Mature Job-Seekers: Your Game, Your Rules
by Rowe Leathers - Sep, 2015
With age comes experience, and with experience comes opportunities only afforded to mature workers. That said, seasoned workers must approach their job search differently than the younger and less experienced. The strategy of younger candidates is to lead with their education, embellish their experience, and highlight any and all certifications. Mature workers should consider an alternate approach: showcase your many years...
The 13 Mantras of Trust
by Alexandra Levit - Sep, 2015
Just when we thought things were getting better… According to the 2015 annual Edelman Trust Barometer Study, the business world is experiencing an evaporation of trust across all kinds of institutions, reaching the lows of the Great Recession in 2009. Trust in business specifically is below 50 percent in two-thirds of countries, including the U.S., U.K., Germany and Japan. Trust deficits are so significant that they’re hind...
5 Steps to Starting a Career Transition
by Kathy Bornheimer - Sep, 2015
5 Steps to Starting a Career Transition Career Transitions have become almost necessary since the beginning of the 21st century. Some people have been doing it since the early 1980’s; others are just going through their first one. As an experienced (and successful) career changer, I’m able to use my own experiences in my Career Coaching practice. The one rule that remains consistent is what I call the ABC step program. When c...
What Can Football Teach Us About Managing Millennials?
by Lindsey Pollak - Sep, 2015
Sports metaphors have always invaded the business world: We “throw Hail Marys” and “make game-day decisions.” And, as a new football season kicks off, the connection between business and sports is everywhere. I’ve taken particular notice this year because football teams have started to talk about the ways they’re adapting their tactics for a new generation of millennial players. No matter which team you’re cheering for this...
3 Things You Need to Know About LinkedIn
by Jean Cummings - Sep, 2015
LinkedIn is a wonderful resource for career-minded professionals. Here are three things to know as you use LinkedIn: Forget the personal website – LI now has the functionality to richly communicate your personal brand, and it is highly searchable by recruiters and hiring managers. Your LinkedIn profile gives you options for branding yourself across the written word, audio, video, photos, PowerPoint presentations and other d...
Should Others Put Their Trust In You?
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2015
Should others put their trust in you? by Bob Roth, the College and Career Success Coach Why should someone trust you? That is an important question. Once you let someone down, they may never completely trust you again. In college and throughout the rest of your life, the people around you will listen to your words and observe your behaviors. The accumulated information becomes your reputation. Based on their experie...
When to NOT Answer a Call from Recruiter
by Jean Cummings - Sep, 2015
The other day I was in the zone! I was laser focused on writing a high-impact, succinct, and ATS-friendly resume for a client with a very high-powered career in a fast-changing, highly complex industry. My mind was bearing down to understand deeply and then put into a very few words the value and power of what he brings to the table. Then, cut to next scene! My iPhone rings. Usually I have the sense to not answer my work ph...
Fear Can Keep a Professional Woman from Succeeding
by Connie Pheiff - Aug, 2015
As professional businesswomen, we sometimes have to prove ourselves and our ability to do the job just as well, if not better, than a man. I’m not a man beater, however, the road to success for us can be long, with many bumps to slow the process of our professional progression. There is one very important thing that can slow, or even completely stop, our journey to success. Fear! Our own fears can either make, or break the fut...
4 Things Successful Leaders Do to Empower Employees
by Marshall Goldsmith - Aug, 2015
As a manager or leader, do you let your people assume more responsibility when they are able? Do you know when that is, or do you keep telling yourself that they aren’t ready yet? In my travels around the world, I talk with thousands of people every year who want to be treated as “partners” rather than as employees. They want information to flow up as well as down. But, oftentimes, leaders do not want to give up control....
Asking For Career Help When You Need It: 5 Empowering Tips
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Aug, 2015
I meet lots of self-directed, self-possessed women who struggle with asking for help – especially when it comes to their careers. Many coaching clients and women I’ve met during workshops and speaking engagements have shared how difficult it’s been to reach out – a lot of them feeling that asking for help is akin to ‘falling down on the job’. I know the feeling. When I was transitioning out of a career in Music, it was diff...
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