Thousands of People Stuck in Career Pain
    by Kathy Caprino - December 14, 2018
    Last month, I had the great honor of speaking at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, an inspiring conference that attracts over 10,000 attendees from around the world. I gave two presentations, one on Finding Brave To Reach Your Highest Potential, for a breakfast event sponsored by Accenture for 150 senior women in pharma, biotech and medical technology. And the other was a panel discussion exploring the topic of Get Unstuc...
  • You Don't Stomp on the Grapes and Then Drink the Wine Next Week
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - December 13, 2018
    You don’t stomp on the grapes and then drink the wine next week. Similarly, with your executive resume writing strategy, LinkedIn profile and overall career portfolio, you don’t stomp on a few words and begin interviewing for your dream opportunity next week. Quality messaging takes time to develop and ripen. So, while you are waiting for your message to mature, here are a few things you can do to capitalize on...
  • Survey Respondents Are Prioritizing Military Veteran Hiring, Development
    by Alexandra Levit - December 12, 2018
    Many organizations have prioritized the hiring of military veterans in recent years. This is commendable, as military hiring requires a different strategy than civilian hiring because veterans do not have exactly the same needs as traditional hires. For instance, they are often attracted by different things during the recruitment process, and sometimes respond better to alternative training and development approaches. The T...
  • Leveraging LinkedIn: Effectively Using High-Level Job Search Tools
    by Georgia Adamson - December 11, 2018
    You wouldn’t embark on a cross-country road trip without the tools you need to reach your destination, would you? Maybe some maps, but definitely a good GPS system these days. While not infallible, GPS is nearly always helpful. The same holds true for the tools you need to use in your high-level job search—loosely defined as VP and above. They must be as strong as possible, and you need to use them as wisely and...
  • Is the Holiday Season a Good Time to Job Search?
    by Carole Kanchier - December 10, 2018
    Hiring does not come to a halt as the holiday season approaches. Office parties, professional get-togethers, and year-end meetings abound during the Holiday Season. While it may be tempting to put your search on hold, that could put you at a disadvantage. When organizations have a need, they hire regardless of the time of year. As companies complete their financial planning for 2019, they're under pressure to fill...
  • The Admissions Essay - A.K.A. Lazy Recruiting
    by Debra Wheatman - December 10, 2018
    The numbers are out. The job market is hot. Top candidates are in high demand. The current market is one in which Lazy Recruiting—a top peeve of mine—has no place. And yet, it continues to be SOP at many hiring companies. Lazy Recruiting has many facets. In its most common form, Lazy Recruiting is when a hiring company posts an open position and sits back and lets the applications roll in. After a few weeks, said h...
  • Is There an Entrepreneur in You?
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - December 7, 2018
    Ever had an idea for a business that just keeps tapping you on the shoulder…and have you ever thought of throwing caution to the wind and actually doing it? If the thought has even crossed your mind, there may be an entrepreneur in you just waiting to be unleashed. In my book, This Is Not the Career I Ordered, I share the stories of women who started out in one profession, and then felt the call to embark on their ow...
  • Surviving When Your Employer's Goals Have Changed
    by Sherri Edwards - December 6, 2018
    Staying too long in a role can have extremely negative ramifications for a person’s mental health and marketability. If that’s so, you may be asking, what then is too long and how do you know? What can be done about it? Is it necessary to jump ship? All of these are valid questions and require careful consideration. Before taking any drastic measures, it’s probably time to reassess your own goals and have an...
  • Why You Probably Need More Training, Not Less
    by Alexandra Levit - December 5, 2018
    In my work as a business and workforce consultant, I’ve observed that in times of change and uncertainty, some organizations stop spending money – and especially money that goes to employee training and development. However, given the future work trends of cross-functional teaming, workforce-wide digital fluency, and an emphasis on uniquely human skills, this may be a short-sighted approach. Let’s look at the...
  • Are Emojis Too Frivolous for the Workplace? Here's My Argument for Using Them (Sometimes)
    by Steve Farber - December 4, 2018
    Emoji can be useful to make workplace communication friendlier and less abrupt. When used in moderation and in the right context, it can bring people closer together. If you spend any time on social media, you have seen your share of emoji—those little pictures of yellow smiling faces, cups of coffee, and soccer balls. (The older term, “emoticon,” refers to the ones that are done with typographical images,...