Tactics for Reinvigorating a Stale Culture
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2015
Even the best company cultures can get old and stale. Keep your culture fresh, and your employees engaged, with these strategies. In an earlier article, I discussed how to build a culture of innovation. Some of the tips included avoiding micromanagement, keeping stress level to a minimum, and encouraging your people to take risks. These methods can definitely re-energize a stale culture, but there are other avenues you mi...
5 No-fail Ways to Finally Start Your Next Big Project
by Melody Wilding - Jun, 2015
If you’re like me, you have a growing to-do list filled with big ideas to accomplish. Yet day after day, life gets in the way and our passion project falls by the wayside. We make excuses like “I’ll do it tomorrow” or “I’m not in the mindset right now”, waiting for the perfect moment of inspiration to suddenly strike. The funny thing is that “perfect moment” doesn’t actually exist. Maybe you don’t know how to start....
3 Ways to Shake Up Your Mentoring Program for Better Results
by Lindsey Pollak - May, 2015
Remember that old song we learned as kids, "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other's gold?" It's a good reminder for the workplace. As individuals, we benefit from having a professional network comprised of both longtime connections and new workplace relationships. If you primarily hang out with the "old guard" in your organization or industry, you risk missing out on fresh perspectives. If you...
Build a Strong Reputation – Communicate Minor Achievements
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2015
Build a strong reputation by making the most of minor achievements. In my seminars, I am fond of discussing the importance of perception. You could be the smartest, most talented individual your organization has ever hired, but if people don’t like you or value what you have to offer, you’re dead in the water. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to project a positive image. When you meet people in person, make sure you...
Don’t Be a Job Search “Idiot”!
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2015
If you’ve never made any dumb or slightly silly mistakes in a job search, congratulations! On the other hand, an occasional misstep is probably not the kiss of death unless it’s seriously stupid. Look at it this way, though: If you don’t put your best foot forward when you’re planning and conducting a job search, why should a potential employer assume that you won’t do something equally bad as an employee? To those employe...
The Non-Techno-Geek’s Ultimate Guide to Using #HashTags In Your Job Search
by Michelle Dumas - May, 2015
#HashTags? Seriously? Why should I care? I hear the objections starting to run through your head already. They ran through mine too. In fact, the truth is that despite the fact that I run an online business, until recently I had only the most rudimentary knowledge of what a hashtag was. In the expectation that I am not the most naive non-techno-geek out there, and many of my readers may feel the same way, here is how...
The Future of Work: 5 Skills for the Robotic Age
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - May, 2015
The Future of Work: 5 Skills for the Robotic Age The challenges of 21st-century work—rapid innovation, unrelenting change and unprecedented uncertainty—have created a stress pandemic. Depending on your disposition, you may view the future as ripe for a spectacular explosion of creativity or poised on the brink of self-destruction. Either way, there’s no going back. The tools and skills we’ve developed over the last c...
10 Ingredients of an Excellent LinkedIn Profile
by Thea Kelley - May, 2015
What are the must-haves for a LinkedIn profile that enhances your image and helps you advance your job search and career? Nail these, and you'll stand out from most of the competition, whether you're in job search, self-employed or simply serious about career management. 1. Proficient Writing. The vast majority of us, even professional writers, make mistakes in grammar, capitalization, word usage and spelling....
Are You On The Right Career Path?
by Carole Kanchier - May, 2015
Are you where you want to be professionally? Have you reached a fork in the road and can't make a career decision? Do you have a career path? What is a career path? A career path can take many forms, and much depends on where you are in your professional life. Are you a new grad just starting out or a seasoned pro looking to re-ignite a passion? Are you hoping to climb the ladder in your current organization or longing t...
My Biggest Work Fail: A Lesson for Millennials and Their Managers
by Lindsey Pollak - May, 2015
My first job out of college was in the business development group of WorkingWoman.com at the height of dot-com mania. Early on, I was tasked with negotiating a contract with a new client, something I’d never done before. But I was on it – referring to my notes and busily cutting and pasting verbiage. When I was finished, the contract reflected everything we had discussed – I had nailed it! But as I like to say, you don’t k...
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