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  • Demographic Shifts Make Succession Planning Mandatory
    by Alexandra Levit - January 13, 2017
    Succession planning means different things to different people, but it can be broadly defined as a process of developing high-potential employees to fill future strategic roles within the organization. Many organizations engage in succession planning activities informally or not at all, especially if they are small to medium-sized businesses. However, lacking an official succession plan opens up a company to substantial ris...
  • Four Resume Trends for 2017
    by Robin Schlinger - January 13, 2017
    In 2017, look out for the following resume trends in social media, content, soft skills, and contact information. Social Media: Social media has become more important than ever during a job search. While I have stated it before, let me repeat the five golden rules for social media use during a job search: Delete from Facebook, Twitter, or any other site those pictures and posts that show your nonprofessional side, inclu...
  • My 3 Words - 2017
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - January 13, 2017
    My 3 words for 2017 determinedly appeared a few days before Christmas (Dec. 22, to be exact): Pace, Pray, Pow! (Wow!) Before expanding on my words, a brief review of the 3 Words initiative is in order. Colleague Hannah Morgan, nationally recognized author and speaker on all things job search, challenged me to participate in my first 3 words exercise in 2013. Chris Brogan, CEO of Owner Media Group’s originated the exer...
  • 5 Career Tips To Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever
    by Lindsey Pollak - January 12, 2017
    Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to advance your career in 2017? Whether you’re aiming for a promotion or a new position altogether, you can cultivate habits to help you stand out as you push your career to the next level – or just shine as a star performer right where you are. Try these simple tweaks to up your game and make 2017 your most successful year yet. REMIND YOURSELF WHAT YOU DO WELL...
  • Career Challenges: Do You Have The Heart of a Lion?
    by Georgia Adamson - January 12, 2017
    Sometimes it takes courage to move forward in the face of a career challenge. If you’re feeling some fear, that’s natural, but when it stops you in your tracks, finding a solution is not optional. What you need is to have the heart of a lion. I don’t know anyone who displays courage 100% of the time. I certainly don’t. My “heart of the lion” is often prowling around in the jungle somew...
  • The Four-Letter Word That Could Be Killing Your Career
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - January 12, 2017
    Admittedly, I am a career development wonk and love sharing articles, blogs and videos that have empowered me with new information that will help me thrive in life and career The following blog was originally posted on the businessolver blog by Kelley Butler. It really gave me gave me pause to consider how I communicate professionally and I hope it is equally impactful for you! Nineteen. That’s how many times, in a re...
  • 6 Tips in Building a Network to Power a Job Hunt
    by Linda Dobogai - January 11, 2017
    We have all heard about the power of networks in the job hunt, but too many people still fall back on using online applying as their central job search method. However, internal referrals and inside validation of candidates still often act as the catalyst to eliminate or minimize the competition. To reach this status, a strong network is needed, and it does not mean that we all need to be extroverts. Here are some basic tips t...
  • Diversity and Inclusion Are Getting a Millennial Makeover
    by Alexandra Levit - January 11, 2017
    Today’s workplaces are politically correct. We are careful not to say anything that might be perceived to marginalize or offend a particular group, and when it comes to age, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation, companies want to make sure every employee is respected and equally represented. We do this not because of profit, but because it’s the moral thing to do. This goal is at the heart of w...
  • Passenger or Driver?
    by Nan S. Russell - January 11, 2017
    An excerpt from my new book, It's Not About Time. WHAT DO YOU WANT? Do you want to halt the busyness commandeering your life? Replace overwhelmed with control and balance? Or maybe you'd like to have more time with the people and endeavors that matter to you? Perhaps you'd like to explore, discover, and embrace life's wonders? Or, write that book, coach your child's soccer team, volunteer in the communit...
  • Give Your Business a Competitive Advantage with this 4-Letter Word
    by Steve Farber - January 10, 2017
    Love. It’s just damn good business. I know this to be true. I also understand a broader reality: Many leaders don’t buy it. Even if they agree in spirit, they reject the idea in practice. They think it is idealistic, naive, and impractical. So they don’t spend much time cultivating love at work. Where do they focus? Technology. A recent study by Korn Ferry found that 63 percent of the 800 leaders...