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  • The Importance of Company Culture in Your 2019 Job Search
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - January 23, 2019
    A recent Robert Half survey indicated that company culture is important to both job seekers and to employers. In fact, 35% of job seekers wouldn’t take a job where they weren’t a good fit with the company culture—even if that job was the perfect position for them otherwise. Maintaining company culture with the right hires is even more important to managers, according to the survey. 91% of managers surveyed...
  • Are You a Perfectionist Who Procrastinates?
    by Carole Kanchier - January 22, 2019
    Are you reluctant to try new things? Make big plans, but don't follow through? Tend to be critical of self and others? If so, you may be a perfectionist procrastinator. Perfectionism and procrastination often go hand-in-hand. Certain characteristics drive perfectionists to delay things. What does this quiz say about you? Are you a perfectionist procrastinator? Answer “yes” or “no.” 1. I&r...
  • The High Cost of Complancency in Career Development
    by Linda Dobogai - January 22, 2019
    John F. Kennedy once said “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” No doubt he was referencing running a government. However, this same perspective applies to personal career development. We all have our “comfort zones”. Psychologically they can be seen as space, movements, and people with which we are familiar, within w...
  • It's Time to Stop Dreaming and Start Activating
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - January 21, 2019
    So many of us have waited for the perfect job description to magically appear and make all of our career dreams come true. Or, a perfectly balanced life with less stress, more time to exercise, well-behaved kids and the ideal life partner. What are you waiting for? It’s time to stop wishing for great things to happen and take action. Change the World by Changing Yourself First Martha Hoover, former sex crimes prose...
  • Follow These 6 Steps to Extreme Mentoring
    by Steve Farber - January 18, 2019
    Set audacious goals, and don't start the mentor relationship until you commit to these six steps. I recently Googled the word “mentoring,” and immediately noticed three things. One, it remains a trendy topic. Two, most everyone who writes about mentoring provides a definition of what mentoring is. And, three, many of them want to sell you a program on how to make mentoring work. Sadly, however, I noticed...
  • 5 Steps to Reentering the Workforce
    by Thea Kelley - January 17, 2019
    Whether you’ve been staying home with children, recovering from a major illness or unemployed for any reason, getting hired after a long break can be tough. How can you convince skeptical employers that you’re ready to jump back into the nine-to-five? One: Demonstrate Your Commitment Employers want employees who are passionately committed to the line of work they’re hiring for. Ways to show your dedicatio...
  • Key Findings from the World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Survey (Part I)
    by Alexandra Levit - January 16, 2019
    What is the future of jobs? The answer to that question depends on who you ask, and in what context. The World Economic Forum has its point of view, which it explored in The 2018 Future of Jobs Survey. This original research set out to represent the current strategies, projections and estimates of global business, with a focus on large multinational companies and more localized companies of significance due to their employee o...
  • Learning Resilience in a Changing World
    by Carole Kanchier - January 15, 2019
    How do you react to unexpected challenges? Do you rebound from major setbacks stronger than before? Or do you play the victim, blame others? It's essential to strengthen resilience to adapt and succeed in changing times. How resilient are you? Answer 'yes' or 'no.' 1. I like trying new ways of doing things. 2. I find it challenging to recover emotionally from losses. 3. I adapt quickly to new situations. 4. I...
  • How to Ask for a Raise in 2019
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - January 14, 2019
    Asking for a raise can be one of the most difficult conversations you have during your career. It can be difficult to advocate for yourself, and if you’re not a natural negotiator a conversation about a raise can be even more stressful. However, if you’ve been mulling over the fact that you deserve a raise for some time and are feeling frustrated that you haven’t seen a bump in your pay yet, you are probab...
  • When You Know It Is Time to Go
    by Sherri Edwards - January 11, 2019
    You may not remember exactly when you stopped being excited about getting to work and tackling the day’s challenges. It may have started as a gentle feeling of reluctance – sleeping an extra ten minutes after the alarm went off, or choosing to stop and get a latte on the way to work, even though you were already running late. A few extra z’s helped and a double mocha frappée was a good distraction for...